February 27, 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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5,445 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide - Lowest Since December 12

1,121 Patients in the ICU; 753 Intubated

Statewide Daily Positivity Rate is 2.85%

Statewide 7-Day Average Positivity Rate is 3.18% - Lowest Since November 26

85 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. Hospitalizations dropped to 5,445, the lowest since December 12. The 7-day average positivity rate dropped to 3.18 percent, the lowest since November 26.

"New Yorkers have shown strength and resilience throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and we're going to need more of it as we work to get everyone vaccinated across the state," Governor Cuomo said. "The footrace between the positivity rate and the vaccination rate is progressing in our favor and we've been able to reopen different sectors of our economy, but we still need more vaccines to propel us over the finish line. We have continuously opened more vaccination sites as our supply allows, and we're ready to get shots in arms as quickly and fairly as possible as our allocations increase. We can get to the light at the end of the tunnel, but we're going to need to stay safe and vigilant and care for our fellow New Yorkers."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported - 285,307
  • Total Positive - 8,141
  • Percent Positive - 2.85%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 3.18%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 5,445 (-181)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week - -532
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 615
  • Hospital Counties - 53
  • Number ICU - 1,121 (-11)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 753 (-18)
  • Total Discharges - 145,672 (+681)
  • Deaths - 85
  • Total Deaths - 38,407

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

139

0.01%

34%

Central New York

64

0.01%

32%

Finger Lakes

210

0.02%

40%

Long Island

935

0.03%

34%

Mid-Hudson

560

0.02%

44%

Mohawk Valley

87

0.02%

37%

New York City

3,080

0.04%

31%

North Country

66

0.02%

57%

Southern Tier

110

0.02%

47%

Western New York

194

0.01%

38%

Statewide

5,445

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

243

198

21%

Central New York

262

175

34%

Finger Lakes

397

268

36%

Long Island

861

676

22%

Mid-Hudson

683

419

42%

Mohawk Valley

127

75

32%

New York City

2,631

2,038

23%

North Country

53

30

44%

Southern Tier

126

63

45%

Western New York

545

326

39%

Statewide

5,928

4,268

28%

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

REGION

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Capital Region

1.95%

1.86%

1.91%

Central New York

1.05%

1.03%

1.00%

Finger Lakes

2.11%

2.00%

1.92%

Long Island

4.17%

4.08%

4.06%

Mid-Hudson

4.21%

4.10%

4.25%

Mohawk Valley

1.95%

1.82%

1.77%

New York City

4.37%

4.20%

4.08%

North Country

3.18%

2.81%

2.75%

Southern Tier

0.74%

0.74%

0.75%

Western New York

2.03%

1.93%

1.90%

Statewide

3.34%

3.22%

3.18%

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

BOROUGH

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Bronx

5.96%

5.78%

5.56%

Brooklyn

4.77%

4.72%

4.55%

Manhattan

2.92%

2.88%

2.72%

Queens

4.99%

4.80%

4.80%

Staten Island

4.74%

4.62%

4.42%

Of the 1,622,865 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

20,758

75

Allegany

2,892

14

Broome

14,735

98

Cattaraugus

4,387

24

Cayuga

5,353

8

Chautauqua

7,288

20

Chemung

6,428

8

Chenango

2,427

17

Clinton

3,558

28

Columbia

3,375

7

Cortland

3,148

8

Delaware

1,498

12

Dutchess

22,190

102

Erie

64,963

274

Essex

1,336

4

Franklin

2,056

29

Fulton

3,307

18

Genesee

4,395

17

Greene

2,631

9

Hamilton

282

1

Herkimer

4,545

6

Jefferson

4,764

21

Lewis

2,060

10

Livingston

3,531

16

Madison

3,833

16

Monroe

52,371

126

Montgomery

3,168

19

Nassau

147,472

745

Niagara

15,240

46

NYC

707,542

4,372

Oneida

19,672

43

Onondaga

32,312

88

Ontario

5,764

14

Orange

36,747

191

Orleans

2,444

5

Oswego

5,983

14

Otsego

2,331

20

Putnam

8,307

36

Rensselaer

8,965

30

Rockland

38,416

151

Saratoga

11,889

45

Schenectady

10,790

25

Schoharie

1,190

3

Schuyler

862

3

Seneca

1,601

12

St. Lawrence

5,481

42

Steuben

5,496

18

Suffolk

161,632

665

Sullivan

4,730

15

Tioga

2,799

11

Tompkins

3,441

6

Ulster

9,981

41

Warren

2,829

10

Washington

2,326

6

Wayne

4,451

18

Westchester

107,075

464

Wyoming

2,804

12

Yates

1,014

3

Yesterday, 85 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 38,407. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Bronx

10

Columbia

1

Dutchess

1

Erie

2

Fulton

1

Greene

1

Herkimer

1

Kings

15

Manhattan

8

Monroe

4

Nassau

4

Onondaga

2

Orange

1

Queens

18

Richmond

3

Rockland

1

St. Lawrence

1

Suffolk

6

Ulster

1

Westchester

4

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