COVID-19 hospital admissions, % optimistic charge decline in West New York

The number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the Western New York area on Tuesday dropped to 515, representing 0.04 percent of the area’s population.

BUFFALO, NY – The latest data released Wednesday from New York State shows a decline in COVID-19 hospital stays here in western New York.

The number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the Western New York area on Tuesday dropped to 515, representing 0.04 percent of the area’s population. The decrease of three comes after an increase of 24 patients on Monday.

Currently, the state states that 32 percent of hospital beds in the region are available.

The percentage positive rate in West New York also continues to decline, falling again on Tuesday. The rate fell from 7.83 percent on Sunday to 7.67 percent on Monday, now to 7.26 percent on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the moving averages of the percentage positive rates for all eight counties in our region are shown below.

  • Chautauqua 12 percent
  • Wyoming 11.5 percent
  • Allegany 11.3 percent
  • Genesee 9.9 percent
  • Orleans 9.5 percent
  • Niagara 8.7 percent
  • Cattaraugus 8.3 percent
  • Erie 6.2 percent

The Erie County’s moving average remains the lowest in West New York at 6.2 percent. It went down for five consecutive days; It’s down 22 percent from that time last week and is now also below the level a month ago.

COVID-19 Cases for Jan 12: 437 new cases were confirmed by @ECDOH out of 7,370 diagnostic reports received for a daily positivity rate of 5.9%. The average of the 7-day positivity rate is 6.4%. The total number of cases through Jan. 12 is now 48,533. pic.twitter.com/9DnsAf3a3V

– Erie County Department of Health (@ECDOH) January 13, 2021

Chautauqua County currently has the highest rate of positive tests in our area.

“We have high numbers of COVID cases across the state as we move through the dark winter days and while I understand that COVID fatigue has set in, New Yorkers need to remember that we are still are not out of the woods, “said Governor Andrew Cuomo.

“The vaccine is the weapon that ends the war, but we are caught between its rapid spread and the spread of new cases. New Yorkers can get through this together, but it requires a willingness to take precautionary measures, not just for themselves but for others. Wash your hands, wear a mask, and stay socially aloof. New York State is working to expand testing capacity and hospital capacity, but we all need to come out at the end of the tunnel. “

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