February 17, 2021
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces COVID-19 7-Day Average Positivity Rate Declines for 40th Straight Day

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Governor Cuomo Announces COVID-19 7-Day Average Positivity Rate Declines for 40th Straight Day
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7-Day Average Positivity Rate Was 3.66% Yesterday

6,574 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

1,273 Patients in the ICU; 854 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 3.58%

109 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

12 New UK Strain Cases In New York State

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State's COVID-19 7-day average positivity rate has declined for the 40th straight day. The 7-day average positivity rate was 3.66 percent yesterday. Twelve additional cases of the UK variant were identified in New York State. Eleven were in New York City and one is in Broome County. To date, there are 82 known cases of the UK variant in New York State.

"New Yorkers have continued to do a tremendous job driving down hospitalization and infection rates and because of their dedication, we have been able to safely and responsibly re-open different facets of our economy," Governor Cuomo said. "Even though we have been able to move forward with beginning our post-COVID recovery, all this progress could be cancelled out if we don't stay vigilant. While the state continues to get shots in the arms of as many New Yorkers as possible, everyone else should continue to keep their guard up and practice the safe behaviors we all know are critical in ultimately winning this war."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported - 169,963
  • Total Positive - 6,092
  • Percent Positive - 3.58%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 3.66%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 6,574 (-46)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week - -1,019
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 664
  • Hospital Counties - 55
  • Number ICU - 1,273 (+2)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 854 (-24)
  • Total Discharges - 139,544 (+569)
  • Deaths - 109
  • Total Deaths - 37,440

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

219

0.02%

32%

Central New York

121

0.02%

31%

Finger Lakes

281

0.02%

40%

Long Island

1,123

0.04%

32%

Mid-Hudson

691

0.03%

43%

Mohawk Valley

133

0.03%

34%

New York City

3,530

0.04%

31%

North Country

74

0.02%

57%

Southern Tier

145

0.02%

47%

Western New York

257

0.02%

36%

Statewide

6,574

0.03%

35%

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

238

171

23%

Central New York

262

173

31%

Finger Lakes

397

256

36%

Long Island

865

682

21%

Mid-Hudson

677

416

38%

Mohawk Valley

127

92

27%

New York City

2,597

2,024

20%

North Country

63

36

44%

Southern Tier

126

69

41%

Western New York

545

335

39%

NYS TOTAL

5,897

4,254

27%

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

2.34%

2.27%

2.06%

Central New York

1.67%

1.72%

1.65%

Finger Lakes

2.31%

2.38%

2.28%

Long Island

4.62%

4.58%

4.52%

Mid-Hudson

4.53%

4.47%

4.43%

Mohawk Valley

2.23%

2.00%

1.96%

New York City

4.47%

4.39%

4.37%

North Country

3.98%

3.97%

3.73%

Southern Tier

0.82%

0.90%

0.85%

Western New York

3.25%

3.31%

3.12%

Statewide

3.74%

3.71%

3.66%

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

BOROUGH

SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

Bronx

6.11%

5.76%

5.79%

Brooklyn

4.53%

4.38%

4.39%

Manhattan

2.70%

2.59%

2.57%

Queens

4.64%

4.55%

4.50%

Staten Island

4.44%

4.35%

4.40%

Of the 1,548,979 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

20,132

42

Allegany

2,796

28

Broome

13,869

66

Cattaraugus

4,203

18

Cayuga

5,189

7

Chautauqua

7,087

16

Chemung

6,315

8

Chenango

2,329

1

Clinton

3,278

20

Columbia

3,271

20

Cortland

3,038

11

Delaware

1,392

7

Dutchess

21,131

107

Erie

62,391

183

Essex

1,260

11

Franklin

1,844

6

Fulton

3,095

23

Genesee

4,209

5

Greene

2,548

9

Hamilton

273

2

Herkimer

4,468

8

Jefferson

4,517

23

Lewis

1,956

7

Livingston

3,389

15

Madison

3,724

14

Monroe

50,935

105

Montgomery

3,010

8

Nassau

141,224

538

Niagara

14,837

34

NYC

668,341

3,078

Oneida

19,247

32

Onondaga

31,639

59

Ontario

5,554

21

Orange

35,035

137

Orleans

2,379

6

Oswego

5,817

19

Otsego

2,204

8

Putnam

7,986

43

Rensselaer

8,641

20

Rockland

37,088

134

Saratoga

11,441

26

Schenectady

10,513

20

Schoharie

1,132

7

Schuyler

846

1

Seneca

1,508

8

St. Lawrence

5,067

33

Steuben

5,375

7

Suffolk

155,739

590

Sullivan

4,533

27

Tioga

2,695

8

Tompkins

3,345

5

Ulster

9,569

28

Warren

2,726

6

Washington

2,199

9

Wayne

4,333

11

Westchester

102,598

401

Wyoming

2,716

4

Yates

1,003

2

Yesterday, 109 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 37,440. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Albany

3

Bronx

11

Broome

1

Cattaraugus

1

Chemung

1

Chenango

1

Dutchess

1

Erie

4

Fulton

3

Herkimer

1

Jefferson

1

Kings

23

Manhattan

6

Monroe

3

Montgomery

3

Nassau

10

Niagara

3

Onondaga

2

Orange

2

Queens

9

Rensselaer

1

Richmond

3

Suffolk

11

Ulster

1

Westchester

4

Contact the Governor's Press Office

Contact us by phone:

Albany: (518) 474 - 8418
New York City: (212) 681 - 4640

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