New York’s statewide positivity rate for coronavirus has reached a new high for the fall season, with additional help in 29 different micro-cluster zones in the state – the highest zone was only 10 percent shy of the 7-day average.
The state’s positivity rate has risen steadily in recent weeks, reaching 3.0 on Monday. It rose to 9.9 percent by Saturday, up from 8 percent, Govt. While the most recent day reflects the highest positivity rate seen in the month, the 7-day average sits slightly lower at s.329 percent.
West New York continues to outperform other regions, reaching an average of .5..53 percent positivity by Saturday. State data show that the region has a finger rate of 2 percent higher than the other highest region: Finger Lakes.
Eric County, which sits in the area and where Buffalo is located, reported the most new cases Saturday outside of New York City. The county, at present, has micro-cluster zones, both orange and yellow.
“We are entering a challenging period of Covid-19 spread across the state,” Kuomo said in a press release on Saturday. “It’s up to you, your neighborhood and your community to slow down the spread.”
Daily percentage of positive tests by New York area
Andrew Cuomo of the government broke the state into 10 regions for testing purposes and found positivity rates to identify potential hotspots. Here is the latest tracking data for the region and five boroughs. For recent county-level results across the state, Click here
Additional testing for students begins Monday in Rockland County’s Yellow Zone. Once the yellow zone designation is announced, the school district is in the zone till December 9 for the examination of 20 per cent students and staff as per the requirement of the state.
Minors must bring parental consent forms for testing at new sites. The test will be given by the staff of a good Samaritan hospital.
Testing for members of school communities in the zone runs Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following locations:
- Monday: Palisades Center Mall garage entrance. This is a drive-up site or walk-up for those coming by bus.
- Tuesday: Safran High School on 49 Viola Road in Safarn
- Wednesday: Spring Valley High School 361 E. in Spring Valley. Located on Route 59
- Thursday: Rockland BOCES, Bldg. Located at 65 Port Road in 10 West Nayak.
- Friday: Palisades Center Mall garage entrance. This is a drive-up site or walk-up for those coming by bus.
The state’s Saturday report took two straight days of record testing – with 219,442 tests being conducted on Thursday. By 184, the number of New Yorkers hospitalized for coronavirus was 3,287 compared to the previous day.
On Friday, the U.S. Reached 13 million diagnostic cases of Covid-19, another milestone in a month flooded with them.
It was the fourth marker in the country’s census in November, with 8.8 million cases of coronavirus reported. U.S. It is on track to receive more than a million cases in a single month, more than double the previous record of 1.9 million cases set in October.
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