New York State’s COVID-19 Progress Update

Regional News

Statewide Positivity Rate is 4.33%

5,804 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

1,148 Patients in the ICU; 780 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 4.33%

89 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. 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.

“Thanks to the hard work and dedication of New Yorkers, we’re beating back COVID more and more every day and that has allowed us to begin reopening different facets of the economy as part of our post-COVID reconstruction,” Governor Cuomo said. “Not only are our hospitalization and infection rates declining, but we’re continuing to build out New York’s already expansive vaccination network to ensure underserved communities are not denied access to this life saving medication. While we’re not out of the woods yet, we have the momentum on our side. As long as we stay united and keep doing what we know works, we will finally defeat this invisible enemy and get back to normal.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 142,019
  • Total Positive – 6,146
  • Percent Positive – 4.33%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 3.52%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 5,804 (+40)  
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week – -819
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 572
  • Hospital Counties – 55
  • Number ICU – 1,148 (-14)  
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 780 (-14)  
  • Total Discharges – 142,724 (+417)
  • Deaths – 89
  • Total Deaths – 37,941

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 Region1680.02%35%
Central New York900.01%33%
Finger Lakes2250.02%41%
Long Island9860.03%35%
Mid-Hudson6050.03%43%
Mohawk Valley1130.02%37%
New York City3,1660.04%31%
North Country720.02%57%
Southern Tier1340.02%47%
Western New York2450.02%38%
Statewide5,8040.03%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 Region23417727%
Central New York26217333%
Finger Lakes39724137%
Long Island85865722%
Mid-Hudson67638540%
Mohawk Valley1279129%
New York City2,6062,00022%
North Country603544%
Southern Tier1267144%
Western New York54533838%
Statewide5,8914,16828%

Yesterday, 142,019 test results were reported to New York State, and 4.33 percent were positive. Each region’s 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

REGIONFRIDAYSATURDAYSUNDAY
Capital Region2.00%1.90%1.99%
Central New York1.33%1.24%1.24%
Finger Lakes2.37%2.32%2.33%
Long Island4.31%4.27%4.35%
Mid-Hudson4.14%4.18%4.22%
Mohawk Valley2.11%2.02%2.03%
New York City4.40%4.41%4.48%
North Country3.95%3.82%3.72%
Southern Tier0.76%0.76%0.79%
Western New York2.87%2.28%2.47%
Statewide3.53%3.44%3.52%

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

BOROUGHFRIDAYSATURDAYSUNDAY
Bronx6.00%5.67%5.77%
Brooklyn4.56%4.48%4.39%
Manhattan2.98%2.91%2.79%
Queens4.95%4.88%4.94%
Staten Island4.47%4.23%4.37%

Of the 1,584,931 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

CountyTotal PositiveNew Positive
Albany20,44149
Allegany2,8445
Broome14,26537
Cattaraugus4,2909
Cayuga5,2967
Chautauqua7,19712
Chemung6,37513
Chenango2,3837
Clinton3,41525
Columbia3,32810
Cortland3,09012
Delaware1,45810
Dutchess21,65691
Erie63,678210
Essex1,3024
Franklin1,97723
Fulton3,22018
Genesee4,31522
Greene2,5842
Hamilton2760
Herkimer4,5138
Jefferson4,64119
Lewis2,0138
Livingston3,4575
Madison3,77510
Monroe51,674110
Montgomery3,1027
Nassau144,131516
Niagara15,01228
NYC687,5433,358
Oneida19,43643
Onondaga31,95445
Ontario5,66822
Orange35,755107
Orleans2,4035
Oswego5,90915
Otsego2,2525
Putnam8,13519
Rensselaer8,81022
Rockland37,67495
Saratoga11,64238
Schenectady10,64521
Schoharie1,1735
Schuyler8500
Seneca1,5517
St. Lawrence5,25825
Steuben5,4326
Suffolk158,592563
Sullivan4,62913
Tioga2,7608
Tompkins3,3989
Ulster9,78026
Warren2,7767
Washington2,25911
Wayne4,3886
Westchester104,777377
Wyoming2,7659
Yates1,0092

Yesterday, 89 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 37,941. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
CountyNew Deaths
Albany1
Bronx12
Broome3
Columbia1
Dutchess1
Erie5
Herkimer1
Kings10
Manhattan8
Monroe4
Nassau8
Niagara1
Orange1
Queens11
Richmond4
Rockland2
Schoharie1
St. Lawrence1
Suffolk4
Westchester10

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