Governor Andrew M. Cuomo yesterday announced that the COVID-19 positivity rate was 2.85 percent yesterday, the lowest since November 21.

“New Yorkers have shown courage and fortitude in the face of this unprecedented pandemic, and it’s thanks to them that we’re seeing a decline in hospitalizations and in the COVID positivity rate,” Governor Cuomo said. “The vaccine is the light at the end of the tunnel and we’re continuing to aggressively expand our statewide network of distribution sites, but we need more supply to thoroughly vaccinate the population and begin our transition to a post-pandemic world. That means that until we have enough supply, New Yorkers should continue practicing the safe behaviors that have made such a difference fighting in this virus so far—wash your hands, wear a mask, practice social distancing and stay safe.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 216,813
  • Total Positive – 6,189
  • Percent Positive – 2.85%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive  3.36%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 5,876 (-101)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week – -698
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 678
  • Hospital Counties – 55
  • Number ICU – 1,154 (-22)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 800 (+1)
  • Total Discharges – 143,659 (+588)
  • Deaths – 99
  • Total Deaths – 38,135

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

167

0.02%

35%

Central New York

83

0.01%

33%

Finger Lakes

225

0.02%

41%

Long Island

1,005

0.04%

35%

Mid-Hudson

611

0.03%

44%

Mohawk Valley

105

0.02%

37%

New York City

3,252

0.04%

31%

North Country

74

0.02%

57%

Southern Tier

130

0.02%

47%

Western New York

224

0.02%

38%

Statewide

5,876

0.03%

36%

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

246

193 

24%

Central New York

262

184 

34%

Finger Lakes

397

260 

37%

Long Island

867

686 

22%

Mid-Hudson

677

402 

41%

Mohawk Valley

127

83 

31%

New York City

2,593

2,029 

22%

North Country

62

36 

45%

Southern Tier

126

72 

43%

Western New York

545

333 

38%

Statewide

5,902

4,278 

28%

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

REGION

SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

Capital Region

1.99%

1.99%

2.02%

Central New York

1.24%

1.20%

1.08%

Finger Lakes

2.33%

2.28%

2.22%

Long Island

4.35%

4.30%

4.10%

Mid-Hudson

4.22%

4.23%

4.18%

Mohawk Valley

2.03%

1.96%

1.92%

New York City

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