GOVERNOR CUOMO UPDATES NEW YORKERS ON STATE’S PROGRESS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

8,176 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

1,551 Patients in the ICU; 1,017 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 4.75%

140 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’ve gotten past the post-holiday spike and thanks to the hard work of New Yorkers, our infection rate continues to decline. In fact, if this current trajectory holds, we can open up indoor dining in New York City by Valentines Day, but actually getting to that point will be a consequence of our actions,” Governor Cuomo said. “We must continue taking steps to reopen our economy, but we have to do it smartly and safely. As New York continues to build out one of the nation’s most expansive vaccination networks to get as many shots in arms as possible, we must all remember to take responsibility at an individual level also and do what’s necessary for stamping out virus once and for all. The light at the end of the tunnel is within sight, it’s just going to take all of us staying tough and united to get there.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 269,350
  • Total Positive – 12,804
  • Percent Positive – 4.75%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 8,176 (-181)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 889
  • Hospital Counties – 57
  • Number ICU – 1,551 (+8)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 1,017 (+5)
  • Total Discharges – 126,842 (+933)
  • Deaths – 140
  • Total Deaths – 35,036

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

413

0.04%

25%

Central New York

213

0.03%

30%

Finger Lakes

577

0.05%

34%

Long Island

1,468

0.05%

30%

Mid-Hudson

980

0.04%

41%

Mohawk Valley

226

0.05%

25%

New York City

3,561

0.04%awk 

31%

North Country

101

0.02%

52%

Southern Tier

238

0.04%

43%

Western New York

399

0.03%

37%

Statewide

8,176

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

249

199 

21%

Central New York

262

186 

28%

Finger Lakes

397

301 

25%

Long Island

857

671 

21%

Mid-Hudson

691

425 

38%

Mohawk Valley

133

100 

26%

New York City

2,586

2,105 

21%

North Country

61

38 

40%

Southern Tier

128

89 

34%

Western New York

544

334 

40%

Statewide

5,908

4,448 

26%

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

5.97%

5.50%

5.16%

Central New York

3.96%

3.67%

3.32%

Finger Lakes

4.67%

4.37%

4.12%

Long Island

6.70%

6.51%

6.41%

Mid-Hudson

6.49%

6.27%

6.23%

Mohawk Valley

5.65%

5.19%

4.73%

New York City

5.32%