Updated May 25, 2020, 1:30 PM: 

Since the state’s first documented case on March 1st, Coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread throughout New York State. As of state reporting through May 24th there were 362,764 confirmed cases of COVID19 in New York in all 62 of the state’s counties. Many Upstate New York counties face shortages of medical supplies and cannot undertake extensive testing, so total counts of confirmed cases are considered low. There are now 28,747 confirmed cases in the 52 counties of Upstate New York.

As of May 24th, there were 2,516  confirmed cases in the 12 Adirondack Park counties:

Clinton County – 95 positive cases 
Essex – 36
Franklin – 20
Fulton – 196
Hamilton – 5
Herkimer – 103
Lewis – 19
Oneida – 905
Saratoga – 461
St. Lawrence – 197
Warren – 251
Washington – 228

After a 2-month shutdown where New York was successful in flattening the curve and bringing down the rate of COVID19 hospitalizations and patients in ICUs, the state has now embarked upon a “reopening” plan. The state is using a series of indicators to monitor the public health impacts of reopening through 10 different regions across the state. Click here to see the “dashboard” for information about these indicators. Click here to see the performance of each region. Click here to see regional hospitalization rates.
 
The Adirondack Park is chopped into three regions by the state: North Country, Capital, and Mohawk Valley.
 
New York’s reopening is contingent on wearing facemasks in public, social distancing, and practicing self-defense through use of sanitizers and frequent hand washing.
 
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has a good site that lists the things that people can do to keep yourself safe.
 
Here are five things that the World Health Organization suggests that you do to protect yourself:
 
1 – HANDS – Wash them often
2 – ELBOW – Cough into it
3 – FACE – Don’t touch it
4 – FEET – Stay more than 6 feet apart from other people
5 – FEEL SICK – Stay home and call your doctor
 
The NYS Department of Health updates each afternoon a list of counties in New York with documented cases of Coronavirus each afternoon. (See chart below.)
 
The NYS Department of Health updates the COVID-19 fatalities by county in New York each day. (See chart below.)
 
New York City Department of Health is also updating the numbers of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the five boroughs of New York each day by 6PM.
 
The New York Times has taken down its paywall and has opened its Coronavirus reporting to everybody. The Times has good information on the spread around the world, in the U.S., and in New York State.
 
In many ways the number of deaths is the best metric for assessing the true scope of infections. The Washington Post, which has also opened its paywall for COVID-19 reporting, has a page that tracks deaths in the U.S. and by state.
 
Active COVID-19 cases state by state are tracked on this site.
 
North Country Public Radio is running, and frequently updating a very informative coronavirus blog that focuses on the North Country and Adirondack Park.
 
And, as always, the Adirondack Daily Enterprise is a constant source of good and timely information on the Tri-Lakes and Adirondacks.
 
For long-term trends of confirmed COVID19 cases in NYS:
 
March 1st: 1
April 1st: 2,349
May 1st: 312,977
 
The chart below is for the documented infection levels in New York State. The first coronavirus case in New York State was confirmed in Westchester County on March 1st. As of May 24th, there were 362,764 confirmed cases in the state (source: NYSDOH):
 
County Confirmed Cases 5/21 Confirmed Cases 5/24
Albany 1,756 1,791
Allegany 44 44
Bronx 43,766 44,247
Broome 468 519
Cattaraugus 74 81
Cayuga 73 77
Chautauqua 63 75
Chemung 135 136
Chenango 118 119
Clinton 94 95
Columbia 356 372
Cortland 37 39
Delaware 72 77
Dutchess 3,767 3,825
Erie 5,397 5,700
Essex 36 36
Franklin 19 20
Fulton 189 196
Genesee 189 192
Greene 215 225
Hamilton 5 5
Herkimer 95 103
Jefferson 72 72
Kings 53,639 54,360
Lewis 19 19
Livingston 114 115
Madison 297 303
Manhattan 25,672 26,009
Monroe 2,601 2,733
Montgomery 77 79
Nassau 39,608 39,907
Niagara 897 955
Oneida 828 905
Onondaga 1,828 1,981
Ontario 180 185
Orange 10,142 10,244
Orleans 175 205
Oswego 96 104
Otsego 67 69
Putnam 1,187 1,214
Queens 60,236 60,828
Rensselaer 460 465
Richmond 13,171 13,287
Rockland 12,905 12,996
Saratoga 448 461
Schenectady 645 664
Schoharie 49 49
Schuyler 11 11
Seneca 54 55
St. Lawrence 195 197
Steuben 240 240
Suffolk 38,672 39,090
Sullivan 1,287 1,324
Tioga 118 122
Tompkins 147 154
Ulster 1,595 1,632
Warren 246 251
Washington 224 228
Wayne 104 109
Westchester 32,767 33,049
Wyoming 79 82
Yates 34 37
Total Confirmed Cases 358,154 362,764
 
For long-term trends of confirmed COVID19 deaths in NYS:
 
March 1st: 0
April 1st: 2,041
May 1st: 18,610
 
The chart below is for documented deaths in New York State by county of residence. As of May 24th, there were 23,488 COVID19 deaths in the state, with 1,644 in Upstate New York (source: NYSDOH). This number does not include the more than 6,000 deaths that New York City lists the cause of death as “probable” due to COVID19.
 
County Confirmed Deaths (residents) 5/24
Albany 98
Allegany 2
Bronx 3,187
Broome 44
Cattaraugus 3
Cayuga 2
Chautauqua 2
Chemung 2
Chenango 5
Clinton 4
Columbia 38
Cortland 1
Delaware 2
Dutchess 138
Erie 471
Essex 0
Franklin 0
Fulton 18
Genesee 5
Greene 13
Hamilton 1
Herkimer 3
Jefferson 0
Kings 4,838
Lewis 5
Livingston 3
Madison 8
Manhattan 1,987
Monroe 185
Montgomery 4
Nassau 2,103
Niagara 58
Oneida 42
Onondaga 104
Ontario 14
Orange 365
Orleans 33
Oswego 2
Otsego 4
Putnam 58
Queens 4,878
Rensselaer 25
Richmond 719
Rockland 491
Saratoga 14
Schenectady 27
Schoharie 2
Schuyler 0
Seneca 1
St. Lawrence 2
Steuben 27
Suffolk 1,840
Sullivan 29
Tioga 18
Tompkins 0
Ulster 73
Warren 27
Washington 14
Wayne 2
Westchester 1,343
Wyoming 5
Yates 6
Non-NYS 93
Total Confirmed Deaths 23,488 (+96 from previous day)