February 22, 2021 – Covid Numbers From Governor Cuomo


5,804 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

1,148 Patients in the ICU; 780 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 4.33%

89 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It is important to note that data, including test results and hospital rates, reported early in the week are often not completely reflective of the current situation due to lower discharges and testing volume over the weekend. Data trends over a period of time, such as using 7-day averages, are a preferred metric.

“Thanks to the hard work and dedication of New Yorkers, we’re beating back COVID more and more every day and that has allowed us to begin reopening different facets of the economy as part of our post-COVID reconstruction,” Governor Cuomo said. “Not only are our hospitalization and infection rates declining, but we’re continuing to build out New York’s already expansive vaccination network to ensure underserved communities are not denied access to this life saving medication. While we’re not out of the woods yet, we have the momentum on our side. As long as we stay united and keep doing what we know works, we will finally defeat this invisible enemy and get back to normal.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

• Test Results Reported – 142,019
• Total Positive – 6,146
• Percent Positive – 4.33%
• 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 3.52%
• Patient Hospitalization – 5,804 (+40)
• Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week – -819
• Patients Newly Admitted – 572
• Hospital Counties – 55
• Number ICU – 1,148 (-14)
• Number ICU with Intubation – 780 (-14)
• Total Discharges – 142,724 (+417)
• Deaths – 89
• Total Deaths – 37,941