December 15, 2020
Albany, NY

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

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5,982 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

1,065 Patients in the ICU; 580 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 5.33%

128 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

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

"Everything we have done from the start of this pandemic has been based on the facts, and the facts are that COVID cases, hospitalizations and deaths are all on the rise all across the country. We are on an unsustainable trajectory and if we don't act now, hospitals could become overwhelmed come January," Governor Cuomo said. "Right now, New York is focused on growing hospital capacity through our Surge and Flex program and requiring hospital systems to begin working together so they are prepared. As those operations continue, it's on all of us to be smart, tough, and do what we know stops the spread - socially distance, wear masks and wash our hands. The goal is to avoid another shut down and we will only be able to do that if we all do our part."    

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported - 194,188
  • Positive Test Results - 10,353
  • Positivity - 5.33%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 5,982 (+270)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 743
  • Hospital Counties - 56
  • Number ICU - 1,065 (+25)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 580 (+8)
  • Total Discharges - 92,136 (+376)
  • Deaths - 128
  • Total Deaths - 28,002 

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 Average)

Capital Region

288

0.03%

25%

Central New York

360

0.05%

25%

Finger Lakes

725

0.06%

25%

Long Island

972

0.03%

20%

Mid-Hudson

735

0.03%

27%

Mohawk Valley

192

0.04%

25%

New York City

1968

0.02%

20%

North Country

56

0.01%

45%

Southern Tier

166

0.03%

40%

Western New York

520

0.04%

25%

Statewide

5982

0.03%

23%

 

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 Average)

Capital Region

266

167

40%

Central New York

290

190

32%

Finger Lakes

403

266

41%

Long Island

841

585

29%

Mid-Hudson

767

431

47%

Mohawk Valley

131

99

23%

New York City

2361

1669

25%

North Country

71

35

52%

Southern Tier

129

82

32%

Western New York

516

275

46%

NYS TOTAL

5775

3799

33%

     

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

  

REGION

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

MONDAY

Capital Region

5.62%

5.89%

6.17%

Central New York

7.22%

7.11%

6.97%

Finger Lakes

8.12%

8.09%

8.17%

Long Island

5.62%

5.70%

5.67%

Mid-Hudson

6.01%

6.15%

6.15%

Mohawk Valley

8.02%

8.08%

8.13%

New York City

4.01%

4.04%

4.04%

North Country

4.06%

4.12%

4.08%

Southern Tier

2.30%

2.65%

2.23%

Western New York

6.94%

6.92%

7.05%

Statewide

5.07%

5.17%

5.12%

 

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

  

BOROUGH

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

MONDAY

Bronx

4.54%

4.47%

4.41%

Brooklyn

4.00%

4.04%

4.05%

Manhattan

2.56%

2.63%

2.69%

Queens

4.57%

4.62%

4.67%

Staten Island

5.70%

5.64%

5.30%

 

Of the 794,557 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

  

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

8,214

164

Allegany

1,427

24

Broome

6,601

69

Cattaraugus

1,817

34

Cayuga

1,629

48

Chautauqua

2,423

58

Chemung

3,803

27

Chenango

892

12

Clinton

712

14

Columbia

1,244

19

Cortland

1,539

26

Delaware

525

5

Dutchess

9,482

192

Erie

33,793

396

Essex

382

7

Franklin

476

17

Fulton

883

32

Genesee

1,673

27

Greene

894

13

Hamilton

70

2

Herkimer

1,238

42

Jefferson

1,085

38

Lewis

587

13

Livingston

1,168

33

Madison

1,621

29

Monroe

24,293

548

Montgomery

828

32

Nassau

72,122

908

Niagara

6,144

128

NYC

362,227

4,146

Oneida

8,171

162

Onondaga

15,722

241

Ontario

2,154

46

Orange

19,892

136

Orleans

904

17

Oswego

2,487

47

Otsego

915

11

Putnam

3,869

74

Rensselaer

2,712

81

Rockland

24,334

151

Saratoga

3,599

122

Schenectady

3,924

143

Schoharie

356

14

Schuyler

395

6

Seneca

506

8

St. Lawrence

1,372

19

Steuben

2,474

31

Suffolk

76,625

1,171

Sullivan

2,483

14

Tioga

1,389

10

Tompkins

1,613

20

Ulster

4,485

92

Warren

764

8

Washington

597

10

Wayne

1,743

34

Westchester

59,991

560

Wyoming

914

19

Yates

375

3

 

Yesterday, 128 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 28,002. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

  

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Albany

4

Allegany

1

Bronx

6

Cayuga

1

Chemung

5

Cortland

1

Dutchess

2

Erie

10

Herkimer

1

Kings

4

Lewis

2

Livingston

1

Madison

2

Manhattan

6

Monroe

5

Montgomery

2

Nassau

4

Niagara

4

Oneida

5

Onondaga

6

Ontario

1

Orange

2

Oswego

1

Queens

8

Richmond

5

Rockland

5

Saratoga

1

Schuyler

1

Seneca

1

St. Lawrence

1

Steuben

1

Suffolk

14

Tioga

2

Tompkins

1

Ulster

2

Wayne

3

Westchester

7

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