Statewide Positivity Rate is 1.79%
Statewide 7-Day Average Positivity Rate Drops to 2.27%—Lowest Since November 9
Hospitalizations Drop to 3,294—Lowest Since November 27; Hospitalizations Down 540 in Past Week
767 Patients in the ICU; 482 Intubated
40 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced New York's statewide COVID-19 positivity rate dropped to 1.79 percent, the lowest since November 3.
Yesterday, Western New York's positivity rate was 2.84 percent, below 3 percent for the first time since March 27. The region's 7-day average positivity rate fell to 3.75 percent - every region's 7-day average positivity rate is below 4 percent for the first time since November 8, 2020.
"It's critical we continue practicing safe behaviors even as vaccinations climb, and while I know some may feel COVID fatigue setting in, we have to keep doing what we can to keep each other safe," Governor Cuomo said. "While the state continues to expand access to the vaccine, it's on all of us to wash our hands, wear masks and stay socially distanced to keep our momentum heading in the right direction. We're going to reach the light at the end of the tunnel and defeat the COVID beast, but we have a lot of work to do before we get there."
Today's data is summarized briefly below:
- Test Results Reported - 233,067
- Total Positive - 4,164
- Percent Positive - 1.79%
- 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 2.27%
- Patient Hospitalization - 3,294 (-93)
- Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week - -540
- Patients Newly Admitted - 394
- Hospital Counties - 52
- Number ICU - 767 (-19)
- Number ICU with Intubation - 482 (-1)
- Total Discharges - 173,311 (+438)
- Deaths - 40
- Total Deaths - 41,757