January 27, 2021
Albany, NY

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

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Following Decline in New Case and Hospitalization Rates, Orange Zone Restrictions Lifted Statewide; 5 Yellow Zones Remain in New York City and Newburgh 

 

Additional Cases of the UK Variant Have Been Found Across New York State, Bringing Total Cases to 42 

 

8,771 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

 

1,558 Patients in the ICU; 1,027 Intubated

 

Statewide Positivity Rate is 5.44%

 

170 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that following a decline in new case and hospitalization rates over the past weeks all orange zone restrictions, and some yellow zone restrictions, have been lifted statewide, with remaining yellow zones in New York City and Newburgh where communities continue to qualify under the state's metrics for yellow zones. In New York City, the Bronx, Queens and Washington Heights remain in yellow zones. Existing statewide restrictions remain in place for areas no longer in orange and yellow zones, including capacity limits for certain businesses and restrictions on mass gatherings.  

The Governor also announced additional cases of the UK variant have been found in Long Island, New York City, Westchester, Saratoga, Tompkins, Niagara, Onondaga, Essex and Warren Counties, bringing the statewide total to 42 cases. 

"New York State has finally reached a point where we are comfortable saying the holiday surge we experienced from November to January has subsided, "Governor Cuomo said. "While our infection and hospitalization rates are on the decline and more vaccines are in our immediate future, this war is not over and we must remain smart. Protecting of our hospitals and their staff remains a top priority and we will continue to do everything we can to ensure these facilities do not become overwhelmed. With more and more vaccines being administered every day and an increase in allotment from the Biden administration, the light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter, but until it is in full view we must keep doing what we know works - wear a mask, social distance and avoid gatherings." 

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Today's data is summarized briefly below: 

  • Test Results Reported - 202,661
  • Total Positive - 11,028
  • Percent Positive - 5.44%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 8,771 (-60)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 1,041
  • Hospital Counties - 56
  • Number ICU - 1,558 (+14)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 1,027 (+21)
  • Total Discharges - 124,003 (+909)
  • Deaths - 170
  • Total Deaths - 34,579

 

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

474

0.04%

24%

Central New York

250

0.03%

29%

Finger Lakes

662

0.05%

33%

Long Island

1,553

0.05%

29%

Mid-Hudson

1,056

0.05%

40%

Mohawk Valley

240

0.05%

24%

New York City

3,771

0.04%

31%

North Country

99

0.02%

51%

Southern Tier

240

0.04%

43%

Western New York

426

0.03%

35%

Statewide

8,771

0.04%

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

262

203

20%

Central New York

262

193

28%

Finger Lakes

397

302

23%

Long Island

859

689

21%

Mid-Hudson

695

445

37%

Mohawk Valley

131

100

25%

New York City

2,569

2,026

22%

North Country

57

35

37%

Southern Tier

125

83

35%

Western New York

543

317

40%

NYS TOTAL

5,900

4,393

26%

 

Yesterday, 202,661 test results were reported to New York State, and 5.44 percent were positive. 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

6.43%

6.28%

6.16%

Central New York

4.84%

4.58%

4.31%

Finger Lakes

5.24%

5.01%

4.85%

Long Island

6.92%

6.90%

6.83%

Mid-Hudson

6.77%

6.84%

6.70%

Mohawk Valley

6.61%

6.42%

6.02%

New York City

5.57%

5.60%

5.39%

North Country

6.54%

6.36%

6.45%

Southern Tier

3.10%

2.95%

2.72%

Western New York

5.70%

5.47%

5.54%

Statewide

5.85%

5.81%

5.64%

 

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

7.26%

6.86%

6.98%

Brooklyn

5.60%

5.40%

5.54%

Manhattan

3.58%

3.47%

3.36%

Queens

6.23%

5.92%

5.73%

Staten Island

5.96%

5.79%

5.64%

 

Of the 1,361,082 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

  

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

17,977

179

Allegany

2,513

17

Broome

12,227

123

Cattaraugus

3,677

35

Cayuga

4,779

30

Chautauqua

6,180

84

Chemung

5,930

41

Chenango

1,977

18

Clinton

2,542

37

Columbia

2,820

33

Cortland

2,773

3

Delaware

1,167

8

Dutchess

18,377

142

Erie

55,593

409

Essex

1,065

9

Franklin

1,399

18

Fulton

2,415

24

Genesee

3,913

19

Greene

2,250

17

Hamilton

172

1

Herkimer

4,028

45

Jefferson

3,742

68

Lewis

1,695

18

Livingston

2,934

23

Madison

3,379

25

Monroe

46,841

365

Montgomery

2,523

27

Nassau

124,119

977

Niagara

13,195

139

NYC

576,449

4,947

Oneida

17,954

98

Onondaga

29,433

169

Ontario

5,032

33

Orange

31,137

228

Orleans

2,083

21

Oswego

5,283

65

Otsego

1,919

18

Putnam

7,112

41

Rensselaer

7,642

68

Rockland

33,769

237

Saratoga

10,198

89

Schenectady

9,453

80

Schoharie

998

8

Schuyler

771

4

Seneca

1,346

8

St. Lawrence

4,169

56

Steuben

4,873

38

Suffolk

138,812

1,084

Sullivan

4,094

26

Tioga

2,404

24

Tompkins

2,890

26

Ulster

8,442

54

Warren

2,350

29

Washington

1,762

27

Wayne

3,992

31

Westchester

91,223

558

Wyoming

2,380

16

Yates

910

11

 

Yesterday, 170 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 34,579. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

  

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Albany

2

Allegany

1

Bronx

9

Broome

1

Cattaraugus

1

Cayuga

1

Chautauqua

4

Chemung

2

Chenango

1

Columbia

2

Dutchess

2

Erie

10

Genesee

2

Greene

1

Herkimer

3

Jefferson

1

Kings

17

Madison

1

Manhattan

12

Monroe

12

Montgomery

2

Nassau

13

Niagara

2

Oneida

5

Onondaga

5

Orange

3

Oswego

1

Putnam

2

Queens

15

Rensselaer

2

Richmond

1

Rockland

1

Saratoga

2

Schenectady

3

St. Lawrence

1

Suffolk

16

Warren

3

Washington

2

Westchester

6

 
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