February 22, 2021
Albany, NY

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

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Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic
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5,804 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

1,148 Patients in the ICU; 780 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 4.33%

89 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 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 the hard work and dedication of New Yorkers, we're beating back COVID more and more every day and that has allowed us to begin reopening different facets of the economy as part of our post-COVID reconstruction," Governor Cuomo said. "Not only are our hospitalization and infection rates declining, but we're continuing to build out New York's already expansive vaccination network to ensure underserved communities are not denied access to this life saving medication. While we're not out of the woods yet, we have the momentum on our side. As long as we stay united and keep doing what we know works, we will finally defeat this invisible enemy and get back to normal."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported - 142,019
  • Total Positive - 6,146
  • Percent Positive - 4.33%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 3.52%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 5,804 (+40)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week - -819
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 572
  • Hospital Counties - 55
  • Number ICU - 1,148 (-14)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 780 (-14)
  • Total Discharges - 142,724 (+417)
  • Deaths - 89
  • Total Deaths - 37,941

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

168

0.02%

35%

Central New York

90

0.01%

33%

Finger Lakes

225

0.02%

41%

Long Island

986

0.03%

35%

Mid-Hudson

605

0.03%

43%

Mohawk Valley

113

0.02%

37%

New York City

3,166

0.04%

31%

North Country

72

0.02%

57%

Southern Tier

134

0.02%

47%

Western New York

245

0.02%

38%

Statewide

5,804

0.03%

36%

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

234

177

27%

Central New York

262

173

33%

Finger Lakes

397

241

37%

Long Island

858

657

22%

Mid-Hudson

676

385

40%

Mohawk Valley

127

91

29%

New York City

2,606

2,000

22%

North Country

60

35

44%

Southern Tier

126

71

44%

Western New York

545

338

38%

Statewide

5,891

4,168

28%

Yesterday, 142,019 test results were reported to New York State, and 4.33 percent were positive. 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

2.00%

1.90%

1.99%

Central New York

1.33%

1.24%

1.24%

Finger Lakes

2.37%

2.32%

2.33%

Long Island

4.31%

4.27%

4.35%

Mid-Hudson

4.14%

4.18%

4.22%

Mohawk Valley

2.11%

2.02%

2.03%

New York City

4.40%

4.41%

4.48%

North Country

3.95%

3.82%

3.72%

Southern Tier

0.76%

0.76%

0.79%

Western New York

2.87%

2.28%

2.47%

Statewide

3.53%

3.44%

3.52%

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

6.00%

5.67%

5.77%

Brooklyn

4.56%

4.48%

4.39%

Manhattan

2.98%

2.91%

2.79%

Queens

4.95%

4.88%

4.94%

Staten Island

4.47%

4.23%

4.37%

Of the 1,584,931 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

20,441

49

Allegany

2,844

5

Broome

14,265

37

Cattaraugus

4,290

9

Cayuga

5,296

7

Chautauqua

7,197

12

Chemung

6,375

13

Chenango

2,383

7

Clinton

3,415

25

Columbia

3,328

10

Cortland

3,090

12

Delaware

1,458

10

Dutchess

21,656

91

Erie

63,678

210

Essex

1,302

4

Franklin

1,977

23

Fulton

3,220

18

Genesee

4,315

22

Greene

2,584

2

Hamilton

276

0

Herkimer

4,513

8

Jefferson

4,641

19

Lewis

2,013

8

Livingston

3,457

5

Madison

3,775

10

Monroe

51,674

110

Montgomery

3,102

7

Nassau

144,131

516

Niagara

15,012

28

NYC

687,543

3,358

Oneida

19,436

43

Onondaga

31,954

45

Ontario

5,668

22

Orange

35,755

107

Orleans

2,403

5

Oswego

5,909

15

Otsego

2,252

5

Putnam

8,135

19

Rensselaer

8,810

22

Rockland

37,674

95

Saratoga

11,642

38

Schenectady

10,645

21

Schoharie

1,173

5

Schuyler

850

0

Seneca

1,551

7

St. Lawrence

5,258

25

Steuben

5,432

6

Suffolk

158,592

563

Sullivan

4,629

13

Tioga

2,760

8

Tompkins

3,398

9

Ulster

9,780

26

Warren

2,776

7

Washington

2,259

11

Wayne

4,388

6

Westchester

104,777

377

Wyoming

2,765

9

Yates

1,009

2

Yesterday, 89 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 37,941. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Albany

1

Bronx

12

Broome

3

Columbia

1

Dutchess

1

Erie

5

Herkimer

1

Kings

10

Manhattan

8

Monroe

4

Nassau

8

Niagara

1

Orange

1

Queens

11

Richmond

4

Rockland

2

Schoharie

1

St. Lawrence

1

Suffolk

4

Westchester

10

Contact the Governor's Press Office

Contact us by phone:

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

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