Finger Lakes Region continues to see drop in Covid rate, hospitalizations

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 28 January 2021 at 12:04 pm

This chart from the Governor’s Office shows each region’s 7-day average percentage of positive test results over the last three days.

The Finger Lakes Region, which had nearly 1,000 people in hospitalized due to Covid a month ago, now has 634 in the hospital, according to data from the Governor’s Office.

Besides reducing hospitalizations from 964 to 634 since Dec. 28, the region’s percentage of positive Covid tests has dropped from near 9 percent to less than 5 percent.

The current 7-day average of positive tests is 4.67 percent, the third lowest of the 10 regions.

State-wide, the numbers of hospitalizations due to Covid dropped by 251 on Wednesday to 8,520.

The statewide positivity rate is currently 5.34 percent. A month ago is 7.14 percent statewide.

“New York State is once again making our way down the mountain after experiencing a holiday surge,” Governor Cuomo said today. “Our infection and hospitalization rates are steadily declining thanks to the actions of New Yorkers, but there is still more work to be done. While more vaccines are on the way from the Biden administration, we must continue actively working to protect our hospitals and their staff to help ensure they do not become overwhelmed.”