February 15, 2021
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

TOP Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State&...

6,623 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide 

 

1,270 Patients in the ICU; 875 Intubated 

 

Statewide Positivity Rate is 3.53% 

 

103 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday 

 

First New South African Variant Case Identified in New York City; Patient is Connecticut Resident 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As part of that update, the Governor notified New Yorkers that a Connecticut resident who is a patient in a New York City hospital has tested positive for the South African variant. There is no evidence of any spread in New York State to date.

"New Yorkers haven't only gotten past the post-holiday surge—they've continued to drive down hospitalization and infection rates by acting smart and responsibly, and they should be commended for it," Governor Cuomo said. "Thanks to this hard work, we are now in a place where we have been able to begin opening the valve and start getting the economy going again, as long as we do it safely. If we're able to keep the momentum headed in a positive direction by practicing safe behaviors at an individual level, as well as continuing to vaccinate New Yorkers as quickly and fairly as possible, we'll be able to reach the light at the end of the tunnel faster than previously thought and finally get some normalcy back into our lives."

Audio Photos

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

 

  • Test Results Reported - 180,504
  • Total Positive - 6,365
  • Percent Positive - 3.53%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 3.74%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 6,623 (+30)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week - -1,093
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 600
  • Hospital Counties - 53
  • Number ICU - 1,270 (-15)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 875 (-6)
  • Total Discharges - 138,542 (+492)
  • Deaths - 103
  • Total Deaths - 37,221

 

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.

Thanks to this hard work, we are now in a place where we have been able to begin opening the valve and start getting the economy going again, as long as we do it safely.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

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

248

0.02%

30%

Central New York

129

0.02%

31%

Finger Lakes

325

0.03%

40%

Long Island

1,115

0.04%

31%

Mid-Hudson

688

0.03%

43%

Mohawk Valley

140

0.03%

32%

New York City

3,476

0.04%

30%

North Country

68

0.02%

55%

Southern Tier

154

0.02%

46%

Western New York

280

0.02%

35%

Statewide

6,623

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

238

176

20%

Central New York

262

185

30%

Finger Lakes

397

252

36%

Long Island

862

654

21%

Mid-Hudson

679

416

37%

Mohawk Valley

127

92

27%

New York City

2,594

2,050

20%

North Country

58

32

42%

Southern Tier

126

71

39%

Western New York

543

319

39%

Statewide

5,886

4,247

26%

 

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

 

REGION

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Capital Region

2.56%

2.50%

2.34%

Central New York

1.64%

1.67%

1.67%

Finger Lakes

2.39%

2.38%

2.31%

Long Island

4.86%

4.77%

4.62%

Mid-Hudson

4.82%

4.67%

4.53%

Mohawk Valley

2.20%

2.21%

2.23%

New York City

4.63%

4.53%

4.47%

North Country

3.86%

3.96%

3.98%

Southern Tier

0.90%

0.85%

0.82%

Western New York

3.50%

3.62%

3.25%

Statewide

3.90%

3.83%

3.74%

 

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

 

BOROUGH

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Bronx

6.69%

6.22%

6.11%

Brooklyn

5.00%

4.80%

4.53%

Manhattan

2.87%

2.85%

2.70%

Queens

4.94%

4.82%

4.64%

Staten Island

4.76%

4.71%

4.44%

 

Of the 1,536,134 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

20,033

51

Allegany

2,760

5

Broome

13,757

53

Cattaraugus

4,169

8

Cayuga

5,176

10

Chautauqua

7,058

14

Chemung

6,296

13

Chenango

2,327

8

Clinton

3,239

34

Columbia

3,234

11

Cortland

3,023

7

Delaware

1,371

6

Dutchess

20,943

106

Erie

61,999

199

Essex

1,242

7

Franklin

1,829

22

Fulton

3,057

25

Genesee

4,196

4

Greene

2,533

7

Hamilton

270

1

Herkimer

4,447

11

Jefferson

4,473

26

Lewis

1,941

12

Livingston

3,366

12

Madison

3,704

11

Monroe

50,697

147

Montgomery

2,988

14

Nassau

140,107

591

Niagara

14,756

20

NYC

661,563

3,455

Oneida

19,186

28

Onondaga

31,505

60

Ontario

5,515

21

Orange

34,729

141

Orleans

2,370

3

Oswego

5,786

12

Otsego

2,184

10

Putnam

7,911

33

Rensselaer

8,592

31

Rockland

36,777

105

Saratoga

11,379

30

Schenectady

10,472

21

Schoharie

1,121

8

Schuyler

844

2

Seneca

1,498

6

St. Lawrence

5,015

23

Steuben

5,355

12

Suffolk

154,623

525

Sullivan

4,497

15

Tioga

2,681

8

Tompkins

3,335

10

Ulster

9,498

34

Warren

2,710

6

Washington

2,167

7

Wayne

4,316

8

Westchester

101,816

305

Wyoming

2,700

11

Yates

998

0

 

Yesterday, 103 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 37,221. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

 

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Albany

1

Bronx

12

Chemung

1

Chenango

1

Dutchess

2

Erie

4

Kings

23

Manhattan

5

Nassau

12

Oneida

1

Orange

4

Otsego

1

Queens

10

Richmond

3

Rockland

1

Schenectady

1

Suffolk

15

Westchester

6

Contact the Governor's Press Office
Contact the Governor's Press Office
Translations
Translations