PRIMARY ELECTION: SPLIT DECISIONS UNDER REVIEW: MOST RACES IN DOUBT AS THOUSANDS OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS WILL DETERMINE WINNERS

WPCNR CAMPAIGN 2020 By John F. Bailey. June 24, 2020 UPDATED WITH ABSENTEE BALLOTS RECEIVED NUMBERS in Assembly District 93 and Congressional District 17, 10:55 AM:

The outcome of most Westchester Assembly and Congressional Races is on pause.

With vote counting suspended as of 2:00 AM not much had changed since midnight when voting counts were stalled out with machine counts.

According to news reports about 99,000 Westchester absentee ballots are to be counted beginning June 30, the date by law that the Board of Elections has to wait for all absentee ballots to arrive in case they were mailed very close to or on the primary date

In the races, the Westchester County election results by poll count at this time with tens of thousands of absentee ballots to be counted show the following:

In the races, Mimi Rocah in the race for Westchester District Attorney led Anthony Scarpino, the incumbent D.A. by a 2 to 1 margin.

Christopher Burdick, Bedford Town Supervisor lead Kristen Browde of Chappaqua by 130 votes ( 1,421 to 1,291) for the 93rd Assembly District.

Jamaal Bowman lead Elliot Engel in the 16th congressional district, with most of Westchester still to be counted.

Mondaire Jones had 50% of the vote for the 17th Congressional District. Howver, according to Candidate David Buchwald as of Saturday: There were 17,800 absentee ballots received in Westchester and 4,000 in Rockland County, and Mr. Buchwald tells WPCNR those numbers are sure to go up. The totals as of 10:30 AM..NOT CHANGED SINCE MIDNIGHT:

CATHERINE F PARKER 433 3%

MONDAIRE JONES 6,803 49%

ADAM P SCHLEIFER 1,717 12%

ALLISON H FINE 426 3%

ASHA CASTLEBERRY 799 6%

BUCHWALD 1,347 10%

EVELYN FARKAS 1,912 14% %

Office Totals 13,827 100%

The totals for the Assembly Race representing White Plains awaiting absentee ballots tally which will not start to be counted until June 30.

KRISTEN BROWDE, speaking to WPCNR this morning estimated there would be 14,000 absentee ballots to be counted in the 93rd race.

Election machine totals have been completed, Browde said, but the total votes below do not comprise the early vote totals which are counted separately on another page on the County website. Browde told WPCNR, the race tightened a little from the early voting but the margins are pretty much the same.

Office ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 93:

KRISTEN P BROWDE 1,291 29% Early Votes 355 Total 1,646

CHRIS BURDICK 1,421 32% Early Votes 413 Total 1,834

JEREMIAH F PEARSON 935 21% Early Votes 360 TOTAL 1,295

ALEX ROITHMAYR 427 10% Early Votes 84 TOTAL 511

MARK JAFFE 307 7% Early Votes 127 TOTAL 434

Office Totals 4,381 100%

DISTRICT ATTORNEY 

ANTHONY A SCARPINO 9,668 32%

MIMI ROCAH 20,837 68%

Office Totals 30,505 100%
OfficeCONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 17 

However the absentee ballots, as three candidates pointed out in WPCNR interviews over the weekend, will determine the result. The Board of Elections results are at this link:

https://www.westchestergov.com/boe99/

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CITY EXTENDS GREENWAY WALKING TRAIL

Greenway Extension

WPCNR GREEN WHITE PLAINS. From the Mayor’s Office. June 24, 2020:

The City is excited to announce the extension of the White Plains Greenway Walking Trail and pleased to be able to provide this park enhancement for its residents. The Greenway provides a protected path for individuals and families to enjoy a walk in a natural setting.

The Greenway is located on the site of the former New York, Westchester, and Boston Railroad. The system operated from 1912 to 1937 and ran through White Plains. The White Plains portion of the line was acquired by the City in 1949. The old railway bed was used informally as a pedestrian path for many years. In 2012, the City officially renamed the Greenway in honor of Jack Harrington, a community activist and preservationist. Jack was instrumental in founding the White Plains Greenway Committee in 1996, which worked with the City to transform the railway line into a walking trail. For this reason Jack was known around town as the “Father of the Greenway.”  This original portion of the Greenway runs from Gedney Way to Ridgeway to the Scarsdale border and may be accessed on Gedney Way and Ridgeway.  

The “new ” portion of the path runs from Bolton Avenue under the Gedney Way train bridge and connects to the existing path just south of the Gedney Way entrance. It meanders (to preserve existing trees) roughly following the old New York, Westchester & Boston Railroad tracks. End to end, with the new addition, it is approximately 1.5 miles long (3 miles round trip). Historical markers along with remnants of the original bridge and building foundation have been retained for the public to enjoy. You can access the new section of the Greenway from either Bolton Ave or Gedney Way. At Gedney Way, head south at the trail entrance, then go left at the fork to loop around under the old train bridge.

 All work on the new portion of the Greenway was performed using City Department of Public Works manpower, and using available materials from other City projects. Work began in the winter, paused briefly during the Pandemic, and has just been completed. Kudos to the Department of Public Works! Special thanks to Rich Stangarone who, as Superintendent of Highway and Grounds, took a special interest in this project. He is also retiring this month after 38 years with the City, so this was a wonderful project to end his illustrious career!

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GREENBURG’S PAUL FEINER ON PRIMARY FIASCO–NOT ENOUGH POLLING LOCATIONS, MACHINE MALFUNCTIONS, ABSENTEE BALLOT DELIVERY.

Line at White Plains High School Tuesday morning, 8:45 AM. (Not in Greenburgh) Lines in Mamaroneck, New Rochelle polling places were waiting long past 9 PM television reports showed. As of midnight the majority of races had very low percentages of districts reporting and absentee ballots estimated to be counted stacked up at the Board of Elections in White Plains New York USA

EDITOR’S REQUEST FOR YOUR PRIMARY EXPERIENCE IN WHITE PLAINS; WPCNR would like your comments on how polling place voting went in White Plains. Just write wpcnr@aol.com. Letters must be signed, however you may request anonymity and it will be respected. If you voted by absentee ballot, tell us about that experience.

WPCNR THE LETTER TICKER. From Paul Feiner, Greenburgh Town Supervisor. June 24, 2020:

NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS ABOUT 2020 PRIMARY ELECTIONS

 Received many complaints about the primary election. Please be advised that the town of Greenburgh does not oversee primary elections. The elections are overseen by the Westchester County Board of Elections.

 The primary election on June 23rd had numerous problems. Some residents did not receive absentee ballots that they had requested. There were long lines at the polling places on June 23rd.

See the e mail from a resident below who was still waiting to vote at 11:01 PM (two hours after the polls were supposed to close). Machines malfunctioned.

Some residents complained of the lines and did not vote. Voters waited two hours in some instances to vote. 

One of the 5 polling places had no air conditioning. At some locations inadequate crowd control.


I had joined others in objecting to the significant reduction in the number of polling places in Greenburgh. We have 81 districts. In the past there were over thirty polling places. On Tuesday there were 5. No wonder why there were long lines. 

(EDITOR’S NOTE: White Plains has 42 election districts usually covered by numerous polling places, yesterday there were 3.)


I continue to worry whether all absentee ballots will be counted. The postal service is unreliable. I had suggested that the Board of Elections figure out a way to confirm the receipt of the ballot to the voter.  This would enable voters who think they voted to vote in person if the ballot is not received.

If voters won’t have confidence in the integrity and fairness of our election system our democracy will be in trouble. I urge the Board of Elections and NYS to conduct a comprehensive review of the 2020 primary election and to make sure that the problems that existed never happen again.


We must never reduce the number of polling locations in the town.

One shouldn’t have to wait an unreasonable time to vote.

Voters should receive confirmation when the ballot is received from the Board of Elections. This would provide voters with the opportunity to vote in person if the ballot was not received.


The Board of Elections should prepare a report -what went wrong and what will be done to make sure that the problems we just experienced won’t happen in November.


These are some of the complaints I received.


COMPLAINT NUMBER ONE –LONG LINES -WAITED TILL AFTER 11 PM TO VOTE
Sent:
 Tuesday, June 23, 2020 11:01 PM
To: Paul Feiner
Subject: Waiting still to vote in Greenburgh 
COMPLAINT NUMBER TWO- MALFUNCTIONS WITH MACHINES, LONG LINES, LACK OF AIR CONDITIONING

I am incredibly disappointed and alarmed at the conditions at the Woodlands HS gym when I went to vote this evening at 6P. Not only was the wait 90 minutes, but the conditions were unsafe.

The gym had inadequate power so that no fans or air conditioning was possible; there was no ventilation. There were elderly and infirm individuals with canes there who were made to stand for the entire time and not afforded any accommodation.

God was clearly watching that no one collapsed in extremis. I left there after 90 minutes tachycardic, dehydrated and with a temperature of 100.

1. One of the registration machines that printed the ballots kept shutting down b/o inadequate power.

During the period of time I was there at least 30 votes were lost from people/families who couldn’t tolerate the conditions and left. We complain about voter suppression occurring in less progressive areas of the country only to have the same thing occur here.

This is unconscionable and not what I expect from NY state or Westchester County. I hope we can expect better in November.

A 32-year Hartsdale resident and most unhappy constituent,

COMPLAINT NUMBER 3  INADEQUATE HELP TO CONTROL CROWDS–CROWD CONTROL PROBLEMS


Very disappointed by the long lines, slowly moving registration , disorganized voting at Woodlands.

Not enough help .. there should be more help here to crowd control considering the limited number of voting centers due to Covid. 

This will hurt our democratic voting turnout   Also very hot in this gym   People are not happy !!

COMPLAINT NUMBER 4 – DID NOT RECEIVE ABSENTEE BALLOT
Good morning,


I am writing again to inform you that Primary Day is here and I still have not received my absentee ballot. I have been in touch with the Board of Elections on several occasions and was told the ballot is coming from Rochester and I will get it on time.

Obviously, this is not true.


As an 82 year old senior citizen who has always voted, I am quite disturbed by this situation.
I thought this matter should be brought  to your attention.
Thank you.

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LOCAL UTILITY PHONE SCAM: “YOU WERE OVERCHARGED BY YOUR THIRD PARTY SUPPLIER”

WPCNR SCAM-A-RAMA. By John F. Bailey. June 23, 2020:

Electricity consumers beware this new scam yours truly encountered moments ago. I got a local number call 914-717-9845. The message was simple, and I paraphrase it here:

“You were overcharged by your third party supplier. You are entitled to a rebate check. Please press 1 to receive your rebate check.”

All electricity users should beware of this ploy. I, of course, did not press “1” because I know I pay a rate so much lower than the utility in the area. It is impossible to be overcharged. (Only the utility does that.)

It is fool’s gold, in my opinion, because it is preying on what everybody wants….a check, any check.

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WORKING MOMS AND DADS, BUSINESSES–DAYCARE HELP IS ON THE WAY FOR PHASE 3 FROM GOVERNOR CUOMO. $300 TO $1,600 PER REOPENING.

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES $65 MILLION NY FORWARD CHILD CARE EXPANSION INCENTIVE

WORRY: 1.2 Percent of Yesterday’s COVID-19 Tests were Positive

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that $65 million in federal CARES Act funding is available for child care providers statewide through the New York Forward Child Care Expansion Incentive program.

The funding available includes:

  • $20 million to assist childcare program with reopening and expansion of capacity by providing materials to support a more socially distant model, and for supplies and activities associated with reopening and expansion. This may include partitions, short term rental of space, etc.
  • $45 million in childcare Reopening and Expansion Incentive funds to pay for 50% of the cost of a newly opened classroom (maximum grant amount of $6,000) as an incentivize to open the classroom. The temporary funds will phase out over the second and third months as more parents bring their children back into childcare.

Throughout the pandemic, 65 percent of OCFS-licensed and -registered child care programs remained open, many serving families of essential workers. The funding being made available today will help to bring closed programs back to operation to serve families returning to the workplace.

“New York went from one of the highest infection rates in the country to one of the lowest because we made decisions based on science – not politics,” Governor Cuomo said. “We’re seeing in other states what happens when you just reopen with no regard for metrics or data – it’s bad for public health and for the economy, and states that reopened in a rush are now seeing a boomerang. We do about 60,000 tests per day – more than any state or country on a per capita basis and approximately 1 percent of tests are coming back positive. We do this testing religiously, and we watch the rate and calibrate our reopening by that rate. The Hudson Valley moves to phase 3 today and Long Island will go to phase 3 tomorrow.

“As we move further into the reopening and more parents go back to work, we’re also making sure child care programs across the state have the support they need to reopen safely,” Governor Cuomo continued. “By providing support for expanded classrooms that allow for more social distancing and other resources, we can help keep staff and children safe.”

To be eligible for reopening funds, child care programs must have either been closed as of June 15 and have a plan to reopen within two weeks of applying or currently operating below their licensed capacity and would like to expand. The grants will be pro-rated as programs reach capacity. Programs must submit a detailed plan for use of funds and must remain open at least through the end of the year. 

The maximum awards for the $20 million in Reopening and Restructuring Incentives depend on the size of the program and range from $300 to $1,600 one-time grants. Child care programs may apply to OCFS through July 15.

The governor also updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other helpful data points are always available at forward.ny.gov.

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization – 1,104 (down -18 from the day before)
  • Number ICU – 302 (down -28 from the day before)
  • Number ICU that are intubated – 204 (down -24 from the day before)
  • Total Discharges – 69,769 (up +59 from the day before)
  • Deaths – 27
  • Total Deaths – 24,766

Of the 48,709 tests conducted in New York State yesterday, 597, or 1.2 percent, were positive. Each region’s percentage of positive tests over the last three days is as follows:

REGIONSATURDAYSUNDAYMONDAY
New York City1.20%1.10%1.40%
Capital Region0.40%0.70%1.30%
Central New York0.90%0.70%1.80%
Finger Lakes0.40%0.70%1.10%
Long Island1.00%0.90%1.10%
Hudson Valley1.00%1.00%1.00%
Mohawk Valley1.00%1.40%0.50%
North Country0.20%0.10%0.40%
Southern Tier0.30%0.30%0.20%
Western New York0.80%1.00%1.30%

The Governor also confirmed 597 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 389,085 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 389,085 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

CountyTotal PositiveNew Positive
Albany2,0622
Allegany580
Broome6711
Cattaraugus1183
Cayuga1080
Chautauqua1160
Chemung1390
Chenango1411
Clinton1000
Columbia4542
Cortland440
Delaware911
Dutchess4,1505
Erie7,07338
Essex410
Franklin281
Fulton2440
Genesee2294
Greene2560
Hamilton60
Herkimer1370
Jefferson840
Lewis241
Livingston1251
Madison3470
Monroe3,54028
Montgomery1091
Nassau41,54431
Niagara11952
NYC21,3056315
Oneida1,4215
Onondaga2,70227
Ontario2420
Orange10,66612
Orleans2771
Oswego1796
Otsego830
Putnam1,3050
Rensselaer5335
Rockland13,52915
Saratoga5383
Schenectady7709
Schoharie570
Schuyler120
Seneca640
St. Lawrence2170
Steuben2630
Suffolk41,05646
Sullivan1,4402
Tioga1411
Tompkins1750
Ulster1,7571
Warren2620
Washington2440
Wayne1452
Westchester34,58124
Wyoming930
Yates431

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PRIMARY RESULTS TONIGHT MAY REACH INCONCLUSIVE RESULTS– REPORTED 27,000 ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUESTS SENT OUT. A RECORD THAT BOARD OF ELECTIONS MAY TAKE UNTIL THE END OF JULY TO COUNT, CANDIDATES WORRY

WPCNR CAMPAIGN 2020. By John F. Bailey. June 23, 2020:

Candidates for the local 93rd New York Assembly District are telling WPCNR that results tonight in the 5 way race between Kristen Browde, Christropher Burdick, Mark Jaffe, Alex Roithmayr and Jeremiah Frie-Pearson may come down to past the wire, because an all time record of absentee ballots in Westchester have been issued. One candidate says 27,000 absentee ballots have been issued, 5,000 in the 93rd district.

The upshot is that if the top vote getters in the 93rd district are tightly bunched, the absentee ballots will determine the outcome.

It may take to early July to count them all, one candidate says, another more familiar with the process, says a final result may not be conclusion until the end of July.

The law requires that absentee ballots postmarked by or on the primary date are valid and law requires absentee ballots have to be held for 10 days after the election date to assure all absentee ballots are in.

One candidate told WPCNR the Board of Elections may be overwhelmed with not one, but three close races, not only the 93rd district is a competitive field, but the 17th Congressional District is hotly contested. At this time it is unclear who the absentee inspectors are for each candidate, or if they have even been chosen or not.

Since Governor Andrew M. Cuomo postponed the primary to June 15, to avert spreading of the coronavirus at polling places (Westchester has only three for this election, The White Plains Board of Elections, White Plains High School and North Castle Community Center), a record number of absentee ballots were requested.

Since all three contests–Westchester District Attorney, the 93rd District and the 17th Congressional District are on the same ballot, could an absentee ballot be thrown out once and invalidated for all contests? Or does each absentee ballot have to be vetted by representatives for the candidates in each contest? Who is the ballot decider. Is there a higher authority?

So unless the candidates already have their legal inspectors lined up already, they better find them.

One candidate told WPCNR many persons as of the weekend had not sent their absentee ballots in yet. Another said the Board of Elections may be overwelmed by the sheer number of ballots sent out.

Another point: Perhaps you should have a different ballot for for each race in the future when there are multiple races with multiple candidates.

The White Plains Board of Education managed to count approximately 6,000 votes in one night last week. So the Board of Elections should be able to take this challenge in stride.

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Primary Day in White Plains: 6 AM to 9 PM. Last Day to Mail in Absentee Ballots. WHITE PLAINS residents vote at White Plains High School

The White Plains High School Polling Place at 8:45 A.M.
Dawn on Primary Day

WPCNR CAMPAIGN 2020. fROM THE MAYOR’S OFFICE. JUNE 23, 2020:

TODAY is Primary Election Day in Westchester County. Due to the pandemic the number of polling places has been reduced to three, the Westchester County Board of Elections, the North Castle Community Center, and White Plains High School. (Editor’s Note: There are three nominating contests: the 17th Congressional District, the 93rd Assembly District, and Westchester District Attorney, located on the back of your ballot. The Democratic Presidential Primary is on the front of the ballot.)

If you are uncertain where to vote, call the Board of Elections at (914) 995-5700 or visit the Board’s website at: citizenparticipation.westchestergov.com.  

You may determine your polling place by entering your residence address. Polls are open from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Remember to wear your mask!

The most recent data provided by the county Monday indicates the cumulative number of people who have tested positive in White Plains since testing began is 1,809.The county estimates the number of active cases in White Plains to be 53. The County’s “active” number is based on positive cases over the last 2 weeks. The number of new cases each day remains very low.

 Today, Tuesday, June 23rd, Westchester County enters Phase 3 of the reopening process. In this phase, restaurants and food service establishments may open for indoor dining with restrictions, and personal care services, including nail salons, spas, and massage therapy, may also open with restrictions.

Pools Open July 1

Both Kittrell and Gardella pools will open for residents only on July 1st. Reservations will be required, as will a pool pass. Check cityofwhiteplains.com, for more information.

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The Watch Tower

WPCNR ALBANY ROUNDS. From the Governor’s Press Office. June 22, 2020 UPDATED WITH SUNDAY RESULTS:



Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Monday updated New Yorkers on the Sunday Covid situation this morning.

The Governor announced that global public health experts cleared the Mid-Hudson Valley to enter Phase 3 of reopening tomorrow. Long Island is on track to enter Phase 3 of reopening Wednesday. Business guidance for Phase Three of the state’s reopening plan is available here.

“In New York, we’ve been following the science and the data and the metrics from day one. We have the best numbers that we’ve had since this started today in New York,” Governor Cuomo said. “Yesterday, we only had ten deaths, down from a high of 800. We have about 1,000 people in our hospitals, which is one of the lowest numbers we’ve had since this began. Because of the changes New Yorkers made, we now have the lowest transmission rate in the United States of America.”

Monday’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Deaths: 10, lowest since March 21st  
  • Hospitalizations: 1,122 (down from 1,142 the day before)
  • ICU Hospitalizations: 330
  • ICU Hospitalizations that are Intubated: 228
  • Total Discharges: 69,710

Of the 56,780 tests conducted in New York State yesterday, 552, or .97 percent, were positive. Each region’s percentage of positive tests over the last three days is as follows:

REGIONFRIDAYSATURDAYSUNDAY
New York City1.10%1.20%1.10%
Capital Region0.70%0.40%0.70%
Central New York0.60%0.90%0.70%
Finger Lakes1.10%0.40%0.70%
Long Island1.10%1.00%0.90%
Hudson Valley1.10%1.00%1.00%
Mohawk Valley1.80%1.00%1.40%
North Country0.40%0.20%0.10%
Southern Tier0.40%0.30%0.30%
Western New York0.80%0.80%1.00%

The Governor also confirmed 552 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 388,488 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 388,488 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

CountyTotal PositiveNew Positive
Albany2,0606
Allegany580
Broome6702
Cattaraugus1150
Cayuga1080
Chautauqua1160
Chemung1390
Chenango1401
Clinton1000
Columbia4521
Cortland440
Delaware900
Dutchess4,1457
Erie7,03531
Essex410
Franklin270
Fulton2441
Genesee2253
Greene2560
Hamilton60
Herkimer1371
Jefferson840
Lewis230
Livingston1241
Madison3472
Monroe3,51214
Montgomery1082
Nassau41,51334
Niagara1,1931
NYC212,741295
Oneida1,41623
Onondaga2,6759
Ontario2422
Orange10,6546
Orleans2760
Oswego1730
Otsego831
Putnam1,3054
Rensselaer5284
Rockland13,51410
Saratoga5352
Schenectady7617
Schoharie570
Schuyler120
Seneca640
St. Lawrence2171
Steuben2632
Suffolk41,01038
Sullivan1,4381
Tioga1400
Tompkins1750
Ulster1,7562
Warren2621
Washington2440
Wayne1430
Westchester34,55736
Wyoming930
Yates421



Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Sunday updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

New York City will enter Phase Two of reopening on today, June 22, and the Mid-Hudson region remains on track to enter Phase Three on Tuesday, June 23. The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other helpful data points are always available at forward.ny.gov.

“The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t over, and as we reopen New York safely and incrementally, the state government will continue to provide timely information so that New Yorkers can make educated decisions for themselves and their families,” Governor Cuomo said. “Yesterday, less than 1 percent of COVID-19 tests conducted in the state were positive, which means we continue to be on the right path toward defeating the virus.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Hospitalizations: 1,142
  • Deaths: 15
  • ICU Hospitalizations: 332

Of the 67,526 tests conducted in New York State yesterday, 664, or .98 percent, were positive. Each region’s percentage of positive tests over the last three days is as follows:

REGIONTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
New York City1.10%1.10%1.20%
Capital Region1.00%0.70%0.40%
Central New York1.30%0.60%0.90%
Finger Lakes1.00%1.10%0.40%
Long Island0.80%1.10%1.00%
Hudson Valley1.10%1.10%1.00%
Mohawk Valley1.50%1.80%1.00%
North Country0.10%0.40%0.20%
Southern Tier0.20%0.40%0.30%
Western New York0.70%0.80%0.80%

The Governor also confirmed 664 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 387,936 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 387,936 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

CountyTotal PositiveNew Positive
Albany2,0541
Allegany580
Broome6683
Cattaraugus1152
Cayuga1080
Chautauqua1161
Chemung1390
Chenango1390
Clinton1000
Columbia4510
Cortland440
Delaware900
Dutchess4,13811
Erie7,00424
Essex410
Franklin270
Fulton2430
Genesee2220
Greene2561
Hamilton60
Herkimer1362
Jefferson841
Lewis231
Livingston1230
Madison3452
Monroe3,49811
Montgomery1060
Nassau41,47936
Niagara1,1924
NYC212,446385
Oneida1,39315
Onondaga2,66622
Ontario2401
Orange10,64810
Orleans2761
Oswego1734
Otsego820
Putnam1,3010
Rensselaer5243
Rockland13,5049
Saratoga5332
Schenectady7545
Schoharie571
Schuyler120
Seneca640
St. Lawrence2160
Steuben2610
Suffolk40,97264
Sullivan1,4372
Tioga1400
Tompkins1751
Ulster1,7544
Warren2610
Washington2440
Wayne1430
Westchester34,52135
Wyoming930
Yates410

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Monday updated New Yorkers on the Sunday Covid situation.

The Governor announced that global public health experts cleared the Mid-Hudson Valley to enter Phase 3 of reopening tomorrow. Long Island is on track to enter Phase 3 of reopening Wednesday. Business guidance for Phase Three of the state’s reopening plan is available here.

“In New York, we’ve been following the science and the data and the metrics from day one. We have the best numbers that we’ve had since this started today in New York,” Governor Cuomo said. “Yesterday, we only had ten deaths, down from a high of 800. We have about 1,000 people in our hospitals, which is one of the lowest numbers we’ve had since this began. Because of the changes New Yorkers made, we now have the lowest transmission rate in the United States of America.”

Monday’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Deaths: 10, lowest since March 21st  
  • Hospitalizations: 1,122 (down from 1,142 the day before)
  • ICU Hospitalizations: 330
  • ICU Hospitalizations that are Intubated: 228
  • Total Discharges: 69,710

Of the 56,780 tests conducted in New York State yesterday, 552, or .97 percent, were positive. Each region’s percentage of positive tests over the last three days is as follows:

REGIONFRIDAYSATURDAYSUNDAY
New York City1.10%1.20%1.10%
Capital Region0.70%0.40%0.70%
Central New York0.60%0.90%0.70%
Finger Lakes1.10%0.40%0.70%
Long Island1.10%1.00%0.90%
Hudson Valley1.10%1.00%1.00%
Mohawk Valley1.80%1.00%1.40%
North Country0.40%0.20%0.10%
Southern Tier0.40%0.30%0.30%
Western New York0.80%0.80%1.00%

The Governor also confirmed 552 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 388,488 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 388,488 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

CountyTotal PositiveNew Positive
Albany2,0606
Allegany580
Broome6702
Cattaraugus1150
Cayuga1080
Chautauqua1160
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ALEX ROITHMAYR DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY CANDIDATE FOR 93RD NY ASSEMBLY SEAT: HIS CORONAVIRUS RETROSPECTIVE

WPCNR’S PROGRAM “PEOPLE TO BE HEARD” interviewed all five Democratic primary candidates for the 93rd New York Assembly Candidates back in March and early April.

The last two candidates were interviewed in the last two weeks you can see their interviews on wwwwpcommunitymedia.org.

In order for the first three interviewees to comment on the coronavirus situation and challenges and how the first three candidates would handle them, WPCNR has interviewed the first three interviewees centering on the new coronavirus situation that is challenging the state.

The THIRD of those interviews was conducted in White Plains NY USA early this Sunday morning with ALEX ROITHMAYR. The primary is Tuesday, March 23. Here is that interview with Mr. Roithmayr:

ALEX ROITHMAYR OF WHITE PLAINS, NY, USA CANDIDATE FOR THE 93RD ASSEMBLY DISTRICT ON RESPONDING TO THE EFFECTS OF THE CORONAVIRUS.
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