Governor Cuomo Announces Five Regions on Track to Enter Phase 4 Of Reopening Friday

Central New York, Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley, North Country and Southern Tier on Track to Enter Phase IV of Reopening Friday

Phase IV Guidance Will Permit Social Gatherings of 50 People and Indoor Religious Gatherings at 33 Percent Capacity

Long Island Enters Phase III of Reopening Today

1.1 Percent of Yesterday’s COVID-19 Tests were Positive

Hospitalizations Down to 1,071

Confirms 581 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State – Bringing Statewide Total to 389,666; New Cases in 33 Counties

June 24, 2020 –New York City–New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, joined via video conference with New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, today announced a joint incoming travel advisory that all individuals traveling from states with significant community spread of COVID-19 quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state. This quarantine – effective midnight tonight – applies to any person arriving from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average or a state with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average. (Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo)

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that five regions – Central New York, the Finger Lakes, the Mohawk Valley, the North Country and the Southern Tier – are on track to enter Phase IV of reopening on Friday. New York State issued guidance for Phase IV, which will allow low-risk indoor and outdoor arts and entertainment, film and TV production, higher education and professional sports without fans. Guidance for Phase IV of reopening is available here.

The governor also announced that in Phase IV of reopening, social gatherings of up to 50 people will be allowed and indoor religious gatherings will be allowed at up to 33 percent of the indoor site’s capacity.

Long Island enters Phase III of reopening today.

“Our approach has been vindicated and the phased reopening based on facts is working,” Governor Cuomo said. “I said from day one that the theory the virus should be handled politically can’t be done. The virus doesn’t respond to political theory – it responds to science and data. We’re going ahead with our metrics and our phased reopening, and five regions are set to enter Phase IV on Friday. The numbers continue trending in the right direction as we went from one of the highest infections rates to one of the lowest in the country, so we will also allow slightly larger social and religious gatherings, but people need to continue wearing masks, socially distancing and washing their hands frequently to stay safe.”

The governor also updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other helpful data points are always available at forward.ny.gov.

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

Patient Hospitalization – 1,071 (-33)

Patients Newly Admitted – 97 (+27)

Hospital Counties – 31

Number ICU – 290 (-12)

Number ICU that are intubated – 190 (-14)

Total Discharges – 69,900 (+131)

Deaths – 17

Total Deaths – 24,782

Of the 51,144 tests conducted in New York State yesterday, 581 or 1.1 percent, were positive. Each region’s percentage of positive tests over the last three days is as follows:

REGION SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY
New York City 1.10% 1.40% 1.20%
Capital Region 0.70% 1.30% 0.20%
Central New York 0.70% 1.80% 2.30%
Finger Lakes 0.70% 1.10% 1.20%
Long Island 0.90% 1.10% 1.10%
Hudson Valley 1.00% 1.00% 0.90%
Mohawk Valley 1.40% 0.50% 2.30%
North Country 0.10% 0.40% 0.00%
Southern Tier 0.30% 0.20% 0.10%
Western New York 1.00% 1.30% 1.00%

The Governor also confirmed 581 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 389,666 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 389,666 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County Total Positive New Positive
Albany 2,065 3
Allegany 58 0
Broome 671 0
Cattaraugus 120 2
Cayuga 109 1
Chautauqua 118 2
Chemung 139 0
Chenango 142 1
Clinton 100 0
Columbia 454 0
Cortland 44 0
Delaware 91 0
Dutchess 4,158 8
Erie 7,108 35
Essex 41 0
Franklin 28 0
Fulton 244 0
Genesee 230 1
Greene 256 0
Hamilton 6 0
Herkimer 142 5
Jefferson 84 0
Lewis 24 0
Livingston 125 0
Madison 347 0
Monroe 3,567 27
Montgomery 110 1
Nassau 41,585 41
Niagara 1,199 4
NYC 213,348 292
Oneida 1,445 24
Onondaga 2,734 32
Ontario 246 4
Orange 10,669 3
Orleans 277 0
Oswego 188 9
Otsego 83 0
Putnam 1306 1
Rensselaer 534 1
Rockland 13,534 5
Saratoga 538 0
Schenectady 772 2
Schoharie 57 0
Schuyler 12 0
Seneca 64 0
St. Lawrence 217 0
Steuben 263 0
Suffolk 41,101 45
Sullivan 1,447 7
Tioga 141 0
Tompkins 175 0
Ulster 1,760 3
Warren 262 0
Washington 244 0
Wayne 150 5
Westchester 34,597 16
Wyoming 93 0
Yates 44 1