State dashboard says WNY now missing 2 out of 7 metrics they must meet to begin reopening

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(WIVB) – Friday, May 15

The Western New York region is back up to five out of the seven metrics needed to reopen.

According to the regional monitoring dashboard, WNY is hitting the new hospitalization, total beds available, ICU beds available, monthly testing, and contract tracers metrics.

Western New York still needs to improve on 14-day decline in hospitalizations and 14-day decline in hospital deaths.

The New York State Daily Hospitalization Summary, however, does show the region decreased from 214 hospitalizations on Wednesday to 204 on Thursday.

It’s a similar case for patients in ICU beds. On Wednesday there were 68, and according to the most recent data, on Thursday, ICU patients dropped to 62.

Thursday, May 14

Western New York is now meeting only four of the state’s seven metrics for reopening as of Thursday afternoon.

The region previously was meeting five out of the seven criteria.

Western New York is currently missing a 14-day decline in net hospitalizations or under 15 new hospitalizations on a three day average, a 14-day decline in hospital deaths or fewer than five deaths per day on a three-day average, and a rate of new hospitalizations under two per 100,000 residents on a three-day rolling average.

You can find the state’s regional dashboard here.

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