Yates County reports 9 new COVID cases; New York cases surge 39.9%

Mike Stucka

New coronavirus cases leaped in New York in the week ending Sunday, rising 39.9% as 23,694 cases were reported. The previous week had 16,932 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19.

New York ranked 33rd among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a USA TODAY Network analysis of Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the latest week coronavirus cases in the United States increased 35.9% from the week before, with 760,368 cases reported. With 5.84% of the country's population, New York had 3.12% of the country's cases in the last week. Across the country, 48 states had more cases in the latest week than they did in the week before.

Yates County reported nine cases and zero deaths in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported zero cases and zero deaths. Throughout the pandemic it has reported 1,191 cases and 26 deaths.

Within New York, the worst weekly outbreaks on a per-person basis were in Richmond, Hamilton and Rockland counties. Adding the most new cases overall were Kings County, with 3,808 cases; Queens County, with 2,952 cases; and New York County, with 2,352. Weekly case counts rose in 54 counties from the previous week. The worst increases from the prior week's pace were in Kings, Queens and Suffolk counties.

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New York ranked 14th among states in share of people receiving at least one shot, with 64.3% of its residents at least partially vaccinated. The national rate is 58.7%, a USA TODAY analysis of CDC data shows. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which are the most used in the United States, require two doses administered a few weeks apart.

In the week ending Sunday, New York reported administering another 300,969 vaccine doses, including 198,685 first doses. In the previous week, the state administered 288,203 vaccine doses, including 172,101 first doses. In all, New York reported it has administered 23,298,810 total doses.

Across New York, cases fell in six counties, with the best declines in Ontario, Columbia and Wyoming counties.

In New York, 94 people were reported dead of COVID-19 in the week ending Sunday. In the week before that, 47 people were were reported dead.

A total of 2,176,658 people in New York have tested positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic began, and 53,744 people have died from the disease, Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the United States 35,763,785 people have tested positive and 616,829 people have died.

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USA TODAY analyzed federal hospital data as of Saturday, Aug. 7.

Likely COVID patients admitted in the state:

  • Last week: 2,114
  • The week before that: 1,769
  • Four weeks ago: 1,442

Likely COVID patients admitted in the nation:

  • Last week: 100,884
  • The week before that: 81,226
  • Four weeks ago: 44,472

The USA TODAY Network is publishing localized versions of this story on its news sites across the country, generated with data from Johns Hopkins University and the Centers for Disease Control. If you have questions about the data or the story, contact Mike Stucka at mstucka@gannett.com.

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