Governor Cuomo Announces Lowest Single-Day COVID-19 Positivity Rate Since November 21 (Onondaga County Positivity Rate is 1.08%)

Statewide Positivity Rate is 2.85%  Onondaga County Positivity Rate is 1.08%, only 37 New cases in Onondaga County 

5,876 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

1,154 Patients in the ICU; 800 Intubated

99 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the COVID-19 positivity rate was 2.85 percent yesterday, the lowest since November 21.

“New Yorkers have shown courage and fortitude in the face of this unprecedented pandemic, and it’s thanks to them that we’re seeing a decline in hospitalizations and in the COVID positivity rate,” Governor Cuomo said. “The vaccine is the light at the end of the tunnel and we’re continuing to aggressively expand our statewide network of distribution sites, but we need more supply to thoroughly vaccinate the population and begin our transition to a post-pandemic world. That means that until we have enough supply, New Yorkers should continue practicing the safe behaviors that have made such a difference fighting in this virus so far—wash your hands, wear a mask, practice social distancing and stay safe.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 216,813
  • Total Positive – 6,189
  • Percent Positive – 2.85%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 3.36%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 5,876 (-101)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week – -698
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 678
  • Hospital Counties – 55
  • Number ICU – 1,154 (-22)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 800 (+1)
  • Total Discharges – 143,659 (+588)
  • Deaths – 99
  • Total Deaths – 38,135

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
167
0.02%
35%
Central New York
83
0.01%
33%
Finger Lakes
225
0.02%
41%
Long Island
1,005
0.04%
35%
Mid-Hudson
611
0.03%
44%
Mohawk Valley
105
0.02%
37%
New York City
3,252
0.04%
31%
North Country
74
0.02%
57%
Southern Tier
130
0.02%
47%
Western New York
224
0.02%
38%
Statewide
5,876
0.03%
36%

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
246
193 
24%
Central New York
262
184 
34%
Finger Lakes
397
260 
37%
Long Island
867
686 
22%
Mid-Hudson
677
402 
41%
Mohawk Valley
127
83 
31%
New York City
2,593
2,029 
22%
North Country
62
36 
45%
Southern Tier
126
72 
43%
Western New York
545
333 
38%
Statewide
5,902
4,278 
28%

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

Region
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Capital Region
1.99%
1.99%
2.02%
Central New York
1.24%
1.20%
1.08%
Finger Lakes
2.33%
2.28%
2.22%
Long Island
4.35%
4.30%
4.10%
Mid-Hudson
4.22%
4.23%
4.18%
Mohawk Valley
2.03%
1.96%
1.92%
New York City
4.48%
4.49%
4.35%
North Country
3.72%
3.84%
3.39%
Southern Tier
0.79%
0.69%
0.71%
Western New York
2.47%
2.44%
2.31%
Statewide
3.52%
3.46%
3.36%

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

Borough
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Bronx
5.77%
5.78%
5.62%
Brooklyn
4.39%
4.37%
4.72%
Manhattan
2.79%
2.74%
2.80%
Queens
4.94%
4.93%
4.85%
Staten Island
4.37%
4.43%
4.62%

Of the 1,597,774 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
20,526
40
Allegany
2,856
6
Broome
14,412
96
Cattaraugus
4,324
12
Cayuga
5,312
9
Chautauqua
7,213
12
Chemung
6,397
5
Chenango
2,390
5
Clinton
3,468
16
Columbia
3,347
12
Cortland
3,102
4
Delaware
1,469
6
Dutchess
21,862
93
Erie
64,066
203
Essex
1,317
3
Franklin
1,996
10
Fulton
3,245
11
Genesee
4,335
15
Greene
2,598
9
Hamilton
277
0
Herkimer
4,531
10
Jefferson
4,681
14
Lewis
2,026
6
Livingston
3,478
14
Madison
3,792
9
Monroe
51,913
111
Montgomery
3,121
11
Nassau
145,290
519
Niagara
15,100
41
NYC
694,438
3,363
Oneida
19,519
38
Onondaga
32,054
37
Ontario
5,699
18
Orange
36,102
177
Orleans
2,422
13
Oswego
5,935
17
Otsego
2,267
8
Putnam
8,204
50
Rensselaer
8,860
21
Rockland
37,948
115
Saratoga
11,723
36
Schenectady
10,685
24
Schoharie
1,176
1
Schuyler
852
1
Seneca
1,564
3
St. Lawrence
5,336
49
Steuben
5,452
9
Suffolk
159,571
425
Sullivan
4,662
16
Tioga
2,771
5
Tompkins
3,414
6
Ulster
9,854
42
Warren
2,795
4
Washington
2,279
8
Wayne
4,409
11
Westchester
105,550
382
Wyoming
2,778
8
Yates
1,011
0

Yesterday, 99 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 38,135. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Albany
2
Bronx
13
Broome
1
Chemung
1
Chenango
1
Erie
3
Greene
1
Herkimer
1
Kings
22
Manhattan
9
Monroe
1
Montgomery
2
Nassau
11
Oneida
2
Orange
1
Queens
11
Richmond
1
Rockland
1
Suffolk
6
Washington
1
Westchester
8