NYS COVID-19 Related Deaths and Hospitalizations Reach New Milestone Lows
The latest COVID-19 metrics for New York State reveal that hospitalizations have dipped below 6,000 and deaths have gone below 100; both numbers which haven’t been reached since mid December 2020.
Hospitalizations had reached a high of 9,273 on January 19 and have since trended downward while deaths have had a rocky descent since that month when it reached a high of 202 on January 13.
“Our ability to beat back COVID is entirely dependent on our actions, and the post-holiday reduction in positivity and hospitalizations demonstrates that New Yorkers are continuing to do the right things to stay safe. As these numbers go down, vaccinations are going up, and that means we’re making real progress toward the light at the end of the tunnel,” Governor Cuomo said. “We have the capacity and distribution network to get even more vaccines in arms, but because of limited supply this will continue to be a marathon, not a sprint. In the meantime, we must continue masking up and practicing good social distancing—actions that we know will tame the COVID beast.”
Below are two charts illustrating the daily deaths and hospitalizations from September 19, 2020 to the present day.