Governor Cuomo provides February 27, 2021 Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic


5,445 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide – Lowest Since December 12

1,121 Patients in the ICU; 753 Intubated

Statewide Daily Positivity Rate is 2.85%

Statewide 7-Day Average Positivity Rate is 3.18% – Lowest Since November 26

85 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. Hospitalizations dropped to 5,445, the lowest since December 12. The 7-day average positivity rate dropped to 3.18 percent, the lowest since November 26.

“New Yorkers have shown strength and resilience throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and we’re going to need more of it as we work to get everyone vaccinated across the state,” Governor Cuomo said. “The footrace between the positivity rate and the vaccination rate is progressing in our favor and we’ve been able to reopen different sectors of our economy, but we still need more vaccines to propel us over the finish line. We have continuously opened more vaccination sites as our supply allows, and we’re ready to get shots in arms as quickly and fairly as possible as our allocations increase. We can get to the light at the end of the tunnel, but we’re going to need to stay safe and vigilant and care for our fellow New Yorkers.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 285,307
  • Total Positive – 8,141
  • Percent Positive – 2.85%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 3.18%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 5,445 (-181)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week – -532
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 615
  • Hospital Counties – 53
  • Number ICU – 1,121 (-11)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 753 (-18)
  • Total Discharges – 145,672 (+681)
  • Deaths – 85
  • Total Deaths – 38,407

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
139
0.01%
34%
Central New York
64
0.01%
32%
Finger Lakes
210
0.02%
40%
Long Island
935
0.03%
34%
Mid-Hudson
560
0.02%
44%
Mohawk Valley
87
0.02%
37%
New York City
3,080
0.04%
31%
North Country
66
0.02%
57%
Southern Tier
110
0.02%
47%
Western New York
194
0.01%
38%
Statewide
5,445
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
243
198 
21%
Central New York
262
175 
34%
Finger Lakes
397
268 
36%
Long Island
861
676 
22%
Mid-Hudson
683
419 
42%
Mohawk Valley
127
75 
32%
New York City
2,631
2,038 
23%
North Country
53
30 
44%
Southern Tier
126
63 
45%
Western New York
545
326 
39%
Statewide
5,928
4,268 
28%

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

Region
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Capital Region
1.95%
1.86%
1.91%
Central New York
1.05%
1.03%
1.00%
Finger Lakes
2.11%
2.00%
1.92%
Long Island
4.17%
4.08%
4.06%
Mid-Hudson
4.21%
4.10%
4.25%
Mohawk Valley
1.95%
1.82%
1.77%
New York City
4.37%
4.20%
4.08%
North Country
3.18%
2.81%
2.75%
Southern Tier
0.74%
0.74%
0.75%
Western New York
2.03%
1.93%
1.90%
Statewide
3.34%
3.22%
3.18%

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

Borough
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Bronx
5.96%
5.78%
5.56%
Brooklyn
4.77%
4.72%
4.55%
Manhattan
2.92%
2.88%
2.72%
Queens
4.99%
4.80%
4.80%
Staten Island
4.74%
4.62%
4.42%

Of the 1,622,865 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
20,758
75
Allegany
2,892
14
Broome
14,735
98
Cattaraugus
4,387
24
Cayuga
5,353
8
Chautauqua
7,288
20
Chemung
6,428
8
Chenango
2,427
17
Clinton
3,558
28
Columbia
3,375
7
Cortland
3,148
8
Delaware
1,498
12
Dutchess
22,190
102
Erie
64,963
274
Essex
1,336
4
Franklin
2,056
29
Fulton
3,307
18
Genesee
4,395
17
Greene
2,631
9
Hamilton
282
1
Herkimer
4,545
6
Jefferson
4,764
21
Lewis
2,060
10
Livingston
3,531
16
Madison
3,833
16
Monroe
52,371
126
Montgomery
3,168
19
Nassau
147,472
745
Niagara
15,240
46
NYC
707,542
4,372
Oneida
19,672
43
Onondaga
32,312
88
Ontario
5,764
14
Orange
36,747
191
Orleans
2,444
5
Oswego
5,983
14
Otsego
2,331
20
Putnam
8,307
36
Rensselaer
8,965
30
Rockland
38,416
151
Saratoga
11,889
45
Schenectady
10,790
25
Schoharie
1,190
3
Schuyler
862
3
Seneca
1,601
12
St. Lawrence
5,481
42
Steuben
5,496
18
Suffolk
161,632
665
Sullivan
4,730
15
Tioga
2,799
11
Tompkins
3,441
6
Ulster
9,981
41
Warren
2,829
10
Washington
2,326
6
Wayne
4,451
18
Westchester
107,075
464
Wyoming
2,804
12
Yates
1,014
3

Yesterday, 85 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 38,407. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Bronx
10
Columbia
1
Dutchess
1
Erie
2
Fulton
1
Greene
1
Herkimer
1
Kings
15
Manhattan
8
Monroe
4
Nassau
4
Onondaga
2
Orange
1
Queens
18
Richmond
3
Rockland
1
St. Lawrence
1
Suffolk
6
Ulster
1
Westchester
4