January 20, 2021
Albany, NY

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

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Four Additional Cases of UK Variant in Saratoga, Warren and Suffolk Counties Bring Total Cases to 22 

 

9,273 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

 

1,621 Patients in the ICU; 1,044 Intubated

 

Statewide Positivity Rate is 6.84%

 

185 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. Four additional cases of the UK variant were identified, one in Saratoga County, one in Warren County and two in Suffolk County. The new Saratoga and Warren County cases are tied to the first case discovered in Saratoga County. To date, there are 22 known cases of the variant in New York State. 

 

"Right now, we are in a footrace between how quickly we distribute the vaccine and how quickly the infection is spreading," Governor Cuomo said. "The good news - the infection rate is a function of people's behavior and right now it's on the decline, meaning New Yorkers are acting responsibly. The bad news - not only is the federal vaccine supply not keeping up with our ability to administer it, but we are continuing to see new instances of the UK strain, which is much more transmissible. I believe brighter days are ahead with the new administration at the helm and we will continue to do everything within our power to get shots in arms as quickly and fairly as possible."

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Today's data is summarized briefly below: 

  • Test Results Reported - 195,409
  • Total Positive - 13,364
  • Percent Positive - 6.84%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 9,273 (+37)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 1,128
  • Hospital Counties - 57
  • Number ICU - 1,621 (+7)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 1,044 (-5)
  • Total Discharges - 117,882 (+830)
  • Deaths - 185
  • Total Deaths - 33,415

I believe brighter days are ahead with the new administration at the helm and we will continue to do everything within our power to get shots in arms as quickly and fairly as possible.

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

553

0.05%

25%

Central New York

320

0.04%

29%

Finger Lakes

741

0.06%

34%

Long Island

1,671

0.06%

28%

Mid-Hudson

1,107

0.05%

40%

Mohawk Valley

297

0.06%

25%

New York City

3,745

0.04%

31%

North Country

109

0.03%

50%

Southern Tier

243

0.04%

42%

Western New York

487

0.04%

32%

Statewide

9,273

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

263

218

19%

Central New York

262

198

29%

Finger Lakes

397

308

22%

Long Island

854

685

22%

Mid-Hudson

685

435

36%

Mohawk Valley

131

101

24%

New York City

2,518

1,911

23%

North Country

63

45

32%

Southern Tier

125

85

36%

Western New York

545

334

37%

NYS TOTAL

5,843

4,320

26%

 

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

 

REGION

SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

Capital Region

7.45%

7.16%

7.08%

Central New York

5.84%

5.80%

5.77%

Finger Lakes

6.87%

6.62%

6.47%

Long Island

7.84%

7.68%

7.47%

Mid-Hudson

7.25%

7.13%

7.00%

Mohawk Valley

7.78%

7.85%

7.70%

New York City

5.73%

5.66%

5.70%

North Country

7.38%

7.49%

7.13%

Southern Tier

3.71%

3.73%

3.57%

Western New York

6.46%

6.55%

6.45%

Statewide

6.42%

6.34%

6.27%

 

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

7.07%

7.17%

6.90%

Brooklyn

5.76%

5.69%

5.80%

Manhattan

3.48%

3.37%

3.36%

Queens

6.14%

6.04%

6.48%

Staten Island

6.11%

5.98%

6.11%

            

Of the 1,271,451 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

16,521

178

Allegany

2,375

9

Broome

11,255

147

Cattaraugus

3,427

27

Cayuga

4,474

42

Chautauqua

5,660

59

Chemung

5,643

40

Chenango

1,795

37

Clinton

2,209

29

Columbia

2,524

29

Cortland

2,668

26

Delaware

1,029

20

Dutchess

16,963

206

Erie

52,473

245

Essex

988

8

Franklin

1,164

17

Fulton

2,140

27

Genesee

3,689

25

Greene

2,078

20

Hamilton

147

1

Herkimer

3,682

79

Jefferson

3,272

58

Lewis

1,540

45

Livingston

2,737

33

Madison

3,173

24

Monroe

44,631

313

Montgomery

2,265

35

Nassau

116,065

1,096

Niagara

12,229

86

NYC

537,601

6,594

Oneida

16,976

165

Onondaga

27,948

193

Ontario

4,770

40

Orange

29,078

230

Orleans

1,945

26

Oswego

4,961

47

Otsego

1,738

67

Putnam

6,576

55

Rensselaer

6,965

91

Rockland

32,137

253

Saratoga

9,375

108

Schenectady

8,770

110

Schoharie

914

17

Schuyler

724

8

Seneca

1,239

7

St. Lawrence

3,685

55

Steuben

4,632

37

Suffolk

129,804

1,224

Sullivan

3,887

46

Tioga

2,228

22

Tompkins

2,707

50

Ulster

7,822

77

Warren

2,119

57

Washington

1,542

40

Wayne

3,722

34

Westchester

85,723

703

Wyoming

2,212

38

Yates

835

9

 

 

Governor Cuomo Holds Briefing on COVID-19 Response - 1/20

Yesterday, 185 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 33,415. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

 

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Albany

3

Bronx

16

Broome

1

Cayuga

1

Chautauqua

1

Chenango

2

Columbia

1

Delaware

3

Dutchess

3

Erie

9

Genesee

1

Greene

1

Herkimer

2

Jefferson

1

Kings

21

Livingston

2

Manhattan

9

Monroe

10

Nassau

18

Niagara

4

Oneida

3

Onondaga

2

Orange

2

Putnam

1

Queens

12

Rensselaer

2

Richmond

3

Rockland

2

Saratoga

1

Schenectady

1

St. Lawrence

3

Suffolk

21

Tompkins

1

Ulster

3

Warren

2

Wayne

2

Westchester

12

Wyoming

1

Yates

2

 
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