Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic -


5,977 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

1,176 Patients in the ICU; 799 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 4.23%

86 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

1 South African Strain Case Identified in Nassau County

18 New UK Strain Cases in New York State

 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 18 new cases of the UK variant were identified in New York. To date, there are 154 known cases of the UK variant in New York State. A second South African variant has been identified In Nassau County.  

"The decline in our hospitalization and infection rates is all thanks to the dedication New Yorkers have time and again shown to defeating this invisible enemy,” Governor Cuomo said. “As our rates continue to decline, we are opening back up our economy and proving that vaccine distribution can be fair and equitable. The light at the end of the tunnel is brighter and brighter each day, but we’re not there yet. I encourage New Yorkers to remain vigilant until the war is won: Wear a mask, socially distance and wash your hands.” 

Today's data is summarized briefly below: 

  • Test Results Reported – 157,333
  • Total Positive – 6,654
  • Percent Positive – 4.23%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 3.46%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 5,977 (+173)  
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week – -643
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 592
  • Hospital Counties – 55
  • Number ICU – 1,176 (+28)  
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 799 (+19)  
  • Total Discharges – 143,071 (+347)
  • Deaths – 86
  • Total Deaths – 38,031

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