New York’s statewide positive rate for corona virus contributed to an increase in the state’s 29 different micro-cluster zones during the fall season – the highest zone was 10 percent shy away from the 7 – day average.
The state’s positive rate has been steadily rising in recent weeks, rising from 3.08 percent on Monday to 3.98 percent on Saturday, state Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. The 7-day average is slightly lower at 3.32 percent, while reflecting the highest positive rate seen in the most recent day months.
Western New York continues to advance from other regions, averaging 6.53 percent as of Saturday. State data show that the region has a rate of 2 percent higher than the second highest region: Finger Lakes.
Eric County, where the buffalo sit in the area, reported the highest number of new cases Saturday outside of New York City. The county now has an orange and yellow micro-cluster zone.
“We are entering a challenging period of COVID-19 that is spreading across this state,” Cuomo said in a news release Saturday. “It’s up to you, your environment and your community to slow down the spread.”
Daily percentage of positive tests in the New York region
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Additional testing for students in the Yellow Zone of Rockland County begins Monday. The school district in the zone has until Dec. 9 to test 20 percent of students and staff, according to state requirements, once the yellow zone designation is announced.
Minorities must bring a parental consent form to test new sites. The test will be given by the staff of the Good Samaritan Hospital.
Testing for members of school communities in the zone takes place Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following locations:
- Monday: Policate Center Mall Garage Entrance. This is a drive-up site or hike for those coming by bus.
- Tuesday: Suffolk High School, located at 49 Viola Road in Suffolk
- Wednesday: Spring Valley High School, located at 361 E. Route 59 in Spring Valley
- Thursday: Rockland BOCES, Bldg. 10 Located at 65 Barrow Road in West Nike.
- Friday: Policade Center Mall Garage Entrance. This is a drive-up site or hike for those coming by bus.
The report from the state on Saturday did 219,442 tests on Thursday – following two consecutive record records. The number of New Yorkers admitted to hospital for corona virus was 3,287, an increase of 184 from the previous day.
The United States on Friday reached 13 million cases diagnosed with Govt-19, another milestone in a month.
It ranked fourth in the country in November, with 3.8 million cases of the corona virus. The United States is counting more than 4 million cases this month alone, more than double the previous record of 1.9 million cases set in October.