NY state reports 12 new COVID-19 deaths; hospitalizations remain above 1,000

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- New York state reported 12 new COVID-19 deaths on Monday as the number of people hospitalized with the virus remained above 1,000 for the fourth day in a row, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

One of the 12 people who passed away died in Allegany County; one died in Broome County; two died in Cattaraugus County; two died in Chemung County; two died in Erie County; one died in Onondaga County; one died in Otsego County; and two died in Saratoga County, Cuomo said in a release.

Of the 82,117 COVID-19 test results that came back on Sunday, 1,191, or 1.45 percent, were positive, he said.

As of Sunday, 1,059 people in the state were hospitalized with COVID-19, 237 of whom were in intensive care units and 118 of whom were on ventilators. One hundred and sixteen of the hospitalized patients were newly-admitted.

The statewide infection rate excluding its COVID-19 hotspots was 1.18 percent on Sunday, according to the release. The hotspots themselves reported a 3.25 percent infection rate.

“The White House believes the U.S. cannot control this pandemic, but New York flattened the curve and we continue to control this virus,” Cuomo said in a statement. “The data shows that our microcluster strategy is working, by stopping small spreads before they become larger.”

Breakdowns of infection rates by “focus zones,” regions and New York City boroughs are below: