New York State’s overall percent positive rate for COVID-19 is 6.22%

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ALBANY, NY (WSYR-TV) — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo updated New Yorkers on Sunday on the state’s progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“New York State is now in a race between how fast the rate of infection increases and how fast we can deliver vaccines,” Governor Cuomo said. “With more cases of British strain being discovered across the country, it is even more important that New Yorkers continue to follow guidelines and stay New York Tough – wear a mask, avoid gatherings and social distance.”

Sunday’s data is briefly summarized below:

  • Reported test results – 246,836
  • Total positive – 15,355
  • Positive percentage – 6.22%
  • Hospitalization of patients – 8,484 (-43)
  • Newly admitted patients – 998
  • Hospital counties – 56
  • USI number – 1,436 (+8)
  • ICU number with intubation – 892 (+16)
  • Total releases – 109,982 (+947)
  • Death – 151
  • Total deaths – 31,672

The regional hospital bed capacity and occupancy rates, including the number of hospitalizations as a percentage of the region’s population, are as follows:

Region COVID patients currently hospitalized in the region COVID patients as a percentage of the region’s population Percentage of hospital beds currently available in the region
Capital Region 505 0.05% 25%
NYC Center 348 0.04% 25%
Finger Lakes 879 0.07% 34%
Long Island 1517 0.05% 32%
Mid Hudson 994 0.04% 41%
Mohawk Valley 299 0.06% 27%
New York City 3105 0.04% 34%
Northern country 108 0.03% 55%
South level 222 0.04% 43%
Western New York 507 0.04% 33%
Statewide 8484 0.04% 34%

The regional critical care bed capacity and number of occupants are as follows:

Region Total number of intensive care beds in the region Total number of occupied intensive care beds in the region Percentage of critical care beds available in the region (7-day average)
Capital Region 259 209 18%
NYC Center 266 193 27%
Finger Lakes 397 301 23%
Long Island 844 666 18%
Mid Hudson 690 412 40%
Mohawk Valley 126 101 20%
New York City 2474 1866 25%
Northern country 67 46 33%
South level 125 78 36%
Western New York 543 356 36%
TOTAL NYS 5791 4228 27%

As of Saturday, 246,836 test results were reported in New York State, and 6.22% were positive. The average percentage of 7-day positive test results from each region reported in the last three days is as follows:

REGION THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
Capital Region 10.16% 9.53% 9.25%
NYC Center 8.57% 8.27% 7.78%
Finger Lakes 10.22% 9.83% 9.55%
Long Island 9.68% 9.70% 9.60%
Mid Hudson 8.12% 7.97% 7.90%
Mohawk Valley 10.80% 10.50% 10.02%
New York City 6.42% 6.26% 6.05%
Northern country 8.45% 8.49% 8.09%
South level 5.30% 4.99% 4.45%
Western New York 8.61% 8.45% 8.05%
Statewide 7.88% 7.70% 7.43%

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