Earlier today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced he would not ban trick-or-treaters from going door to door this Halloween during an interview with News 12 Long Island with Tara Joyce.

“I would not ban trick-or-treaters going door to door. I don’t think that’s appropriate. You have neighbors – if you want to go knock on your neighbor’s door, God bless you and I’m not going to tell you not to. If you want to go for a walk with your child through the neighborhood, I’m not gonna tell you you can’t take your child to the neighborhood, I’m not going to do that – I’ll give you my advice and guidance and then you will make a decision what you do that night,” he stated.

The Governor also announced that six states—California, Hawaii, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, and Ohio—have been removed from New York State’s COVID-19 travel advisory. The Northern Mariana Islands have also been removed. Puerto Rico has been added. The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive, and many other helpful data points are always available at forward.ny.gov.

“When other states and territories make progress fighting COVID-19, that’s good for New York and while I am glad to see areas removed from the travel advisory list, it still remains far too long,” Governor Cuomo said. “Make no mistake: We must continue to be New York Tough and stay smart. Wearing masks, social distancing, and hand washing is what tamed this beast in New York and we must keep it up.”

The full, updated travel advisory list is below:

  • Alaska
  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Guam
  • Iowa
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Missouri
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Nebraska
  • Oklahoma
  • Puerto Rico
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • West Virginia

Yesterday, the State Liquor Authority and State Police Task Force visited 1,109 establishments in New York City and Long Island and observed 5 establishments that were not in compliance with state requirements. A county breakdown of yesterday’s observed violations is below:

  • Queens – 1
  • Suffolk – 4

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization 481 (+17)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 60
  • Hospital Counties 32
  • Number ICU 144 (+1)
  • Number ICU with Intubation 60 (+1)
  • Total Discharges 75,847 (+33)
  • Deaths – 11
  • Total Deaths – 25,405

Of the 73,678 test results reported to New York State yesterday, 766, or 1.0 percent, were positive. The Governor also confirmed 766 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 445,714 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 445,714 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, there have been 328 cases in Herkimer County with 10 deaths.