January 15, 2021
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces New Record High Number of COVID-19 Test Results Reported

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324,671 Test Results Reported to New York State Yesterday 

Additional Case of UK Variant in Nassau County Brings Total Cases to 16

8,808 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide 

1,570 Patients in the ICU; 962 Intubated 

Statewide Positivity Rate is 6.14% 

183 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that 324,671 COVID-19 test results were reported to New York State yesterday—a new record high. An additional case of the UK variant was identified in Nassau County. To date, there are 16 known cases of the variant in New York State.

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"The positivity rate will change when communities decide it will change. It's still purely a function of how a community acts and there's still personal responsibility. We talked about what would happen with COVID spread through the holiday season, and much of the diagnosis came true," Governor Cuomo said. "We said that you were going to see the holiday season increase social activity, and I reminded New Yorkers every day to celebrate smart. People said that it was the holiday season and they wanted to celebrate, but if you don't celebrate smart, we'll see an increase in the COVID transmission rate. And we saw an increase in the COVID transmission rate. Over Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa, we shot up like a rocket. After New Year's Day, it started to flatten because the increase in social activity started to flatten. And now, we're starting to see a drop post-New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. And that is good news. We'd rather not have seen the increase, but I believe the increase would have been worse if we weren't smart and disciplined during the holidays."

The positivity rate will change when communities decide it will change. It's still purely a function of how a community acts and there's still personal responsibility.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Today's data is summarized briefly below: 

  • Test Results Reported - 324,671
  • Total Positive - 19,942
  • Percent Positive - 6.14%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 8,808 (-15)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 1,153
  • Hospital Counties - 56
  • Number ICU - 1,570 (+34)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 962 (+6)
  • Total Discharges - 113,919 (+940)
  • Deaths - 183
  • Total Deaths - 32,566
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The regional hospital bed capacity and occupancy numbers, including the number of hospitalizations as a percent of the region's population, is as follows:

 

Region

COVID Patients Currently in Hospital in Region

COVID Patients as Percent of Region Population

Percent of Hospital Beds Available in Region

Capital Region

525

0.05%

25%

Central New York

319

0.04%

26%

Finger Lakes

793

0.07%

33%

Long Island

1,647

0.06%

29%

Mid-Hudson

997

0.04%

40%

Mohawk Valley

292

0.06%

24%

New York City

3,341

0.04%

32%

North Country

117

0.03%

52%

Southern Tier

250

0.04%

41%

Western New York

527

0.04%

32%

Statewide

8,808

0.05%

32%

 

The regional ICU bed capacity and occupancy numbers are as follows:

 

Region

Total ICU Beds in Region

Total Occupied ICU Beds in Region

Percent of ICU Beds Available in Region (7-Day Average)

Capital Region

254

210

20%

Central New York

262

191

27%

Finger Lakes

397

307

24%

Long Island

862

635

24%

Mid-Hudson

684

442

39%

Mohawk Valley

133

113

19%

New York City

2,467

1,891

24%

North Country

57

40

37%

Southern Tier

125

75

36%

Western New York

545

361

36%

Statewide

5,786

4,265

27%

 

Each region's 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

 

REGION

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

Capital Region

8.67%

8.45%

7.94%

Central New York

6.77%

6.74%

6.21%

Finger Lakes

8.72%

8.28%

7.63%

Long Island

8.90%

8.69%

8.27%

Mid-Hudson

7.95%

7.81%

7.67%

Mohawk Valley

9.24%

9.18%

8.66%

New York City

5.92%

5.83%

5.70%

North Country

7.62%

7.69%

7.44%

Southern Tier

4.61%

4.33%

4.01%

Western New York

7.26%

7.43%

6.93%

Statewide

7.08%

6.95%

6.67%

 

Each New York City borough's 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

 

BOROUGH

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

Bronx

7.21%

7.25%

7.68%

Brooklyn

6.03%

5.91%

6.24%

Manhattan

3.53%

3.64%

3.80%

Queens

6.71%

6.63%

6.90%

Staten Island

6.41%

6.33%

6.55%

 

Of the 1,203,550 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

15,520

290

Allegany

2,286

29

Broome

10,620

163

Cattaraugus

3,253

54

Cayuga

4,197

94

Chautauqua

5,221

130

Chemung

5,422

63

Chenango

1,654

42

Clinton

1,977

77

Columbia

2,299

96

Cortland

2,563

30

Delaware

965

14

Dutchess

15,873

384

Erie

50,227

749

Essex

929

29

Franklin

1,040

34

Fulton

1,932

88

Genesee

3,506

47

Greene

1,929

56

Hamilton

143

0

Herkimer

3,423

120

Jefferson

2,942

101

Lewis

1,388

48

Livingston

2,561

51

Madison

2,985

43

Monroe

42,774

697

Montgomery

2,069

83

Nassau

109,984

1,858

Niagara

11,534

286

NYC

508,357

7,725

Oneida

16,110

334

Onondaga

26,544

392

Ontario

4,528

83

Orange

27,862

390

Orleans

1,851

53

Oswego

4,664

112

Otsego

1,559

37

Putnam

6,203

136

Rensselaer

6,454

179

Rockland

31,061

291

Saratoga

8,653

206

Schenectady

8,183

163

Schoharie

851

33

Schuyler

684

10

Seneca

1,144

40

St. Lawrence

3,320

92

Steuben

4,444

64

Suffolk

122,597

2,181

Sullivan

3,713

59

Tioga

2,124

22

Tompkins

2,528

44

Ulster

7,337

156

Warren

1,928

82

Washington

1,381

49

Wayne

3,527

79

Westchester

81,982

1,113

Wyoming

1,987

48

Yates

758

13

 

 

Yesterday, 183 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 32,566. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

 

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Albany

3

Bronx

3

Broome

3

Cattaraugus

1

Cayuga

5

Chautauqua

5

Chenango

1

Dutchess

4

Erie

6

Genesee

1

Greene

4

Herkimer

1

Jefferson

1

Kings

23

Lewis

1

Livingston

2

Madison

1

Manhattan

6

Monroe

7

Montgomery

1

Nassau

10

Niagara

4

Oneida

4

Onondaga

6

Ontario

1

Orange

4

Orleans

1

Queens

18

Rensselaer

1

Richmond

5

Rockland

2

Saratoga

6

Schenectady

2

Seneca

1

Suffolk

21

Ulster

4

Warren

1

Washington

1

Westchester

11

Wyoming

1

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