February 18, 2021
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces Lowest Single-Day COVID-19 Positivity Rate Since November 23

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7-Day Average Positivity Rate Has Declined for 41 Straight Days

 

6,434 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

 

1,258 Patients in the ICU; 863 Intubated

 

Statewide Positivity Rate is 3.15%

 

114 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the daily positivity rate was 3.15 percent yesterday, the lowest since November 23. The 7-day average positivity rate has declined for 41 straight days.

"New Yorkers fought through the holiday surge of COVID-19 and came out on the other side, and now that the numbers are decreasing we're able to loosen the valve and increase economic activity," Governor Cuomo said. "We're in a footrace between ongoing new infections and our ability to vaccinate as many New Yorkers as possible, and although we have vaccine distribution sites at the ready throughout the state, we're limited by available supply. New Yorkers have already had huge burdens to bear, and we're getting to the light at the end of the tunnel, but we need everyone to double down on the behaviors that make such a difference combatting this pandemic. Wash your hands, wear a mask, stay socially distanced, and be safe." 

Today's data is summarized briefly below: 

  • Test Results Reported - 215,731
  • Total Positive - 6,794
  • Percent Positive - 3.15%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 3.61%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 6,434 (-140)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week - -908
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 741
  • Hospital Counties - 56
  • Number ICU - 1,258 (-15)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 863 (+9)
  • Total Discharges - 140,215 (+671)
  • Deaths - 114
  • Total Deaths - 37,556

 

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

214

0.02%

32%

Central New York

114

0.01%

32%

Finger Lakes

265

0.02%

40%

Long Island

1,111

0.04%

33%

Mid-Hudson

669

0.03%

43%

Mohawk Valley

125

0.03%

35%

New York City

3,450

0.04%

31%

North Country

71

0.02%

57%

Southern Tier

152

0.02%

47%

Western New York

263

0.02%

37%

Statewide

6,434

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

235

178 

25%

Central New York

262

186 

31%

Finger Lakes

397

258 

36%

Long Island

861

673 

22%

Mid-Hudson

674

417 

38%

Mohawk Valley

127

87 

27%

New York City

2,601

2,059 

21%

North Country

59

35 

43%

Southern Tier

126

75 

41%

Western New York

545

345 

39%

Statewide

5,887

4,313 

27%

 

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

 

REGION

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

Capital Region

2.27%

2.06%

2.16%

Central New York

1.72%

1.65%

1.61%

Finger Lakes

2.38%

2.28%

2.39%

Long Island

4.58%

4.52%

4.39%

Mid-Hudson

4.47%

4.43%

4.40%

Mohawk Valley

2.00%

1.96%

2.12%

New York City

4.39%

4.37%

4.28%

North Country

3.97%

3.73%

3.74%

Southern Tier

0.90%

0.85%

0.79%

Western New York

3.31%

3.12%

3.32%

Statewide

3.71%

3.66%

3.61%

 

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

 

BOROUGH

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

Bronx

5.76%

5.79%

5.85%

Brooklyn

4.38%

4.39%

4.38%

Manhattan

2.59%

2.57%

2.73%

Queens

4.55%

4.50%

4.77%

Staten Island

4.35%

4.40%

4.48%

 

Of the 1,555,773 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

20,184

52

Allegany

2,813

17

Broome

13,967

98

Cattaraugus

4,228

25

Cayuga

5,207

18

Chautauqua

7,122

35

Chemung

6,329

14

Chenango

2,338

9

Clinton

3,297

19

Columbia

3,284

13

Cortland

3,053

15

Delaware

1,411

19

Dutchess

21,222

91

Erie

62,732

341

Essex

1,262

2

Franklin

1,857

13

Fulton

3,107

12

Genesee

4,241

32

Greene

2,555

7

Hamilton

275

2

Herkimer

4,476

8

Jefferson

4,545

28

Lewis

1,968

12

Livingston

3,402

13

Madison

3,735

11

Monroe

51,134

199

Montgomery

3,029

19

Nassau

141,738

514

Niagara

14,892

55

NYC

671,779

3,438

Oneida

19,283

36

Onondaga

31,718

79

Ontario

5,582

28

Orange

35,210

175

Orleans

2,381

2

Oswego

5,837

20

Otsego

2,216

12

Putnam

8,024

38

Rensselaer

8,690

49

Rockland

37,200

112

Saratoga

11,484

43

Schenectady

10,554

41

Schoharie

1,143

11

Schuyler

846

0

Seneca

1,518

10

St. Lawrence

5,088

21

Steuben

5,383

8

Suffolk

156,200

461

Sullivan

4,553

20

Tioga

2,705

10

Tompkins

3,350

5

Ulster

9,604

35

Warren

2,734

8

Washington

2,202

3

Wayne

4,344

11

Westchester

103,019

421

Wyoming

2,719

3

Yates

1,004

1

 

Yesterday, 114 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 37,556. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

 

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Allegany

1

Bronx

14

Broome

1

Dutchess

2

Erie

4

Franklin

1

Fulton

1

Greene

1

Kings

22

Manhattan

5

Monroe

4

Nassau

5

Oneida

4

Onondaga

1

Orange

2

Oswego

1

Putnam

1

Queens

20

Rensselaer

2

Rockland

1

Schenectady

1

Suffolk

12

Tompkins

1

Washington

1

Westchester

6

 
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