Positive COVID-19 tests across NYS under 1% for 24th consecutive day

Sep 1, 2020

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that COVID-19 hospitalizations and ICU patients have dropped to new lows statewide.

Hospitalizations dropped to 418, a new low since March 16, and the number of patients in ICUs dropped to 109, a new low since March 15.

Results out of 66,000 tests across the state were at a positive rate of 0.99%, under 1% for a 24th straight day.

Sunday, one person was reported to have died from COVID-19 in New York State, in Westchester County, which is the lowest single-day death toll.

But the governor is still watching us here in Western New York.

"Western New York still has a caution flag flying," Cuomo said. "We did rapid testing yesterday. The number yesterday was at 2%. The hospitalizations are ticking up."

Cuomo called for increased compliance from individuals and local municipalities across the region.