Yates County reports 16 new COVID cases; New York cases holding steady
New York reported 31,399 new cases of coronavirus in the week ending Sunday, from 31,770 the week before of the virus that causes COVID-19.
New York ranked 42nd 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 5.4% from the week before, with 1,086,936 cases reported. With 5.84% of the country's population, New York had 2.89% of the country's cases in the last week. Across the country, 39 states had more cases in the latest week than they did in the week before.
Yates County reported 16 cases and zero deaths in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported 16 cases and zero deaths. Throughout the pandemic it has reported 1,241 cases and 26 deaths.
Within New York, the worst weekly outbreaks on a per-person basis were in Fulton County with 339 cases per 100,000 per week; Tompkins County with 276; and Montgomery County with 272. The Centers for Disease Control says high levels of community transmission begin at 100 cases per 100,000 per week.
Adding the most new cases overall were Kings County, with 3,577 cases; Suffolk County, with 3,476 cases; and Nassau County, with 2,747. Weekly case counts rose in 44 counties from the previous week. The worst increases from the prior week's pace were in Suffolk, Erie and Chautauqua counties.
New York ranked 13th among states in share of people receiving at least one shot, with 67.2% of its residents at least partially vaccinated. The national rate is 61.6%, 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 347,058 vaccine doses, including 180,817 first doses. In the previous week, the state administered 341,341 vaccine doses, including 193,814 first doses. In all, New York reported it has administered 24,284,397 total doses.
Across New York, cases fell in 16 counties, with the best declines in Queens County, with 2,624 cases from 3,519 a week earlier; in Kings County, with 3,577 cases from 4,450; and in Bronx County, with 2,045 cases from 2,257.
In New York, 170 people were reported dead of COVID-19 in the week ending Sunday. In the week before that, 149 people were were reported dead.
A total of 2,269,038 people in New York have tested positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic began, and 54,199 people have died from the disease, Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the United States 38,796,746 people have tested positive and 637,531 people have died.
USA TODAY analyzed federal hospital data as of Sunday, Aug. 29.
Likely COVID patients admitted in the state:
- Last week: 3,183
- The week before that: 3,198
- Four weeks ago: 1,819
Likely COVID patients admitted in the nation:
- Last week: 130,817
- The week before that: 126,409
- Four weeks ago: 83,804
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