February 16, 2021
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces Lowest 7-Day Average COVID-19 Positivity Rate Since November 28

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Governor Cuomo Announces Lowest 7-Day Average COVID-19 Positivity Rate Since November 28
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7-Day Average Positivity Rate Drops to 3.71%

6,620 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

1,271 Patients in the ICU; 878 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 4.95%

107 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State's 7-day average COVID-19 positivity rate dropped to 3.71 percent, the lowest since November 28.

"The numbers continue to trend in a good direction because New Yorkers are taking this virus seriously and doing the right things to protect themselves and their families. New Yorkers should be commended for that," Governor Cuomo said. "We are working 24/7 to get vaccines into arms as quickly as possible, and while we have the operational capacity to do more, lack of supply remains the single limiting factor. So while we do the work of getting every eligible person the vaccine as quickly as humanly possible, we need to continue to be smart: wear masks, socially distance, avoid gatherings, and stay New York Tough."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported - 136,392
  • Total Positive - 6,753
  • Percent Positive - 4.95%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 3.71%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 6,620 (-3)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week - -1,255
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 560
  • Hospital Counties - 53
  • Number ICU - 1,271 (+1)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 878 (+3)
  • Total Discharges - 138,975 (+433)
  • Deaths - 107
  • Total Deaths - 37,328

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 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

241

0.02%

31%

Central New York

128

0.02%

31%

Finger Lakes

301

0.03%

40%

Long Island

1,110

0.04%

32%

Mid-Hudson

697

0.03%

43%

Mohawk Valley

139

0.03%

33%

New York City

3,494

0.04%

31%

North Country

72

0.02%

56%

Southern Tier

161

0.03%

46%

Western New York

277

0.02%

36%

Statewide

6,620

0.03%

34%

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

235

162

22%

Central New York

262

185

30%

Finger Lakes

397

250

36%

Long Island

865

669

21%

Mid-Hudson

680

408

38%

Mohawk Valley

127

97

27%

New York City

2,595

2,016

20%

North Country

57

30

43%

Southern Tier

126

71

40%

Western New York

545

328

39%

Statewide

5,889

4,216

26%

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

REGION

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

MONDAY

Capital Region

2.50%

2.34%

2.27%

Central New York

1.67%

1.67%

1.72%

Finger Lakes

2.38%

2.31%

2.38%

Long Island

4.77%

4.62%

4.58%

Mid-Hudson

4.67%

4.53%

4.47%

Mohawk Valley

2.21%

2.23%

2.00%

New York City

4.53%

4.47%

4.39%

North Country

3.96%

3.98%

3.97%

Southern Tier

0.85%

0.82%

0.90%

Western New York

3.62%

3.25%

3.31%

Statewide

3.83%

3.74%

3.71%

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

BOROUGH

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

MONDAY

Bronx

6.22%

6.11%

5.76%

Brooklyn

4.80%

4.53%

4.38%

Manhattan

2.85%

2.70%

2.59%

Queens

4.82%

4.64%

4.55%

Staten Island

4.71%

4.44%

4.35%

Of the 1,542,887 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

20,090

57

Allegany

2,768

8

Broome

13,803

46

Cattaraugus

4,185

16

Cayuga

5,182

6

Chautauqua

7,071

13

Chemung

6,307

11

Chenango

2,328

1

Clinton

3,258

19

Columbia

3,251

17

Cortland

3,027

4

Delaware

1,385

14

Dutchess

21,024

81

Erie

62,208

209

Essex

1,249

7

Franklin

1,838

9

Fulton

3,072

15

Genesee

4,204

8

Greene

2,539

6

Hamilton

271

1

Herkimer

4,460

13

Jefferson

4,494

21

Lewis

1,949

8

Livingston

3,374

8

Madison

3,710

6

Monroe

50,830

133

Montgomery

3,002

14

Nassau

140,686

579

Niagara

14,803

47

NYC

665,263

3,700

Oneida

19,215

29

Onondaga

31,580

75

Ontario

5,533

18

Orange

34,898

169

Orleans

2,373

3

Oswego

5,798

12

Otsego

2,196

12

Putnam

7,943

32

Rensselaer

8,621

29

Rockland

36,954

177

Saratoga

11,415

36

Schenectady

10,493

21

Schoharie

1,125

4

Schuyler

845

1

Seneca

1,500

2

St. Lawrence

5,034

19

Steuben

5,368

13

Suffolk

155,149

526

Sullivan

4,506

9

Tioga

2,687

6

Tompkins

3,340

5

Ulster

9,541

43

Warren

2,720

10

Washington

2,190

23

Wayne

4,322

6

Westchester

102,197

381

Wyoming

2,712

12

Yates

1,001

3

Yesterday, 107 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 37,328. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Albany

1

Bronx

12

Broome

1

Chemung

1

Chenango

2

Clinton

1

Columbia

1

Delaware

1

Erie

4

Kings

19

Manhattan

15

Monroe

3

Nassau

6

Niagara

1

Oneida

2

Onondaga

1

Orange

3

Otsego

1

Queens

16

Richmond

1

Suffolk

9

Ulster

2

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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