January 22, 2021
Albany, NY

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

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Additional Cases of UK Variant in Westchester and Kings Counties, Brings Total Cases to 25 

 

8,846 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

 

1,546 Patients in the ICU; 992 Intubated

 

Statewide Positivity Rate is 5.65%

 

165 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. Three additional cases of the UK variant were identified in Westchester and Kings Counties. To date, there are 25 known cases of the variant in New York State. 

 

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"We are in a war with COVID and as I've said time and again, winning this war will mean winning the footrace between how fast the infection rate goes up and how fast we can vaccinate New Yorkers," Governor Cuomo said. "Positivity and hospitalizations are both down, which is good news, but it in no way means we're out of the woods. What's concerning now is the emergence of three new frightening strains of the virus which could send those numbers back in the other direction. As we have done throughout this crisis, we will continue to monitor these strains closely, follow the science, and continue our work to vaccinate New Yorkers as quickly and fairly as possible."

Positivity and hospitalizations are both down, which is good news, but it in no way means we're out of the woods.

Governor Cuomo

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported - 268,001
  • Total Positive - 15,144
  • Percent Positive - 5.65% 
  • Patient Hospitalization - 8,846 (-209)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 1,045
  • Hospital Counties - 57
  • Number ICU - 1,546 (-14)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 992 (-19) 
  • Total Discharges - 119,953 (+1,064)
  • Deaths - 165
  • Total Deaths - 33,763

 

Governor Cuomo Holds Briefing on COVID-19 Response - 1/22

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

536

0.05%

25%

Central New York

275

0.04%

29%

Finger Lakes

714

0.06%

33%

Long Island

1,613

0.06%

28%

Mid-Hudson

1,071

0.05%

40%

Mohawk Valley

259

0.05%

26%

New York City

3,600

0.04%

31%

North Country

108

0.03%

50%

Southern Tier

240

0.04%

42%

Western New York

430

0.03%

33%

Statewide

8,846

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

257

212

19%

Central New York

262

184

30%

Finger Lakes

397

309

22%

Long Island

856

681

20%

Mid-Hudson

683

440

36%

Mohawk Valley

131

100

25%

New York City

2,552

1,992

23%

North Country

63

45

32%

Southern Tier

125

84

35%

Western New York

544

340

38%

NYS TOTAL

5,870

4,387

26%

 

Yesterday, 268,001 test results were reported to New York State, and 5.65percent were positive. 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

7.08%

6.91%

6.91%

Central New York

5.77%

5.77%

5.56%

Finger Lakes

6.47%

6.41%

6.07%

Long Island

7.47%

7.39%

7.31%

Mid-Hudson

7.00%

6.98%

6.91%

Mohawk Valley

7.70%

7.54%

7.13%

New York City

5.70%

5.73%

5.71%

North Country

7.13%

7.09%

7.04%

Southern Tier

3.57%

3.51%

3.52%

Western New York

6.45%

6.20%

6.02%

Statewide

6.27%

6.23%

6.15%

 

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

6.90%

7.10%

7.44%

Brooklyn

5.80%

5.75%

6.03%

Manhattan

3.36%

3.50%

3.81%

Queens

6.48%

6.15%

6.42%

Staten Island

6.11%

5.95%

6.32%

 

Of the 1,300,481 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

  

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

17,045

257

Allegany

2,413

19

Broome

11,657

190

Cattaraugus

3,528

66

Cayuga

4,608

50

Chautauqua

5,844

102

Chemung

5,739

50

Chenango

1,850

29

Clinton

2,317

53

Columbia

2,645

67

Cortland

2,710

14

Delaware

1,067

23

Dutchess

17,424

242

Erie

53,605

541

Essex

1,017

20

Franklin

1,269

67

Fulton

2,241

51

Genesee

3,803

51

Greene

2,140

43

Hamilton

161

11

Herkimer

3,839

96

Jefferson

3,388

57

Lewis

1,582

24

Livingston

2,815

48

Madison

3,243

34

Monroe

45,400

398

Montgomery

2,342

44

Nassau

118,735

1,364

Niagara

12,602

192

NYC

549,106

6,307

Oneida

17,346

179

Onondaga

28,476

250

Ontario

4,855

40

Orange

29,753

347

Orleans

2,003

35

Oswego

5,059

47

Otsego

1,803

24

Putnam

6,748

78

Rensselaer

7,262

150

Rockland

32,660

253

Saratoga

9,689

162

Schenectady

9,021

152

Schoharie

943

17

Schuyler

745

15

Seneca

1,276

13

St. Lawrence

3,855

102

Steuben

4,719

39

Suffolk

132,748

1,439

Sullivan

3,954

31

Tioga

2,294

26

Tompkins

2,779

27

Ulster

8,017

116

Warren

2,201

38

Washington

1,612

38

Wayne

3,811

38

Westchester

87,570

924

Wyoming

2,284

36

Yates

863

18

 

Yesterday, 165 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 33,763. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

  

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Albany 

Bronx 

Broome 

Cattaraugus 

Chautauqua 

Delaware 

Dutchess

Erie 

Essex 

Fulton 

Greene 

Herkimer 

Jefferson 

Kings 

21 

Manhattan 

Monroe 

13 

Nassau 

Oneida 

11 

Onondaga 

Orange 

Oswego 

Otsego 

Queens 

18 

Rensselaer 

Richmond 

Rockland 

Saratoga 

Schenectady 

Schoharie 

Suffolk 

19 

Washington 

Westchester 

 
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