Governor Cuomo Announces NYC Indoor Dining Can Reopen Early on February 12th

In February 8, 2021

New York City Restaurants Can Now Open on Lunar New Year Day; Guidance Available Here

7,716 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

1,454 Patients in the ICU; 961 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 4.28%

114 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York City indoor dining can reopen at 25 percent capacity on February 12, Lunar New Year Day. The reopening was previously scheduled for Valentine’s Day, but restaurants requested an earlier reopening date to allow staff to prepare and the request has been granted. The reopening is subject to strict state guidance, which can be found here.

“We’re in a footrace with COVID, and the footrace is clear–it’s rate of vaccination versus rate of infection and we’re continuing to make progress on both fronts,” Governor Cuomo said. “Not only have we administered more than two million doses of the vaccine, but the infection rate continues to decrease and New Yorkers should feel good about that. After all, this was possible because of their actions, their discipline and their sacrifice. As we move forward, we’re continuing to respond to the facts and data every day, and when the enemy changes tactics, we change with the enemy. We were planning to open the restaurants in New York City to indoor dining on Valentine’s Day, but they’ve made the point that they’d like to open a couple of days earlier so they can prepare for Valentine’s Day. That’s a reasonable request, so we’ll start indoor dining on Friday at 25 percent so the restaurants can get ready.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 197,183
  • Total Positive – 8,448
  • Percent Positive – 4.28%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 4.42%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 7,716 (+67)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week – -287
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 729
  • Hospital Counties – 57
  • Number ICU – 1,454 (-5)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 961 (-18)
  • Total Discharges – 133,470 (+565)
  • Deaths – 114
  • Total Deaths – 36,339

The regional hospital bed capacity and occupancy numbers, including the number of hospitalizations as a percent of the region’s population, is as follows:

Region COVID Patients Currently in Hospital in Region COVID Patients as Percent of Region Population Percent of Hospital Beds Available Within 7 Days Under Surge Plan
Capital Region 326 0.03% 27%
Central New York 176 0.02% 31%
Finger Lakes 409 0.03% 38%
Long Island 1,339 0.05% 31%
Mid-Hudson 870 0.04% 43%
Mohawk Valley 184 0.04% 31%
New York City 3,756 0.04% 31%
North Country 95 0.02% 52%
Southern Tier 205 0.03% 44%
Western New York 356 0.03% 35%
Statewide 7,716 0.04% 34%

 

The regional ICU bed capacity and occupancy numbers are as follows:

Region Total ICU Beds in Region Total Occupied ICU Beds in Region Percent of ICU Beds Available in Region (7-day Avg)
Capital Region 237 200 16%
Central New York 262 187 28%
Finger Lakes 397 265 30%
Long Island 868 683 21%
Mid-Hudson 684 427 40%
Mohawk Valley 127 91 25%
New York City 2,599 2,058 20%
North Country 56 33 41%
Southern Tier 126 79 37%
Western New York 544 340 38%
Statewide 5,900 4,363 26%

 

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

REGION FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
Capital Region 3.78% 3.51% 3.41%
Central New York 2.68% 2.23% 2.04%
Finger Lakes 3.22% 3.01% 2.99%
Long Island 5.57% 5.51% 5.47%
Mid-Hudson 5.31% 5.33% 5.30%
Mohawk Valley 3.33% 3.07% 2.96%
New York City 5.09% 5.13% 5.10%
North Country 5.02% 5.02% 4.95%
Southern Tier 1.53% 1.45% 1.33%
Western New York 4.53% 4.28% 4.26%
Statewide 4.58% 4.50% 4.42%

 

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

BOROUGH FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
Bronx 7.07% 7.26% 7.03%
Brooklyn 5.70% 5.72% 5.42%
Manhattan 3.81% 3.80% 3.48%
Queens 5.54% 5.68% 5.61%
Staten Island 5.27% 5.42% 5.22%

 

Of the 1,479,220 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County Total Positive New Positive
Albany 19,507 69
Allegany 2,690 7
Broome 13,349 44
Cattaraugus 4,004 19
Cayuga 5,045 13
Chautauqua 6,846 27
Chemung 6,194 31
Chenango 2,249 12
Clinton 2,970 42
Columbia 3,135 13
Cortland 2,935 12
Delaware 1,285 8
Dutchess 20,122 126
Erie 59,867 259
Essex 1,183 5
Franklin 1,706 17
Fulton 2,809 10
Genesee 4,127 7
Greene 2,464 7
Hamilton 251 0
Herkimer 4,365 18
Jefferson 4,256 30
Lewis 1,860 12
Livingston 3,203 7
Madison 3,613 12
Monroe 49,596 230
Montgomery 2,852 14
Nassau 134,891 664
Niagara 14,364 68
NYC 632,347 4,547
Oneida 18,873 39
Onondaga 30,872 77
Ontario 5,383 28
Orange 33,599 174
Orleans 2,318 9
Oswego 5,650 9
Otsego 2,098 6
Putnam 7,625 33
Rensselaer 8,341 40
Rockland 35,769 141
Saratoga 11,067 50
Schenectady 10,203 37
Schoharie 1,074 3
Schuyler 830 2
Seneca 1,445 3
St. Lawrence 4,712 30
Steuben 5,259 29
Suffolk 149,714 696
Sullivan 4,389 14
Tioga 2,599 15
Tompkins 3,226 25
Ulster 9,170 49
Warren 2,606 10
Washington 2,055 28
Wayne 4,223 16
Westchester 98,445 537
Wyoming 2,599 16
Yates 991 2

 

Yesterday, 114 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 36,339. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County New Deaths
Albany 3
Bronx 9
Broome 1
Chautauqua 2
Chemung 1
Chenango 2
Dutchess 1
Erie 3
Fulton 1
Herkimer 3
Kings 19
Lewis 1
Manhattan 10
Monroe 6
Montgomery 1
Nassau 12
Oneida 2
Onondaga 1
Orange 1
Queens 11
Richmond 4
Rockland 4
Schenectady 1
Schuyler 1
Suffolk 6
Ulster 1
Warren 2
Westchester 5

 

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