Statewide positivity rate below 2%, February 19 update


NEW YORK (NEWS10) – On Saturday, February 19, the statewide positivity rate for COVID-19 infections stood at 1.72% – below 2% for the first time since the variant Omicron Concern – since October 23. Health officials said the total number of positive cases on Friday is 3,050.

Health officials said statewide, 36 COVID deaths have been reported since Friday. The total number of deaths reported through the Electronic Health Response Data System (HERDS) since the start of the pandemic is now 54,412. Health officials said the total number of COVID-19 hospitalizations statewide since Friday was 2,745 — the lowest since Nov. 27, as we continue to see declining COVID-19 positive rates and hospitalizations across all regions.

HERDS is a New York State Department of Health data source that collects and confirms daily death data as reported by hospitals, nursing homes and adult care facilities. HERD said the total number of deaths reported by health care facilities still stands at 68,628, in addition to a total of deaths reported and complied with by the CDC statewide.

This daily COVID-19 provisional death certificate data reported by the NYS DOH and NYC to the CDC includes people who have died in any location, including hospitals, nursing homes, adult care facilities, at home, in hospices and in other settings.

  • Total vaccine doses administered – 36,699,053
  • Total vaccine doses administered in the last 24 hours – 29,087
  • Total vaccine doses administered in the last 7 days – 262,473
  • Percentage of New Yorkers ages 18 and older who have received at least one dose of vaccine – 91.5%
  • Percentage of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with a completed series of vaccines – 82.7%
  • Percentage of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one dose of vaccine (CDC) – 95.0%
  • Percentage of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with a completed vaccine series (CDC) – 85.3%
  • Percentage of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with at least one dose of vaccine (CDC) – 81.0%
  • Percentage of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with a completed vaccine series (CDC) – 70.9%
  • Percentage of all New Yorkers who have received at least one dose of vaccine – 80.9%
  • Percentage of all New Yorkers who have completed the series of vaccines – 72.8%
  • Percentage of all New Yorkers who have received at least one dose of vaccine (CDC) – 88.5%
  • Percentage of all New Yorkers with a completed vaccine series (CDC) – 75.1%

The 7-day average of cases per 100,000 population for each region is as follows

REGION Wednesday, February 16, 2022 Thursday, February 17, 2022 Friday, February 18, 2022
Capital Region 24.48 22.99 11:33 p.m.
NYC Center 33.93 33.34 30.76
Finger Lakes 7:42 p.m. 6:45 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
Long Island 14.96 2:25 p.m. 13.28
Mid Hudson 15.02 15.36 15.02
Mohawk Valley 28.55 27.20 25.99
New York City 13.28 2:39 p.m. 1:70 p.m.
Northern country 43.92 40.51 37.34
South level 33.85 31.91 30:40
Western New York 7:44 p.m. 19.26 18.10
Statewide 17.69 17.75 16.89

The average percentage of 7-day positive test results from each region reported in the last three days is as follows:

REGION Wednesday, February 16, 2022 Thursday, February 17, 2022 Friday, February 18, 2022
Capital Region 4.42% 4.22% 4.26%
NYC Center 6.15% 6.37% 5.88%
Finger Lakes 4.51% 4.25% 3.97%
Long Island 2.81% 2.66% 2.50%
Mid Hudson 2.69% 2.71% 2.61%
Mohawk Valley 4.59% 4.75% 4.66%
New York City 1.41% 1.52% 1.43%
Northern country 7.50% 7.53% 7.12%
South level 4.11% 3.78% 3.63%
Western New York 5.10% 4.98% 4.66%
Statewide 2.50% 2.50% 2.36%

The 7-day average percentage of positive test results from each New York City borough reported in the past three days is as follows:

ARRONDISSEMENT Wednesday, February 16, 2022 Thursday, February 17, 2022 Friday, February 18, 2022
Bronx 1.16% 1.37% 1.35%
kings 1.38% 1.40% 1.30%
new York 1.38% 1.72% 1.61%
queens 1.58% 1.53% 1.42%
richmond 1.89% 1.77% 1.70%

On Friday, February 18, 3,050 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 4,884,161. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

county New positive
Albany 74
allegania 14
Broome 58
Cattaraugus ten
cayuga 20
Chautauqua 28
Chemung 27
Chenango 12
clinton 32
Colombia 12
Corland 8
Delaware 7
Dutch 39
Erie 140
Essex 9
franklin 22
Fulton 9
Genesis 12
Green 2
hamilton 2
Herkimer 23
Jefferson 31
lewis 8
Livingston 12
Madison 24
Monroe 102
Montgomery 24
Nassau 165
niagara 27
new York 964
Oneida 49
Onondaga 120
Ontario 24
Orange 70
Orleans 3
Oswego 53
otsego 19
Putnam 23
Rensselaer 95
rock land 41
Saratoga 58
Schenectady 39
Schoharie 9
Schuyler 3
Seneca 5
Saint Laurent 50
Steuben 31
Suffolk 143
Sullivan 21
Tioga 11
Tomkins 25
Ulster 41
Warren 16
Washington 11
wayne 17
Westchester 140
Wyoming 9
yates 7

Below is data that shows how many hospitalized people who tested positive for COVID-19 were admitted for COVID-19/COVID-19 complications and how many were admitted for non-COVID-19 conditions:

Region COVID-19 Patients currently hospitalized Admitted due to COVID or complications of COVID % Admitted due to COVID or complications of COVID Admitted where COVID was not included as one of the reasons for admission % Admitted where COVID was not included as a reason for admission
Capital Region 157 90 57.3% 67 42.7%
NYC Center 117 76 65.0% 41 35.0%
Finger Lakes 348 159 45.7% 189 54.3%
Long Island 429 203 47.3% 226 52.7%
Mid Hudson 229 97 42.4% 132 57.6%
Mohawk Valley 59 41 69.5% 18 30.5%
New York City 1,025 423 41.3% 602 58.7%
Northern country 70 34 48.6% 36 51.4%
South level 100 53 53.0% 47 47.0%
Western New York 211 110 52.1% 101 47.9%
Statewide 2,745 1,286 46.8% 1,459 53.2%

The Omicron variant now represents more than 95% of viruses in circulation. For more information on variant tracking, go here: COVID-19 Variant Data | health department (ny.gov).

On Friday, February 18, 39 New Yorkers died from COVID-19, bringing the total to 54,412. The geographic breakdown is as follows, by state of residence:

New distribution of deaths by county
county New deaths
allegania 1
Bronx 4
Chautauqua 1
Erie 2
Fulton 1
kings 7
lewis 1
Monroe 2
Nassau 2
new York 3
Oneida 1
Onondaga 1
queens 5
richmond 1
rock land 1
Saint Laurent 1
Suffolk 3
Westchester 2
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