New York

Gov. Cuomo says state virus positivity rate is 1.29%

ALBANY, N.Y. — Governor Andrew Cuomo updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on Saturday.
“New Yorkers have been tough and resilient throughout this entire pandemic, and this attitude has helped to drive our state’s COVID-19 numbers down,” Cuomo said. “Even with this tremendous progress in our numbers, we still need everyone to continue practicing safe behaviors like wearing masks and social distancing to slow the spread. And most importantly, we need every single New Yorker to get vaccinated so we can defeat COVID once and for all and begin our return to a new normal.”
Saturday’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 248,572
  • Total Positive – 3,195
  • Percent Positive – 1.29%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 1.47%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 2,178 (-86)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week – -551
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 250
  • Number ICU – 544 (-27)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 344 (-10)
  • Total Discharges – 177,944 (+279)
  • Deaths – 32
  • Total Deaths – 42,244

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 84 0.01% 28%
Central New York 50 0.01% 33%
Finger Lakes 221 0.02% 40%
Long Island 291 0.01% 36%
Mid-Hudson 189 0.01% 47%
Mohawk Valley 28 0.01% 40%
New York City 978 0.01% 35%
North Country 21 0.01% 57%
Southern Tier 72 0.01% 51%
Western New York 244 0.02% 33%
Statewide 2178 0.01% 37%

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 231 197 15%
Central New York 233 170 27%
Finger Lakes 397 226 43%
Long Island 847 613 28%
Mid-Hudson 669 383 43%
Mohawk Valley 97 76 22%
New York City 2,526 1878 26%
North Country 56 27 52%
Southern Tier 115 74 36%
Western New York 545 342 37%
Statewide 5,716 3986 30%

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 1.34% 1.41% 1.32%
Central New York 1.38% 1.23% 1.17%
Finger Lakes 2.74% 2.70% 2.67%
Long Island 1.57% 1.45% 1.38%
Mid-Hudson 1.67% 1.61% 1.50%
Mohawk Valley 1.36% 1.42% 1.46%
New York City 1.55% 1.44% 1.36%
North Country 1.92% 2.05% 1.92%
Southern Tier 0.68% 0.66% 0.66%
Western New York 2.82% 2.57% 2.54%
Statewide 1.62% 1.53% 1.47%

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 1.57% 1.45% 1.43%
Brooklyn 1.90% 1.74% 1.61%
Manhattan 0.90% 0.85% 0.80%
Queens 1.64% 1.52% 1.46%
Staten Island 1.86% 1.77% 1.63%

Of the 2,054,054 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County Total Positive New Positive
Albany 24,302 32
Allegany 3,366 13
Broome 18,178 51
Cattaraugus 5,496 31
Cayuga 6,127 15
Chautauqua 8,714 11
Chemung 7,452 17
Chenango 3,356 3
Clinton 4,757 6
Columbia 3,951 7
Cortland 3,694 15
Delaware 2,293 3
Dutchess 28,975 38
Erie 87,569 272
Essex 1,564 1
Franklin 2,503 0
Fulton 4,295 14
Genesee 5,295 9
Greene 3,311 14
Hamilton 304 0
Herkimer 5,059 5
Jefferson 5,803 36
Lewis 2,626 19
Livingston 4,277 21
Madison 4,421 7
Monroe 65,417 251
Montgomery 4,164 18
Nassau 181,553 178
Niagara 19,458 60
NYC 922,237 1,256
Oneida 22,068 47
Onondaga 37,609 51
Ontario 7,247 13
Orange 47,615 68
Orleans 3,000 8
Oswego 7,332 9
Otsego 3,359 6
Putnam 10,504 16
Rensselaer 11,011 9
Rockland 46,532 21
Saratoga 14,948 24
Schenectady 12,872 37
Schoharie 1,640 8
Schuyler 1,026 0
Seneca 1,964 2
St. Lawrence 6,421 6
Steuben 6,669 30
Suffolk 198,574 222
Sullivan 6,488 16
Tioga 3,630 12
Tompkins 4,200 7
Ulster 13,663 25
Warren 3,540 11
Washington 3,037 10
Wayne 5,560 14
Westchester 128,412 109
Wyoming 3,457 8
Yates 1,159 3

Friday, 32 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 42,244. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County New Deaths
Bronx 1
Erie 2
Fulton 1
Kings 6
Manhattan 2
Montgomery 1
Nassau 1
Niagara 3
Oneida 2
Queens 5
Richmond 1
Schenectady 1
Suffolk 3
Tompkins 1
Ulster 1
Westchester 1

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