January 18, 2021
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

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8,868 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

 

1,523 Patients in the ICU; 997 Intubated

 

Statewide Positivity Rate is 6.54%

 

153 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

 

"While we are encouraged as the numbers begin to come back down to pre-holiday surge levels, we still have a long way to go before we reach the light at the end of the tunnel," Governor Cuomo said. "Not only has the federal government opened up the floodgates of eligibility without increasing the supply of vaccine, now we are seeing new strains of the virus from the UK, South Africa and Brazil that could spark a second wave - yet the federal government continues to do nothing. If these strains hit, we will see our numbers go right back up. New York has used our experience from the spring to prepare our hospitals and our residents as we continue to fight this invisible enemy and it's time for the federal government to follow suit - increase the vaccine supply, test international travelers and actually work with states to win this war."

 

 

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Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported - 186,205
  • Total Positive - 12,185
  • Percent Positive - 6.54%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 8,868 (+97)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 939
  • Hospital Counties - 56
  • Number ICU - 1,523 (-27)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 997 (-7)
  • Total Discharges - 116,502 (+601)
  • Deaths - 153
  • Total Deaths - 33,052

While we are encouraged as the numbers begin to come back down to pre-holiday surge levels, we still have a long way to go before we reach the light at the end of the tunnel.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

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 Within 7 Days Under Surge Plan

Capital Region

534

0.05%

25%

Central New York

301

0.04%

28%

Finger Lakes

774

0.06%

33%

Long Island

1,649

0.06%

29%

Mid-Hudson

1,001

0.04%

40%

Mohawk Valley

295

0.06%

25%

New York City

3,449

0.04%

32%

North Country

118

0.03%

50%

Southern Tier

243

0.04%

41%

Western New York

504

0.04%

32%

Statewide

8,868

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 Avg)

Capital Region

260

213

19%

Central New York

262

178

28%

Finger Lakes

397

310

23%

Long Island

848

672

24%

Mid-Hudson

683

427

37%

Mohawk Valley

133

96

23%

New York City

2,518

1,901

24%

North Country

61

39

36%

Southern Tier

125

78

36%

Western New York

544

331

37%

NYS TOTAL

5,831

4,245

27%

 

Yesterday, 186,205 test results were reported to New York State, and 6.54 percent were positive. Each region's 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

  

REGION

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Capital Region

7.87%

7.59%

7.45%

Central New York

6.09%

5.85%

5.84%

Finger Lakes

7.32%

6.96%

6.87%

Long Island

8.06%

7.81%

7.84%

Mid-Hudson

7.51%

7.37%

7.25%

Mohawk Valley

8.40%

8.22%

7.78%

New York City

5.66%

5.69%

5.73%

North Country

7.24%

7.34%

7.38%

Southern Tier

3.82%

3.78%

3.71%

Western New York

6.62%

6.48%

6.46%

Statewide

6.54%

6.45%

6.42%

 

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

  

BOROUGH

SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

Bronx

7.35%

7.25%

7.07%

Brooklyn

5.94%

5.92%

5.76%

Manhattan

3.76%

3.71%

3.48%

Queens

6.48%

6.33%

6.14%

Staten Island

6.28%

6.20%

6.11%

 

Of the 1,245,575 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

  

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

16,168

187

Allegany

2,347

19

Broome

10,981

115

Cattaraugus

3,373

29

Cayuga

4,372

62

Chautauqua

5,541

81

Chemung

5,567

33

Chenango

1,750

46

Clinton

2,129

38

Columbia

2,432

35

Cortland

2,628

24

Delaware

1,000

10

Dutchess

16,541

214

Erie

51,718

334

Essex

972

13

Franklin

1,129

26

Fulton

2,070

31

Genesee

3,651

21

Greene

2,025

30

Hamilton

146

1

Herkimer

3,561

33

Jefferson

3,145

51

Lewis

1,459

8

Livingston

2,677

32

Madison

3,108

35

Monroe

44,007

348

Montgomery

2,197

30

Nassau

113,812

1,110

Niagara

11,933

111

NYC

525,657

5,228

Oneida

16,660

158

Onondaga

27,492

302

Ontario

4,694

47

Orange

28,574

188

Orleans

1,908

10

Oswego

4,872

56

Otsego

1,646

23

Putnam

6,447

61

Rensselaer

6,772

79

Rockland

31,668

159

Saratoga

9,140

156

Schenectady

8,587

107

Schoharie

889

7

Schuyler

714

4

Seneca

1,218

15

St. Lawrence

3,547

51

Steuben

4,560

19

Suffolk

127,287

1,362

Sullivan

3,798

33

Tioga

2,191

24

Tompkins

2,641

28

Ulster

7,642

94

Warren

2,045

41

Washington

1,473

35

Wayne

3,646

40

Westchester

84,420

712

Wyoming

2,135

21

Yates

813

18

 

 

Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on the State's COVID-19 Response January 18, 2021

Yesterday, 153 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 33,052. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

  

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Albany 

Bronx 

Broome 

Cattaraugus 

Chemung 

Chenango 

Clinton 

Cortland 

Delaware 

Dutchess

Erie 

11 

Essex 

Fulton 

Herkimer 

Jefferson 

Kings 

15 

Lewis 

Livingston 

Madison 

Manhattan 

Monroe 

Montgomery 

Nassau 

11 

Niagara 

Oneida 

Onondaga 

Ontario 

Orange 

Oswego 

Queens 

15 

Rensselaer 

Richmond 

Rockland 

Saratoga 

Schenectady 

Seneca 

St. Lawrence 

Suffolk 

12 

Sullivan 

Tompkins 

Ulster 

Warren 

Washington 

Wayne 

Westchester 

Wyoming 

 
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