ALBANY, NY (WSYR-TV) – The battle against COVID-19 continued to take place locally in Central New York, as the region’s positive rate was above 2.5% for the second consecutive day.
With a COVID-19 positive rate of 2.6%, the Sunday marked the seventh consecutive day that the region published the COVID-19 positive rate was more than two percent.
Across New York State, 2.35% of Saturday̵7;s total COVID-19 test results were positive. This is the third consecutive day New York’s positive rate of more than two percent. The first time that happened since May 29.
COVID-19 continues to send people to hospitals, as 1,396 New Yorkers are currently in hospitals fighting the virus.
In the New York Central area, 68 people have been hospitalized for COVID-19, the most since May 28.
Tragically, 18 New Yorkers lost their lives from COVID-19 on Saturday for the second consecutive day.
Complete COVID-19 data provided by the New York State Department of Health:
- The patient is hospitalized – 1,396 (+15)
- New patient hospitalized 185
- ICU number – 295 (-13)
- ICU numbering with Intubation – 131 (-7)
- Total discharge times – 80,646 (+152)
- Deaths – 18
- Total number of deaths – 25,947
An increase in COVID-19 cases was felt across New York state on Saturday. Eight out of ten regions in the state reported higher or similar COVID-19 positive rates as they did on Friday.
COVID-19 positive rates for all ten New York State areas over the past three days:
|New York Center||2.5%||2.6%||2.6%|
|New York City||1.9%||1.8%||2.2%|
|West New York||3.3%||4.3%||4.8%|
Since the beginning of the pandemic, 529,036 New Yorkers have tested positive for COVID-19.
Analysis of cases by district:
|Seed||Total positives||New positivity|
For more local COVID-19 data, click here.