Governor Cuomo Announces Statewide Positivity Is 3.54%, Lowest Since November 25


Central New York positivity rate continues to decline -Wednesday at 1.79%

7,342 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide – Lowest Since December 26

1,402 Patients in the ICU; 941 Intubated

Statewide 7-Day Average Positivity is 4.16% – Lowest Since December 1
 
34 Consecutive Days of Decline, Down 48% Since Early January Post-Holiday Peak
 
New York City 7-Day Average Positivity 4.95% – Lowest Since December 27; Down 23% Since Early January Post-Holiday Peak

122 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“Across the state, from hospitalizations to infection rate, our numbers are continuing to decline – a sign of hope to all and proof of the dedication New Yorkers have shown to defeating this beast,” Governor Cuomo said. “We are headed in the right direction, but we are not at the end of the tunnel yet. Until the day the war is won and everyone who wants one has the vaccine, we must continue to practice the guidelines we know work – washing your hands, wearing a mask and avoiding gatherings. I know we will remain New York Tough and see that day together.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported– 285,499
  • Total Positive – 10,099
  • Percent Positive – 3.54%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 4.16%
  • Patient Hospitalization– 7,342 (-251)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week – -625
  • Patients Newly Admitted– 819
  • Hospital Counties– 57
  • Number ICU– 1,402 (-21)
  • Number ICU with Intubation– 941 (-14)
  • Total Discharges– 135,657 (+915)
  • Deaths– 122
  • Total Deaths– 36,743

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
302
0.03%
28%
Central New York
159
0.02%
31%
Finger Lakes
345
0.03%
39%
Long Island
1,292
0.05%
30%
Mid-Hudson
808
0.03%
42%
Mohawk Valley
141
0.03%
30%
New York City
3,687
0.04%
30%
North Country
75
0.02%
52%
Southern Tier
199
0.03%
44%
Western New York
334
0.02%
34%
Statewide
7,342
0.04%
33%

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
241
211
16%
Central New York
262
183
28%
Finger Lakes
397
260
33%
Long Island
871
695
20%
Mid-Hudson
680
434
38%
Mohawk Valley
127
87
27%
New York City
2,597
2,137
20%
North Country
64
34
42%
Southern Tier
126
77
39%
Western New York
545
334
37%
Statewide
5,910
4,452
25%

Yesterday, 285,499 test results were reported to New York State, and 3.54 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
3.40%
3.32%
3.03%
Central New York
1.87%
1.85%
1.79%
Finger Lakes
2.91%
2.82%
2.66%
Long Island
5.36%
5.29%
5.17%
Mid-Hudson
5.34%
5.28%
5.06%
Mohawk Valley
3.15%
2.88%
2.57%
New York City
5.13%
5.08%
4.95%
North Country
4.79%
4.45%
4.24%
Southern Tier
1.22%
1.15%
1.02%
Western New York
4.16%
4.04%
3.51%
Statewide
4.38%
4.31%
4.16%

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
6.80%
6.74%
7.13%
Brooklyn
5.37%
5.35%
5.58%
Manhattan
3.20%
3.21%
3.31%
Queens
5.34%
5.14%
5.42%
Staten Island
4.99%
4.85%
5.04%

Of the 1,504,286 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
19,748
93
Allegany
2,721
11
Broome
13,532
75
Cattaraugus
4,075
29
Cayuga
5,094
20
Chautauqua
6,940
31
Chemung
6,240
15
Chenango
2,285
19
Clinton
3,103
77
Columbia
3,178
16
Cortland
2,981
30
Delaware
1,321
20
Dutchess
20,477
129
Erie
60,736
388
Essex
1,202
5
Franklin
1,753
29
Fulton
2,917
33
Genesee
4,159
16
Greene
2,493
14
Hamilton
261
0
Herkimer
4,401
9
Jefferson
4,352
32
Lewis
1,891
13
Livingston
3,278
30
Madison
3,657
14
Monroe
50,080
205
Montgomery
2,906
15
Nassau
137,196
919
Niagara
14,557
90
NYC
645,210
5,193
Oneida
19,031
50
Onondaga
31,167
113
Ontario
5,446
28
Orange
34,057
148
Orleans
2,336
9
Oswego
5,710
22
Otsego
2,132
14
Putnam
7,746
47
Rensselaer
8,459
52
Rockland
36,247
186
Saratoga
11,212
44
Schenectady
10,320
37
Schoharie
1,089
2
Schuyler
837
7
Seneca
1,472
7
St. Lawrence
4,833
36
Steuben
5,303
18
Suffolk
151,793
828
Sullivan
4,444
20
Tioga
2,631
9
Tompkins
3,274
27
Ulster
9,345
69
Warren
2,654
24
Washington
2,110
16
Wayne
4,273
22
Westchester
99,984
675
Wyoming
2,643
17
Yates
994
2

Yesterday, 122 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 36,743. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Bronx
8
Broome
1
Cayuga
1
Chautauqua
2
Dutchess
3
Erie
6
Fulton
1
Genesee
1
Herkimer
1
Kings
22
Manhattan
9
Monroe
6
Montgomery
1
Nassau
9
Niagara
2
Oneida
5
Onondaga
1
Orange
1
Otsego
1
Queens
14
Richmond
1
Rockland
2
Saratoga
1
Schenectady
2
St. Lawrence
1
Suffolk
11
Washington
3
Westchester
6