Governor Cuomo Announces New York City Indoor Dining Can Reopen Early on February 12 – ny.gov

Governor Cuomo Announces New York City Indoor Dining Can Reopen Early on February 12 | Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

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February 8, 2021

Albany, NY

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.”

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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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