Governor Cuomo Provides February 1st Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress during COVID-19 Pandemic

8,003 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

1,500 Patients in the ICU; 987 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 4.86%

141 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 locked in a footrace between the spread of COVID and the vaccine’s quick distribution, and New Yorkers should stay vigilant as we work to get more shots in arms,” Governor Cuomo said. “We have a robust distribution network at the ready, but we need more doses to kick our vaccination effort into overdrive and reach more New Yorkers. New Yorkers should be commended for the hard work and discipline they’ve shown beating back COVID by practicing the basic daily behaviors that help us stop the virus in its tracks. The good news is the holiday spike is over and the experts say that we’re on a downward trajectory—we just need to put in the work to keep it that way.”

It is important to note that data, including test results and hospital rates, reported early in the week are often not completely reflective of the current situation due to lower discharges and testing volume over the weekend. Data trends over a period of time, such as using 7-day averages, are a preferred metric.

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 175,038
  • Total Positive – 8,508
  • Percent Positive – 4.86%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 8,003 (+27)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 730
  • Hospital Counties – 57
  • Number ICU – 1,500 (-34)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 987 (-21)
  • Total Discharges – 128,354 (+556)
  • Deaths – 141
  • Total Deaths – 35,319

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
416
0.04%
26%
Central New York
200
0.03%
31%
Finger Lakes
554
0.05%
35%
Long Island
1,405
0.05%
31%
Mid-Hudson
933
0.04%
42%
Mohawk Valley
219
0.05%
27%
New York City
3,559
0.04%
31%
North Country
93
0.02%
53%
Southern Tier
237
0.04%
43%
Western New York
387
0.03%
37%
Statewide
8,003
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
238
198
20%
Central New York
262
181
28%
Finger Lakes
397
282
26%
Long Island
850
657
21%
Mid-Hudson
690
393
39%
Mohawk Valley
133
95
26%
New York City
2,606
2,054
21%
North Country
57
36
39%
Southern Tier
125
85
33%
Western New York
545
334
40%
Statewide
5,903
4,315
26%

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

Region
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Capital Region
5.16%
5.00%
4.90%
Central New York
3.32%
3.16%
3.14%
Finger Lakes
4.12%
3.92%
3.86%
Long Island
6.41%
6.33%
6.19%
Mid-Hudson
6.23%
6.12%
6.03%
Mohawk Valley
4.73%
4.61%
4.41%
New York City
5.24%
5.20%
5.18%
North Country
5.96%
5.80%
5.68%
Southern Tier
2.32%
2.16%
2.07%
Western New York
5.32%
5.17%
5.13%
Statewide
5.27%
5.17%
5.09%

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

Borough
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Bronx
6.93%
6.80%
6.69%
Brooklyn
5.65%
5.57%
5.29%
Manhattan
3.48%
3.42%
3.26%
Queens
5.83%
5.63%
5.49%
Staten Island
5.38%
4.99%
4.66%

Of the 1,419,164 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
18,771
70
Allegany
2,586
8
Broome
12,794
46
Cattaraugus
3,809
12
Cayuga
4,922
19
Chautauqua
6,514
33
Chemung
6,065
24
Chenango
2,119
9
Clinton
2,749
29
Columbia
3,001
30
Cortland
2,853
7
Delaware
1,226
9
Dutchess
19,296
173
Erie
57,642
236
Essex
1,117
6
Franklin
1,571
32
Fulton
2,617
24
Genesee
4,035
8
Greene
2,369
13
Hamilton
216
2
Herkimer
4,228
25
Jefferson
3,978
18
Lewis
1,757
2
Livingston
3,031
11
Madison
3,497
13
Monroe
48,163
167
Montgomery
2,698
24
Nassau
129,654
919
Niagara
13,752
62
NYC
603,571
4,194
Oneida
18,418
64
Onondaga
30,124
70
Ontario
5,205
24
Orange
32,407
168
Orleans
2,180
7
Oswego
5,463
19
Otsego
2,011
12
Putnam
7,384
46
Rensselaer
8,006
46
Rockland
34,704
115
Saratoga
10,604
56
Schenectady
9,798
34
Schoharie
1,033
4
Schuyler
803
3
Seneca
1,401
5
St. Lawrence
4,446
43
Steuben
5,061
36
Suffolk
144,337
839
Sullivan
4,221
16
Tioga
2,480
7
Tompkins
3,015
28
Ulster
8,858
80
Warren
2,461
9
Washington
1,875
21
Wayne
4,125
24
Westchester
94,698
484
Wyoming
2,494
15
Yates
951
8

Yesterday, 141 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 35,319. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Albany
4
Allegany
1
Bronx
12
Cattaraugus
1
Cayuga
1
Chautauqua
1
Chemung
1
Chenango
1
Columbia
2
Dutchess
2
Erie
6
Herkimer
2
Jefferson
1
Kings
18
Livingston
2
Manhattan
5
Monroe
5
Montgomery
1
Nassau
10
Niagara
1
Oneida
8
Onondaga
2
Orange
4
Oswego
1
Otsego
3
Queens
16
Rensselaer
2
Richmond
2
Rockland
1
Schenectady
1
Suffolk
10
Ulster
1
Warren
1
Westchester
11
Wyoming
1