New York State’s COVID-19 Progress Upate

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Statewide Positivity Rate is 4.23%

5,977 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

1,176 Patients in the ICU; 799 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 4.23%

86 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

1 South African Strain Case Identified in Nassau County

18 New UK Strain Cases in New York State

 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 18 new cases of the UK variant were identified in New York. To date, there are 154 known cases of the UK variant in New York State. A second South African variant has been identified In Nassau County.

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.

“The decline in our hospitalization and infection rates is all thanks to the dedication New Yorkers have time and again shown to defeating this invisible enemy,” Governor Cuomo said. “As our rates continue to decline, we are opening back up our economy and proving that vaccine distribution can be fair and equitable. The light at the end of the tunnel is brighter and brighter each day, but we’re not there yet. I encourage New Yorkers to remain vigilant until the war is won: Wear a mask, socially distance and wash your hands.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 157,333
  • Total Positive – 6,654
  • Percent Positive – 4.23%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 3.46%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 5,977 (+173)  
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week – -643
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 592
  • Hospital Counties – 55
  • Number ICU – 1,176 (+28)  
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 799 (+19)  
  • Total Discharges – 143,071 (+347)
  • Deaths – 86
  • Total Deaths – 38,031

The regional hospital bed capacity and occupancy numbers, including the number of hospitalizations as a percent of the region’s population, is as follows:

RegionCOVID Patients Currently in Hospital in RegionCOVID Patients as Percent of Region PopulationPercent of Hospital Beds Available Within 7 Days Under Surge Plan
Capital Region1660.02%35%
Central New York920.01%33%
Finger Lakes2180.02%41%
Long Island1,0240.04%35%
Mid-Hudson6170.03%44%
Mohawk Valley1160.02%37%
New York City3,2980.04%31%
North Country680.02%58%
Southern Tier1360.02%47%
Western New York2420.02%38%
Statewide5,9770.03%36%

The regional ICU bed capacity and occupancy numbers are as follows:

RegionTotal ICU Beds in RegionTotal Occupied ICU Beds in RegionPercent of ICU Beds Available in Region (7-day Avg)
Capital Region23618525%
Central New York26216234%
Finger Lakes39724638%
Long Island86167022%
Mid-Hudson67538341%
Mohawk Valley1278930%
New York City2,5971,97222%
North Country622746%
Southern Tier1267044%
Western New York54534038%
Statewide5,8884,14428%

Yesterday, 157,333 test results were reported to New York State, and 4.23 percent were positive. Each region’s 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:  

REGIONSATURDAYSUNDAYMONDAY
Capital Region1.90%1.99%1.99%
Central New York1.24%1.24%1.20%
Finger Lakes2.32%2.33%2.28%
Long Island4.27%4.35%4.30%
Mid-Hudson4.18%4.22%4.23%
Mohawk Valley2.02%2.03%1.96%
New York City4.41%4.48%4.49%
North Country3.82%3.72%3.84%
Southern Tier0.76%0.79%0.69%
Western New York2.28%2.47%2.44%
Statewide3.44%3.52%3.46%

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

BOROUGHSATURDAYSUNDAYMONDAY
Bronx5.67%5.77%5.78%
Brooklyn4.48%4.39%4.37%
Manhattan2.91%2.79%2.74%
Queens4.88%4.94%4.93%
Staten Island4.23%4.37%4.43%

Of the 1,591,585 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

CountyTotal PositiveNew Positive
Albany20,48645
Allegany2,8506
Broome14,31651
Cattaraugus4,31222
Cayuga5,3037
Chautauqua7,2014
Chemung6,39217
Chenango2,3852
Clinton3,45237
Columbia3,3357
Cortland3,0988
Delaware1,4635
Dutchess21,769113
Erie63,863185
Essex1,31412
Franklin1,9869
Fulton3,23414
Genesee4,3205
Greene2,5895
Hamilton2771
Herkimer4,5218
Jefferson4,66726
Lewis2,0207
Livingston3,4647
Madison3,7838
Monroe51,802128
Montgomery3,1108
Nassau144,771640
Niagara15,05947
NYC691,0753,532
Oneida19,48145
Onondaga32,01763
Ontario5,68113
Orange35,925170
Orleans2,4096
Oswego5,9189
Otsego2,2597
Putnam8,15419
Rensselaer8,83929
Rockland37,833159
Saratoga11,68745
Schenectady10,66116
Schoharie1,1752
Schuyler8511
Seneca1,56110
St. Lawrence5,28729
Steuben5,44311
Suffolk159,146554
Sullivan4,64617
Tioga2,7666
Tompkins3,40810
Ulster9,81232
Warren2,79115
Washington2,27112
Wayne4,39810
Westchester105,168391
Wyoming2,7705
Yates1,0112

18 new cases of the UK variant have been identified in New York State, bringing the total number of cases to 154. The geographic breakdown of the new cases is as follows:

CountyTotal PositiveNew Positive
Albany31
Allegany10
Broome10
Delaware11
Dutchess11
Erie22
Essex10
Jefferson10
Nassau112
Niagara10
NYC836
Onondaga10
Ontario11
Putnam11
Rockland62
Saratoga70
Suffolk122
Tompkins60
Ulster21
Warren60
Westchester51

Yesterday, 86 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 38,031. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
CountyNew Deaths
Bronx13
Chautauqua1
Clinton1
Dutchess1
Erie3
Kings16
Livingston1
Manhattan2
Montgomery1
Nassau4
Oneida1
Onondaga1
Orange1
Otsego1
Queens13
Richmond3
Rockland1
Saratoga2
St. Lawrence3
Suffolk8
Warren2
Washington1
Wayne1
Westchester5

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