Governor Cuomo Provides February 14th Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic


6,593 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide – Down 29% From Post-Holiday Peak

1,285 Patients in the ICU; 881 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 3.54%

Statewide 7-Day Average Positivity Rate 3.83% – Lowest Since November 29

37 Consecutive Days of Decline – Down 52% from Post-Holiday Peak

107 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Saturday

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

“Thanks to New Yorkers’ actions — like wearing masks, maintaining distance, and making smart decisions — hospitalizations and the positivity rate continue to head down, and the holiday surge is in our rear-view mirror. This progress is a testament to New Yorkers’ personal choices, and I thank the family of New York for once again putting public health first,” Governor Cuomo said. “The vaccine is the weapon that will win the war against COVID, and we have the infrastructure in place to administer hundreds of thousands of more shots as soon as supply is available. Today’s news shows that as long as New Yorkers remain Tough, Smart, United, Disciplined, and Loving, we can and will beat back COVID.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported– 234,708
  • Total Positive – 8,316
  • Percent Positive – 3.54%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive
  • Patient Hospitalization– 6,593 (-295)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week – -1056
  • Patients Newly Admitted– 652
  • Hospital Counties– 55
  • Number ICU– 1,285 (-43)
  • Number ICU with Intubation– 881 (-27)
  • Total Discharges– 138,050 (+744)
  • Deaths– 107
  • Total Deaths– 37,118

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
264
0.02%
29.06%
Central New York
129
0.02%
31.04%
Finger Lakes
323
0.03%
39.94%
Long Island
1,136
0.04%
30.68%
Mid-Hudson
698
0.03%
42.76%
Mohawk Valley
131
0.03%
31.76%
New York City
3,397
0.04%
29.99%
North Country
66
0.02%
53.90%
Southern Tier
156
0.02%
45.41%
Western New York
293
0.02%
35.14%
Statewide
6,593
0.03%
33.60%

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
237
175
19%
Central New York
262
182
30%
Finger Lakes
397
251
35%
Long Island
865
690
21%
Mid-Hudson
684
434
37%
Mohawk Valley
127
92
27%
New York City
2,594
2,095
20%
North Country
57
33
42%
Southern Tier
126
72
38%
Western New York
545
328
38%
Statewide
5,894
4,352
26%

Yesterday, 234,708 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
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Capital Region
2.88%
2.56%
2.50%
Central New York
1.74%
1.64%
1.67%
Finger Lakes
2.54%
2.39%
2.38%
Long Island
5.08%
4.86%
4.77%
Mid-Hudson
4.98%
4.82%
4.67%
Mohawk Valley
2.35%
2.20%
2.21%
New York City
4.75%
4.63%
4.53%
North Country
3.92%
3.86%
3.96%
Southern Tier
0.95%
0.90%
0.85%
Western New York
3.57%
3.50%
3.62%
Statewide
4.04%
3.90%
3.83%
Each New York City borough’s 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:
Borough
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Bronx
6.69%
6.69%
6.22%
Brooklyn
5.16%
5.00%
4.80%
Manhattan
2.97%
2.87%
2.85%
Queens
5.11%
4.94%
4.82%
Staten Island
4.76%
4.76%
4.71%
Of the 1,529,769 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:
County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
19,982
74
Allegany
2,755
8
Broome
13,704
56
Cattaraugus
4,161
28
Cayuga
5,166
22
Chautauqua
7,044
40
Chemung
6,283
17
Chenango
2,319
12
Clinton
3,205
44
Columbia
3,223
9
Cortland
3,016
12
Delaware
1,365
13
Dutchess
20,837
123
Erie
61,800
415
Essex
1,235
10
Franklin
1,807
16
Fulton
3,032
60
Genesee
4,192
10
Greene
2,526
13
Hamilton
269
0
Herkimer
4,436
13
Jefferson
4,447
34
Lewis
1,929
13
Livingston
3,354
21
Madison
3,693
11
Monroe
50,550
187
Montgomery
2,974
37
Nassau
139,516
732
Niagara
14,736
69
NYC
658,108
4,122
Oneida
19,158
41
Onondaga
31,445
94
Ontario
5,494
24
Orange
34,588
146
Orleans
2,367
4
Oswego
5,774
28
Otsego
2,174
16
Putnam
7,878
34
Rensselaer
8,561
34
Rockland
36,672
82
Saratoga
11,349
45
Schenectady
10,451
47
Schoharie
1,113
7
Schuyler
842
1
Seneca
1,492
5
St. Lawrence
4,992
70
Steuben
5,343
15
Suffolk
154,098
771
Sullivan
4,482
14
Tioga
2,673
17
Tompkins
3,325
9
Ulster
9,464
38
Warren
2,704
24
Washington
2,160
13
Wayne
4,308
10
Westchester
101,511
496
Wyoming
2,689
8
Yates
998
2

Yesterday, 107 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 37,118. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Albany
2
Bronx
8
Broome
1
Cattaraugus
1
Chemung
1
Dutchess
4
Erie
7
Fulton
1
Genesee
1
Herkimer
1
Jefferson
1
Kings
19
Lewis
1
Manhattan
2
Monroe
2
Nassau
6
Niagara
2
Oneida
1
Orange
2
Oswego
1
Otsego
1
Queens
16
Richmond
4
Rockland
2
Schenectady
1
Suffolk
9
Tompkins
1
Ulster
1
Washington
1
Wayne
1
Westchester
6