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Editorial: COVID-19, It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over

First, the good news, the COVID-19 numbers. We’ve all made sacrifices of one kind or another and so far, as far as we can tell, it’s working. Now the bad news, it ain’t over. Click here to read the latest Editorial.

 


 

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
Updated on October 21st at 8:30pm

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Suffolk County Daily Reported Data to Date
Updated on October 21st at 8:30pm

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New York State Regional Monitoring Dashboard
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New York State Department of Health COVID-19 Tracker
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Find a COVID-19 Test Site Near You
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CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Website
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October 21st at 8:30pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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October 21st at 8:30pm

The Latest From Governor Cuomo... 

"New York's micro-cluster strategy is designed to reduce the spread of COVID with the least disruption and the most targeted approach. Today, after 14 days of data monitoring, we are modifying existing cluster zones and adding new ones in Steuben and Chemung Counties — areas that have seen recent upticks in positive cases.

"Cluster zones" can be either Red, Orange or Yellow and each carries different restrictions. The boundaries are set based on actual COVID cases using sophisticated mapping software. Defined criteria determine when an area will enter or exit a zone. These changes, and the new cluster zones, take effect tomorrow (Thursday, October 22nd) for impacted businesses and houses of worship. The changes take effect on Monday, October 25th for impacted schools. See all of the cluster zone maps here.

As we identify small outbreaks this fall and winter, we will continue to take quick action to contain and eliminate them. New Yorkers have come too far and made too many sacrifices to risk going back. Wear a mask. Get tested. Stop the spread.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. The positivity rate in the "Red Zone" focus areas rose to 6.61 percent. The statewide positivity rate excluding these areas was 1.42 percent. There were 950 total hospitalizations. Of the 124,789 tests reported yesterday, 2,026, or 1.6 percent, were positive. Sadly, we lost seven New Yorkers to the virus yesterday.

2. We are expanding testing along the Pennsylvanian border in response to a recent uptick in cases. The Department of Health is partnering with local health departments to open new rapid testing sites in communities in the Southern Tier and Western New York. Rapid testing sites located in those counties can be found here

3. The test positivity rate remains below 3 percent in every region of the state. In New York City, the positivity rate yesterday was 1.6 percent. In Long Island, it was 1.6 percent. In the Capital Region, 0.8 percent. In Central New York, 1.9 percent. In the Finger Lakes, 1.7 percent. In the Mid-Hudson Region, 2.6 percent. In Mohawk Valley, 0.5 percent. In the North Country, 0.6 percent. In Western New York, it was 2.0 percent. And finally in the Southern Tier, 1.3 percent. Remember that you can look at updated regional COVID data anytime online. 

4. Binghamton University will resume in-person classes on Thursday. The university shifted to remote learning on October 7th but after a drop in COVID cases, in-person class is back. The school will continue to perform surveillance testing, provide diagnostic testing to symptomatic students and ensure that all students follow proper health protocols. SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras, in thanking the students for their cooperation during the two-week pause, said the campus community "did the right thing."

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": A small Chihuahua called "Kenz" was named the 2020 American Hero Dog by the Humane Society for helping and mothering countless disabled animals at the Mia Foundation in Rochester, NY. Even though Kenx was born with a cleft-palate, she has served as a mother figure to a myriad of young animals who could not stay with their mothers due to medical issues. From puppies to kittens and even a squirrel, Kenz nurtures baby animals regardless of species or size." 

 


 

October 21st at 8:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through October 21st, 2020

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Testing
• 1,000,400 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 7837 tests
• 4.8 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 1.6 percent of those tested on Long Island in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
• 1.4 percent of those tested in Suffolk County in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 48,234 total cases
• 113 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 279,702 total were tested for antibodies
• 29,527 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of October 21st at 4:30pm
• 26 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 5 in 24 hours
• 2 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 1 in 24 hours
• 4 new admissions
• 8 discharged
• 6,008 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 0 fatalities
• 2,019 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 2,987 hospital beds, 721 available, 24 percent
• 384 ICU beds 88 available, 23 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

October 20th at 8:30pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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October 20th at 8:30pm

The Latest From Governor Cuomo... 

"One of the lessons we learned in New York is that we need to look ahead to stay ahead of this virus. To tackle additional COVID-19 hot spots that we expect to come with the fall and winter weather, New York will employ our micro-cluster strategy to take fast and targeted action. The micro-cluster is predicated on three principles: Refined detection, specific and calibrated mitigation, and focused enforcement.

Rather than looking at COVID-19 data on the state level, regional level, county level, or even by ZIP code, we now analyze the data on the block-by-block level. This level of detail allows us to more intelligently react with targeted measures. It also has the advantage of causing less disruption (for example, restrictions could focus on the area of concern rather than an entire town or city). We will continue to take all steps necessary to protect the progress New Yorkers have made.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. Two states were added to New York's COVID-19 travel advisory. Individuals traveling to New York from Arizona and Maryland must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania meet the criteria for the travel advisory but due to the region's interconnectedness, quarantine is not practically viable. As such, we highly discourage non-essential travel between these states and New York to the extent practical. See more info here

2. The moratorium on commercial evictions is extended until January 1st. This measure extends protections already in place for commercial tenants and mortgagors in recognition of the financial toll the pandemic has taken on business owners, including retail establishments and restaurants. This date aligns with the moratorium on residential evictions.

3. The positivity rate in the "Red Zone" focus areas fell to 2.91 percent. The statewide positivity rate excluding these areas is 1.25 percent. There were 942 total hospitalizations. Of the 90,540 tests reported yesterday, 1,201, or 1.3 percent, were positive. Sadly, we lost 12 New Yorkers to the virus yesterday.

4. Today, the MTA launched a new digital map of the New York City subway. This map features live data streams to show the current status of all subway lines through the NYC Transit System. You can even see trains pull in and out of stations in real time. Remember that mask wearing is mandatory on public transit. If you do not have a mask with you, visit any station manager where you can request a free mask. 

5. New York has one of the lowest test positivity rates in the nation. Among all 50 states, New York's test positivity rate on a 7-day rolling average — 1.17 percent — is the third lowest of any state. See all 50 states' positivity rates on a 7-day rolling average.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": Canadian couple Lindsay Clowes and Alex Leckie decided to exchange their vows on the U.S.-Canada border to allow both their Canadian and American families and friends to attend their wedding. The couple, both 29, held their wedding on a pier along the St. Croix River in New Brunswick. American guests watched the ceremony from Calais, Maine, just across the river. Despite the travel restrictions between the two countries, the couple were able to find a way to share their special day with their loved ones in a safe and creative way." 

 


 

October 20th at 8:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through October 20th, 2020

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Testing
• 992,563 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 5978 tests
• 4.8 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 0.9 percent of those tested on Long Island in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
• 0.7 percent of those tested in Suffolk County in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 48,121 total cases
• 41 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 279,412 total were tested for antibodies
• 29,496 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of October 20th at 4:30pm
• 31 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 1 in 24 hours
• 3 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 1 in 24 hours
• 7 new admissions
• 5 discharged
• 6,000 discharged since March 2

Fatalities
• 1 fatality
• 2,019 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 2,981 hospital beds, 831 available, 28 percent
• 382 ICU beds 108 available, 28 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

October 19th at 8:30pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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October 19th at 8:30pm

The Latest From Governor Cuomo... 

"We all hope that there will be a COVID vaccine that can be approved and administered in the near future. To ensure a safe and effective distribution of a vaccine once it is ready, the State has announced a draft Vaccine Administration Program, which will serve as an initial framework for the distribution of a vaccine. The three principle of safety, efficacy and equity are paramount. We will only distribute a vaccine that meets our safety standards, is proven to be effective, and that has clear prioritization that is fair and equitable.

This draft Vaccination Administration Program is designed to work in concert with the federal government's actions. Vaccinating New York will be a massive undertaking; indeed, it is a larger operational undertaking than anything we have done against COVID to date. That's why we are planning and getting the advice of experts at every step. Read more about the State's Vaccination Administration Program here.

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Chart of the Day: Over the weekend, New York reported a record number of diagnostic tests — 159,000 in one day. Remember: Any New Yorker can get tested for COVID. Find a testing site near you.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. Most movie theaters outside of New York can reopen on Friday, October 23rd. Theaters can reopen at 25 percent capacity with up to 50 people per screen. Theaters outside of New York City in counties that have COVID-19 positivity rates of less than 2 percent on a 14-day average, and that do not have any cluster zones, are permitted to open. 

2. The positivity rate in the "Red Zone" focus areas fell slightly to 3.31 percent. The statewide positivity rate excluding these areas was 1.13 percent yesterday. There were 934 total hospitalizations. Of the 82,009 tests reported yesterday, 998, or 1.21 percent, were positive. Sadly, we lost 14 New Yorkers to the virus.

3. Ski resorts can reopen with 50 percent indoor capacity starting November 6th. There will be strict health and safety protocols put in place, including masks required at all times, except when eating/drinking or skiing/snowboarding; restricting gondolas; and ski lifts to members of the same party, and limiting lessons to no more than 10 people. 

4. Request an absentee ballot today and make your voice heard. Any New Yorker who is concerned about COVID exposure can request an absentee ballot this year. While the official deadline to request one either online or by mail is October 27th, the post office recommends applying for an absentee ballot today. The earlier you request your ballot, the better. Request one here

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": A 14-year-old girl from Texas won a $25,000 prize for a discovery that offers promise in the development of potential therapies for COVID-19. Anika Chebrolu from Frisco, Texas, won this year's 3M Young Scientist Challenge for an invention that uses in-silico methodology to discover a lead molecule that can selectively bind to the spike protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus (the formal name of Coronavirus). Initially, Anika intended her project to identify a lead compound that could bind to a protein of the influenza virus, but when the pandemic hit, she switched gears to target Coronavirus instead. Congratulations Anika." 

 


 

October 19th at 8:30pm

Types of COVID-19 Vaccines
An overview of key concepts related to Covid-19 vaccines, intended for members of the general public, policy makers, educators, and key stakeholders.

 

Vaccines FAQ
These FAQs provide answers to some of the most frequently asked questions on COVID-19 vaccines.

 

COVID-19 Contact Tracing: A course from Johns Hopkins
The COVID-19 crisis has created an unprecedented need for contact tracing across the country, requiring thousands of people to learn key skills quickly. The job qualifications for contact tracing positions differ throughout the country and the world, with some new positions open to individuals with a high school diploma or equivalent.

 


 

October 19th at 8:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through October 19th, 2020

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Testing
• 986,585 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 5554 tests
• 4.9 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 1.0 percent of those tested on Long Island in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
• 0.9 percent of those tested in Suffolk County in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 48,080 total cases
• 51 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 279,205 total were tested for antibodies
• 29,468 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of October 19th at 4:30pm
• 32 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 3 in 24 hours
• 4 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 1 in 24 hours
• 0 new admissions
• 5 discharged
• 5,995 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 0 fatalities
• 2,018 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 2,986 hospital beds, 920 available, 31 percent
• 378 ICU beds 112 available, 30 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

October 18th at 6:30pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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October 18th at 6:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through October 18th, 2020

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Testing
• 981,031 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 8887 tests
• 4.9 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 1.1 percent of those tested on Long Island in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
• 1.0 percent of those tested in Suffolk County in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 48,029 total cases
• 88 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 278,634 total were tested for antibodies
• 29,404 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of October 18th at 4:30pm
• 35 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 3 in 24 hours
• 5 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 2 in 24 hours
• 2 new admissions
• 11 discharged
• 5,990 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 0 fatalities
• 2,018 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 2,997 hospital beds, 891 available, 30 percent
• 379 ICU beds 92 available, 24 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

October 17th at 9:30pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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October 17th at 9:30pm

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October 17th at 9:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through October 17th, 2020

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Testing
• 972,144 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 12,149 tests
• 4.9 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 1.0 percent of those tested on Long Island in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
• 1.0 percent of those tested in Suffolk County in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 47,941 total cases
• 126 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 278,110 total were tested for antibodies
• 29,339 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of October 17th at 4:30pm
• 38 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 1 in 24 hours
• 7 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 2 in 24 hours
• 7 new admissions
• 7 discharged
• 5,979 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 1 fatality
• 2,018 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 2,995 hospital beds, 820 available, 28 percent
• 379 ICU beds 94 available, 25 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

October 16th at 8:30pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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October 16th at 8:30pm

The Latest From Governor Cuomo... 

"New York's numbers remain steady, despite the handful of clusters we are currently focused on. We are addressing these clusters through our targeted approach to ensure that they don't become community spread. As we go through the fall and into winter and cases continue to rise across the country, it's going to take the work of all New Yorkers to maintain our progress. We cannot and will not risk going backwards to where we were in the spring. Our progress is thanks to New Yorkers, who rose to the occasion and came together like no other community. But we have to keep it up — we must all keep washing our hands, wearing our masks and remaining socially distant. This is about caring for one another and being New York Tough, which means being loving.

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Image of the Day: There are three ways to vote in New York this year. Do you have your voting plan?

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. The positivity rate in "Red Zone" focus areas was flat yesterday at 4.84 percent. The statewide positivity rate excluding the focus areas was 1.14 percent. There were 918 total hospitalizations. Of the 132,106 tests reported yesterday, 1,707, or 1.25 percent, were positive. Sadly, we lost 10 New Yorkers to the virus.

2. Remember that New Yorkers can request an absentee ballot online now. If you have concerns about COVID, you may request an online ballot now — don't wait until the last minute. New Yorkers have several options to vote in this year's election: Early voting, absentee voting and in-person voting on Election Day. Learn more

3. The test positivity rate remains below 2 percent in every region of the state. In New York City, the positivity rate yesterday was 1.2 percent. In Long Island, it was 1.1 percent. In the Capital Region, 0.7 percent. In Central New York, 1.2 percent. In the Finger Lakes, 1.5 percent. In the Mid-Hudson Region, 1.8 percent. In Mohawk Valley, 0.3 percent. In the North Country, 0.5 percent. And finally, in the Southern Tier, it was 1.6 percent. You can check updated data for your region anytime online.

4. Westchester's Winter Wonderland Holiday celebration will be held as a drive-thru event this year. For the seventh annual celebration, organizers have arranged a 1.2 mile drive-thru route for families to safely drive through. The planned route will feature lights, holiday decorations and even holiday music. The celebration will begin November 27th and run until January 3rd.

5. We are taking action to reduce food insecurity among community college students, older adults and disabled New Yorkers. Food insecurity has increased due to COVID, and New York is responding. Today's actions expand eligibility for SNAP (food stamps) to up to nearly 75,000 low-income college students enrolled in career or technical education course work. Food insecurity affects a wide breadth of low-income New Yorkers and we have an obligation to help in their time of need." 

 


 

October 16th at 8:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through October 16th, 2020

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Testing
• 959,995 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 9,276 tests
• 5.0 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 1.1 percent of those tested on Long Island in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
• 1.1 percent of those tested in Suffolk County in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 47,815 total cases
• 104 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 277,347 total were tested for antibodies
• 29,267 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of October 16th at 4:30pm
• 39 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 2 in 24 hours
• 9 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), no change in 24 hours
• 6 new admissions
• 10 discharged
• 5,972 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 0 fatalities
• 2,017 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 2,993 hospital beds, 741 available, 25 percent
• 380 ICU beds 97 available, 26 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

October 15th at 8:30pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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October 15th at 8:30pm

The Latest From Governor Cuomo... 

"As we deal with COVID, it's important that we plan intelligently for the future. One major area that requires extensive preparation is around potential vaccines. We all hope that a vaccine comes sooner rather than later — but when it does, distribution will be very complicated. Today I sent a letter with National Governors Association Vice Chair Asa Hutchinson to President Trump asking him to discuss the role states will play in vaccine distribution. As governors, we will assist — but we need to know the plan. Many questions remain, including on the delineation of federal and state responsibilities, funding, supply chain management and the vaccine allocation process. We hope to have a productive conversation with the White House on these issues.

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Photo of the Day: In I Love NY's latest Fall Foliage Report, most of the state is past peak but there's still time to catch some fall foliage.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. The State will send 200,000 rapid test kits to New York City schools in "Yellow Zones." This builds on an earlier initiative deploying rapid test kits to every county throughout the state. The tests will also be made available on an as needed basis to help schools in "Yellow Zones" test students and staff as required of the Cluster Action Initiative.

2. COVID can have frightening long-term effects, which include damage to the heart and inflammation. According to State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker, there is still a lot that we don't know about long-term effects, including the experiences of "long-haulers" reported recently in the New York Times. The more we learn about the virus, the more we'll understand these effects. Dr. Zucker advises physicians to be alert to potential effects that patients may have and to take patients' concerns seriously. Additional research and longitudinal studies are needed.

3. Yesterday, New York reported over 130,000 diagnostic tests. There were 897 total hospitalizations. Of the 133,212 tests reported yesterday, 1,460, or 1.09 percent, were positive. The test positivity rate in the "Red Zone" focus areas was 4.84 percent, while the statewide positivity rate excluding these areas was 0.99 percent. Sadly, we lost 13 New Yorkers to the virus.

4. Troy's annual Turkey Trot will be held virtually. Instead of hosting an in-person event, this year's Thanksgiving race will use an app that allows participants to race with others in real-time without putting their health at risk. 

5. Today, New York launched new Domestic Violence Regional Councils that will help transform and modernize delivery of services for victims, survivors and their families. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and throughout the pandemic we have seen an alarming rise in domestic violence cases. These 10 new councils will engage with local experts to help domestic violence survivors and their families. And an important reminder that you aren't trapped because of COVID. If there is an issue where you face imminent harm, call 9-1-1 immediately. If you need help, you can call the State's Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-942-6906, or text 844-997-2121.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": While Broadway and Off-Broadway performances are cancelled for the rest of the year, cast members of the Off-Broadway show "Emojiland" virtually came together to perform a quarantine music video of the show's original songs, "Stand For." In their virtual performance, the cast is joined by hundreds of young musicians, including students from Honeoye Falls-Lima High School." 

 


 

October 15th at 8:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through October 15th, 2020

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Testing
• 950,719 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 7,801 tests
• 5.0 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 1.1 percent of those tested on Long Island in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
• 1.0 percent of those tested in Suffolk County in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 47,711 total cases
• 81 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 276,637 total were tested for antibodies
• 29,203 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of October 15th at 4:30pm
• 41 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 1 in 24 hours
• 9 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an decrease of 1 in 24 hours
• 6 new admissions
• 6 discharged
• 5,962 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 0 fatalities
• 2,017 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 2,999 hospital beds, 749 available, 25 percent
• 380 ICU beds 97 available, 26 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

October 14th at 9:30pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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October 14th at 9:30pm

The Latest From Governor Cuomo... 

"The state continues to take action to address the micro-clusters where positivity rates are far higher that the statewide average. Enforcement by local governments of public health laws — including the new measures to contain these micro-clusters — has been uneven at best. So today we are sending a notification to local governments that they must enforce public health law under Section 16 in the designated cluster zones, or else they will lose state funding. Separately, we sent a letter telling public and private schools in cluster zones that if they fail to comply with state regulations, they will also lose state funding.

It is no longer a question of public awareness. The public is aware. The question is now one of enforcement. And we know from experience that the consequences of failing to enforce these health regulations are dire. We must keep these hotspot areas contained in order to protect our state's progress and prevent further spread. We've come too far, and New Yorkers have made too many sacrifices, to allow this uptick in these hotspots to turn into a full-on outbreak. We will not allow other New Yorkers to be put at risk because of a lack of compliance.

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Photo of the Day: Over the weekend, the Cliffside Coaster, the longest mountain coaster in the country, opened at the Lake Placid Olympic Site.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. The statewide infection rate is just over one percent. Yesterday, there were 938 hospitalizations. Of the 111,744 tests reported yesterday, 1,232, or 1.1 percent, were positive. The test positivity rate in the "Red Zone" focus areas is 6.29 percent, while the statewide positivity rate excluding these areas is 0.95 percent. Sadly, we lost seven New Yorkers to the virus.

2. Due to the pandemic, New York State is experiencing a severe shortage of blood and donations are needed. Giving blood is safe and blood donation centers have implemented precautions to minimize density and ensure the safety of donors and staff, including requiring donors to make an appointment. Learn more here.

3. A single bar is the source of much of the recent surge in Broome County, contact tracers have determined. The county had 69 new positive cases yesterday. Parts of the county, including areas in Binghamton and Endicott, are in a "yellow zone" requiring precautionary measures that include 50 percent maximum capacity in houses of worship, a maximum of 25 people for non-essential gatherings and mandatory weekly testing at schools of both students and personnel.

4. The deadline to respond to the Census is this Friday, October 16th at 6 A.M. New York's future is in your hands and your response matters now more than ever. If you haven't yet, complete the Census now — it only takes 10 minutes — and please encourage your friends and family to complete their Census form too.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": To show appreciation for disabled service members, Long Island non-profit Paws of War held their first "Veteran Appreciation Grooming Day." Volunteers visited veterans with service dogs to give their canine companions baths, trim the dogs' nails and provide other grooming services — all completely free. Paws of War groomed 12 dogs at their first event and hopes to schedule another Veteran Appreciation Grooming Day soon to help more disabled veterans and their service animals." 

 


 

October 14th at 9:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through October 14th, 2020

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Testing
• 942,918 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 7,745 tests
• 5.1 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 1.0 percent of those tested on Long Island in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
• 0.9 percent of those tested in Suffolk County in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 47,630 total cases
• 69 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 276,062 total were tested for antibodies
• 29,150 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of October 14th at 4:30pm
• 42 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 1 in 24 hours
• 10 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 3 in 24 hours
• 6 new admissions
• 7 discharged
• 5,956 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 0 fatalities
• 2,017 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 2,994 hospital beds, 785 available, 26 percent
• 382 ICU beds 86 available, 23 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

October 13th at 8:30pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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October 13th at 8:30pm

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The Latest From Governor Cuomo... 

"New York's state COVID numbers remain steady overall, but we are continuing to closely monitor and respond to elevated positivity rates in what we are calling "Red Zone" focus areas — which include areas in Brooklyn, Queens, Rockland County and Orange County. The test positivity rate yesterday rate in the "Red Zone" focus areas was 4.13 percent, while the statewide positivity rate excluding the "Red Zones" was 1.2 percent. Additionally, cluster areas have accounted for approximately 70 percent of the increase we have seen in daily hospital admissions between early September and today.

We are taking strong action to respond to these outbreaks and to stop the spread. But it's up to all of us to collectively work together to stop the spread and that's going to take every New Yorker wearing their masks, socially distancing and being New York Tough to maintain our progress.

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Photo of the Day: Yesterday, I unveiled the new statue of Mother Cabrini at Battery City Park in New York City. Frances Xavier Cabrini, who is known as the patron saint of immigrants, was an Italian-American missionary who came to America in the nineteenth century and built orphanages, schools and hospitals to serve the sick and poor.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. Ohio, Michigan and Virginia have been added to New York's COVID Travel Advisory. The three states join 35 other states and territories reported yesterday from which travelers arriving to New York must self-quarantine for 14 days. See the full list here

2. Nearly 100,000 tests were reported yesterday. Yesterday, there were 923 total hospitalizations. Of the 99,070 tests reported yesterday, 1,393, or 1.4 percent, were positive. Sadly, we lost 11 New Yorkers to the virus.

3. SUNY just launched a grant program for personal protective equipment inventors. The SUNY Prepare Innovation and Internship Program will provide $10,000 for students and faculty who want to develop innovative alternatives to the PPE our frontline workers need as we continue the fight against COVID-19. Applications are open to students and faculty at all SUNY state operated and Community College campuses, and SUNY is accepting applications through November 15th and the first grant will be awarded December 15th. 

4. I signed two bills to help support New York's farms. The pandemic has affected many industries throughout the state, including agriculture, and these two new bills will help farmers — the first by ensuring that farmers do not lose out on their agricultural property tax assessments due to lowered sales and the second by helping to promote the sale of New York-grown products this holiday season. Learn more

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": During the pandemic, restaurant owner Joe Scaravella closed his Staten Island Italian restaurant and wine bar, Enoteca Maria, to safeguard the health of his staff, including his chefs, who as senior citizens are more vulnerable to the virus. His chefs are unique: They're all grandmothers, or "nonnas." Now the chefs, who are not only of Italian heritage but from across the globe, are back in the kitchen part-time making and selling "Nonnas of the World" sauce. The product is sold online and in-person and is helping keep Enoteca Maria afloat while protecting the beloved nonnas from potential virus exposure." 

 


 

October 13th at 8:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through October 13th, 2020

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Testing
• 935,173 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 7,109 tests
• 5.1 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 1.2 percent of those tested on Long Island in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
• 1.0 percent of those tested in Suffolk County in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 47,561 total cases
• 68 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 275,580 total were tested for antibodies
• 29,107 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of October 13th at 4:30pm
• 43 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 5 in 24 hours
• 7 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 2 in 24 hours
• 7 new admissions
• 0 discharged
• 5,949 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 0 fatalities
• 2,017 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,001 hospital beds, 835 available, 28 percent
• 378 ICU beds 105 available, 28 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

October 12th at 8:30pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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October 12th at 8:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through October 12th, 2020

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Testing
• 928,064 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 5,651 tests
• 5.1 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 1.2 percent of those tested on Long Island in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
• 1.1 percent of those tested in Suffolk County in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 47,493 total cases
• 62 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 275,300 total were tested for antibodies
• 29,081 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of October 12th at 4:30pm
• 38 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 4 in 24 hours
• 5 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 1 in 24 hours
• 8 new admissions
• 3 discharged
• 5,949 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 1 fatality
• 2,017 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,001 hospital beds, 896 available, 30 percent
• 378 ICU beds 107 available, 28 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

October 12th at 8:30pm

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October 11th at 8:30pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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October 11th at 8:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through October 11th, 2020

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Testing
• 922,413 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 8,565 tests
• 5.1 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 1.0 percent of those tested on Long Island in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
• 0.9 percent of those tested in Suffolk County in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 47,431 total cases
• 74 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 274,862 total were tested for antibodies
• 29,028 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of October 11th at 4:30pm
• 34 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 4 in 24 hours
• 6 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 1 in 24 hours
• 3 new admissions
• 3 discharged
• 5,946 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 0 fatalities
• 2,016 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,001 hospital beds, 858 available, 29 percent
• 378 ICU beds 84 available, 22 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

October 11th at 8:30pm

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October 10th at 8:30pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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October 10th at 8:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through October 10th, 2020

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Testing
• 913,848 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 7703 tests
• 5.2 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 1.1 percent of those tested on Long Island in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
• 0.9 percent of those tested in Suffolk County in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 47,357 total cases
• 72 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 274,189 total were tested for antibodies
• 28,961 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of October 10th at 4:30pm
• 30 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 1 in 24 hours
• 5 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), no change in 24 hours
• 5 new admissions
• 5 discharged
• 5,943 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 0 fatalities
• 2,016 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 2,994 hospital beds, 748 available, 25 percent
• 381 ICU beds 81 available, 21 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

October 9th at 6:30pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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October 9th at 6:30pm

The Latest From Governor Cuomo... 

"From day one, testing has been among the most vital tools we have to accurately assess — and slow — COVID-19's spread in New York. Today, we are building on our nation-leading testing program by deploying an initial 400,000 rapid result test kits in every corner of the state. These rapid test kits — that take 15 minutes to get a result and do not require sending a specimen to a lab — will be available to every county in New York State, including to local health departments, hospitals, pharmacies and other health care providers.

The rapid tests can be used to control new outbreaks, conduct surveillance testing and help schools in "yellow zones" test students and staff, one of the new requirements of the Cluster Action Initiative to monitor COVID-19 spread. These rapid test kids will assist health care institutions throughout the state to quickly spot outbreaks and keep families and communities safe. Rapid testing is one tool in our battle with this virus. As always it must be used in combination with mask wearing, social distancing and hand washing. Together, using all tools, we can stop the spread.

PROGRAMMING NOTE: The Coronavirus newsletter will not publish on Monday, October 12. We will resume our normal schedule on Tuesday, October 13. In the meantime, stay up to date on Twitter.   

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Photo of the Day: Our friends in Connecticut have the right idea.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. We are carefully watching the total COVID hospitalizations. Yesterday, there were 779 total hospitalizations. Of the 139,300 tests reported yesterday, 1,526, or 1.14 percent, were positive. The average positivity rate in the 20 hot spot ZIP codes in Brooklyn, Queens, Rockland and Orange Counties was 5.4 percent. The statewide positivity rate, excluding these ZIPs, was 0.90 percent. Sadly, we lost six New Yorkers to the virus.

2. Search to see if you live or work in a Cluster Action Initiative Zone. As part of our Cluster Action Initiative, there are new restrictions in six clusters in the State, which allow us to stop the spread from these clusters and protect our progress in the fight against COVID-19. Look up your address to see if you live or work in a COVID-19 Hot Spot Zone where there are new restrictions. Maps of the six cluster zones can be found here.

3. Ads from the "Mask Up America" campaign have been seen 38 million times. The national campaign, with videos featuring the voices of Paul Rudd, Billy Crystal, Ellen Pompeo, Anthony Mackie and more, have aired on TVs across the country more than 115,000 times. Watch the entire PSA campaign here.

4. The deadline to register to vote is midnight tonight, October 9. If you're not sure you are registered, you can look it up here. If you already registered, take a moment to make sure any younger relatives or friends are aware of the deadline. New Yorkers can register online here if they have a valid form of NYS-issued ID, or by mailing a voter registration form to their local Board of Elections. Learn more.
 
5. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. You aren't trapped because of COVID. If there is an issue where you face imminent harm, call 9-1-1 immediately. If you need help, you can call the State's Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-942-6906, or text 844-997-2121.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": Earlier this week, U.S. Navy veteran Theresa Smith Reilly of Long Island celebrated her 99th birthday. To wish her a happy birthday, Theresa's granddaughter Maura put out a request on Facebook asking people to send her grandmother birthday cards. Maura's goal was to receive 99 cards; instead, she received 550, from across the U.S. and as far away as England, Ethiopia and Australia. Happy birthday, Theresa. " 

 


 

October 9th at 6:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through October 9th, 2020

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Testing
• 906,145 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 8946 tests
• 5.2 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 1.0 percent of those tested on Long Island in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
• 0.9 percent of those tested in Suffolk County in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 47,285 total cases
• 89 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 273,591 total were tested for antibodies
• 28,910 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of October 9th at 4:30pm
• 29 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 2 in 24 hours
• 5 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 3 in 24 hours
• 5 new admissions
• 2 discharged
• 5,938 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 0 fatalities
• 2,016 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,002 hospital beds, 729 available, 24 percent
• 381 ICU beds 80 available, 21 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

October 8th at 9:00pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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October 8th at 9:00pm

The Latest From Governor Cuomo... 

"Yesterday 145,000 tests were reported to the state — a record high number. We're focusing our testing efforts in two areas — statewide and then we are doing additional testing in hot spot ZIP codes. The positivity rate in the hot spot ZIP codes is 5.8 percent, while the statewide positivity rate, excluding these ZIPs, is 1.01 percent. Our robust testing efforts allow us to narrow hot spot areas down to the range of a block. As part of our Cluster Action Initiative, there are new restrictions in six clusters in the State, which allows us to stop the spread from these clusters and protect our progress in the fight against COVID-19. Look up your address to see if you live in a COVID-19 Hot Spot Zone and take precautions as always. 

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Photo of the Day: Ads for the COVID Alert NY app displayed in Times Square. If you haven't downloaded COVID Alert NY yet, download it here.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. Tomorrow, October 9th, is the last day New Yorkers can register to vote for the 2020 Election. I encourage all New Yorkers to register to vote for this year's upcoming election. You must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of the State and the county, city or village in which you are registering for at least 30 days before the election; and be at least 18 years old on or by November 3. Learn how you can register to vote here or check to make sure you are registered here.

2. This year, "Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF" will be held virtually. UNICEF's iconic trick-or-treating collection box has been a cherished part of Halloween festivities for 70 years. This year, parents and teachers can participate in UNICEF's event through a virtual collection box. Children around the U.S. can enjoy Halloween-themed events and earn virtual coins that add up to real-life earnings, which can be donated to wherever kids would like to see them, allowing kids to see for themselves the positive impact they're having on children around the world. Learn more here

3. We are carefully watching New York's total COVID hospitalizations. Yesterday, there were 754 total hospitalizations. Of the 145,811 tests reported yesterday, 1,836, or 1.26 percent, were positive. Sadly, we lost 10 New Yorkers to the virus.

4. It's New York's Annual Organ Donor Enrollment Day. Unfortunately, the pandemic has caused declines in organ donations. With so many people awaiting lifesaving organ transplants, I encourage New Yorkers to become organ donors and join the NYS Donate Life Registry.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": New York has some of the best food on the planet — whether it's $1 slice pizza, Buffalo wings, or Michelin-starred restaurants. But according to marine biologists, New York is also becoming a food destination for young humpback whales. According to Gotham Whale, a NY-based whale research organization, young humpback whales appear to be coming to New York to chow down on Atlantic menhaden — one of the most important fish in the sea. Researchers believe that cleaner waters and increased conservation efforts have led to an increase in the fish population and hungry whales are following." 

 


 

October 8th at 9:00pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through October 8th, 2020

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Testing
• 897,199 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 11,812 tests
• 5.3 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 1.0 percent of those tested on Long Island in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
• 0.9 percent of those tested in Suffolk County in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 47,196 total cases
• 107 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 272,891 total were tested for antibodies
• 28,853 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of October 8th at 4:30pm
• 27 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 3 in 24 hours
• 8 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 1 in 24 hours
• 7 new admissions
• 4 discharged
• 5,936 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 0 fatalities
• 2,016 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,020 hospital beds, 730 available, 24 percent
• 383 ICU beds 79 available, 21 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

October 7th at 8:00pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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October 7th at 8:00pm

The Latest From Governor Cuomo... 

"We've seen time and time again throughout this pandemic that mass gatherings can spread this virus and result in clusters which can in turn become community outbreaks. While New York's numbers remain low across the most of the state, the positivity rate in "hot spot" ZIP codes was 5.1 percent yesterday — five times the rate in the rest of the state. We are moving quickly to stop further spread. Yesterday, we announced restrictions that will be enforced in these hot spot ZIP codes for a minimum of 14-days.

We know that some of these restrictions will be unpopular and difficult for many people. Still, these actions are far less restrictive than implementing a full shutdown, as some foreign countries and states have had to do following a resurgence of the virus. Remember too, that there are lives at stake. We went through hell in March and April — I remember the horrors of that period all too well — and we will not go back. We are prepared to take all necessary steps to stop the spread and save lives.

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Photo of the Day: I Love NY's Fall Foliage Report shows that leaves are starting to change in New York City and Long Island, while the most of the rest of the state is near, at, or past peak.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. See the Cluster Action Initiative maps. Yesterday, we announced the implementation of Red, Orange and/or Yellow Zones in and around clusters in Broome County, Brooklyn, Orange County, Queens/Far Rockaway, Upper Queens and Rockland County. Click each county name to see the map for that cluster.

In Red Zones, mass gatherings are prohibited, only essential businesses are open, schools are remote-only and houses of worship are limited to 25 percent capacity (up to 10 people maximum). In Orange Zones, mass gatherings are limited to ten people (indoor and outdoor), high-risk non-essential businesses are closed, schools are remote-only and houses of worship are at 33 percent capacity (up to 25 people maximum). In Yellow Zones, mass gatherings are limited to 25 people (indoor and outdoor), schools are open with increased testing, businesses are open and houses of worship are limited to 50 percent capacity. Read more here.
 
2. We are carefully watching New York's total COVID hospitalizations. Yesterday, there were 748 total hospitalizations. Of the 108,246 tests reported yesterday, 1,360, or 1.25 percent, were positive. Sadly, we lost eight New Yorkers to the virus.

3. Congratulations to Dr. Charles Rice of New York-based Rockefeller University on winning the Nobel Prize in Medicine. Dr. Rice, who won the Nobel Prize along with two colleagues for their discovery of the hepatitis C virus, will serve as one of the co-chairs of NY's independent Clinical Advisory Task Force advising the state on future COVID vaccines. We're lucky to have his advice and expertise.

4. A reminder to New Yorkers to get a flu shot. While we continue battling COVID, flu season is fast-approaching. This year it is especially important that New Yorkers get their flu shot. Find a flu vaccination site near you

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": Over the weekend, the Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence, NY held the 25th annual World Pumpkin Weigh-Off. Sixteen gigantic pumpkins were brought to the farm to compete. The winning pumpkin, grown by Andy Wolf of Little Valley, weighed in at an impressive 1,982 pounds." 

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October 7th at 8:00pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through October 7th, 2020

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Testing
• 885,387 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 10,845 tests
• 5.3 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 1.2 percent of those tested on Long Island in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
• 1.0 percent of those tested in Suffolk County in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 47,089 total cases
• 109 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 271,949 total were tested for antibodies
• 28,774 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of October 7th at 4:30pm
• 24 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 2 in 24 hours
• 7 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), no change in 24 hours
• 1 new admission
• 3 discharged
• 5,932 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 0 fatalities
• 2,016 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,024 hospital beds, 767 available, 25 percent
• 382 ICU beds 87 available, 23 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

October 6th at 9:00pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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October 6th at 9:00pm

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The Latest From Governor Cuomo... 

"Today, New York is taking further action to protect our state's progress and aggressively respond to clusters emerging in specific areas of the state.

In consultation with national public health experts including former CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden, Dr. Noam Ross of the EcoHealth Alliance and Dr. Michael Olsterhold of the University of Minnesota, today we announced the new Cluster Action Initiative to attack these clusters head-on with surgical precision to stop the spread. This action maps the clusters by density of cases.  

The initiative consists of three steps: Take strong action within the cluster; take action in the area surrounding the cluster to stop the spread; and then take precautionary action in the outlying communities. The clusters and outlying areas are separated into red, orange and yellow colored zones with corresponding levels of restrictions as shown in the table below. (See the color-coded maps for the six clusters here: Broome County, Brooklyn, Orange County, Upper Queens, Queens/Far Rockaway and Rockland County)

The new restrictions will go into effect by Friday and will remain in place for a minimum of 14 days, after which we will reevaluate.

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Chart of the Day: Areas in and surrounding clusters are separated into three categories with corresponding levels of restrictions.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. We continue to closely monitor New York's infection rate. Yesterday, there were 705 total hospitalizations. Of the 96,359 tests reported yesterday, 1,393, or 1.45 percent, were positive. Sadly, we lost nine New Yorkers to the virus.

2. New Mexico has been added to the State's COVID-19 Travel Advisory. No states or territories have been removed. See the full list here.

3. Vehicle inspection and registration expiration dates have been extended until November 3rd. Yesterday, I signed an Executive Order that extends the expiration dates of annual vehicle checks, registrations and driver's licenses that would have lapsed during the pandemic.

4. Fines for sponsors of illicit mass gatherings will be increased to $15,000. We know that large gatherings are one of the primary ways that the virus spreads. It is up to local governments to enforce compliance. Fines have been increased to reflect the danger these gatherings pose.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": Niagara's iconic Maid of the Mist, which has ferried tourists through the mighty falls for over 150 years, introduced its new fleet of all-electric, zero-emission vessels today. This agreement between the New York Power Authority, New York State Parks and the Maid of the Mist Corporation aligns with New York's nation-leading goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 85 percent by 2050. Through innovation we are building back better for a greener tomorrow." 

 


 

October 6th at 9:00pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through October 6th, 2020

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Testing
• 874,542 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 8563 tests
• 5.4 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 1.1 percent of those tested on Long Island in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
• 1.0 percent of those tested in Suffolk County in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 46,980 total cases
• 89 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 271,031 total were tested for antibodies
• 28,702 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of October 6th at 4:30pm
• 26 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 1in 24 hours
• 7 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), no change in 24 hours
• 3 new admissions
• 1 discharged
• 5,929 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 1 fatality
• 2,016 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,030 hospital beds, 825 available, 27 percent
• 378 ICU beds 100 available, 26 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

October 5th at 9:00pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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October 5th at 9:00pm

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The Latest From Governor Cuomo... 

"It is critically important that we tackle the several clusters of the virus in the state where the positivity rate is elevated. To that end, schools in New York City — public and private — will temporarily close in-person learning starting tomorrow in hotspot ZIP codes identified by New York City. We need more data on the threat COVID-19 poses in these schools and we will review the data in affected ZIP codes and determine a path to reopening.

It is imperative that we stamp out each cluster of COVID so that they do not spread and jeopardize the progress our state made in combatting this virus. I remind all New Yorkers, no matter where they live, to follow all health guidelines and orders. Wear a mask, get tested and stay home if you have symptoms or have had close contact with someone who tested positive. Let's all look out for one another. 

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Photo of the Day: A sign in NYC reminds us that we are New York Tough (Photo by Ali Wente)

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. To date, New York has conducted 11 million tests. We continue to lead the nation in testing and remember, any New Yorker who wants a COVID test can get tested. If you are experiencing COVID symptoms or believe you may have been exposed to someone positive for COVID, get tested. Find a testing site near you

2. We are closely monitoring New York's infection rate. Yesterday, there were 636 total hospitalizations. Of the 76,404 tests reported yesterday, 933, or 1.22 percent, were positive. Sadly, we lost eight New Yorkers to the virus.

3. This Friday, October 9th, is the last day New Yorkers can register to vote in the 2020 Election. I encourage all New Yorkers to register to vote for this year's upcoming election. To register, you must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of the State and the county, city or village in which you are registering for at least 30 days before the election; and be at least 18 years old on or by November 3rd. Learn the ways you can register to vote here or check to make sure you are registered here.

4. The Nourish NY program has spent over $17 million to connect New York farms with families in need. So far, the initiative has ensured that 20.1 million pounds of dairy products have been distributed by food banks, along with approximately 6.1 million pounds of produce. Over 738,000 households have received products sourced from 4,140 farms through this initiative, which is helping keep businesses and families afloat.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": Beatrice Lumpkin, a 102-year old former teacher in Chicago, didn't let the pandemic stop her from casting her vote this election. Born before women could vote, Bea dropped off her mail-in ballot last week in a full pink and white hazmat suit while surrounded by fellow Chicago Teachers Union members. If Bea can vote, so can you.

 


 

October 5th at 9:00pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through October 5th, 2020

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Testing
• 865,979 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 5724 tests
• 5.4 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 0.9 percent of those tested on Long Island in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
• 0.9 percent of those tested in Suffolk County in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 46,891 total cases
• 49 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 270,728 total were tested for antibodies
• 28,670 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of October 5th at 4:30pm
• 25 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 1in 24 hours
• 7 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU),an increase of 3 in 24 hours
• 4 new admissions
• 1 discharged
• 5,928 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 0 fatalities
• 2,015 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,023 hospital beds, 861 available, 28 percent
• 379 ICU beds 109 available, 29 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

October 4th at 8:45pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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October 4th at 8:45pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through October 4th, 2020

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Testing
• 860,255 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 8,656 tests
• 5.4 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 0.9 percent of those tested on Long Island in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
• 0.8 percent of those tested in Suffolk County in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 46,842 total cases
• 72 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 269,339 total were tested for antibodies
• 28,613 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of October 4th at 4:30pm
• 24 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 3 in 24 hours
• 4 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU),an decrease of 2 in 24 hours
• 1 new admission
• 4 discharges
• 5,927 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 0 fatalities
• 2,015 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,020 hospital beds, 852 available, 28 percent
• 378 ICU beds 91 available, 24 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

October 3rd at 8:45pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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October 3rd at 8:45pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through October 3rd, 2020

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Testing
• 851,599 COVID-19 tests have been administered in total, an addition of 10,195 tests in the past 24 hours
• 5.5 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 1.2 percent of those tested on Long Island in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
• 1.0 percent of those tested in Suffolk County in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 46,770 total cases
• 103 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 269,339 in total were tested for antibodies
• 28,541 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of October 3rd at 4:30pm
• 27 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 4 in 24 hours
• 6 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU),an increase of 1 in 24 hours
• 2 new admissions
• 4 discharges
• 5,923 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 0 fatalities
• 2,015 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,029 hospital beds, 783 available, 26 percent
• 380 ICU beds 79 available, 21 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

October 2nd at 8:45pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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October 2nd at 8:45pm

The Latest From Governor Cuomo... 

"My thoughts are with President Trump and the First Lady, and I wish them both a full and speedy recovery.

This news is a reminder that COVID is a vicious virus that spreads easily.

I urge every New Yorker to be smart. Wear a mask. Keep social distancing. Each of us must take great care to protect one another.

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Image of the Day: Download the COVID Alert NY app today

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. The Commissioner of Health will issue a Section 16 order to local governments in hotspot areas setting specific consequences for failure to enforce State regulations related to social distancing, mask compliance, and capacity limitations. We need local governments to enforce health regulations to stop the spread of COVID-19 in clusters — it is their duty and legal obligation. This new order establishes a framework for reporting their enforcement activities and sets consequences for failure to enforce the emergency regulations. Failure to comply by localities can result in penalties up to $10,000 per day.

2. We are closely monitoring New York's infection rate. Yesterday, there were 648 total hospitalizations. Of the 119,493 tests reported yesterday, 1,598, or 1.34 percent, were positive. 429 of these positives were from the 20 'hotspot' ZIP codes. Sadly, we lost seven New Yorkers to the virus.

3. Download the COVID Alert NY app today. Yesterday, New York launched a new Exposure Notification App so New Yorkers can help stop the spread of COVID-19 and receive exposure alert notifications without compromising privacy or personal information. Click here to download it directly to your iPhone. Click here to download it directly to your Android device.

4. 27 percent of all positive cases yesterday were only from 20 hotspot ZIP codes. The Department of Health will have people on the ground in the hotspot ZIP codes today, including in Orange County, Rockland County, New York City and a small area in Nassau County.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": Canandaigua resident Dennis Money is a nature fanatic, and has set up six cameras on his 131-acre farm to capture videos and photos of New York wildlife. Dennis has been filming for over 12 years and recently shared new footage of deer, coyotes, raccoons and even a fisher passing through his farm.

 


 

October 2nd at 8:45pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through October 2nd, 2020

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Testing
• 841,404 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 8609 tests
• 5.5 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 1.3 percent of those tested on Long Island in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
• 1.2 percent of those tested in Suffolk County in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 46,667 total cases
• 104 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 268,534 total were tested for antibodies
• 28,475 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of October 2nd at 4:30pm
• 31 individuals were hospitalized, no change in 24 hours
• 8 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU),an increase of 1 in 24 hours
• 2 new admissions
• 2 discharges
• 5,919 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 0 fatalities
• 2,015 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,021 hospital beds, 718 available, 24 percent
• 382 ICU beds 85 available, 22 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

October 1st at 7:45pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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October 1st at 7:45pm

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The Latest From Governor Cuomo... 

"Contact tracing has been instrumental in stopping the COVID spread, and we have worked hard over these past months to establish a nation-leading testing and tracing program. Today, we are building on that effort with an additional innovative technology-based tool — COVID Alert NY — our official Exposure Notification App created by the New York State Department of Health in partnership with Google and Apple. With COVID Alert NY, you can use your phone to receive alert notifications if you have been exposed without compromising your privacy or personal information.

The app will never track your location and is completely anonymous. Using Bluetooth technology, it can detect proximity to another phone with COVID Alert NY downloaded. The State Department of Health cannot identify who downloads the app, and does not collect your name, phone number or other personal information.

As we continue to battle the virus, this app offers another way to protect yourself and your community. The more New Yorkers who download the app, the more effective it is. Get the app today and help stop the spread while maintaining your privacy. Click here to download it directly to your iPhone. Click here to download it directly to your Android device.

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Photo of the Day: Last night, bridges and landmarks across the state were illuminated in purple and teal in recognition of the last day of Suicide Prevention Month.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. We are closely monitoring New York's infection rate. Yesterday, there were 612 total hospitalizations. Of the 109,218 tests reported yesterday, 1,382, or 1.27 percent, were positive. Sadly, we lost 11 New Yorkers to the virus.

2. 26 percent of all positive cases yesterday were only from 20 hotspot ZIP codes. The hotspot ZIP codes are in Orange County (10950), Rockland County (10952, 10977, 10956), Brooklyn (11223, 11230, 11210, 11,219, 11204, 11229, 11235, 11218, 11234), Queens (11367, 11374, 11691), Westchester County (10573), the Bronx (10468), Nassau County (11590), and Staten Island (10305). If you live in one of these ZIP codes, please take this seriously and get tested.

3. New York launched "Empire State Digital" to help small businesses compete in the digital economy. The COVID-19 pandemic has been disruptive to so many small businesses. This new initiative accelerates NY small businesses' ability to grow their online presence through a first-in-the-nation program with leading global e-commerce enablers, including Shopify, Square, Clearbanc, and Etsy and will help them compete with larger online retailers.

4. Remember that New Yorkers can request an absentee ballot online now. This year, New Yorkers have several options to vote in the November election: Early voting, absentee voting and in-person voting on Election Day. If you have concerns about COVID, you may request an absentee ballot now. Learn more.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": Autumn is in full swing, as shown in I Love NY's latest fall foliage report. Be sure to catch a glimpse of the iconic scenery throughout the state while you can. Enjoy the season safely.

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October 1st at 7:45pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through October 1st, 2020

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Testing
• 832,795 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 5,924 tests
• 5.6 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 1.0 percent of those tested on Long Island in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
• 0.8 percent of those tested in Suffolk County in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 46,563 total cases
• 46 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 267,644 total were tested for antibodies
• 28,388 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of October 1st at 4:30pm
• 31 individuals were hospitalized, no change in 24 hours
• 7 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU),an increase of 2 in 24 hours
• 5 new admissions
• 4 discharges
• 5,917 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 0 fatalities
• 2,015 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,020 hospital beds, 746 available, 25 percent
• 379 ICU beds 82 available, 22 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

September 30th at 7:45pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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September 30th at 7:45pm

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The Latest From Governor Cuomo... 

"We continue to aggressively track clusters with a particular focus on the 20 ZIP codes with the highest infection rates. Within these 20 "hotspot" ZIP codes, the average infection rate is 5.5 percent. The rate of infection for the rest of New York State, excluding those 20 ZIP codes, is 0.82 percent. While these 20 ZIP codes accounted for almost a quarter of yesterday's positive cases, they represent only 6 percent of the state's population.

Areas with high positivity rates now have access to rapid testing machines that the State has made available. If you live or work in one of the following ZIP codes please get a test

Rockland County (10952, 10977), Brooklyn (11230, 11204, 11219, 11223, 11229, 11210, 11234), the Bronx (10465, 10462), Manhattan (10040), Queens (11374), Staten Island (10306, 10304), Suffolk County (11717, 11746) and Nassau County (11580).

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Table of the Day: If you live or work in one of these ZIP codes please get a test.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. New York's COVID positive test rate is hovering at just over one percent. Yesterday, there were 605 total hospitalizations. Of the 97,960 tests reported yesterday, 1,000, or 1.02 percent, were positive. Sadly, we lost nine New Yorkers to the virus.

2. Cost should not be a barrier for essential workers to access mental health services. The State Department of Financial Services is extending its emergency regulation requiring NY health insurers to waive out-of-pocket costs, including cost-sharing, deductibles, copays and coinsurance, for in-network mental health services for New York's frontline essential workers until November 27.

3. The state is working with Orthodox Jewish community leaders to develop an action plan encouraging community members to follow Coronavirus guidelines. I had a productive meeting with leaders of the community today to discuss how we can all work together to contain the spread of COVID that we're starting to see in some religious communities across the state. We will develop an action plan to protect the health and safety of these New Yorkers.

4. The State has issued updated guidance for taxis, for-hire vehicles and other transportation services. Drivers are encouraged to transport passengers with the windows down to increase ventilation, and to implement physical barriers between rider and driver, in addition to the mandatory mask wearing requirement for both drivers and passengers. See the updated guidance here.

5. National Governors Association Vice Chair Asa Hutchinson and I called on Congress to prioritize state and local aid. The pandemic is a national problem, affecting all states, and it demands a bipartisan and national solution. Read our joint statement

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": When the pandemic hit New York City, many food truck vendors put their businesses on hold — but they did not stop cooking. To help combat food insecurity in New York City, the Urban Justice Center's Street Vendor Project has worked with food truck vendors and found a way to keep the grills on. Food truck vendors have since whipped up 6,500 meals that have been distributed throughout Brooklyn and the Bronx. The program, which ends on Friday, has helped many immigrant-run businesses stay afloat while providing many tasty meals to New Yorkers in need." 

 


 

September 30th at 7:45pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through September 30th, 2020

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Testing
• 826,871 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 3,988 tests
• 5.6 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 1.3 percent of those tested on Long Island in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
• 1.3 percent of those tested in Suffolk County in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 46,517 total cases
• 53 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 267,038 total were tested for antibodies
• 28,336 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of September 30th at 4:30pm
• 31 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 1 in 24 hours
• 5 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU),a decrease of 2 in 24 hours
• 5 new admissions
• 5 discharges
• 5,913 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 1 fatality
• 2,015 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,020 hospital beds, 753 available, 25 percent
• 378 ICU beds 87 available, 23 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

September 29th at 8:45pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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September 29th at 8:45pm

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The Latest From Governor Cuomo... 

"New York has seen an uptick in the infection rate over the last few days that is being driven by several COVID clusters. Positive cases from "hotspot" ZIP codes are 5 times the statewide rate.

The affected areas are in Brooklyn, Queens, Orange and Rockland Counties. We will react swiftly to each cluster to stop the spread. I am talking with community leaders and deploying resources.

To that end, two hundred rapid result testing machines are available to high rate localities for deployment. We will aggressively manage these developing clusters through enforcement and intervention. Local governments must enforce compliance, because a cluster today can be community spread tomorrow. I ask all New Yorkers to do your part: Wear a mask, get tested, wash your hands often, and don't attend large gatherings. Wearing a mask is not a choice - it's the law. 

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Chart of the Day: The COVID positivity rate in various regions of the state, as of yesterday.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. The COVID eviction moratorium has been extended until January 1, 2021. Residential tenants are protected from eviction if they are suffering from financial hardship due to the COVID-19 public health emergency under the Tenant Safe Harbor Act. Previous Executive Orders also prohibit charges or fees for late payments for tenants facing financial hardship. No New Yorker should be forced from his or her home as a result of COVID.

2. Colorado has been added to the State's COVID-19 Travel Advisory. Arizona and Virginia have been removed from the list and visitors from these two states no longer need to self-quarantine upon arriving in New York. See the full list here.

3. The COVID positive test rate was 1.35 percent. Yesterday, there were 571 total hospitalizations. Of the 88,231 tests reported yesterday, 1,189 were positive. Sadly, we lost two New Yorkers to the virus.

4. International travelers arriving in New York must self-quarantine. Travelers arriving in New York from Level 2 and Level 3 countries must complete a 14-day quarantine and fill out the NYS Department of Health traveler health form. The order applies to almost all foreign nations, and will aid in the state's robust contact tracing efforts and further prevent the spread of COVID-19. Learn more here

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": Jasper, a 4-year-old dachshund from Connecticut, became a hero over the weekend after saving his neighbors from a house fire. Jasper began barking persistently at 3:30 in the morning on Sunday, alerting his owners, the Houser family, that their next-door-neighbors' porch was on fire. Thanks to Jasper, the Housers were able to call 9-1-1 and save the family next door from any injuries. " 

 


 

September 29th at 8:45pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through September 29th, 2020

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Testing
• 822,883 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 4,300 tests
• 5.6 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 1.2 percent of those tested on Long Island in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
• 0.8 percent of those tested in Suffolk County in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 46,464 total cases
• 36 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 266,626 total were tested for antibodies
• 28,296 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of September 29th at 4:30pm
• 30 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 1 in 24 hours
• 7 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), no change in 24 hours
• 5 new admissions
• 5 discharges
• 5,908 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 0 fatalities
• 2,014 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,020 hospital beds, 843 available, 28 percent
• 378 ICU beds 103 available, 27 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

September 28th at 8:15pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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September 28th at 8:15pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through September 28th, 2020

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Testing
• 818,583 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 4,697 tests
• 5.7 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 1.2 percent of those tested on Long Island in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
• 0.9 percent of those tested in Suffolk County in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 46,428 total cases
• 41 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 266,351 total were tested for antibodies
• 28,270 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of September 28th at 4:30pm
• 29 individuals were hospitalized, ), a decrease of 2 in 24 hours
• 7 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 1 in 24 hours
• 4 new admissions
• 5 discharges
• 5,903 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 1 fatality
• 2,014 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,019 hospital beds, 890 available, 29 percent
• 378 ICU beds, 91 available, 24 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

September 27th at 5:30pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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September 27th at 5:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through September 27th, 2020

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Testing
• 813,886 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 5,435 tests
• 5.7 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
• 0.8 percent of those tested in Suffolk County in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 46,387 total cases
• 42 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 265,896 total were tested for antibodies
• 28,222 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of September 27th at 4:30pm
• 31 individuals were hospitalized, ), an decrease of 1 in 24 hours
• 6 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), no change in 24 hours
• 5 new admissions
• 4 discharges
• 5,898 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 0 fatalities
• 2,013 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,019 hospital beds, 810 available, 27 percent
• 378 ICU beds, 89 available, 24 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

September 26th at 6:30pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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September 26th at 6:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through September 26th, 2020

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Testing
• 808,451 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 6,759 tests
• 5.7 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 0.9 percent of those tested on Long Island in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
• 0.8 percent of those tested in Suffolk County in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 46,345 total cases
• 52 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 265,331 total were tested for antibodies
• 28,165 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of September 26th at 4:30pm
• 32 individuals were hospitalized, ), an increase of 5 since yesterday.
• 6 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 1 since yesterday.
• 6 new admissions
• 3 discharges
• 5,894 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 0 fatalities
• 2,013 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,022 hospital beds, 727 available, 24 percent
• 378 ICU beds, 86 available, 23 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

September 25th at 10:00pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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September 25th at 10:00pm

The Latest From Governor Cuomo... 

"This Sunday night at sundown, members of the Jewish community begin to observe Yom Kippur, the day of atonement. Even though this holiday will look different amid the pandemic, it is my hope that on this day of atonement and reflection, all New Yorkers observing will have a meaningful day and an easy fast. Please observe the holiday safely.

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Photo of the Day: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the first woman, and the first Jewish American, to lie in state at the US Capitol. A daughter of Brooklyn, her legacy will inspire generations of New Yorkers to come (Photo by Shawn Thew/Getty Images)

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. The positive infection rate is below one percent. Yesterday, there were 511 total hospitalizations. Of the 94,818 tests reported yesterday, 908, or 0.95 percent, were positive. Sadly, we lost seven New Yorkers to the virus.

2. On Wednesday, September 30th, restaurants in New York City can reopen for indoor dining starting at 25 percent. All restaurants that choose to reopen must adhere to strict safety protocols, including increased ventilation and air filtration standards, temperature checks and face coverings when not seated, among other safety protocols. Read more about NYC's indoor dining reopening here.

3. SUNY is expanding its free diagnostic tests. Developed by SUNY Upstate Medical University, all SUNY campuses will now administer the FDA-approved saliva swab COVID test to all students, commuters and faculty at SUNY state-operated colleges, universities and hospitals. These free tests, with results in 48 hours, will help the colleges better monitor the infection rate and keep both students and staff safe.

4. Ads from the "Mask Up America" campaign have been seen 30 million times. The national campaign, with videos featuring the voices of Paul Rudd, Billy Crystal, Morgan Freeman, Ellen Pompeo and more, have aired more than 90,000 times on TVs across the country and reached millions. Watch all the ads here.

5. Tomorrow, September 26, is Free Fishing Day in New York. The requirement for a fishing license is waived but all other fishing regulations still apply. And remember to follow all public health guidelines when fishing.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": Hiking duo Katie Rhodes and Bethany Garretson became the first women to complete an unsupported thru-hike of all 46 Adirondack High Peaks. The two New Yorkers started the Adirondack 46 on September 10th and completed the hike in seven days, four hours and 50 minutes." 

 


 

September 25th at 10:00pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through September 25th, 2020

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Testing
• 801,692 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 5,646 tests
• 5.8 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
• 0.9 percent of those tested in Suffolk County in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 46,293 total cases
• 52 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 264,681 total were tested for antibodies
• 28,111 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of September 25th at 4:30pm
• 27 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 2 since yesterday.
• 5 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 2 since yesterday.
• 4 new admissions
• 7 discharges
• 5,891 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 1 fatality
• 2,013 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,016 hospital beds, 700 available, 23 percent
• 378 ICU beds, 104 available, 28 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

September 24th at 8:00pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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September 24th at 8:00pm

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The Latest From Governor Cuomo... 

"Unfortunately, as we've seen during the pandemic, public health issues can become politicized. We want to avoid that with any future COVID-19 vaccine. To that end, New York is establishing two task forces to help advise the clinical safety of future vaccines as well as on how best to distribute and implement them.
 
The first task force will consist of an independent group of leading scientists, doctors and health experts charged with the mission of reviewing any vaccine authorized by the federal government for distribution and to advise the State on its safety and effectiveness. The second task force will be charged with drafting a plan to best administer an approved COVID-19 vaccine to New York State, including the work of developing clinical guidance as to who should be prioritized to receive the vaccine.

Administering vaccines to almost 20 million New Yorkers is a massive undertaking. Our goal is to have the smartest and safest vaccination program possible. Planning ahead helps meet that goal.

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Chart of the Day: COVID cases are spiking in many parts of the country. Cases in New York remain low but the situation around the nation shows we must remain vigilant.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. The total number of hospitalizations remains low. Yesterday, there were 500 total hospitalizations. Of the 92,953 tests reported yesterday, 955, or 1.02 percent, were positive. Sadly, we lost two New Yorkers to the virus.

2. New Yorkers who are currently unemployed can apply to be a paid poll worker without losing their unemployment benefits. Poll workers are vital in ensuring that Election Day runs smoothly and I signed an Executive Order that allows New Yorkers who currently collect unemployment benefits to sign up for temporary work on November 3rd. Sign up to become a poll worker.

3. The State launched the "COVID-19 Report Card" dashboard to give parents and teachers confidence in schools reopening. The data available online will include: Number of positive infections of students and staff by school and school district; number of students and staff on-site; and percentage of on-site students & staff who test positive. The dashboard is available here

4. Mental health resources are still available to New Yorkers who need it. We do not underestimate the impact this pandemic is having on mental health. New Yorkers can call the State's hotline at 1-844-863-9314 to get free emotional support, consultations and referrals to a provider. Free meditation and mindfulness resources are additionally available at headspace.com/ny

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": In Upper Freehold Township, New Jersey, retirement center Marty's Place is helping senior dogs enjoy their golden years. The nonprofit center accommodates dogs ranging from age 7 years and up — and takes in dogs whose previous owners can no longer care for them. Some of these dogs are available for adoption and the organization hopes to change the perceptions of having an older dog. All the dogs at Marty's Place are very good dogs." 

 


 

September 24th at 8:00pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through September 24th, 2020

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Testing
• 796,046 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 6,408 tests
• 5.8 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 0.7 percent of those tested on Long Island in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
• 0.5 percent of those tested in Suffolk County in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 46,241 total cases
• 33 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 263,996 total were tested for antibodies
• 28,035 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of September 24th at 4:30pm
• 29 individuals were hospitalized, ), no change since yesterday.
• 7 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 2 since yesterday.
• 4 new admissions
• 3 discharges
• 5,884 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 0 fatalities
• 2,012 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,017 hospital beds, 747 available, 25 percent
• 378 ICU beds, 99 available, 26 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

September 23rd at 8:00pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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September 23rd at 8:00pm

The Latest From Governor Cuomo... 

"Today, the Food and Drug Administration has authorized the individual saliva swab diagnostic test for COVID-19 developed by SUNY Upstate Medical University and Quadrant Biosciences for emergency use. The saliva swab test has been used to conduct testing at all SUNY campuses and this approval allows us to expand the use of the tests statewide. The test will be used as a part of the innovative "pool testing" process, which allows for 10 to 25 samples to be tested for COVID at once. If the entire pool is negative, then all samples are cleared, and if the pool is positive, the samples that make up the batch are individually tested. Pool testing helps labs test more samples more quickly and efficiently.

From the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, it's been clear that testing is one of the most critical tools we have to slow the spread. The more tests performed, the more accurate the infection rate becomes. This saliva swab test is the latest example of New York's relentless focus on testing. At the beginning of the pandemic, we were the first state to receive FDA approval for our COVID-19 test. We will continue to expand testing in every way possible.

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Photo of the Day: The latest fall foliage report from I Love NY

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. The positive infection rate remains under one percent. Yesterday, there were 490 total hospitalizations. Of the 70,930 tests reported yesterday, 665, or 0.94 percent, were positive. Sadly, we lost five New Yorkers to the virus.

2. The CDC has released new guidelines and an interactive map to help families prepare for Halloween. Now that it is officially fall, Halloween is coming up soon. To help families prepare, the CDC issued new guidance and a color-coded map to help families plan safe activities. And as we draw closer to Halloween, I will give New Yorkers my advice and provide guidance so everyone can make a decision for themselves on whether or not trick-or-treating is something they want to do this year.

3. The Nourish NY program has spent over $15 million to connect New York farms with families in need. So far, the initiative has redirected 19.6 million pounds of dairy products to food banks, as well as approximately 5.9 million pounds of produce. Over 680,000 households have received food sourced from 4,140 farms, which is helping keep businesses and families afloat.

4. The 2020 New Year's Eve ball drop in Times Square will be held virtually. The owner of One Times Square has designed the famous Times Square space virtually and built a broadcast app so that everyone, regardless of where they are, can enjoy the iconic ball drop safely. In previous years, as many as one million people have gathered in the Times Square area to celebrate the new year.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": Heart of Dinner is helping end hunger and isolation for Asian-American seniors in New York City by providing culturally sensitive meals paired with thoughtful handwritten notes. With the support of their community of restaurant partners, in-kind donors, volunteer care package delivery drivers, volunteer note-writers and brown bag illustrators, Heart of Dinner founders Yin Chang and Moonlynn Tsai, who own Manhattan's Kopitiam coffee shop, surpassed the first milestone of a 20,000 meal goal and are now working towards their next goal of providing 50,000 collective meals to Asian-American communities throughout Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. " 

 


 

September 23rd at 8:00pm

News...

JHU: Have states flattened the curve?
 
STAT: Charting the coronavirus pandemic over the next 12 months — and beyond.
 
Bloomberg: Avoiding a large COVID-19 second wave is possible.

The Washington Post: Scientists want to predict COVID-19’s long-term trajectory. Here’s why they can’t.

 


 

September 23rd at 8:00pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through September 23rd, 2020

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Testing
• 789,638 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 5,254 tests
• 5.9 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
• 0.6 percent of those tested in Suffolk County in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 46,208 total cases
• 32 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 263,211 total were tested for antibodies
• 27,959 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of September 23rd at 4:30pm
• 29 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 3 since yesterday.
• 9 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), no change since yesterday.
• 7 new admissions
• 4 discharges
• 5,881 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 0 fatalities
• 2,012 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,022 hospital beds, 721 available, 24 percent
• 378 ICU beds, 101 available, 27 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

September 22nd at 8:00pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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September 22nd at 8:00pm

The Latest From Governor Cuomo... 

"Today the United States crossed a tragic milestone — 200,000 Americans have died of COVID. It is an immeasurable loss: These Americans were mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, brothers and sisters, friends and neighbors. We mourn the gaping hole in the hearts of their loved ones and for the wound inflicted on the soul of our country.

Across the nation, we are seeing other worrying reminders that the pandemic is far from over. New cases have increased more than 15 percent in the last ten days nationally — which makes it all the more urgent that we stay vigilant. I urge New Yorkers to continue to wear masks, socially distance and take other precautions. We can get through this crisis by staying New York Tough, but we cannot let our guard down now.

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Chart of the Day: New York has conducted 10 million tests and the positive infection rate remains low.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. New York has now conducted ten million COVID tests. New York continues to lead the nation in testing, having conducted more than ten million tests in total (for context, the population of New York State is about 19 million). Remember that any New Yorker can get tested for COVID for any reason. Find a testing site near you.

2. Five states have been added to New York's travel advisory. Individuals traveling to New York from Arizona, Minnesota, Nevada, Rhode Island and Wyoming must quarantine for 14 days upon arriving in New York. No areas have been removed. See more info here. 

3. The positive infection rate remains under one percent. Yesterday, there were 470 total hospitalizations. Of the 83,997 tests reported yesterday, 754, or 0.89 percent, were positive. Sadly, we lost three New Yorkers to the virus.

4. Today is National Voter Registration Day. I encourage all New Yorkers who have not already done so to register to vote and make your voice heard. To register to vote you must be a U.S. citizen; a resident of New York State and the county, city or village in which you are applying for at least 30 days before the election; and be at least 18 years of age by or on November 3rd. The deadline to register to vote in New York State is October 9th. Learn how you can register to vote here or check to make sure you are registered.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": Troy, NY has been chosen as the filming location for Amazon Studios' upcoming series "Modern Love." The new series is based on the popular New York Times column of the same name. It's not the first time the city of Troy has been used for filming; Troy's downtown was also one of the filming locations for the 1993 Martin Scorsese film The Age of Innocence and the 2002 sci-fi film The Time Machine." 

 


 

September 22nd at 8:00pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through September 22nd, 2020

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Testing
• 784,384 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 5,863 tests
• 5.9 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 46,176 total cases
• 67 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 262,631 total were tested for antibodies
• 27,904 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of September 22nd at 4:30pm
• 26 individuals were hospitalized, no change since yesterday
• 9 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 1 since yesterday
• 5,877 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 0 fatalities
• 2,012 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,034 hospital beds, 815 available, 27 percent
• 400 ICU beds, 128 available, 32 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

September 21st at 8:00pm

The Latest From Governor Cuomo... 

"On Friday, we were devastated to learn that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had passed away. Justice Ginsburg was a daughter of Brooklyn and her life was a testament to the true meaning of New York Tough — accomplishment, tenacity, conviction, all coupled with respect, grace and dignity.

As an advocate, litigator, professor and judge, Justice Ginsburg was a singular force for justice throughout her extraordinary career, particularly in her relentless fight for gender equality. New York will honor her life and legacy with a statue in Brooklyn. This statue will serve as a physical reminder of Justice Ginsburg's monumental contributions to American jurisprudence and as an inspiration to us all.

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Photo of the Day: Over the weekend, landmarks across NYS were lit up blue in memory of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. The total number of hospitalizations remains low. Yesterday, there were 468 total hospitalizations. Of the 58,319 tests reported yesterday, 573, or 0.98 percent, were positive. Sadly, we lost one New Yorker to the virus.

2. The moratorium on commercial evictions is extended until October 20th. I signed an Executive Order that extends protections already in place for commercial tenants and mortgagors in recognition of the financial toll the pandemic has taken on business owners, including retail establishments and restaurants.

3. MoMA PS1 is now reopened with strict safety protocols in place. The Queens contemporary arts venue joins the many arts and cultural institutions reopening their doors to guests. When visiting museums and other institutions, patrons must respect safety protocols, including wearing a mask and respecting social distancing as much as possible.

4. The Rochester Fringe Festival has gone virtual this year. New York State's largest multidisciplinary performing arts festival features 170+ online productions and runs through Saturday, September 26.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins, also known as pink dolphins, have been sighted in greater numbers in Hong Kong's waters after the ferry service was suspended due to COVID. The threatened species have been in decline, so conservationists have been encouraged by their resurgence in the Pearl River Delta." 

 


 

September 21st at 8:00pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through September 21st, 2020

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Testing
• 778,521 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 5,208 tests
• 5.9 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 0.9 percent of those tested on Long Island in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
• 0.9 percent of those tested in Suffolk County in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 46,109 total cases
• 48 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 262,287 total were tested for antibodies
• 27,871 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of September 21st at 4:30pm
• 26 individuals were hospitalized, an decrease of 1 since yesterday
• 8 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), no change
• new admissions
• 6 discharges
• 5,875 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 0 fatalities
• 2,012 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,038 hospital beds, 910 available, 30 percent
• 399 ICU beds, 136 available, 34 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

September 20th at 9:00pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through September 20th, 2020

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Testing
• 773,313 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 6,712 tests
• 6.0 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 0.9 percent of those tested on Long Island in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
• 0.8 percent of those tested in Suffolk County in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 46,061 total cases
• 51 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 261,687 total were tested for antibodies
• 27,799 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of September 20th at 4:30pm
• 27 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 3 since yesterday
• 8 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), no change
• 3 new admissions
• 2 discharges
• 5,869 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 1 fatality
• 2,012 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,038 hospital beds, 828 available, 27 percent
• 395 ICU beds, 115 available, 29 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

September 19th at 9:00pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through September 19th, 2020

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Testing
• 766,601 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 8,053 tests
• 6.0 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
• 0.7 percent of those tested in Suffolk County in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 46,010 total cases
• 54 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 261,017 total were tested for antibodies
• 27,732 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of September 19th at 4:30pm
• 24 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 8 in a 24-hour period
• 8 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 2
• 1 new admission
• 9 discharges
• 5,867 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 0 fatalities
• 2,011 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,047 hospital beds, 794 available, 26 percent
• 395 ICU beds, 113 available, 29 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

September 18th at 8:00pm

The Latest From Governor Cuomo... 

"On the first night of Rosh Hashanah, I wish all who celebrate a sweet new year. While celebrating this year will be different amid the pandemic, we can all reflect on the past year and look ahead to the next one. This year, there is much to consider. Anti-Semitism remains a force both in the world and here at home, and the Jewish community, like so many others, has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. But tonight is an opportunity for Jewish New Yorkers to reflect on what each of us can do to improve our communities and our world, together. To all those who celebrate, I wish you and your family a happy and safe new year. On behalf of all New Yorkers, Shanah Tovah U'Metukah!

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Photo of the Day: Today, hundreds of volunteers handed out free masks on the NYC Subway, where wearing a mask is mandatory.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. The State Department of Motor Vehicles is expanding online services, making it easier for New Yorkers to do business with the DMV during this pandemic. The DMV is launching a pilot program to offer the written learner permit tests for passenger cars (Class D) and motorcycles (Class M) online. It is also piloting a process to allow customers who reside in counties served by the State DMV to register their vehicles online. In-person services are available for transactions that cannot to be done online, by mail or by drop box and reservations are required for all in-person transactions. Read more.

2. The percent positive rate dropped to 0.88 percent. Yesterday, there were 478 total hospitalizations. Of the 89,727 tests reported yesterday, 790, or 0.88 percent, were positive. Sadly, we lost 10 New Yorkers to the virus.

3. A reminder that masks are required on public transportation. If you don't have a mask, you can request one at any staffed station booth in the NYC subway. Today, hundreds of volunteers stopped by MTA stations and trains, handing out free masks to riders. Those who refuse to wear a mask even after being asked to wear one, and offered one, may be fined $50.

4. The State Liquor Authority has suspended liquor licenses for 33 additional bars and restaurants. These 33 businesses were found to be in egregious violation of Executive Orders issued to protect the public health. To date, 201 liquor licenses have been suspended during the Coronavirus pandemic. The vast majority of restaurants and bars are complying with rules; these suspensions should serve as a warning to the small number of establishments who are openly flouting the rules and putting New Yorkers' health in danger.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": Looking for things to do to celebrate fall in New York this weekend? I Love NY published a new blog post on some fall favorite activities you can enjoy during the fall season. Read the blog post here." 

 


 

September 18th at 8:00pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through September 18th, 2020

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Testing
• 758,548 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 5,925 tests
• 6.1 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 0.9 percent of those tested on Long Island in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
• 0.7 percent of those tested in Suffolk County in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 45,956 total cases
• 41 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 260,134 total were tested for antibodies
• 27,665 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of September 18th at 4:30pm
• 32 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 5 since yesterday
• 10 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 1
• 2 new admissions
• 4 discharges
• 5,858 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 0 fatalities
• 2,011 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,037 hospital beds, 729 available, 24 percent
• 400 ICU beds, 109 available, 27 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

September 17th at 8:45pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through September 17th, 2020

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Testing
• 752,623 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 8,319 tests
• 6.1 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
• 0.9 percent of those tested in Suffolk County in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 45,915 total cases
• 72 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 259,187 total were tested for antibodies
• 27,570 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of September 17th at 4:30pm
• 37 individuals were hospitalized, no change since yesterday
• 9 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 1
• 5 new admissions
• 3 discharges
• 5,854 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 0 fatalities
• 2,011 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,040 hospital beds, 769 available, 25 percent
• 395 ICU beds, 120 available, 30 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

September 16th at 8:15pm

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The Latest From Governor Cuomo... 

"Today is day 200 of the COVID crisis — it's been 200 days since New York State's first confirmed case of COVID. Since then, we have made tremendous progress, especially on testing. When this started, we had the capacity to conduct about 500 tests per day. Yesterday, we did 75,000 tests. Our reopening plan is striking a balance between opening as much as we can and still keeping the infection rate under control and the public's health front and center.

We're certainly in a new normal. We must continue to manage COVID. The crisis is less severe — but it's less severe because of the continued caution that New Yorkers are exercising and because of the safeguards that remain in place. The infection rate is hovering just below one percent, so we have very little room for error.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. The deadline for health insurance special enrollment has been extended through December 31, 2020. New Yorkers without health insurance can apply for coverage through the NY State of Health Marketplace, by phone at 1-855-355-5777, or by connecting with a free enrollment assister.

2. The total number of hospitalizations remains low. Yesterday, there were 483 total hospitalizations. Of the 75,087 tests reported yesterday, 652, or 0.87 percent, were positive. Sadly, we lost four New Yorkers to the virus.

3. There's still time to respond to the Census. While 93.4 percent of New Yorkers have filled out the Census, we need to ensure every New Yorker is counted. There's still time left to respond. You can respond by mail, by phone at 844-330-2020 or online at https://my2020census.gov. Spread the word and let's Get Counted, NY.

4. The Nourish NY program has invested over $13 million connecting New York farms with families in need. The initiative has distributed 17.8 million pounds of dairy products to food banks, along with approximately 4.8 million pounds of produce. Over 610,000 households have received food sourced from 4,135 farms, which is helping keep businesses and families afloat.

5. Due to the pandemic, there is still a severe shortage of blood and blood donations are needed. Giving blood is safe: New York's blood donation centers have implemented precautions to minimize density and ensure the safety of donors and staff, including requiring donors to make an appointment. Learn more here

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": A new red panda has arrived at the Seneca Park Zoo's Cold Asia exhibit. Willie, a five-year-old male named after country star Willie Nelson, came to New York from Zoo Knoxville in Tennessee, to mate with the zoo's female red panda, Starlight. You can visit Willie at the Seneca Park Zoo through timed entry tickets." 

 


 

September 16th at 8:15pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through September 16th, 2020

Click here for Suffolk County Reported Data to Date

Testing
• 744,304 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 4,753 tests
• 6.2 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 1.3 percent of those tested on Long Island in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
• 1.2 percent of those tested in Suffolk County in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 45,843 total cases
• 58 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 258,463 total were tested for antibodies
• 27,499 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of September 16th at 4:30pm
• 37 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 6 in a 24-hour period
• 8 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 1
• 8 new admissions
• 1 discharges
• 5,851 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 0 fatalities
• 2,011 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,040 hospital beds, 756 available, 25 percent
• 395 ICU beds, 121 available, 31 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

September 15th at 9:00pm

The Latest From Governor Cuomo... 


"For months, I have talked about how important it is for people of all ages to wear a mask, and it has sometimes been a challenge to reach young people, especially since they may feel that the virus poses less of a direct threat to their own health than it does for older generations. I felt like I had tried everything — begged, pleaded, threatened. I didn't know what else was left — but I thought humor might do it. So I called up Paul Rudd, who I had met at an event before COVID began. I said, "You know, can you do a PSA, a video, that really gets to young people?" And Paul Rudd said, "Yeah, I can do it."

Paul Rudd might be an unlikely partner to help reach Gen Z-ers and millennials, but he was up for the task, and he delivered a video that is funny as heck. It's gotten over 12 million views already and if you haven't seen it, I recommend that you do. Whether you're old, young, or somewhere in-between — mask up.

Video of the Day: Certified young person Paul Rudd joined forces with New York State to tell young people why they should wear a mask. Watch the video here.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. The total number of hospitalizations remains low. Yesterday, there were 481 total hospitalizations. Of the 73,678 tests reported yesterday, 766, or 1.0 percent, were positive. Sadly, we lost 11 New Yorkers to the virus.

2. Six states have been removed from New York's COVID-19 Travel Advisory. Individuals traveling from California, Hawaii, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada and Ohio will not be subject to a 14-day quarantine. The Northern Mariana Islands have also been removed, but Puerto Rico has been added to the list. See more info here.

3. New York will not ban trick-or-treating this Halloween. When Halloween comes around, I'll give New Yorkers my advice and provide guidance so everyone can make a decision for themselves and their families on whether or not trick-or-treating is something they want to do this year.

4. The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will be held in a virtual format this year. The parade will be televised on November 26th, but will feature pre-recorded performances. The iconic balloons will also be flown over New York City but using approved specialty vehicles.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": In the interim between seasons, the Ice Theater of New York would usually practice in indoor rinks, but with the pandemic shutting down rinks, the figure skaters have swapped their blades for wheels. The performing group continues to practice with inline skates, using public spaces like parks and playgrounds to glide until the winter freeze arrives and they can return to the ice." 

 


 

September 15th at 9:00pm

The Washington Post: We don’t need to reach herd immunity to begin to get the virus under control
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USA Today: COVID-19 tracking apps, supported by Apple and Google, begin showing up in app stores
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New York Times: Health experts warn about perils of new virus data collection system
Click here for more information.

 


 

September 15th at 9:00pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through September 15th, 2020

Click here for Suffolk County Reported Data to Date

Testing
• 739,551 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 5,634 tests
• 6.2 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 1.2 percent of those tested on Long Island in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
• 1.3 percent of those tested in Suffolk County in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 45,785 total cases
• 71 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 257,789 total were tested for antibodies
• 27,443 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of September 15th at 4:30pm
• 31 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 1 in a 24-hour period
• 9 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 1
• 6 new admissions
• 4 discharges
• 5,850 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 1 fatality
• 2,011 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,040 hospital beds, 806 available, 27 percent
• 395 ICU beds, 137 available, 35 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

September 14th at 10:00pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through September 14th, 2020

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Testing
• 733,917 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 4,905 tests
• 6.2 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 0.9 percent of those tested on Long Island in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 45,714 total cases
• 31 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 257,369 total were tested for antibodies
• 27,411 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of September 14th at 4:30pm
• 32 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 1 in a 24-hour period
• 8 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 2
• 4 new admissions
• 4 discharges
• 5,846 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 1 fatality
• 2,010 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,042 hospital beds, 852 available, 28 percent
• 397 ICU beds, 133 available, 34 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

September 13th at 10:00pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through September 13th, 2020

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Testing
• 729,012 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 6,000 tests
• 6.3 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 1.2 percent of those tested on Long Island in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 45,683 total cases
• 68 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 256,869 total were tested for antibodies
• 27,360 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of September 13th at 4:30pm
• 31 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 4 in a 24-hour period
• 6 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 1
• 4 new admissions
• 7 discharges
• 5,842 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 1 fatality
• 2,009 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,038 hospital beds, 820 available, 27 percent
• 399 ICU beds, 127 available, 32 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

September 12th at 9:00pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through September 12th, 2020

Click here for Suffolk County Reported Data to Date

Testing
• 723,012 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 6,077 tests
• 6.3 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 1.4 percent of those tested on Long Island in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
• 1.3 percent of those tested in Suffolk County in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 45,615 total cases
• 81 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 256,246 total were tested for antibodies
• 27,305 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of September 12th at 4:30pm
• 35 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 5 in a 24-hour period
• 5 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 1
• 6 new admissions
• 3 discharges
• 5,835 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 0 fatalities
• 2,008 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,036 hospital beds, 740 available, 24 percent
• 400 ICU beds, 111 available, 28 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

September 11th at 10:00pm

The Latest From Governor Cuomo... 

"On a sunny, cloudless Tuesday morning nineteen years ago, New York, the nation and the world were changed forever. We will never forget the nearly three thousand lives lost during the September 11th terrorist attacks. We will never forget that a day marked by unfathomable loss was met with equal courage. Selfless heroes ran into hell without hesitation, leading tens of thousands to safety. Our brave first responders have our enduring respect and gratitude. The pain and suffering continue for too many, who in the aftermath of these attacks still battle 9/11-related illnesses. We stand with these heroes and in the fight to ensure they receive every bit of the funding and care they need and deserve.

In the midst of the COVID crisis, today is an especially poignant moment to commemorate and reflect on bravery and selflessness. Once again, our country is facing an unprecedented challenge. And once again, New Yorkers are responding with the same loving, caring and united spirit that has always defined us in our best days and darkest days alike. New York will build back stronger, and we will never cease to be the globe's beacon of freedom, opportunity and democracy.

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Photo of the Day: The Tribute in Light shines in commemoration of 9/11 (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. The total number of hospitalizations remains low. Yesterday, there were 474 total hospitalizations. Of the 89,722 tests reported yesterday, 880, or 0.98 percent, were positive. Sadly, we lost five New Yorkers to the virus.

2. Additional unemployment benefits for eligible New Yorkers affected by COVID will begin going out next week. The New York Department of Labor will start distributing an additional $300 a week in unemployment, which replaced the expired weekly $600 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) benefit that many New Yorkers had been receiving. The Department of Labor will be contacting New Yorkers who may need to submit additional certification to qualify for the benefit.

3. CARES funding will be directed to assist child care providers in reopening. Child care is essential to getting people back to work and $88.6 million in federal CARES funding will be made available to assist child care providers in the State. Starting next week, child care providers may apply for funding here. The application period will be open through December 31st.

4. On the 19th anniversary of 9/11, I signed legislation reconstituting the September 11 Workers Protection Task Force Bill. This Task Force, originally established in 2005, was created to obtain data regarding adverse health effects on workers who participated in rescue, recovery and response at Ground Zero and to make recommendations to improve access and scope of health programs assisting those workers and first responders. This measure will ensure these selfless men and women continue to receive the care they are owed.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": It's a time of year anticipated by many New Yorkers, when the foliage begins changing into an array of beautiful reds, oranges and yellows. To track the changing colors of New York's landscapes, I Love NY released their first Fall Foliage Report of the year, tracking the changing colors in several regions throughout the state. Travelers who wish to capture the colorful scenery must follow all public health and safety guidelines." 

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September 11th at 10:00pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through September 11th, 2020

Click here for Suffolk County Reported Data to Date

Testing
• 716,935 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 6839 tests
• 6.4 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 1.3 percent of those tested on Long Island in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 45,534 total cases
• 71 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 255,313 total were tested for antibodies
• 27,212 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of September 11th at 4:30pm
• 30 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 6 since yesterday
• 4 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 1
• 4 new admissions
• 4 discharges
• 5,832 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 2 fatalities
• 2,008 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,043 hospital beds, 693 available, 23 percent
• 395 ICU beds, 101 available, 26 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

September 10th at 8:00pm

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The Latest From Governor Cuomo... 


"New Yorkers are complying with State guidelines across the board which has led to our low infection rate. We have taken care of one another. One important area vital to our continued public health is that all riders must wear a mask while on pubic transportation. While mask compliance in the MTA system is high, we must do all we can to prevent the spread and to make riders feel secure when taking the subway or using public transportation. No one is above the law and no single rider can put others at risk by refusing to wear a mask. Starting Monday, September 14th, the MTA will issue a $50 fine to riders who refuse to wear a mask on public transportation. Masks are always available at no cost if needed. There is no excuse for non-compliance. All New Yorkers must act responsibly and if a rider refuses to wear a mask — they will be fined. We are all in this together.

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Chart of the Day: Total COVID hospitalizations continues to remain low

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. New York has conducted over 9 million tests to date. We lead the nation in testing and remember, any New Yorker who wants a COVID test can get tested. If you are experiencing COVID symptoms or believe you were exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID, get tested. Find a testing site near you

2. The total number of hospitalizations remains low. Yesterday, there were 482 total hospitalizations. Of the 76,813 tests reported yesterday, 757, or 0.98 percent, were positive. Sadly, we lost seven New Yorkers to the virus.

3. On Suicide Prevention Day, New York is continuing to raise awareness and offer mental health resources. I signed a proclamation recognizing September as Suicide Prevention Month and today, September 10, as Suicide Prevention Day in New York. The Office of Mental Health is launching a social media campaign to inform all New Yorkers that you can call the State's Emotional Support Helpline at 1-833-863-9314 for free emotional support, consultations and referrals to a provider. 

4. A new Virtual Taste NY Producer Showcase will kick off this October. This online business-to-business networking event will connect NY's agricultural businesses with potential new buyers and foster new business relationships despite the pandemic. The program pilot will "take place" in the Adirondacks and Capital Region. Registration is now open for vendors and buyers.

5. The Long Island Railroad launched a new app to help you identify train capacity. Riders can use the app to help plan their commutes and identify which trains are the least crowded.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": When schools closed back in March, Naples, NY resident Josh Gleason took up woodworking and decided to build a boat. Starting completely from scratch, the rising ninth grader used materials from the local lumberyard and built a flat-bottom boat that he dubbed the "M.S. Liberty." Set with a brass bell and working engine, the M.S. Liberty has sailed multiple times across Honeoye Lake, with Josh at the helm and his family members on board." 

 


 

September 10th at 8:00pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through September 10th, 2020

Click here for Suffolk County Reported Data to Date

Testing
• 710,096 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 6741 tests
• 6.4 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
• 0.8 percent of those tested in Suffolk County in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 45,463 total cases
• 52 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 254,398 total were tested for antibodies
• 27,125 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of September 10th at 4:30pm
• 36 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 3 since yesterday
• 5 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), no change since yesterday
• 6 new admissions
• 6 discharges
• 5,828 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 0 fatalities
• 2,006 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,043 hospital beds, 715 available, 23 percent
• 395 ICU beds, 108 available, 27 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

September 9th at 8:00pm

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The Latest From Governor Cuomo... 


"New Yorkers have worked hard to comply with reopening guidelines and we have some good news. Starting September 30th, restaurants in New York City can reopen for indoor dining with a limit of 25 percent capacity. All restaurants that choose to reopen must adhere to strict safety protocols, including temperature checks, face coverings when not seated, increased ventilation and air filtration standards, among other safety protocols. Bar service will not be permitted, and restaurants will close at midnight. We will reassess the guidelines on November 1st based on data. Read more about NYC's indoor dining reopening here.

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Photo of the Day: Artwork by Mierle Laderman Ukeles was unveiled on the face of the Queens Museum to thank essential workers for their dedicated service to NY (Photo by Hai Zhang)

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. The total number of COVID hospitalizations continues to remain low. Yesterday, there were 463 total hospitalizations. Of the 63,230 tests reported yesterday, 576, or 0.91 percent, were positive. Sadly, we lost three New Yorkers to the virus.

2. The NY Department of Financial Services is extending action requiring New York health insurers to waive costs associated with COVID-19. New York insurers must waive cost-sharing for COVID-19 testing and in-network telehealth visits until November 9th. This extends the action put in place in March, which waived cost-sharing for COVID-19 testing and telehealth services.

3. A reminder to New Yorkers to get a flu shot. While we still handle COVID, flu season is fast-approaching. This year it is especially important that New Yorkers get their flu shot. Find a flu vaccination site near you.

4. The Met Cloisters will reopen on September 12. This weekend, the Cloisters, the Met's museum of European medieval art overlooking the Hudson River, joins other cultural institutions that have begun reopening with reduced capacity and timed entry. Read more about the reopenings of New York City's cultural institutions. 

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": Back in April, I received a heartfelt letter from a farmer in Troy, Kansas that included a single N95 mask left from his farming days that he wanted to donate to a healthcare worker. Touched by the act of generosity, the town of Troy, New York sent a care package to Dennis Ruhnke and his wife Sharon to thank them for their kindness in helping New York in the heat of the crisis, from one Troy to another." 

 


 

September 9th at 8:00pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through September 9th, 2020

Click here for Suffolk County Reported Data to Date

Testing
• 703,355 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 3080 tests
• 6.5 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 1.8 percent of those tested on Long Island in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
• 1.8 percent of those tested in Suffolk County in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 45,411 total cases
• 55 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 254,024 total were tested for antibodies
• 27,078 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of September 9th at 4:30pm
• 33 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 4 since yesterday
• 5 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 1
• 5 new admissions
• 3 discharges
• 5,822 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 0 fatalities
• 2,006 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,040 hospital beds, 792 available, 26 percent
• 397 ICU beds, 103 available, 26 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

September 8th at 10:30pm

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The Latest From Governor Cuomo... 


"The unofficial start of fall is here.

Yesterday, on Labor Day, we honored the dedicated men and women in New York and across our country who make up our workforce, and we had special reason to celebrate them this year. During New York's long and continuing fight against COVID, it was our workers, including the men and women of organized labor, who showed up every day and risked their lives to protect all of us.

As we enter a new, post-Labor Day phase of the pandemic that presents new challenges, I want to update you on a few important matters.

School Reopening

First is the issue of schools. I recognize that many parents and teachers are nervous, and they have good reason to be.

While we cannot eliminate the risks of COVID, we can arm parents and teachers with the facts. To that end, the State is requiring all school districts to report daily data on the COVID infection rate and new cases at every school. This information will be publicly available on a new online dashboard that will have constantly updated data for your school.

In addition, the State launched a SUNY COVID-19 Case Tracker that provides real-time, up-to-date data on COVID-19 testing and other vital information at each of SUNY's 64 colleges and universities.

With this transparently available data, parents and communities will be in a better position to make decisions and stay safe.

Voting

Second is the issue of voting. New York has taken a host of measures to make voting safer and easier during the pandemic.

For the first time in our state's history, all registered voters can request an absentee ballot (under the "temporary illness" excuse). If you choose to vote by absentee ballot, then there are several ways you can cast your completed, signed ballot.

1. Put it in the mail ensuring it receives a postmark no later than November 3
2. Drop it off at an Early Voting poll site between October 24 and November 1
3. Drop it off at a poll site on November 3 by 9pm
4. Drop it off at your county Board of Elections Office starting September 8 through no later than November 3 by 9pm (see the list of county Boards of Elections Offices here)

In addition to absentee voting, New Yorkers can also take advantage of Early Voting. For nine days, from October 24 to November 1, registered voters can cast their vote in-person at an early polling site. Of course, New Yorkers can still vote in-person on Election Day, November 3, as well.

Whatever method you choose, make sure your voice is heard. Learn more about Early Voting and Absentee Voting.

I want to take a moment to thank you for your cooperation and responsibility over the past few months. Together we brought the infection rate down by taking simple, effective precautions like wearing a mask and getting tested.

This new phase we are entering will test our diligence. We must continue to be careful and smart. It's up to all of us to ensure our continued success in the weeks and months ahead.

As schools begin to reopen and some return to in-person learning, I understand parents and teachers are anxious. To help manage the stress of uncertainty regarding COVID, we want to clearly provide New Yorkers with the facts and data needed so parents, teachers and students are informed. Therefore, we are launching a new online dashboard called the "COVID-19 Report Card." This dashboard will provide parents, teachers and students with comprehensive COVID data for every school that will be updated on a daily basis, including positive infections of students and staff, and percentage of on-site students and staff who test positive. The dashboard is available here

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Chart of the Day: For over a month, New York's positive infection rate has remained under one percent.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. Four states have been added to the State's travel advisory. Visitors traveling from Delaware, Maryland, Ohio and West Virginia must quarantine upon arriving from NY. Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands have been removed from the list. Learn more about NY's travel advisory.

2. The total number of hospitalizations continues to remains low. Yesterday, there were 445 total hospitalizations. Of the 57,826 tests reported yesterday, 557, or 0.96 percent, were positive. Sadly, we lost 5 New Yorkers to the virus.

3. New York State launched a COVID tracker to monitor cases at SUNY colleges and universities. The Department of Health will be issuing regulations to require colleges to notify the state when they have 100 COVID-19 cases and could have to transition to remote learning. To address, monitor and mitigate the spread of COVID across SUNY, New York also launched a case tracker database for SUNY's 64 colleges and universities. Updated daily, the dashboard will provide case counts for each individual campus, among other data. The dashboard is available here

4. Reminder: New Yorkers can request an absentee ballot online now. This year, New Yorkers have several options to vote in this year's election: Early voting, absentee voting and in-person voting on Election Day. If you have concerns about COVID, you may request an online ballot now. Learn more

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": Claudia and Richard Berroa started a business selling flan at notable New York grocery stores like Zabar's and Union Market. Eventually they decided to expand and open Claudy's Kitchen, a Peruvian restaurant. COVID-19 shutdowns impacted their opening plans, but in that delay the couple found a silver lining. Unhappy with the sign they had installed on their storefront, the restaurant owners acted on a whim and reached out to the late Milton Glaser, designer of the iconic "I Love NY" logo, for help. The legendary Bronx native obliged, and when they opened for takeout on June 12, his design was prominently displayed on the front of the restaurant. Glaser died on June 26, and this turned out to be one of his last projects." 

 


 

September 8th at 10:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through September 8th, 2020

Click here for Suffolk County Reported Data to Date


Testing
• 700,275 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 3,680 tests
• 6.5 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 1.5 percent of those tested on Long Island in the last reported 24-hour period tested
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
• 1.4 percent of those tested in Suffolk County in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 45,356 total cases
• 52 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 253,854 total were tested for antibodies
• 27,050 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of September 8th at 4:30pm
• 29 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 2 since yesterday
• 4 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), no change
• 5 new admissions
• 5 discharges
• 5,819 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 0 fatalities
• 2,006 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,040 hospital beds, 861 available, 28 percent
• 395 ICU beds, 112 available, 28 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

September 8th at 10:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through September 7th, 2020

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Testing
• 696,595 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 4,364 tests
• 6.5 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 45,304 total cases
• 46 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 253,514 total were tested for antibodies
• 27,020 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of September 7th at 4:30pm
• 31 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 1 from September 5
• 4 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), no change from September 5
• 1 new admission
• 8 discharges
• 5,814 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 0 fatalities
• 2,006 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,045 hospital beds, 897 available, 29 percent
• 395 ICU beds, 124 available, 31 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

September 7th at 10:00pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through September 6th, 2020

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Testing
• 692,231 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 5,274 tests
• 6.5 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
• 1.1 percent of those tested in Suffolk County in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 45,258 total cases
• 58 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 252,899 total were tested for antibodies
• 26,971 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of September 6th at 4:30pm
• 32 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 7 in the last 24 hours
• 4 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 1
• 2 new admissions
• 11 discharges
• 5,806 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 0 fatalities
• 2,006 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,039 hospital beds, 852 available, 28 percent
• 395 ICU beds, 111 available, 28 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

September 5th at 8:00pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through September 5th, 2020

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Testing
• 686,957 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 6,619 tests
• 6.6 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 1.5 percent of those tested on Long Island in the last reported 24-hour period tested
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
• 1.5 percent of those tested in Suffolk County in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 45,200 total cases
• 98 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 251,931 total were tested for antibodies
• 26,887 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of September 5th at 4:30pm
• 39 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 5 in the last 24 hours
• 5 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 1
• 10 new admissions
• 5 discharges
• 5,795 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 1 fatality
• 2,006 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,043 hospital beds, 818 available, 27 percent
• 395 ICU beds, 120 available, 30 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

September 4th at 7:45pm

The Latest From Governor Cuomo... 

"This weekend, we celebrate the dedicated men and women throughout the state and across the country who comprise our incredible workforce. It was in New York that Labor Day was first celebrated, and we continue to fight for the respect, pride and dignity of all our workers. Over the long weekend, I encourage New Yorkers to be smart and be safe. Remember — COVID won't take a holiday and it continues to spread across the country. Wear a mask; be smart; plan well. Let's look out for one another.

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Image of the Day: The first Labor Day parade was held in New York City in 1882.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. For the fourth straight week, New York's positive infection rate is below 1 percent. All of the State's COVID reporting data, including the number of tests conducted and the positive infection rate broken down by region, is available here.

2. The total number of hospitalizations remains low. Yesterday, there were 428 total hospitalizations. Of the 93,395 tests reported yesterday, 864, or 0.92 percent, were positive. Sadly, we lost 5 New Yorkers to the virus.

3. Planning a trip? Stay local. New York State is full of local getaways perfect for single day or weekend trips. Read more about the many staycation options in the state, ranging from half-day trips to overnights and more.

4. A new online graphic novel collection shares personal stories of the COVID pandemic. The COVID Chronicles is a collection of personal stories made in partnership with Upshot Studios, depicting how many cope with the pandemic. From frontline workers to individuals who fought off the virus, these visual stories portray the unique ways the virus has affected us all.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": After recovering from COVID, New York City photographer AJ Stetson began taking photographic portraits of his housemates and New Yorkers in public spaces. In his collection of over 500 photos, Stetson beautifully captures the diversity and strength of New Yorkers during this challenging year. " 

 


 

September 4th at 7:45pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through September 4th, 2020

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Testing
• 680,338 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 6,039 tests
• 6.6 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 1.4 percent of those tested on Long Island in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
• 1.6 percent of those tested in Suffolk County in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 45,102 total cases
• 96 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 250,949 total were tested for antibodies
• 26,807 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of September 4th at 4:30pm
• 34 individuals were hospitalized, decrease of 1 in the last 24 hours
• 4 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 1
• 5 new admissions
• 6 discharges
• 5,790 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 0 fatalities
• 2,005 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,038 hospital beds, 753 available, 25 percent
• 396 ICU beds, 113 available, 29 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

September 3rd at 8:30pm

The Latest From Governor Cuomo... 

"Earlier this week, in response to an uptick in COVID cases in Western NY, the State set up eight rapid testing sites for residents in the region. I wanted to share some of the results with you. From the testing team's effort, a total of 6,385 tests were performed with results delivered in 15 minutes. A total of 266 positive cases were identified, for an infection rate of 4.1 percent. While this was not random testing (it was a self-selected group), the situation in Western NY is nevertheless serious, and residents should exercise increased caution.

The State Department of Health will lend 20 rapid testing machines to local health departments in Western NY and continue to carefully monitor the infection rate of the region. Let's all do our part to make sure the virus doesn't spread and our infection rate remains low. If you have COVID symptoms or believe you may have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID, get tested.

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Photo of the Day: Last night, the newly-installed fountain on the Cayuga-Seneca Canal in Seneca Falls, NY — the birthplace of the women's suffrage movement — was illuminated in purple and gold to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment (Photo by Philip Kamrass)

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. The total number of hospitalizations remains low. Yesterday, there were 430 total hospitalizations. Of the 88,981 tests reported yesterday, 889, or 0.99 percent, were positive. Sadly, we lost 7 New Yorkers to the virus.

2. Malls in New York City will be allowed to reopen on September 9th. Malls can reopen with a 50 percent occupancy limit and malls that choose to reopen must follow strict safety protocols, including strict enforcement of face coverings, social distancing, and enhanced cleaning and disinfection protocols. No indoor dining is permitted in malls.

3. Casinos and video lottery terminal facilities will be allowed to reopen starting September 9th with a 25 percent occupancy limit. Casinos that choose to reopen must adhere to strict safety protocols. This includes enforcing face coverings except when eating or drinking, social distancing and maintaining traffic flow. 

4. Rapid testing sites in Oneonta, NY are open. As a reminder to Oneonta residents, the State set up three rapid testing sites as a response to the COVID cluster that broke out among students on the SUNY Oneonta campus. You MUST make an appointment to be tested, which can be made by calling 1-833-NYSTRNG (1-833-697-8764)

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": Need more proof that age is just a number? A 53-year-old mother of three from Long Island is competing again (virtually for the moment) in gymnastics, after overcoming several injuries. Lori Vollkommer, a former Junior Olympian from Suffolk County, won five gold medals in 2018 at the International Association of Independent Gymnastics Clubs World Championship in Orlando and has no plans to stop doing the sport she loves. Her 25-year-old son, who is also her strength and conditioning coach, told ABC 7, "I'm blessed to be her son because she doesn't just inspire me, she inspires so many other people." 

 


 

September 3rd at 8:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through September 3rd, 2020

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Testing
• 674,299 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 6,644 tests
• 6.7 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
• 1.0 percent of those tested in Suffolk County in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 45,006 total cases
• 66 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 250,117 total were tested for antibodies
• 26,720 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of September 3rd at 4:30pm
• 35 individuals were hospitalized, decrease of 3 in the last 24 hours
• 5 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 3
• 3 new admissions
• 1 discharges
• 5,784 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 2 fatalities
• 2,005 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,043 hospital beds, 746 available, 25 percent
• 395 ICU beds, 100 available, 25 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

September 2nd at 7:30pm

The Latest From Governor Cuomo... 

"New York State launched an online portal where all registered voters can request an absentee ballot if you are worried about in-person voting due to COVID. There's no need to wait — you can request an absentee ballot for the November 3rd election today. (Please note that you must already be registered to vote at your current address. If you aren't registered to vote, or need to change your voter registration address, visit elections.ny.gov for more info.)
 
New Yorkers have options in the way to cast a vote this elections: In addition to voting by absentee ballot, you can vote early in-person at your Early Voting polling place from October 24 to November 1 (there are nine days of Early Voting). And of course, you can still vote in-person on Election Day, November 3rd. Whatever option feels safest is up to you — just make sure your voice is heard.

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Photo of the Day: Mask Up, America

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. New York is extending our partnership with HelloFresh to help combat food insecurity amid the pandemic. The New York State Division of Veterans' Services and HelloFresh started working together in June to provide meals to families, and this expansion will provide over 200,000 fresh meals to veterans, military families and other residents in New York City who are experiencing food insecurity — one of a host of initiatives the State has taken to help ensure that no family goes hungry. I thank HelloFresh for their help.

2. The total number of hospitalizations remains low. Yesterday, there were 445 total hospitalizations. Of the 88,447 tests reported yesterday, 708, or 0.80 percent, were positive. Sadly, we lost 5 New Yorkers to the virus.

3. The Whitney Museum of American Art reopens its doors to the public tomorrow. The Whitney joins other cultural institutions that have begun reopening with reduced capacity and timed entry. Read more about New York City's cultural institution reopenings.

4. There's still time to respond to the Census. As of now, approximately 80 percent of New Yorkers have completed the Census — but we need everyone to respond. You can respond by mail, by phone at 844-330-2020 or online at https://my2020census.gov. Spread the word and let's Get Counted, NY.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": New York City artist Devon Rodriguez would often use his subway rides as inspiration for his art, sketching New Yorkers he'd see in hyper-realistic detail. But amid the pandemic he found a new approach to his style. On his subway rides, he started sketching New Yorkers wearing masks. He began using his art to not only to help himself cope with the stress of the COVID pandemic, but also to capture the challenging moment we find ourselves in."

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September 2nd at 7:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through September 2nd, 2020

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Testing
• 667,655, COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 5,761 tests
• 6.7 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 0.8 percent of those tested on Long Island in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
• 1.0 percent of those tested in Suffolk County in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 44,940 total cases
• 55 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 248,644 total were tested for antibodies
• 26,620 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of September 2nd at 4:30pm
• 38 individuals were hospitalized, no change in the last 24 hours
• 8 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 1
• 4 new admissions
• 5 discharges
• 5,783 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 1 fatality
• 2,003 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,043 hospital beds, 807 available, 27 percent
• 397 ICU beds, 112 available, 28 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

September 1st at 7:15pm

The Latest From Governor Cuomo... 

"Fall is a special time in New York State. It is fast approaching, and we want to make sure families and communities can safely enjoy all the season has to offer. Today, new guidance was released on seasonal activities, which include corn mazes, pick-your-own fruit and vegetable operations, hayrides and haunted houses, on how to operate this year.

New Yorkers can also visit New York's wonderful farmers' markets and craft beverage trails, which have remained open under guidance and thereby support agriculture and tourism. With guidance in place these businesses can open to the public safely, allowing New Yorkers to enjoy their favorite fall activities while providing a boost to our farming communities and local economies.

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Photo of the Day: Today, the famous annual State Fair butter sculpture was unveiled, honoring food workers providing milk and other dairy products to schoolchildren.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. The total number of hospitalizations remains low. Yesterday, there were 432 total hospitalizations. Of the 76,997 tests reported yesterday, 754, or 0.98 percent, were positive. Sadly, we lost 3 New Yorkers to the virus. The positive rate in Western New York was 1.6 percent yesterday, which is elevated compared to the rest of the state. If you live in Buffalo or the Western NY region, take special precautions and I encourage you to get a test.

2. Alaska and Montana have been added to New York's COVID travel advisory. The two states join 31 other states and territories from which travelers arriving to New York must self-quarantine for 14 days. See the full list here.

3. Today is National Poll Worker Recruitment Day. Due to the pandemic, there is a national shortage of poll workers, and New York State needs your help. Poll workers are essential to ensure that the election runs smoothly throughout New York's early voting period and on November 3rd, Election Day. The positions are PAID. To be eligible as a poll worker, you must be a registered voter in New York State.

4. Tomorrow, three free rapid testing sites will open in Oneonta to address a COVID cluster. The new temporary testing sites at St. James Church, the Oneonta Armory, and the Foothills Performing Arts & Civic Center will open in the City of Oneonta, Otsego County, tomorrow at 11 a.m. The sites will remain open Thursday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Testing is by appointment only — you can schedule yours by calling 1-833-NYSTRNG (1-833-697-8764)

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": One symbol of the fall season is the full orange moon that illuminates the sky, which is known as the "Corn Moon." Native Americans used this celestial phenomenon to indicate when it was time to harvest the corn. You can see the first Corn Moon of the year this evening."

 


 

September 1st at 7:15pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through September 1st, 2020

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Testing
• 661,894, COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 8,045 tests
• 6.8 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
• 0.8 percent of those tested in Suffolk County in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

Viral Tested Positive
• 44,885 total cases
• 65 new cases

Antibody Testing
• 248,062 total were tested for antibodies
• 26,554 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Hospitalization as of September 1st at 4:30pm
• 38 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 4 in the last 24 hours
• 7 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 1
• 5 new admissions
• 2 discharges
• 5,778 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 0 fatalities
• 2,002 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,033 hospital beds, 847 available, 28 percent
• 395 ICU beds, 109 available, 28 percent

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.