Long Island Tops Covid-19 Infection Rate

Long Island has the highest Covid-19 infection rate in New York State, the governor said Saturday, at 6.41 percent. The statewide number is 4.75 percent.

In the Town of Huntington, Huntington Station continues to have the highest infection rate, with 3,343 total cases, or 100.51 cases per 1,000 residents. 

REGION

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Capital Region

5.97%

5.50%

5.16%

Central New York

3.96%

3.67%

3.32%

Finger Lakes

4.67%

4.37%

4.12%

Long Island

6.70%

6.51%

6.41%

Mid-Hudson

6.49%

6.27%

6.23%

Mohawk Valley

5.65%

5.19%

4.73%

New York City

5.32%

5.27%

5.24%

North Country

6.44%

6.03%

5.96%

Southern Tier

2.60%

2.36%

2.32%

Western New York

5.54%

5.41%

5.32%

Statewide

5.52%

5.35%

5.27%

Of the 1,399,863 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the county  breakdown is:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

18,519

160

Allegany

2,553

12

Broome

12,651

142

Cattaraugus

3,758

18

Cayuga

4,870

29

Chautauqua

6,391

50

Chemung

6,018

20

Chenango

2,078

29

Clinton

2,670

34

Columbia

2,954

47

Cortland

2,832

27

Delaware

1,205

8

Dutchess

18,968

219

Erie

56,974

398

Essex

1,100

9

Franklin

1,525

60

Fulton

2,547

36

Genesee

4,011

16

Greene

2,342

28

Hamilton

214

19

Herkimer

4,173

26

Jefferson

3,908

63

Lewis

1,740

14

Livingston

3,003

16

Madison

3,458

32

Monroe

47,721

257

Montgomery

2,649

34

Nassau

127,743

1,139

Niagara

13,590

108

NYC

594,359

6,028

Oneida

18,280

147

Onondaga

29,860

170

Ontario

5,147

31

Orange

32,067

441

Orleans

2,158

12

Oswego

5,397

41

Otsego

1,986

21

Putnam

7,293

54

Rensselaer

7,874

67

Rockland

34,465

291

Saratoga

10,475

85

Schenectady

9,679

77

Schoharie

1,018

6

Schuyler

798

8

Seneca

1,389

10

St. Lawrence

4,336

47

Steuben

4,985

45

Suffolk

142,484

1,130

Sullivan

4,195

41

Tioga

2,456

15

Tompkins

2,962

18

Ulster

8,716

101

Warren

2,431

14

Washington

1,832

14

Wayne

4,073

21

Westchester

93,585

791

Wyoming

2,462

22

Yates

936

6

Each region’s 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

REGION

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Capital Region

5.97%

5.50%

5.16%

Central New York

3.96%

3.67%

3.32%

Finger Lakes

4.67%

4.37%

4.12%

Long Island

6.70%

6.51%

6.41%

Mid-Hudson

6.49%

6.27%

6.23%

Mohawk Valley

5.65%

5.19%

4.73%

New York City

5.32%

5.27%

5.24%

North Country

6.44%

6.03%

5.96%

Southern Tier

2.60%

2.36%

2.32%

Western New York

5.54%

5.41%

5.32%

Statewide

5.52%

5.35%

5.27%

  • Test Results Reported – 269,350
  • Total Positive – 12,804
  • Percent Positive – 4.75%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 8,176 (-181)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 889
  • Hospital Counties – 57
  • Number ICU – 1,551 (+8)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 1,017 (+5)
  • Total Discharges – 126,842 (+933)
  • Deaths – 140
  • Total Deaths – 35,036

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Albany

6

Bronx

13

Broome

1

Cayuga

1

Chautauqua

1

Chenango

1

Columbia

2

Cortland

1

Dutchess

2

Erie

6

Herkimer

2

Jefferson

2

Kings

14

Livingston

1

Manhattan

11

Monroe

6

Nassau

3

Niagara

4

Oneida

3

Onondaga

3

Orleans

1

Oswego

1

Queens

20

Richmond

2

Rockland

1

Saratoga

2

Steuben

1

Suffolk

11

Tompkins

2

Ulster

1

Washington

4

Westchester

10

Yates

1

“We’ve gotten past the post-holiday spike and thanks to the hard work of New Yorkers, our infection rate continues to decline. In fact, if this current trajectory holds, we can open up indoor dining in New York City by Valentines Day, but actually getting to that point will be a consequence of our actions,” Cuomo said. “We must continue taking steps to reopen our economy, but we have to do it smartly and safely.”

Cuomo also said  that as of Saturday morning, state vaccination distribution sites had received 1,471,145 first doses and  administered 91 percent or 1,343,729 first dose vaccinations and 76 percent of first and second doses.

Region

Total Doses Received

(1st and 2nd)

Total Doses Administered

(1st and 2nd)

% of Total Doses Administered/Received

(1st and 2nd)

Capital Region

131,380

106,197

81%

Central New York

105,010

102,661

98%

Finger Lakes

130,150

108,517

83%

Long Island

268,545

199,820

74%

Mid-Hudson

206,325

139,234

67%

Mohawk Valley

58,220

35,494

61%

New York City

974,160

725,212

74%

North Country

58,465

40,162

69%

Southern Tier

62,550

46,953

75%

Western New York

147,925

121,992

82%

Statewide

2,142,730

1,626,242

76%

 

 

 

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