Governor Cuomo provides Feb. 25th Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress During Covid-19 Pandemic

5,703 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

1,124 Patients in the ICU; 774 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 3.14%

7-Day Average Positivity – 3.34% – Lowest Since November 27

89 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.

“We’re continuing to see promising decreases in the positivity and hospitalization rates, and these numbers show that our vaccination efforts and the disciplined behavior of New Yorkers are working to beat back this virus,” Governor Cuomo said. “Now that our numbers are back on track, we are able to begin reopening more businesses and sectors of our economy – like arts, entertainment and weddings – while continuing to monitor the infection rate to make sure we don’t lose any of the progress we’ve already made. This is all good news – but now is not the time for New Yorkers to get complacent. I encourage everyone to continue doing the things we know are effective in fighting this virus – wash your hands, wear a mask and practice social distancing.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 278,942
  • Total Positive – 8,746
  • Percent Positive – 3.14%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 3.34%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 5,703 (-173)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week – -731
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 675
  • Hospital Counties – 55
  • Number ICU – 1,124 (-30)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 774 (-26)
  • Total Discharges – 144,322 (+663)
  • Deaths – 89
  • Total Deaths – 38,227

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
162
0.01%
35%
Central New York
75
0.01%
33%
Finger Lakes
224
0.02%
41%
Long Island
960
0.03%
34%
Mid-Hudson
600
0.03%
44%
Mohawk Valley
94
0.02%
37%
New York City
3,190
0.04%
31%
North Country
67
0.02%
57%
Southern Tier
127
0.02%
47%
Western New York
204
0.01%
38%
Statewide
5,703
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
204
23%
Central New York
262
171
34%
Finger Lakes
397
262
37%
Long Island
863
680
22%
Mid-Hudson
679
385
42%
Mohawk Valley
127
87
31%
New York City
2,607
2,023
22%
North Country
61
40
45%
Southern Tier
126
70
44%
Western New York
545
314
39%
Statewide
5,913
4,236
28%

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
1.99%
2.02%
1.95%
Central New York
1.20%
1.08%
1.05%
Finger Lakes
2.28%
2.22%
2.11%
Long Island
4.30%
4.10%
4.17%
Mid-Hudson
4.23%
4.18%
4.21%
Mohawk Valley
1.96%
1.92%
1.95%
New York City
4.49%
4.35%
4.37%
North Country
3.84%
3.39%
3.18%
Southern Tier
0.69%
0.71%
0.74%
Western New York
2.44%
2.31%
2.03%
Statewide
3.46%
3.36%
3.34%

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
5.78%
5.62%
5.96%
Brooklyn
4.37%
4.72%
4.77%
Manhattan
2.74%
2.80%
2.92%
Queens
4.93%
4.85%
4.99%
Staten Island
4.43%
4.62%
4.74%

Of the 1,606,520 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
20,620
94
Allegany
2,869
13
Broome
14,521
109
Cattaraugus
4,351
27
Cayuga
5,333
21
Chautauqua
7,257
44
Chemung
6,408
11
Chenango
2,397
7
Clinton
3,507
39
Columbia
3,360
13
Cortland
3,112
10
Delaware
1,478
9
Dutchess
21,968
106
Erie
64,414
348
Essex
1,328
11
Franklin
2,008
12
Fulton
3,272
27
Genesee
4,372
37
Greene
2,609
11
Hamilton
279
2
Herkimer
4,534
3
Jefferson
4,724
43
Lewis
2,046
20
Livingston
3,484
6
Madison
3,806
14
Monroe
52,122
209
Montgomery
3,137
16
Nassau
145,985
695
Niagara
15,156
56
NYC
698,751
4,313
Oneida
19,583
64
Onondaga
32,151
97
Ontario
5,731
32
Orange
36,334
232
Orleans
2,433
11
Oswego
5,956
21
Otsego
2,307
40
Putnam
8,244
40
Rensselaer
8,902
42
Rockland
38,138
190
Saratoga
11,796
73
Schenectady
10,740
55
Schoharie
1,183
7
Schuyler
857
5
Seneca
1,574
10
St. Lawrence
5,383
47
Steuben
5,463
11
Suffolk
160,292
721
Sullivan
4,689
27
Tioga
2,779
8
Tompkins
3,427
13
Ulster
9,898
44
Warren
2,807
12
Washington
2,295
16
Wayne
4,425
16
Westchester
106,129
579
Wyoming
2,785
7
Yates
1,011
0

Yesterday, 89 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 38,227. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Bronx
9
Broome
2
Cayuga
1
Dutchess
2
Erie
8
Fulton
1
Greene
1
Kings
12
Manhattan
8
Monroe
3
Nassau
5
Niagara
4
Onondaga
1
Orange
1
Queens
16
Rensselaer
1
Rockland
3
St. Lawrence
1
Suffolk
5
Ulster
1
Westchester
3
Wyoming
1