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

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

“New Yorkers have done a tremendous job at continuing to beat back COVID, but we are not out of the woods yet. Even as we keep expanding eligibility, opening new vaccination sites and working to ensure the system is equitable, there’s still more work to be done before New Yorkers reach the desired level of immunity,” Governor Cuomo said. “New variants and continuing infections are still causes for concern, and New Yorkers should stay vigilant. Washing hands, social distancing and masking up are small behaviors that make a big difference in our ability to combat this virus. The light at the end of the tunnel is ahead—we just have to get there together.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported  263,737
  • Total Positive – 8,379
  • Percent Positive – 3.18%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 4,422 (-104)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week – -182
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive  3.40%
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 543
  • Hospital Counties – 54
  • Number ICU – 947 (-3)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 600 (+7)
  • Total Discharges – 165,974 (+570)
  • Deaths – 47
  • Total Deaths – 40,970

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

107

0.01%

33%

Central New York

53

0.01%

35%

Finger Lakes

181

0.02%

42%

Long Island

764

0.03%

35%

Mid-Hudson

518

0.02%

45%

Mohawk Valley

62

0.01%

41%

New York City

2363

0.03%

33%

North Country

24

0.01%

56%

Southern Tier

85

0.01%

51%

Western New York

265

0.02%

39%

Statewide

4422

0.02%

37%

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

234

198 

17%

Central New York

262

189 

33%

Finger Lakes

397

248 

41%

Long Island

856

657 

24%

Mid-Hudson

679

419 

43%

Mohawk Valley

124

104 

23%

New York City

2,573

2,038 

24%

North Country

58

35 

45%

Southern Tier

126

67 

45%

Western New York

545

341 

39%

Statewide

5,854

4,296 

29%

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

2.27%

2.25%

2.28%

Central New York

1.32%

1.45%

1.46%

Finger Lakes

2.58%

2.69%

2.81%

Long Island

4.34%

4.27%

4.28%

Mid-Hudson

4.63%

4.34%

4.14%

Mohawk Valley