December 16, 2020
Albany, NY

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

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6,097 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

 

1,098 Patients in the ICU; 611 Intubated

 

Statewide Positivity Rate is 6.21%

 

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. 

"New Yorkers can stop a shutdown, New Yorkers can save lives. It just depends on what we do and what we need to do is manage the hospitals, administer the vaccine and slow the spread," Governor Cuomo said. "While we have been working with hospital systems to expand capacity, the first of the vaccine arrived and New York's goal is to have the best vaccine program in the United States. It's the most ambitious governmental operation that has been undertaken, period. We have been planning for the vaccine, now we're implementing that plan and we're ensuring New Yorkers can access the vaccine free of charge. New Yorkers always set the bar high and with what we went through in the spring, I want to make sure that we're doing everything we can to be the first state to kill this beast - so please, wear a mask, wash your hands and continue to socially distance." 

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Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported - 160,947
  • New Cases - 9,998
  • Percent Positive - 6.21 %
  • Patient Hospitalization - 6,097 (+115)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 823
  • Hospital Counties - 55
  • Number ICU - 1,098 (+33)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 611 (+31)
  • Total Discharges - 92,735 (+599)
  • Deaths - 95
  • Total Deaths - 28,100

 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

306

0.03%

24%

Central New York

362

0.05%

26%

Finger Lakes

743

0.06%

26%

Long Island

1013

0.04%

21%

Mid-Hudson

722

0.03%

28%

Mohawk Valley

190

0.04%

27%

New York City

2000

0.02%

22%

North Country

57

0.01%

45%

Southern Tier

177

0.03%

40%

Western New York

527

0.04%

25%

Statewide

6097

0.03%

24%

 

 

New Yorkers can stop a shutdown, New Yorkers can save lives. It just depends on what we do and what we need to do is manage the hospitals, administer the vaccine and slow the spread.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

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

179

39%

Central New York

290

189

33%

Finger Lakes

398

277

38%

Long Island

826

598

29%

Mid-Hudson

725

409

46%

Mohawk Valley

132

99

24%

New York City

2410

1646

26%

North Country

75

38

52%

Southern Tier

127

77

34%

Western New York

516

303

44%

NYS TOTAL

5756

3815

33%

     

Yesterday, 160,947 test results were reported to New York State, and 6.21 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

5.89%

6.17%

6.23%

Central New York

7.11%

6.97%

6.96%

Finger Lakes

8.09%

8.17%

8.21%

Long Island

5.70%

5.67%

5.85%

Mid-Hudson

6.15%

6.15%

6.16%

Mohawk Valley

8.08%

8.13%

8.11%

New York City

4.04%

4.04%

4.14%

North Country

4.12%

4.08%

4.39%

Southern Tier

2.65%

2.23%

2.31%

Western New York

6.92%

7.05%

6.70%

Statewide

5.17%

5.12%

5.21%

 

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

4.47%

4.41%

4.46%

Brooklyn

4.04%

4.05%

4.20%

Manhattan

2.63%

2.69%

2.77%

Queens

4.62%

4.67%

4.77%

Staten Island

5.64%

5.30%

5.30%

 

Of the 804,555 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

  

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

8,405

191

Allegany

1,451

24

Broome

6,692

91

Cattaraugus

1,868

51

Cayuga

1,697

68

Chautauqua

2,458

35

Chemung

3,848

45

Chenango

917

25

Clinton

731

19

Columbia

1,258

14

Cortland

1,561

22

Delaware

534

9

Dutchess

9,642

160

Erie

34,181

388

Essex

402

20

Franklin

485

9

Fulton

921

38

Genesee

1,721

48

Greene

914

20

Hamilton

73

3

Herkimer

1,279

41

Jefferson

1,121

36

Lewis

603

16

Livingston

1,206

38

Madison

1,684

63

Monroe

24,946

653

Montgomery

857

29

Nassau

72,904

782

Niagara

6,258

114

NYC

365,758

3,531

Oneida

8,368

197

Onondaga

16,054

332

Ontario

2,203

49

Orange

20,114

222

Orleans

923

19

Oswego

2,547

60

Otsego

941

26

Putnam

3,919

50

Rensselaer

2,789

77

Rockland

24,555

221

Saratoga

3,716

117

Schenectady

4,014

90

Schoharie

378

22

Schuyler

400

5

Seneca

509

3

St. Lawrence

1,409

37

Steuben

2,531

57

Suffolk

77,681

1,056

Sullivan

2,510

27

Tioga

1,407

18

Tompkins

1,637

24

Ulster

4,547

62

Warren

775

11

Washington

606

9

Wayne

1,790

47

Westchester

60,540

549

Wyoming

939

25

Yates

378

3

 

Yesterday, 95 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 28,100. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

  

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Albany

1

Bronx

2

Broome

2

Chautauqua

1

Chemung

1

Columbia

1

Cortland

1

Dutchess

1

Erie

12

Genesee

2

Kings

3

Madison

4

Manhattan

3

Monroe

7

Nassau

2

Niagara

3

Oneida

4

Onondaga

12

Ontario

1

Orange

1

Otsego

1

Queens

5

Rensselaer

1

Richmond

3

Rockland

1

Saratoga

1

Schenectady

2

Schuyler

1

St. Lawrence

1

Steuben

1

Suffolk

7

Westchester

6

Yates

1

 
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