December 9, 2020
Albany, NY

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

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Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic
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4,993 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

952 Patients in the ICU; 521 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 5.44%

95 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.

"We now are conducting three COVID operations basically at the same time. We're managing hospitals under what we call the "surge and flex" program. Hospitals are going to have to be extraordinarily flexible and nimble to handle the additional case load. Not only will they have to work as a system and balance caseload among their hospitals, but they also need to be prepared to shift patients before they're admitted, to other hospitals that have a greater capacity," Governor Cuomo said. "We also need to continue to work to slow the spread of the virus. We have the Thanksgiving surge and we're starting to see the full effect of that now, making it critical that we all stay tough, practicing safe behaviors, and follow the guidelines. Additionally, we have the vaccine, which is the weapon that will win the war. If we get it produced, if we get it delivered, and distributed and people actually take it, we will be successful. We have come so far already, and if we all stay united as a state and persevere, we will reach the light at the end of the tunnel."

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Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported - 194,595
  • Patient Hospitalization - 4,993 (+158)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 747
  • Hospital Counties - 53
  • Number ICU - 952 (+46)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 521 (+28)
  • Total Discharges - 89,089 (+505)
  • Deaths - 95
  • Total Deaths - 27,404

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 (7-Day Avg)

Capital Region

243

0.02%

26%

Central New York

304

0.04%

24%

Finger Lakes

599

0.05%

27%

Long Island

769

0.03%

18%

Mid-Hudson

666

0.03%

25%

Mohawk Valley

178

0.04%

25%

New York City

1524

0.02%

19%

North Country

42

0.01%

46%

Southern Tier

151

0.02%

40%

Western New York

517

0.04%

27%

Statewide

4993

0.03%

22%

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

313

187

44%

Central New York

290

198

33%

Finger Lakes

506

270

58%

Long Island

808

608

25%

Mid-Hudson

747

378

48%

Mohawk Valley

129

100

25%

New York City

2361

1773

26%

North Country

73

38

53%

Southern Tier

129

90

34%

Western New York

619

286

49%

NYS TOTAL

5975

3928

36%

Yesterday, 194,595 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

4.60%

4.80%

5.11%

Central New York

5.55%

5.86%

6.25%

Finger Lakes

7.01%

7.02%

7.72%

Long Island

5.50%

5.68%

5.70%

Mid-Hudson

6.03%

6.19%

6.28%

Mohawk Valley

6.53%

6.92%

7.42%

New York City

4.04%

4.13%

4.11%

North Country

4.50%

4.63%

4.45%

Southern Tier

2.09%

2.16%

2.48%

Western New York

7.34%

6.96%

7.18%

Statewide

4.92%

5.01%

5.13%

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

4.70%

4.86%

4.87%

Brooklyn

4.04%

4.13%

4.08%

Manhattan

2.50%

2.50%

2.52%

Queens

4.54%

4.61%

4.56%

Staten Island

6.36%

6.49%

6.53%

Of the 733,064 individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

7,176

185

Allegany

1,286

44

Broome

6,160

103

Cattaraugus

1,514

44

Cayuga

1,282

40

Chautauqua

2,027

67

Chemung

3,531

58

Chenango

767

13

Clinton

574

6

Columbia

1,139

22

Cortland

1,291

33

Delaware

470

16

Dutchess

8,456

117

Erie

30,719

646

Essex

334

6

Franklin

375

7

Fulton

720

44

Genesee

1,393

44

Greene

825

15

Hamilton

63

3

Herkimer

986

45

Jefferson

861

33

Lewis

510

10

Livingston

971

48

Madison

1,325

69

Monroe

20,648

777

Montgomery

671

18

Nassau

67,203

708

Niagara

5,266

189

NYC

340,974

3,742

Oneida

6,799

254

Onondaga

13,598

410

Ontario

1,764

77

Orange

18,720

186

Orleans

756

26

Oswego

2,159

49

Otsego

804

43

Putnam

3,489

61

Rensselaer

2,269

59

Rockland

23,308

236

Saratoga

2,965

77

Schenectady

3,272

93

Schoharie

275

15

Schuyler

364

5

Seneca

408

9

St. Lawrence

1,182

20

Steuben

2,195

69

Suffolk

69,996

972

Sullivan

2,347

21

Tioga

1,295

15

Tompkins

1,424

26

Ulster

4,029

55

Warren

686

6

Washington

506

3

Wayne

1,487

50

Westchester

56,372

575

Wyoming

740

17

Yates

338

19

Yesterday, 95 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 27,404. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Albany

1

Bronx

1

Broome

3

Chemung

2

Dutchess

2

Erie

12

Kings

8

Madison

1

Manhattan

1

Monroe

10

Nassau

6

Oneida

5

Onondaga

5

Ontario

1

Orange

3

Oswego

2

Queens

4

Rensselaer

3

Richmond

2

Rockland

4

Seneca

2

Steuben

2

Suffolk

4

Tompkins

1

Ulster

4

Westchester

6

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