Subtracting the red areas from the mix, the statewide COVID-19 positivity rate on Monday was only 1.2%, with 1,222 positive cases out of 94,932 reported test results.
“Our numbers remain broadly stable, despite the micro-clusters that have arisen in some pockets of the state. Our strategy is to continue to identify these clusters if and when they appear, to further refine our targeting and to attack them as needed, ”Cuomo said. “As we move into fall, and the numbers nationwide rise, we need to work to keep our numbers low – and that’s going to cause every New Yorker to wear their mask, take social distances and be New York difficult to maintain our progress.
118 people were admitted to a New York state hospital on Monday for COVID-19. Cuomo’s office pointed out that 49 of those new admissions (41.5%) came from a cluster area in Brooklyn, Queens, Rockland, Orange or Broome counties.
Of the 923 hospitalized patients, 181 of them were admitted to intensive care and 90 of them were intubated. There have been 11 deaths – including three in Brooklyn, three in the Bronx and one in Queens.
According to Cuomo’s office, the Brooklyn Red Zone saw an improvement in its weekly positivity rate. Between October 4 and October 10, the positivity rate was 5.86%, which is down from the 6.69% recorded between September 29 and October 3. Despite this, the daily positivity rate fell from 4.54% on Sunday to 5.94% on Monday.
The Queens clusters – located in two areas in central Queens and Far Rockaway – saw their weekly positivity rate drop from 2.97% between September 29 and October 3 to 3.36% between September 4 and 10 October. Additionally, the daily positivity rate fell from 1.63% on Sunday to 2.43% on Monday.
This story originally appeared on amny.com.