Governor Cuomo Announces Lowest Single-Day COVID-19 Positivity Rate Since October 10

Statewide Positivity Rate Drops to 1.08%

Statewide 7-Day Average Positivity Rate Drops to 1.25%Lowest Since October 22; 38 Straight Days of Decline

Hospitalizations Drop to 1,852—Lowest Since November 14

7-Day Hospitalizations Drop to 2,041—Lowest Since November 18; 42 Straight Days of Decline

ICU Patients Drop to 433—Lowest Since November 17

Intubations Drop to 258—Lowest Since November 22

22 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the statewide COVID-19 positivity rate dropped to 1.08 percent yesterday, the lowest since October 10.

“New Yorkers are making tremendous progress in slowing the spread and keeping the numbers down – we have the lowest single-day positivity rate since October 10 and that is purely a function of our resilience and discipline,” Governor Cuomo said. “As our numbers continue to decline, we’re reopening even more sectors of our economy and reimagining life for a new normal in a post-pandemic world. We are getting on with life, but we haven’t fully conquered the COVID beast yet and we have to continue with the practices we know work to stop COVID in its tracks – wearing masks, practicing social distancing and most importantly, getting vaccinated.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 204,531
  • Total Positive – 2,216
  • Percent Positive – 1.08%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 1.25%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 1,852 (-76)
  • 7-Day Average Patient Hospitalization – 2,041
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week – -483
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 240
  • Number ICU – 433 (-30)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 258 (-12)
  • Total Discharges – 179,098 (+241)
  • Deaths – 22
  • Total Deaths – 42,389

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
72
0.01%
30%
Central New York
47
0.01%
32%
Finger Lakes
215
0.02%
40%
Long Island
262
0.01%
37%
Mid-Hudson
156
0.01%
48%
Mohawk Valley
34
0.01%
42%
New York City
804
0.01%
36%
North Country
12
0.00%
57%
Southern Tier
62
0.01%
52%
Western New York
188
0.01%
34%
Statewide
1852
0.01%
38%

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
238
200
16%
Central New York
233
170
27%
Finger Lakes
397
224
44%
Long Island
846
605
28%
Mid-Hudson
668
385
42%
Mohawk Valley
97
73
25%
New York City
2,512
1859
26%
North Country
58
21
64%
Southern Tier
115
68
41%
Western New York
547
342
37%
Statewide
5,711
3947
31%

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
1.40%
1.42%
1.47%
Central New York
1.11%
1.14%
1.17%
Finger Lakes
2.71%
2.78%
2.75%
Long Island
1.20%
1.16%
1.10%
Mid-Hudson
1.34%
1.23%
1.16%
Mohawk Valley
1.48%
1.49%
1.42%
New York City
1.20%
1.11%
1.07%
North Country
2.13%
2.00%
2.12%
Southern Tier
0.60%
0.60%
0.63%
Western New York
2.34%
2.30%
2.24%
Statewide
1.34%
1.28%
1.25%

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
1.28%
1.17%
1.13%
Brooklyn
1.38%
1.23%
1.20%
Manhattan
0.71%
0.70%
0.64%
Queens
1.30%
1.24%
1.19%
Staten Island
1.42%
1.35%
1.30%

Of the 2,063,465 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
24,385
17
Allegany
3,398
5
Broome
18,300
25
Cattaraugus
5,559
20
Cayuga
6,177
17
Chautauqua
8,776
9
Chemung
7,516
21
Chenango
3,392
4
Clinton
4,784
11
Columbia
3,991
8
Cortland
3,728
12
Delaware
2,311
4
Dutchess
29,107
22
Erie
88,115
143
Essex
1,573
0
Franklin
2,516
5
Fulton
4,324
9
Genesee
5,333
11
Greene
3,354
5
Hamilton
307
2
Herkimer
5,094
7
Jefferson
5,884
22
Lewis
2,676
17
Livingston
4,336
13
Madison
4,458
9
Monroe
66,320
235
Montgomery
4,188
4
Nassau
182,027
107
Niagara
19,634
39
NYC
925,848
855
Oneida
22,203
36
Onondaga
37,901
60
Ontario
7,283
11
Orange
47,777
39
Orleans
3,043
8
Oswego
7,397
6
Otsego
3,390
3
Putnam
10,531
3
Rensselaer
11,072
18
Rockland
46,607
21
Saratoga
15,071
16
Schenectady
12,948
10
Schoharie
1,655
3
Schuyler
1,028
0
Seneca
1,977
3
St. Lawrence
6,480
14
Steuben
6,746
23
Suffolk
199,148
123
Sullivan
6,533
8
Tioga
3,671
12
Tompkins
4,221
5
Ulster
13,733
16
Warren
3,577
8
Washington
3,073
9
Wayne
5,622
9
Westchester
128,703
79
Wyoming
3,497
13
Yates
1,167
2

Yesterday, 22 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State—the lowest single-day death toll since November 10, 2020—bringing the total to 42,389. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Bronx
2
Dutchess
1
Kings
5
Manhattan
3
Monroe
4
Nassau
1
Queens
3
Suffolk
2
Westchester
1