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: 1323312

Reported Deaths: 42134
CountyCasesDeaths
Queens1651787958
Kings1622028176
Suffolk1340572677
Nassau1199332604
Bronx1105945327
Westchester884041836
New York791053490
Erie540971409
Richmond468611405
Monroe45706816
Rockland32948821
Orange30012661
Onondaga28797547
Dutchess17623336
Oneida17540369
Albany17287270
Niagara12718253
Broome11804270
Saratoga984289
Schenectady9131137
Ulster8129200
Rensselaer7349110
Putnam682476
Chautauqua594772
Chemung5782111
Oswego512375
Ontario490483
Steuben4740132
Cayuga465575
Sullivan399451
St. Lawrence393864
Herkimer389670
Wayne384556
Genesee3834102
Cattaraugus358162
Jefferson347629
Madison328876
Livingston284442
Tompkins281125
Cortland273855
Columbia269374
Allegany244275
Montgomery240078
Clinton236018
Tioga231354
Wyoming230344
Fulton229156
Warren224542
Greene217863
Orleans202471
Chenango188845
Otsego184324
Washington164427
Lewis161325
Seneca129847
Franklin12979
Delaware110027
Essex102521
Schoharie9606
Yates87522
Schuyler75110
Hamilton1611
Unassigned71110
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