Governor Cuomo Announces Yankees and Mets Will Hold Spring Training in New York This Year

Yankees to Train at Yankee Stadium, Mets at Citi Field

New York City Will Enter Phase Two of Reopening on Monday; Mid-Hudson Region on Track to Enter Phase Three on Tuesday

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

24 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the Yankees and Mets baseball teams will hold spring training in New York this year. The Yankees will conduct spring training at Yankee Stadium, and the Mets will conduct it at Citi Field. The Mets will host a soft opening this week for players who want to begin preparing. The teams will work with the State of New York to ensure proper health and safety protocols.

“COVID-19 has disrupted so many of the traditions New Yorkers know and love, and our inability to root for our home teams has been acutely felt all throughout this crisis,” Governor Cuomo said. “Thanks to New Yorkers’ incredible efforts to slow the spread, we’ve determined it’s possible for the Yankees and the Mets to safely conduct spring training in the state this year and are thrilled to begin reopening America’s national pastime right here in New York. In a bleak time and in a season that obviously had significant hurdles to deal with, to have a spring training camp in New York is the first bit of really good news when it comes to baseball that we’ve had in a long time.”

The governor also updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. New York City will enter Phase Two of reopening on Monday, June 22, and the Mid-Hudson region remains on track to enter Phase Three on Tuesday, June 23. Yesterday, there were 24 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State. The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other helpful data points are always available at forward.ny.gov.

Of the 68,830 tests conducted in New York State yesterday, 716, or 1 percent, were positive. Each region’s percentage of positive tests over the last three days is as follows:

REGION WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
New York City 1.00% 1.10% 1.10%
Capital Region 0.40% 1.00% 0.70%
Central New York 3.00% 1.30% 0.60%
Finger Lakes 1.00% 1.00% 1.10%
Long Island 0.70% 0.80% 1.10%
Hudson Valley 0.60% 1.10% 1.10%
Mohawk Valley 1.30% 1.50% 1.80%
North Country 0.10% 0.10% 0.40%
Southern Tier 0.00% 0.20% 0.40%
Western New York 1.10% 0.70% 0.80%

The Governor also confirmed 716 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 387,272 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 387,272 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County Total Positive New Positive
Albany 2,053 4
Allegany 58 0
Broome 665 2
Cattaraugus 113 4
Cayuga 108 1
Chautauqua 115 3
Chemung 139 0
Chenango 139 0
Clinton 100 1
Columbia 451 5
Cortland 44 0
Delaware 90 1
Dutchess 4,127 17
Erie 6,980 25
Essex 41 1
Franklin 27 0
Fulton 243 6
Genesee 222 4
Greene 255 1
Hamilton 6 0
Herkimer 134 3
Jefferson 83 1
Lewis 22 1
Livingston 123 0
Madison 343 1
Monroe 3,487 26
Montgomery 106 0
Nassau 41,443 56
Niagara 1,188 3
NYC 212,061 391
Oneida 1378 21
Onondaga 2644 10
Ontario 239 0
Orange 10,638 18
Orleans 275 1
Oswego 169 2
Otsego 82 0
Putnam 1301 2
Rensselaer 521 2
Rockland 13,495 9
Saratoga 531 3
Schenectady 749 3
Schoharie 56 1
Schuyler 12 0
Seneca 64 0
St. Lawrence 216 1
Steuben 261 4
Suffolk 40,908 44
Sullivan 1,435 1
Tioga 140 0
Tompkins 174 1
Ulster 1,750 1
Warren 261 0
Washington 244 1
Wayne 143 2
Westchester 34,486 31
Wyoming 93 0
Yates 41 1