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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES LOWEST ONE-DAY POSITIVITY SINCE NOVEMBER 5, 2020

3,567 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide; Lowest Hospitalizations Since November 29, 2020

811 Patients in the ICU; Lowest ICU Patients Since December 3, 2020

499 Intubated; Lowest Intubations Since December 7, 2020 

Statewide 7-Day Average Positivity Rate is 2.57%Lowest 7-Day Positivity Since November 1, 2020

45 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.

Earlier today, Governor Cuomo was on Long Island where he announced that the region’s 7-day average positivity, 2.76 percent, is the lowest it has been since November 10, 2020, and the region’s hospitalizations, 540, is the lowest it has been since November 30, 2020.

The dedication and determination of New Yorkers in fighting the COVID pandemic is stronger than ever and it shows in the numbers,” Governor Cuomo said. “As our hospitalizations continue to decrease and vaccination rates increase, we are closer than ever to the light at the end of the tunnel. While we should all be encouraged by the progress we’ve made, this fight is not yet over and I urge New Yorkers to continue following the practices we know stop COVID in its tracks: wear a mask, wash your hands and social distance. We’re all in this together, united, loving and New York Tough.”

 

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported  242,432
  • Total Positive – 4,996
  • Percent Positive – 2.06%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 2.57%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 3,567 (-190)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week  -369
  • Patients Newly Admitted  405
  • Hospital Counties – 51
  • Number ICU – 811 (-6)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 499 (-6)
  • Total Discharges – 172,383 (+511)
  • Deaths  45
  • Total Deaths  41,678

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

93

0.01%

29%

Central New York

84

0.01%

30%

Finger Lakes

219

0.02%

37%

Long Island

540

0.02%

34%

Mid-Hudson

352

0.02%

45%

Mohawk Valley

55

0.01%

41%

New York City

1,761

0.02%

31%

North Country

25

0.01%

55%

Southern Tier

96

0.02%

48%

Western New York

342

0.02%

32%

Statewide

3,567

0.02%

35%

 

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

195

17%

Central New York

262

191

28%

Finger Lakes

397

233

39%

Long Island

845

622

26%

Mid-Hudson

672

397

41%

Mohawk Valley

97

78

18%

New York City

2,570

2,035

22%

North Country

59

39

42%

Southern Tier

127

69

46%

Western New York

545

362

34%

Statewide

5,811

4,221

28%

Yesterday, 242,432 test results were reported to New York State, and 2.06 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

2.17%

2.09%