Governor Cuomo Announces Lowest 7-Day Average COVID-19 Positivity Rate Since November 28


Central New York Positivity Rate trending downward – Remains steady at 1.76% Among the Lowest in NYS

7-Day Average NYS Positivity Rate Drops to 3.71%

6,620 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

1,271 Patients in the ICU; 878 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 4.95%

107 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State’s 7-day average COVID-19 positivity rate dropped to 3.71 percent, the lowest since November 28.

NY Gov. Cuomo

“The numbers continue to trend in a good direction because New Yorkers are taking this virus seriously and doing the right things to protect themselves and their families. New Yorkers should be commended for that,” Governor Cuomo said. “We are working 24/7 to get vaccines into arms as quickly as possible, and while we have the operational capacity to do more, lack of supply remains the single limiting factor. So while we do the work of getting every eligible person the vaccine as quickly as humanly possible, we need to continue to be smart: wear masks, socially distance, avoid gatherings, and stay New York Tough.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 136,392
  • Total Positive – 6,753
  • Percent Positive – 4.95%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 3.71%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 6,620 (-3)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week – -1,255
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 560
  • Hospital Counties – 53
  • Number ICU – 1,271 (+1)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 878 (+3)
  • Total Discharges – 138,975 (+433)
  • Deaths – 107
  • Total Deaths – 37,328

It is important to note that data, including test results and hospital rates, reported early in the week are often not completely reflective of the current situation due to lower discharges and testing volume over the weekend. Data trends over a period of time, such as using 7-day averages, are a preferred metric.

The regional hospital bed capacity and occupancy numbers, including the number of hospitalizations as a percent of the region’s population, is as follows:

Region
COVID Patients Currently in Hospital in Region
COVID Patients as Percent of Region Population
Percent of Hospital Beds Available Within 7 Days Under Surge Plan
Capital Region
241
0.02%
31%
Central New York
128
0.02%
31%
Finger Lakes
301
0.03%
40%
Long Island
1,110
0.04%
32%
Mid-Hudson
697
0.03%
43%
Mohawk Valley
139
0.03%
33%
New York City
3,494
0.04%
31%
North Country
72
0.02%
56%
Southern Tier
161
0.03%
46%
Western New York
277
0.02%
36%
Statewide
6,620
0.03%
34%

The regional ICU bed capacity and occupancy numbers are as follows:

Region
Total ICU Beds in Region
Total Occupied ICU Beds in Region
Percent of ICU Beds Available in Region (7-day Avg)
Capital Region
235
162 
22%
Central New York
262
185 
30%
Finger Lakes
397
250 
36%
Long Island
865
669 
21%
Mid-Hudson
680
408 
38%
Mohawk Valley
127
97 
27%
New York City
2,595
2,016 
20%
North Country
57
30 
43%
Southern Tier
126
71 
40%
Western New York
545
328 
39%
Statewide
5,889
4,216 
26%

Each region’s 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

Region
Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Capital Region
2.50%
2.34%
2.27%
Central New York
1.67%
1.67%
1.72%
Finger Lakes
2.38%
2.31%
2.38%
Long Island
4.77%
4.62%
4.58%
Mid-Hudson
4.67%
4.53%
4.47%
Mohawk Valley
2.21%
2.23%
2.00%
New York City
4.53%
4.47%
4.39%
North Country
3.96%
3.98%
3.97%
Southern Tier
0.85%
0.82%
0.90%
Western New York
3.62%
3.25%
3.31%
Statewide
3.83%
3.74%
3.71%

Each New York City borough’s 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

Borough
Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Bronx
6.22%
6.11%
5.76%
Brooklyn
4.80%
4.53%
4.38%
Manhattan
2.85%
2.70%
2.59%
Queens
4.82%
4.64%
4.55%
Staten Island
4.71%
4.44%
4.35%

Of the 1,542,887 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
20,090
57
Allegany
2,768
8
Broome
13,803
46
Cattaraugus
4,185
16
Cayuga
5,182
6
Chautauqua
7,071
13
Chemung
6,307
11
Chenango
2,328
1
Clinton
3,258
19
Columbia
3,251
17
Cortland
3,027
4
Delaware
1,385
14
Dutchess
21,024
81
Erie
62,208
209
Essex
1,249
7
Franklin
1,838
9
Fulton
3,072
15
Genesee
4,204
8
Greene
2,539
6
Hamilton
271
1
Herkimer
4,460
13
Jefferson
4,494
21
Lewis
1,949
8
Livingston
3,374
8
Madison
3,710
6
Monroe
50,830
133
Montgomery
3,002
14
Nassau
140,686
579
Niagara
14,803
47
NYC
665,263
3,700
Oneida
19,215
29
Onondaga
31,580
75
Ontario
5,533
18
Orange
34,898
169
Orleans
2,373
3
Oswego
5,798
12
Otsego
2,196
12
Putnam
7,943
32
Rensselaer
8,621
29
Rockland
36,954
177
Saratoga
11,415
36
Schenectady
10,493
21
Schoharie
1,125
4
Schuyler
845
1
Seneca
1,500
2
St. Lawrence
5,034
19
Steuben
5,368
13
Suffolk
155,149
526
Sullivan
4,506
9
Tioga
2,687
6
Tompkins
3,340
5
Ulster
9,541
43
Warren
2,720
10
Washington
2,190
23
Wayne
4,322
6
Westchester
102,197
381
Wyoming
2,712
12
Yates
1,001
3

Yesterday, 107 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 37,328. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Albany
1
Bronx
12
Broome
1
Chemung
1
Chenango
2
Clinton
1
Columbia
1
Delaware
1
Erie
4
Kings
19
Manhattan
15
Monroe
3
Nassau
6
Niagara
1
Oneida
2
Onondaga
1
Orange
3
Otsego
1
Queens
16
Richmond
1
Suffolk
9
Ulster
2
Westchester
4