Gov. Cuomo reports 3.18% positivity rate statewide; urges safety on Thanksgiving

In this provided by the State of New York, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo holds up a new Thanksgiving-themed face mask during his daily coronavirus briefing at the Wyandanch-Wheatley Heights Ambulance Corp. Headquarters in Wyandanch, N.Y. After disclosing that he will no longer be celebrating Thanksgiving with his 89-year-old mother in-person, Cuomo asked New Yorkers to abandon plans for in-person Thanksgiving festivities. (Kevin P. Coughlin/State of New York via AP) In this provided by the State of New York, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo holds up a new Thanksgiving-themed face mask during his daily coronavirus briefing at the Wyandanch-Wheatley Heights Ambulance Corp. Headquarters in Wyandanch, N.Y. After disclosing that he will no longer be celebrating Thanksgiving with his 89-year-old mother in-person, Cuomo asked New Yorkers to abandon plans for in-person Thanksgiving festivities. (Kevin P. Coughlin/State of New York via AP) | Photo: AP .

WNYT Staff
Updated: November 26, 2020 12:44 PM
Created: November 26, 2020 12:38 PM

Gov. Cuomo says a record number of COVID-19 tests were reported to the state on Wednesday. 

During a press briefing Thursday, the governor said the state received 217,721  test results on Wednesday. Of that number, 6,933, or 3.18 percent, came back positive statewide. 

Gov. Cuomo reported that 3,056 New Yorkers remain in the hospital this Thanksgiving. Sadly, 67 New Yorkers with the virus died Wednesday. 

In the Capital Region, the seven-day average of positive test results stands at 2.37 percent. 

During his briefing, the governor also reminded people to be smart this Thanksgiving. 

"Happy Thanksgiving. Celebrate, please just do it safely. Let's not create more of an issue," Gov. Cuomo told New Yorkers.  


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