Daily COVID hospitalizations down by triple digits in NY state

Gov. Hochul’s office is reporting a significant drop in COVID hospitalizations.

In a Thursday update, Hochul’s office said there are 12,452 people hospitalized with the virus. While that’s still quite high, Hochul says it’s 219 fewer COVID hospitalizations than the day before.

The daily positivity rate in New York state is now 16.93%. It peaked at over 23% earlier this month.

However, there are 22 new patients in the ICU, for a total of 1,615. There are also 195 new deaths to report.

The 7-day positivity average in the Capital Region dropped from 19.30% on Tuesday to 18.88% on Wednesday.

The 7-day positivity rate in the Mohawk Valley dropped from 17.63% on Tuesday to 17.39% on Wednesday.

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