February 23, 2021
Albany, NY

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

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5,977 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

 

1,176 Patients in the ICU; 799 Intubated

 

Statewide Positivity Rate is 4.23%

 

86 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

 

1 South African Strain Case Identified in Nassau County

 

18 New UK Strain Cases in New York State

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 18 new cases of the UK variant were identified in New York. To date, there are 154 known cases of the UK variant in New York State. A second South African variant has been identified In Nassau County.  

"The decline in our hospitalization and infection rates is all thanks to the dedication New Yorkers have time and again shown to defeating this invisible enemy,” Governor Cuomo said. “As our rates continue to decline, we are opening back up our economy and proving that vaccine distribution can be fair and equitable. The light at the end of the tunnel is brighter and brighter each day, but we’re not there yet. I encourage New Yorkers to remain vigilant until the war is won: Wear a mask, socially distance and wash your hands.” 

Today's data is summarized briefly below: 

  • Test Results Reported – 157,333
  • Total Positive – 6,654
  • Percent Positive – 4.23%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 3.46%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 5,977 (+173)  
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week – -643
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 592
  • Hospital Counties – 55
  • Number ICU – 1,176 (+28)  
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 799 (+19)  
  • Total Discharges – 143,071 (+347)
  • Deaths – 86
  • Total Deaths – 38,031

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

166

0.02%

35%

Central New York

92

0.01%

33%

Finger Lakes

218

0.02%

41%

Long Island

1,024

0.04%

35%

Mid-Hudson

617

0.03%

44%

Mohawk Valley

116

0.02%

37%

New York City

3,298

0.04%

31%

North Country

68

0.02%

58%

Southern Tier

136

0.02%

47%

Western New York

242

0.02%

38%

Statewide

5,977

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

236

185

25%

Central New York

262

162

34%

Finger Lakes

397

246

38%

Long Island

861

670

22%

Mid-Hudson

675

383

41%

Mohawk Valley

127

89

30%

New York City

2,597

1,972

22%

North Country

62

27

46%

Southern Tier

126

70

44%

Western New York

545

340

38%

Statewide

5,888

4,144

28%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yesterday, 157,333 test results were reported to New York State, and 4.23 percent were positive. 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

1.90%

1.99%

1.99%

Central New York

1.24%

1.24%

1.20%

Finger Lakes

2.32%

2.33%

2.28%

Long Island

4.27%

4.35%

4.30%

Mid-Hudson

4.18%

4.22%

4.23%

Mohawk Valley

2.02%

2.03%

1.96%

New York City

4.41%

4.48%

4.49%

North Country

3.82%

3.72%

3.84%

Southern Tier

0.76%

0.79%

0.69%

Western New York

2.28%

2.47%

2.44%

Statewide

3.44%

3.52%

3.46%

 

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

5.67%

5.77%

5.78%

Brooklyn

4.48%

4.39%

4.37%

Manhattan

2.91%

2.79%

2.74%

Queens

4.88%

4.94%

4.93%

Staten Island

4.23%

4.37%

4.43%

 

Of the 1,591,585 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

  

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

20,486

45

Allegany

2,850

6

Broome

14,316

51

Cattaraugus

4,312

22

Cayuga

5,303

7

Chautauqua

7,201

4

Chemung

6,392

17

Chenango

2,385

2

Clinton

3,452

37

Columbia

3,335

7

Cortland

3,098

8

Delaware

1,463

5

Dutchess

21,769

113

Erie

63,863

185

Essex

1,314

12

Franklin

1,986

9

Fulton

3,234

14

Genesee

4,320

5

Greene

2,589

5

Hamilton

277

1

Herkimer

4,521

8

Jefferson

4,667

26

Lewis

2,020

7

Livingston

3,464

7

Madison

3,783

8

Monroe

51,802

128

Montgomery

3,110

8

Nassau

144,771

640

Niagara

15,059

47

NYC

691,075

3,532

Oneida

19,481

45

Onondaga

32,017

63

Ontario

5,681

13

Orange

35,925

170

Orleans

2,409

6

Oswego

5,918

9

Otsego

2,259

7

Putnam

8,154

19

Rensselaer

8,839

29

Rockland

37,833

159

Saratoga

11,687

45

Schenectady

10,661

16

Schoharie

1,175

2

Schuyler

851

1

Seneca

1,561

10

St. Lawrence

5,287

29

Steuben

5,443

11

Suffolk

159,146

554

Sullivan

4,646

17

Tioga

2,766

6

Tompkins

3,408

10

Ulster

9,812

32

Warren

2,791

15

Washington

2,271

12

Wayne

4,398

10

Westchester

105,168

391

Wyoming

2,770

5

Yates

1,011

2

 

18 new cases of the UK variant have been identified in New York State, bringing the total number of cases to 154. The geographic breakdown of the new cases is as follows: 

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

3

1

Delaware

1

1

Erie

2

2

Nassau

11

2

NYC

83

6

Ontario

1

1

Putnam

1

1

Rockland

6

2

Suffolk

12

2

 

Yesterday, 86 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 38,031. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

  

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Bronx

13

Chautauqua

1

Clinton

1

Dutchess

1

Erie

3

Kings

16

Livingston

1

Manhattan

2

Montgomery

1

Nassau

4

Oneida

1

Onondaga

1

Orange

1

Otsego

1

Queens

13

Richmond

3

Rockland

1

Saratoga

2

St. Lawrence

3

Suffolk

8

Warren

2

Washington

1

Wayne

1

Westchester

5

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