January 31, 2021
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces New York's COVID-19 Positivity Rate Has Declined for 23 Straight Days

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Governor Cuomo Announces New York's COVID-19 Positivity Rate Has Declined for 23 Straight Days
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7,976 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

1,534 Patients in the ICU; 1,008 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 4.44%

138 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York's State's 7-day average COVID-19 positivity rate has declined for 23 straight days.

"We've dealt with a holiday surge driven by increased social activity, the surge is reducing, and the state's 7-day average positivity rate has declined for 23 straight days, which is a significant trend," Governor Cuomo said. "As we continue to vaccinate as many New Yorkers as supply will allow, with our expansive distribution network ready to vaccinate significantly more people, it's critical that New Yorkers stay safe. All the models show a continued reduction, and so we've been able to loosen restrictions with micro-clusters, the orange zones, and New York City indoor dining. In the here and now, the news is very good, but keep an eye on the U.K. variants and the other variants because all of them suggest more diligence will be needed."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported - 243,066
  • Total Positive - 10,793
  • Percent Positive - 4.44%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 7,976 (-200)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 877
  • Hospital Counties - 57
  • Number ICU - 1,534 (-17)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 1,008 (-9)
  • Total Discharges - 127,798 (+956)
  • Deaths - 138
  • Total Deaths - 35,178

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

402

0.04%

26%

Central New York

204

0.03%

31%

Finger Lakes

542

0.05%

34%

Long Island

1,429

0.05%

30%

Mid-Hudson

940

0.04%

41%

Mohawk Valley

216

0.04%

26%

New York City

3,524

0.04%

31%

North Country

93

0.02%

53%

Southern Tier

234

0.04%

43%

Western New York

392

0.03%

37%

Statewide

7,976

0.04%

33%

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

240

204

21%

Central New York

262

196

28%

Finger Lakes

397

284

25%

Long Island

854

683

21%

Mid-Hudson

700

422

38%

Mohawk Valley

133

97

26%

New York City

2,595

2,026

21%

North Country

58

35

40%

Southern Tier

125

81

34%

Western New York

545

337

40%

Statewide

5,909

4,365

26%

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

5.50%

5.16%

5.00%

Central New York

3.67%

3.32%

3.16%

Finger Lakes

4.37%

4.12%

3.92%

Long Island

6.51%

6.41%

6.33%

Mid-Hudson

6.27%

6.23%

6.12%

Mohawk Valley

5.19%

4.73%

4.61%

New York City

5.27%

5.24%

5.20%

North Country

6.03%

5.96%

5.80%

Southern Tier

2.36%

2.32%

2.16%

Western New York

5.41%

5.32%

5.17%

Statewide

5.35%

5.27%

5.17%

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

BOROUGH

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

Bronx

7.06%

6.93%

6.80%

Brooklyn

5.57%

5.65%

5.57%

Manhattan

3.47%

3.48%

3.42%

Queens

5.80%

5.83%

5.63%

Staten Island

5.53%

5.38%

4.99%

Of the 1,410,656 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

18,701

182

Allegany

2,578

25

Broome

12,748

97

Cattaraugus

3,797

39

Cayuga

4,903

33

Chautauqua

6,481

90

Chemung

6,041

23

Chenango

2,110

32

Clinton

2,720

50

Columbia

2,971

17

Cortland

2,846

14

Delaware

1,217

12

Dutchess

19,123

155

Erie

57,406

432

Essex

1,111

11

Franklin

1,539

14

Fulton

2,593

46

Genesee

4,027

16

Greene

2,356

14

Hamilton

214

0

Herkimer

4,203

30

Jefferson

3,960

52

Lewis

1,755

15

Livingston

3,020

17

Madison

3,484

26

Monroe

47,996

275

Montgomery

2,674

25

Nassau

128,735

992

Niagara

13,690

100

NYC

599,377

5,018

Oneida

18,354

74

Onondaga

30,054

194

Ontario

5,181

34

Orange

32,239

172

Orleans

2,173

15

Oswego

5,444

47

Otsego

1,999

13

Putnam

7,338

45

Rensselaer

7,960

86

Rockland

34,589

124

Saratoga

10,548

73

Schenectady

9,764

85

Schoharie

1,029

11

Schuyler

800

2

Seneca

1,396

7

St. Lawrence

4,403

67

Steuben

5,025

40

Suffolk

143,498

1,014

Sullivan

4,205

10

Tioga

2,473

17

Tompkins

2,987

25

Ulster

8,778

62

Warren

2,452

21

Washington

1,854

22

Wayne

4,101

28

Westchester

94,214

629

Wyoming

2,479

17

Yates

943

7

Yesterday, 138 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 35,178. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Albany

3

Bronx

11

Broome

1

Cayuga

1

Chautauqua

4

Chemung

1

Chenango

1

Dutchess

3

Erie

4

Essex

1

Herkimer

1

Jefferson

1

Kings

14

Madison

1

Manhattan

7

Monroe

4

Montgomery

1

Nassau

11

Niagara

1

Oneida

6

Onondaga

2

Ontario

1

Orange

1

Orleans

1

Putnam

1

Queens

18

Richmond

3

Rockland

3

Saratoga

2

Steuben

1

Suffolk

13

Tioga

1

Ulster

1

Washington

1

Westchester

12

Contact the Governor's Press Office

Contact us by phone:

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

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