GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES COVID-19 7-DAY AVERAGE POSITIVITY RATE DROPS BELOW 4% FOR FIRST TIME SINCE NOVEMBER 30

By CUOMO PRESS OFFICE | February 14, 2021


7-Day Average Positivity Drops to 3.90%, Down 51% from Post-Holiday Peak in Early January & 36 Consecutive Days of Decline

Hospitalizations Drop to 6,888—Lowest Since Christmas Day, Down 916 Past Week, 26% Decline from Post-Holiday Peak in Mid-January

Statewide Daily Positivity Rate Drops to 3.46% —Lowest Since November 25

New York City 7-Day Average Positivity Rate Drops to 4.63%—Lowest Since Christmas Day, Down 28% from Post-Holiday Peak in Early January

1,328 Patients in the ICU; 908 Intubated

125 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

11 New UK Strain Cases in New York State

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State’s 7-day average COVID positivity rate dropped to 3.90 percent, the lowest since November 29. The 7-day average positivity rate is down 51 percent from the post-holiday peak in early January and it has declined for 36 consecutive days. Hospitalizations dropped to 6,888, the lowest number since Christmas Day. Hospitalizations are down by 916 this week, a 26 percent decline from the post-holiday peak. The statewide positivity rate dropped to 3.46 percent, the lowest since November 25. New York City’s 7-day average positivity rate dropped to 4.63 percent, the lowest since Christmas Day and a decrease of 28 percent from the post-holiday peak.

Eleven additional cases of the UK variant were identified in New York State. Eight were in New York City, two were in Suffolk County and one was in Rockland County, that county’s first case. To date, there are 70 known cases of the variant in New York City and in the following counties: Saratoga, Warren, Onondaga, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Ulster, Essex, Jefferson, Tompkins, Allegany and Niagara.

“Hospitalization and infection rates are continuing to fall statewide and New Yorkers should be commended for all their hard work and sacrifice which helped make this a reality,” Governor Cuomo said. “If we are to win this war against COVID once and for all, we must keep driving down these rates, as well as to get as many shots into arms as possible. New York has the determination, toughness and vaccination infrastructure to make all of this happen, but our success will ultimately be determined by our willingness to keep making the right decisions and I have every confidence that New Yorkers will continue to do just that.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

 

  • Test Results Reported – 253,563
  • Total Positive – 8,763
  • Percent Positive – 3.46%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 3.90%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 6,888 (-180)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week – -916
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 766
  • Hospital Counties – 56
  • Number ICU – 1,328 (-30)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 908 (-33)
  • Total Discharges – 137,276 (+785)
  • Deaths – 125
  • Total Deaths – 37,009

 

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 283 0.03% 29%
Central New York 139 0.02% 31%
Finger Lakes 338 0.03% 40%
Long Island 1,202 0.04% 30%
Mid-Hudson 732 0.03% 43%
Mohawk Valley 138 0.03% 31%
New York City 3,491 0.04% 30%
North Country 71 0.02% 53%
Southern Tier 172 0.03% 45%
Western New York 322 0.02% 35%
Statewide 6,888 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 240 190 18%
Central New York 262 181 30%
Finger Lakes 397 250 35%
Long Island 868 691 21%
Mid-Hudson 684 436 37%
Mohawk Valley 127 97 27%
New York City 2,598 2,115 20%
North Country 59 36 42%
Southern Tier 126 79 38%
Western New York 545 336 37%
Statewide 5,906 4,411 26%

 

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

 

REGION WEDNESDAY THRUSDAY FRIDAY
Capital Region 3.03% 2.88% 2.56%
Central New York 1.79% 1.74% 1.64%
Finger Lakes 2.66% 2.54% 2.39%
Long Island 5.17% 5.08% 4.86%
Mid-Hudson 5.06% 4.98% 4.82%
Mohawk Valley 2.57% 2.35% 2.20%
New York City 4.95% 4.75% 4.63%
North Country 4.24% 3.92% 3.86%
Southern Tier 1.02% 0.95% 0.90%
Western New York 3.51% 3.57% 3.50%
Statewide 4.16% 4.04% 3.90%

 

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 THRUSDAY FRIDAY
Bronx 7.13% 6.69% 6.69%
Brooklyn 5.58% 5.16% 5.00%
Manhattan 3.31% 2.97% 2.87%
Queens 5.42% 5.11% 4.94%
Staten Island 5.04% 4.76% 4.76%

 

Of the 1,521,453 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County Total Positive New Positive
Albany 19,908 76
Allegany 2,747 13
Broome 13,648 63
Cattaraugus 4,133 27
Cayuga 5,144 21
Chautauqua 7,004 31
Chemung 6,266 17
Chenango 2,307 9
Clinton 3,161 32
Columbia 3,214 18
Cortland 3,004 14
Delaware 1,352 12
Dutchess 20,714 119
Erie 61,385 318
Essex 1,225 10
Franklin 1,791 15
Fulton 2,972 20
Genesee 4,182 14
Greene 2,513 13
Hamilton 269 5
Herkimer 4,423 14
Jefferson 4,413 29
Lewis 1,916 20
Livingston 3,333 31
Madison 3,682 13
Monroe 50,363 123
Montgomery 2,937 11
Nassau 138,784 840
Niagara 14,667 53
NYC 653,986 4,581
Oneida 19,117 49
Onondaga 31,351 90
Ontario 5,470 10
Orange 34,442 197
Orleans 2,363 10
Oswego 5,746 16
Otsego 2,158 14
Putnam 7,844 42
Rensselaer 8,527 44
Rockland 36,590 167
Saratoga 11,304 48
Schenectady 10,404 46
Schoharie 1,106 11
Schuyler 841 2
Seneca 1,487 7
St. Lawrence 4,922 48
Steuben 5,328 10
Suffolk 153,327 724
Sullivan 4,468 12
Tioga 2,656 16
Tompkins 3,316 16
Ulster 9,426 44
Warren 2,680 13
Washington 2,147 16
Wayne 4,298 18
Westchester 101,015 511
Wyoming 2,681 19
Yates 996 1

 

Yesterday, 125 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 37,009. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

 

Deaths by County of Residence
County New Deaths
Bronx 17
Chautauqua 1
Chemung 2
Chenango 1
Columbia 1
Erie 4
Essex 1
Fulton 1
Hamilton 1
Herkimer 1
Jefferson 1
Kings 22
Madison 1
Manhattan 12
Monroe 2
Nassau 8
Oneida 2
Onondaga 2
Orange 1
Orleans 1
Queens 15
Rensselaer 2
Richmond 2
Rockland 3
Saratoga 1
Schenectady 1
Schoharie 1
Seneca 2
St. Lawrence 1
Suffolk 8
Wayne 1
Westchester 5
Yates 1

 

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