Gov Cuomo – Hospitalizations At Lowest Level Since Dec 12

February 26, 2021

From Governor Andrew Cuomo:

5,626 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide
Statewide Daily Positivity Rate is 2.82% – Lowest Since November 21
Statewide 7-Day Positivity Rate is 3.22% – Lowest Since November 26
1,132 Patients in the ICU; 771 Intubated
95 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that COVID-19 hospitalizations in New York State dropped to 5,626, the lowest since December 12. The single-day positivity rate dropped to 2.82 percent, the lowest since November 21, and the 7-day average positivity rate dropped to 3.22 percent, the lowest since November 26.

“Defeating COVID-19 is front and center in New York State, and declining positivity rates and hospitalizations are aiding our efforts to vaccinate more New Yorkers, reopen the economy and get to the light at the end of the tunnel,” Governor Cuomo said. “New Yorkers’ resilience and willingness to follow the rules got us through the Spring and the holiday surge, and it is getting us through the winter. We’re vaccinating New Yorkers at a fast clip and expanding our network of distribution sites as fast as we can, but we’re going to need more vaccines to address a large enough portion of the population to defeat this pandemic once and for all. I’m confident that we will get there, but in the meantime New Yorkers need to continue social distancing, wearing masks and washing their hands. We wear masks not just to protect ourselves, but to protect each other, and that spirit will get us through the coming months as we work to beat the COVID beast.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

Test Results Reported – 291,189
Total Positive – 8,204
Percent Positive – 2.82%
7-Day Average Percent Positive – 3.22%
Patient Hospitalization – 5,626 (-77)
Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week – -529
Patients Newly Admitted – 697
Hospital Counties – 53
Number ICU – 1,132 (+8)
Number ICU with Intubation – 771 (-3)
Total Discharges – 144,991 (+669)
Deaths – 95
Total Deaths – 38,321