New York’s percentage positive COVID-19 rate continues to drop

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ALBANY, NY (WSYR-TV) – On Tuesday, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that New York State’s 7-day average COVID-19 positivity rate had dropped to 3, 71%, the lowest since November 28.

“The numbers continue to move in the right direction because New Yorkers are taking this virus seriously and doing what it takes to protect themselves and their families. New Yorkers should be congratulated for that,” Governor Cuomo said. “We are working 24/7 to get vaccines into weapons as quickly as possible, and while we have the operational capacity to do more, lack of supply remains the only limiting factor. So while we work to get every eligible person vaccinated as quickly as possible, we must continue to be smart: wear masks, socially distance, avoid gatherings, and stay New York Tough. »

Tuesday’s data is briefly summarized below:

  • Reported test results – 136,392
  • Total positive – 6,753
  • Positive percentage – 4.95%
  • 7-day average positive percentage – 3.71%
  • Hospitalization of patients – 6,620 (-3)
  • Net change in patient hospitalization last week – -1,255
  • Newly admitted patients – 560
  • Hospital counties – 53
  • USI number – 1,271 (+1)
  • ICU number with intubation – 878 (+3)
  • Total releases – 138,975 (+433)
  • Death – 107
  • Total deaths – 37,328

It is important to note that data, including test results and hospitalization rates, reported at the start of the week often does not fully reflect the current situation due to declining discharges and testing volume over the course of the week. of the weekend. Trending data over a period of time, such as using 7-day averages, is a preferred metric.

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 available within 7 days of emergency plan
Capital Region 241 0.02% 31%
NYC Center 128 0.02% 31%
Finger Lakes 301 0.03% 40%
Long Island 1,110 0.04% 32%
Mid Hudson 697 0.03% 43%
Mohawk Valley 139 0.03% 33%
New York City 3,494 0.04% 31%
Northern country 72 0.02% 56%
South level 161 0.03% 46%
Western New York 277 0.02% 36%
Statewide 6,620 0.03% 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 235 162 22%
NYC Center 262 185 30%
Finger Lakes 397 250 36%
Long Island 865 669 21%
Mid Hudson 680 408 38%
Mohawk Valley 127 97 27%
New York City 2,595 2016 20%
Northern country 57 30 43%
South level 126 71 40%
Western New York 545 328 39%
Statewide 5,889 4,216 26%

The average percentage of 7-day positive test results from each region reported in the last three days is as follows:

REGION SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY
Capital Region 2.50% 2.34% 2.27%
NYC Center 1.67% 1.67% 1.72%
Finger Lakes 2.38% 2.31% 2.38%
Long Island 4.77% 4.62% 4.58%
Mid Hudson 4.67% 4.53% 4.47%
Mohawk Valley 2.21% 2.23% 2.00%
New York City 4.53% 4.47% 4.39%
Northern country 3.96% 3.98% 3.97%
South level 0.85% 0.82% 0.90%
Western New York 3.62% 3.25% 3.31%
Statewide 3.83% 3.74% 3.71%

The 7-day average percentage of positive test results from each New York City borough reported in the past three days is as follows:

BOROUGH SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY
Bronx 6.22% 6.11% 5.76%
brooklyn 4.80% 4.53% 4.38%
manhattan 2.85% 2.70% 2.59%
queens 4.82% 4.64% 4.55%
Staten Island 4.71% 4.44% 4.35%

Of the total 1,542,887 people who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

county Total positive New positive
Albany 20,090 57
allegania 2,768 8
Broome 13,803 46
Cattaraugus 4,185 16
cayuga 5,182 6
Chautauqua 7,071 13
Chemung 6,307 11
Chenango 2,328 1
clinton 3,258 19
Colombia 3,251 17
Corland 3,027 4
Delaware 1,385 14
Dutch 21,024 81
Erie 62 208 209
Essex 1,249 seven
franklin 1,838 9
Fulton 3,072 15
Genesis 4,204 8
Green 2,539 6
hamilton 271 1
Herkimer 4,460 13
Jefferson 4,494 21
lewis 1,949 8
Livingston 3,374 8
Madison 3,710 6
Monroe 50,830 133
Montgomery 3,002 14
Nassau 140,686 579
niagara 14,803 47
New York 665 263 3,700
Oneida 19,215 29
Onondaga 31,580 75
Ontario 5,533 18
Orange 34,898 169
Orleans 2,373 3
Oswego 5,798 12
otsego 2,196 12
Putnam 7,943 32
Rensselaer 8,621 29
rock land 36,954 177
Saratoga 11,415 36
Schenectady 10,493 21
Schoharie 1,125 4
Schuyler 845 1
Seneca 1,500 2
Saint Laurent 5,034 19
Steuben 5,368 13
Suffolk 155 149 526
Sullivan 4,506 9
Tioga 2,687 6
Tomkins 3,340 5
Ulster 9,541 43
Warren 2,720 ten
Washington 2,190 23
wayne 4,322 6
Westchester 102 197 381
Wyoming 2,712 12
yates 1,001 3

Yesterday, 107 New Yorkers died from COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 37,328. The geographic breakdown is as follows, by state of residence:

Deaths by county of residence
county New deaths
Albany 1
Bronx 12
Broome 1
Chemung 1
Chenango 2
clinton 1
Colombia 1
Delaware 1
Erie 4
kings 19
manhattan 15
Monroe 3
Nassau 6
niagara 1
Oneida 2
Onondaga 1
Orange 3
otsego 1
queens 16
richmond 1
Suffolk 9
Ulster 2
Westchester 4

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