Cuomo: State shifting focus to combat coronavirus hot spots upstate

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says restrictions in some New York City pandemic hot spots will be rolled back even as the state plans to combat flare-ups in and around upstate New York’s largest cities.

Posted: Nov 6, 2020 1:37 PM
Updated: Nov 6, 2020 4:39 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says restrictions in some New York City pandemic hot spots will be rolled back even as the state plans to combat flare-ups in and around upstate New York’s largest cities.

The actions being considered for the Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse areas reflect the state's shifting strategy as COVID-19 becomes a widespread problem beyond New York City.

Cuomo said he would talk to officials in those upstate areas over the weekend to come up with a micro-cluster strategy that he could announce Monday. 

"In these areas, Western New York - well, let's just call it Erie, Monroe, Onondaga; in these areas we're going to study them over the weekend. We're going to talk to the elected officials over the weekend and try to find out exactly what is going on so that we can design a micro-cluster strategy that is responsive," said Cuomo.

To be designated a 'red zone' by the state, the must have had a seven-day rolling average positivity rate above 4% for at least 10 days, and have 10 or more new daily cases per 100,000 residents on a seven-day average.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1956594

Reported Deaths: 51117
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings2584269857
Queens2580509485
Suffolk1900143295
Nassau1742793092
Bronx1719006341
New York1294884286
Westchester1238382231
Erie792171677
Richmond691671732
Monroe593151026
Orange45194782
Rockland45068931
Onondaga35353659
Dutchess27371430
Albany23280341
Oneida21173497
Niagara17633332
Broome17054348
Saratoga14077159
Ulster12712241
Schenectady12201189
Rensselaer10439135
Putnam1000591
Chautauqua8178131
Chemung7022133
Oswego684390
Ontario668991
Steuben6153141
St. Lawrence610094
Sullivan593468
Cayuga576990
Jefferson537763
Wayne510567
Cattaraugus500280
Genesee4987121
Herkimer4848107
Clinton443731
Madison422485
Tompkins399749
Fulton394486
Livingston391658
Montgomery3790114
Columbia378499
Cortland349360
Warren330755
Tioga329758
Wyoming319451
Allegany312683
Otsego309446
Greene306174
Chenango298773
Washington279255
Orleans269183
Lewis240633
Franklin235912
Delaware209536
Seneca183856
Schoharie149315
Essex148226
Yates109126
Schuyler97513
Hamilton2962
Unassigned16491
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