Governor Cuomo Announces COVID-19 7-Day Average Positivity Rate Declines for 40th Straight Day - FEBRUARY 17, 2021
7-Day Average Positivity Rate Was 3.66% Yesterday
6,574 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide
1,273 Patients in the ICU; 854 Intubated
Statewide Positivity Rate is 3.58%
109 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday
12 New UK Strain Cases In New York State
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State's COVID-19 7-day average positivity rate has declined for the 40th straight day. The 7-day average positivity rate was 3.66 percent yesterday. Twelve additional cases of the UK variant were identified in New York State. Eleven were in New York City and one is in Broome County. To date, there are 82 known cases of the UK variant in New York State.
"New Yorkers have continued to do a tremendous job driving down hospitalization and infection rates and because of their dedication, we have been able to safely and responsibly re-open different facets of our economy," Governor Cuomo said. "Even though we have been able to move forward with beginning our post-COVID recovery, all this progress could be cancelled out if we don't stay vigilant. While the state continues to get shots in the arms of as many New Yorkers as possible, everyone else should continue to keep their guard up and practice the safe behaviors we all know are critical in ultimately winning this war."
Today's data is summarized briefly below:
Test Results Reported - 169,963
Total Positive - 6,092
Percent Positive - 3.58%
7-Day Average Percent Positive - 3.66%
Patient Hospitalization - 6,574 (-46)
Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week - -1,019