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Cuomo: ‘Our infection rate continues to decline’

ALBANY, N.Y.  — On Saturday, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo said coronavirus numbers are starting to decline across the state.
“We’ve gotten past the post-holiday spike and thanks to the hard work of New Yorkers, our infection rate continues to decline. In fact, if this current trajectory holds, we can open up indoor dining in New York City by Valentine’s Day, but actually getting to that point will be a consequence of our actions,” Governor Cuomo said. “We must continue taking steps to reopen our economy, but we have to do it smartly and safely. As New York continues to build out one of the nation’s most expansive vaccination networks to get as many shots in arms as possible, we must all remember to take responsibility at an individual level also and do what’s necessary for stamping out virus once and for all. The light at the end of the tunnel is within sight, it’s just going to take all of us staying tough and united to get there.”

Saturday’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 269,350
  • Total Positive – 12,804
  • Percent Positive – 4.75%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 8,176 (-181)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 889
  • Hospital Counties – 57
  • Number ICU – 1,551 (+8)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 1,017 (+5)
  • Total Discharges – 126,842 (+933)
  • Deaths – 140
  • Total Deaths – 35,036

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 413 0.04% 25%
Central New York 213 0.03% 30%
Finger Lakes 577 0.05% 34%
Long Island 1,468 0.05% 30%
Mid-Hudson 980 0.04% 41%
Mohawk Valley 226 0.05% 25%
New York City 3,561 0.04% 31%
North Country 101 0.02% 52%
Southern Tier 238 0.04% 43%
Western New York 399 0.03% 37%
Statewide 8,176 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 249 199 21%
Central New York 262 186 28%
Finger Lakes 397 301 25%
Long Island 857 671 21%
Mid-Hudson 691 425 38%
Mohawk Valley 133 100 26%
New York City 2,586 2,105 21%
North Country 61 38 40%
Southern Tier 128 89 34%
Western New York 544 334 40%
Statewide 5,908 4,448 26%

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 5.97% 5.50% 5.16%
Central New York 3.96% 3.67% 3.32%
Finger Lakes 4.67% 4.37% 4.12%
Long Island 6.70% 6.51% 6.41%
Mid-Hudson 6.49% 6.27% 6.23%
Mohawk Valley 5.65% 5.19% 4.73%
New York City 5.32% 5.27% 5.24%
North Country 6.44% 6.03% 5.96%
Southern Tier 2.60% 2.36% 2.32%
Western New York 5.54% 5.41% 5.32%
Statewide 5.52% 5.35% 5.27%

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 7.13% 7.06% 6.93%
Brooklyn 5.58% 5.57% 5.65%
Manhattan 3.43% 3.47% 3.48%
Queens 5.89% 5.80% 5.83%
Staten Island 5.58% 5.53% 5.38%

Of the 1,399,863 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County Total Positive New Positive
Albany 18,519 160
Allegany 2,553 12
Broome 12,651 142
Cattaraugus 3,758 18
Cayuga 4,870 29
Chautauqua 6,391 50
Chemung 6,018 20
Chenango 2,078 29
Clinton 2,670 34
Columbia 2,954 47
Cortland 2,832 27
Delaware 1,205 8
Dutchess 18,968 219
Erie 56,974 398
Essex 1,100 9
Franklin 1,525 60
Fulton 2,547 36
Genesee 4,011 16
Greene 2,342 28
Hamilton 214 19
Herkimer 4,173 26
Jefferson 3,908 63
Lewis 1,740 14
Livingston 3,003 16
Madison 3,458 32
Monroe 47,721 257
Montgomery 2,649 34
Nassau 127,743 1,139
Niagara 13,590 108
NYC 594,359 6,028
Oneida 18,280 147
Onondaga 29,860 170
Ontario 5,147 31
Orange 32,067 441
Orleans 2,158 12
Oswego 5,397 41
Otsego 1,986 21
Putnam 7,293 54
Rensselaer 7,874 67
Rockland 34,465 291
Saratoga 10,475 85
Schenectady 9,679 77
Schoharie 1,018 6
Schuyler 798 8
Seneca 1,389 10
St. Lawrence 4,336 47
Steuben 4,985 45
Suffolk 142,484 1,130
Sullivan 4,195 41
Tioga 2,456 15
Tompkins 2,962 18
Ulster 8,716 101
Warren 2,431 14
Washington 1,832 14
Wayne 4,073 21
Westchester 93,585 791
Wyoming 2,462 22
Yates 936 6

Yesterday, 140 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 35,036. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County New Deaths
Albany 6
Bronx 13
Broome 1
Cayuga 1
Chautauqua 1
Chenango 1
Columbia 2
Cortland 1
Dutchess 2
Erie 6
Herkimer 2
Jefferson 2
Kings 14
Livingston 1
Manhattan 11
Monroe 6
Nassau 3
Niagara 4
Oneida 3
Onondaga 3
Orleans 1
Oswego 1
Queens 20
Richmond 2
Rockland 1
Saratoga 2
Steuben 1
Suffolk 11
Tompkins 2
Ulster 1
Washington 4
Westchester 10
Yates 1

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