New York State continues to make progress in the fight against COVID-19, hospitalizations dip below 800

Coronavirus

(WSYR-TV) — For the first time since March 18, COVID-19 hospitalizations dipped below 800 on Friday, as New York State continues to make progress in the fight against coronavirus. 

New York continues to reach encouraging milestones regarding the coronavirus, as the data released on Saturday shows 799 people are currently hospitalized throughout the state with COVID-19. This is the lowest number of coronavirus hospitalizations in the state since March 18.

Tragically, six more New Yorkers lost their lives to COVID-19 on Friday, but the three-day average death toll is the lowest the state has seen since March 16.

Below is the COVID-19 data from Friday that was released by the New York State Health Department on Saturday.

  • Patient Hospitalization – 799 (-27)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 75 (-12)
  • Number ICU – 177 (-1)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 100 (+8)
  • Total Discharges – 71,477 (+106)
  • Deaths – 6
  • Total Deaths – 24,974

New York State confirmed 730 new coronavirus cases on Friday, which is about 1.05% of the people that were tested. 

Each region’s percent of positive tests over the last three days can be found below.

REGIONWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
Capital Region0.7%0.7%1.2%
Central New York0.8%1.9%1.7%
Finger Lakes0.9%1.7%1.0%
Long Island0.9%1.0%1.0%
Mid-Hudson0.6%0.9%0.8%
Mohawk Valley1.1%1.2%0.9%
New York City1.0%1.1%1.0%
North Country0.4%0.1%0.3%
Southern Tier0.7%1.3%1.5%
Western New York0.9%1.0%1.9%

In total, there have been over 400,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in New York State. 

Although New York State is making great progress in the fight against COVID-19, the story is much different in other parts of the country.

For more coronavirus data, click here.


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