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Cuomo: NY state infection rate 1.02%; hotspots remain in 20 downstate zip codes

WNYT Staff
Updated: September 30, 2020 05:18 PM
Created: September 30, 2020 02:07 PM

Governor Cuomo released the latest coronavirus numbers on Wednesday. He says 1.02% of coronavirus tests came back positive on Tuesday, out of around 97,000 tests done.

There are currently 605 people hospitalized, 144 people in the ICU, and 67 people who are intubated.

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Hotspots remain in Rockland, Kings, Orange, and a bit of Nassau counties.

All of those counties are downstate. The 20 hot spot zip codes have 23% of all positive cases in the state but only 6% of the population.

In the Capital Region, the positivity rate dropped from 0.9% on Monday to 0.5% on Tuesday.

In the Mohawk Valley, the positivity rate dropped from 0.8% on Monday to 0.3% on Tuesday.

Unfortunately, another nine people in the state died.


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