Governor Andrew M. Cuomo yesterday announced that the statewide COVID-19 positivity rate dropped to 1.49 percent yesterday, dropping below 1.5 percent for the first time since October 28.

“Every single day, New York State is moving forward in the footrace between the infection rate and the vaccination rate. More New Yorkers are getting vaccinated and hospitalizations are declining, which is good news, but we need New Yorkers to stay vigilant to make sure we don’t lose any of the progress we’ve made,” Governor Cuomo said. “Washing hands, wearing masks and staying socially distanced are critical behaviors each of us can practice, individually and in our communities, to slow the spread. In the meantime, New York is continuing to make the vaccine more accessible and open more pop-up sites. Spring is here and we’re making progress, but there’s a way to go before we reach the light at the end of the tunnel.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 191,257
  • Total Positive – 2,849
  • Percent Positive – 1.49%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 1.84%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 2,535 (-194)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week – -663
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 261
  • Number ICU – 637 (-21)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 406 (-11)
  • Total Discharges – 176,264 (+388)
  • Deaths – 33
  • Total Deaths  42,051

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

80

0.01%

30%

Central New York

56

0.01%

32%

Finger Lakes

201

0.02%

39%

Long Island

351

0.01%

35%

Mid-Hudson

268

0.01%

45%

Mohawk Valley

31

0.01%

38%

New York City

1205

0.01%

33%

North Country

21

0.01%

57%

Southern Tier

75

0.01%

50%

Western New York

247

0.02%

32%

Statewide

2535

0.01%

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

234

197

16%

Central New York

233

167

28%

Finger Lakes

397

224

44%

Long Island

849

629

26%

Mid-Hudson

669

407

39%

Mohawk Valley

97

77

21%

New York City

2,548

1884

26%

North Country

57

26

54%

Southern Tier

115

64

44%

Western New York

545

357

34%

Statewide

5,744

4032

30%

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

REGION

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

Capital Region

1.50%

1.55%

1.55%

Central New York

1.48%

1.50%

1.51%

Finger Lakes

2.81%

2.91%

2.81%

Long Island

2.05%

1.97%

1.88%

Mid-Hudson

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