Cuomo sending rapid testing machines to areas with uptick in coronavirus cases

Grant Boone
September 30, 2020

They say Spring Valley has the highest percentage of positive coronavirus results in the state. "Anything less would only sell the people of New York short", he told New York State of Politics. Other spikes were in Rockland and Brooklyn. Wash your hands often. Ten zip codes in the state are said to account for 27% of Monday's new cases, the governor's office said.

In the 10952 area of Airmont, which is adjacent, 25 percent of those tested were positive.

Cuomo says those areas have helped bring the statewide infection rate up to 1.5 percent, the highest it's been in a while.

"We're coming into the fall and all the health experts say you have to be careful about the fall", Cuomo said in a statement.

"When we see clusters, we will jump in immediately and increase testing and compliance", Cuomo tweeted.

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The positivity rate for reported cases Tuesday was 9.65%, which is the highest it has been since September 19 when it was 10.27%. The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.

New York City, where more than 23,800 people have died of coronavirus, became the global epicenter of the pandemic in spring but has recently touted some of the lowest test positivity rates and infection rates among major U.S. cities. This is the point of the testing we're doing, to be able to pinpoint and identify the clusters to find where the cases are coming from.

Cuomo says, local governments should also focus on those cluster zip codes for mask enforcement and compliance enforcement in addition to testing.

NY will deploy 200 rapid testing machines to the sites of several upticks in specific counties and zip codes throughout the state.

According to state officials, there are at least 10 NY zip codes that are seeing an uptick in COVID-19 cases with Rockland and Orange counties topping the list.

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