The state reported on Saturday that there were more than 1,700 new confirmed cases on Friday, up slightly from the day before — case totals not seen in New York since May.
New York recorded the results of more than 134,000 virus tests Friday, the most ever performed in a single day.
“This pandemic is not over," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement. He added: “My message to New Yorkers is please stay vigilant.”
The hardest hit regions of the state, on a per capita basis, were the Southern Tier area along the Pennsylvania border and the Mid-Hudson Valley.
Both of those areas were seeing the virus spread at a rate that, if they were independent states, they would be subject to New York’s rules requiring out-of-state travelers to quarantine.
The quarantine cutoff, currently for states like Illinois, Colorado and Florida, is based on a seven-day rolling average of positive cases exceeding 10 per 100,000 residents.
The Southern Tier’s average Friday was at 17 per 100,000.
An often-cited measure of the virus’ spread — the percentage of tests that come back positive — remained low, about 1.3%.
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