Governor Cuomo Announces Lowest Daily Positivity Rate Since November 28; Net Hospitalizations Drop 553 Over Last Week

7,967 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide – Lowest Since January 2

1,506 Patients in the ICU; 986 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 4.38% – Lowest Daily Statewide Rate Since November 28

Lowest 7-Day Average Positivity Since December 3 – 27 Consecutive Days of Decline

All Regional 7-Day Avg. Positivity Below 6%

135 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Governor Cuomo: “As we enter into Super Bowl weekend, we cannot get cocky with COVID.”

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the lowest COVID-19 daily positivity rate since November 28, with net hospitalizations dropping 553 over the last week.

“The good news is New York’s numbers continue to show progress as the holiday surge recedes,” Governor Cuomo said. “Our positivity rate has been steadily declining, and that success is a reflection of New Yorkers’ commitment to defeating this beast. We know the weapon to win the war is the vaccine and more and more needles are getting in arms every day, but the federal supply is still not enough. This has been a long road, but I commend New Yorkers for their determination through it all. As we enter into Super Bowl weekend, we cannot get cocky with COVID – we must remain vigilant: be smart, wear a mask, socially distance and stay New York Tough.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 169,186
  • Total Positive – 7,414
  • Percent Positive – 4.38%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 4.72%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 7,967 (-115)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week –  -553
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 961
  • Hospital Counties – 57
  • Number ICU – 1,506 (-16)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 986 (-17)
  • Total Discharges – 130,302 (+924)
  • Deaths – 135
  • Total Deaths – 35,767

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
392
0.04%
27%
Central New York
180
0.02%
32%
Finger Lakes
501
0.04%
36%
Long Island
1,383
0.05%
31%
Mid-Hudson
926
0.04%
43%
Mohawk Valley
212
0.04%
30%
New York City
3,667
0.04%
31%
North Country
91
0.02%
53%
Southern Tier
229
0.04%
44%
Western New York
386
0.03%
37%
Statewide
7,967
0.04%
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
247
216
17%
Central New York
262
190
28%
Finger Lakes
397
286
28%
Long Island
860
674
21%
Mid-Hudson
683
406
40%
Mohawk Valley
131
99
25%
New York City
2,583
2,054
21%
North Country
59
37
39%
Southern Tier
126
82
33%
Western New York
545
339
39%
Statewide
5,893
4,383
26%

Yesterday, 169,186 test results were reported to New York State, and 4.38 percent were positive. Each region’s 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

Region
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Capital Region
4.67%
4.52%
4.11%
Central New York
3.08%
3.03%
2.88%
Finger Lakes
3.79%
3.57%
3.31%
Long Island
6.03%
5.89%
5.65%
Mid-Hudson
5.76%
5.66%
5.65%
Mohawk Valley
4.09%
4.05%
3.69%
New York City
5.09%
5.07%
5.01%
North Country
5.51%
5.25%
5.10%
Southern Tier
1.92%
1.83%
1.76%
Western New York
5.01%
4.96%
4.96%
Statewide
4.95%
4.86%
4.72%

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

Borough
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Bronx
6.47%
6.31%
6.33%
Brooklyn
5.17%
4.99%
5.14%
Manhattan
3.06%
3.04%
3.12%
Queens
5.21%
4.97%
4.96%
Staten Island
4.65%
4.47%
4.47%

Of the 1,440,718 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
19,100
162
Allegany
2,629
18
Broome
13,038
119
Cattaraugus
3,881
38
Cayuga
4,973
15
Chautauqua
6,667
71
Chemung
6,119
20
Chenango
2,175
29
Clinton
2,824
25
Columbia
3,051
11
Cortland
2,889
19
Delaware
1,241
7
Dutchess
19,512
70
Erie
58,612
513
Essex
1,153
19
Franklin
1,602
13
Fulton
2,685
32
Genesee
4,085
22
Greene
2,406
20
Hamilton
237
16
Herkimer
4,282
14
Jefferson
4,088
30
Lewis
1,793
16
Livingston
3,097
28
Madison
3,539
13
Monroe
48,781
247
Montgomery
2,737
12
Nassau
131,544
611
Niagara
14,016
130
NYC
613,285
2,939
Oneida
18,598
80
Onondaga
30,421
71
Ontario
5,278
41
Orange
32,830
166
Orleans
2,250
35
Oswego
5,561
28
Otsego
2,048
17
Putnam
7,456
24
Rensselaer
8,133
69
Rockland
35,094
144
Saratoga
10,795
77
Schenectady
9,953
72
Schoharie
1,047
2
Schuyler
816
5
Seneca
1,422
4
St. Lawrence
4,539
28
Steuben
5,147
29
Suffolk
146,293
651
Sullivan
4,278
20
Tioga
2,525
16
Tompkins
3,100
43
Ulster
8,955
46
Warren
2,534
40
Washington
1,942
35
Wayne
4,167
14
Westchester
95,989
347
Wyoming
2,538
24
Yates
968
7

Yesterday, 135 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 35,767. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Bronx
10
Broome
4
Cattaraugus
1
Chautauqua
4
Columbia
1
Cortland
1
Delaware
1
Dutchess
4
Erie
4
Franklin
1
Kings
18
Manhattan
8
Monroe
4
Montgomery
1
Nassau
9
Oneida
3
Onondaga
3
Orange
4
Queens
17
Richmond
2
Rockland
3
Saratoga
1
Schenectady
3
Seneca
1
St. Lawrence
1
Suffolk
10
Tompkins
3
Ulster
1
Washington
1
Westchester
10
Wyoming
1