January 4, 2021
Albany, NY

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

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8,251 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

1,357 Patients in the ICU; 843 Intubated 

Statewide Positivity Rate is 8.34% 

170 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. 

"In 2021, we're going to be focusing on controlling and defeating COVID and to do that, we have two different goals we're working on simultaneously--controlling the spread, and then putting a harpoon in the beast and actually defeating the virus thanks to the vaccine," Governor Cuomo said. "What we're seeing in New York and all across this country is growing numbers of hospitalizations, infections and deaths, and they are all a consequence of our actions. We defeat COVID the way we've been controlling it for the past year, as a function of our activity. If the infection rate increases, then regions can close and that's the last thing anybody wants. If you don't want that, then do something about it--be smart, practice safe behaviors and reduce the infection rate."

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Today's data is summarized briefly below: 

  • Test Results Reported - 134,360
  • Total Positive - 11,209
  • Percent Positive - 8.34%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 8,251 (+288)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 925
  • Hospital Counties - 56
  • Number ICU - 1,357 (+13)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 843 (+28)
  • Total Discharges - 104,939 (+537)
  • Deaths - 170
  • Total Deaths - 30,648

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 Currently Available in Region

Percent of Hospital Beds Available Within 7 Days Under Surge Plan

Capital Region

468

0.04%

22%

32%

Central New York

400

0.05%

20%

31%

Finger Lakes

930

0.08%

30%

31%

Long Island

1506

0.05%

24%

36%

Mid-Hudson

942

0.04%

34%

45%

Mohawk Valley

299

0.06%

22%

33%

New York City

2884

0.03%

31%

39%

North Country

82

0.02%

35%

59%

Southern Tier

209

0.03%

42%

52%

Western New York

531

0.04%

30%

33%

Statewide

8251

0.04%

29%

38%

 

 

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

228

194

16%

Central New York

266

201

25%

Finger Lakes

397

305

26%

Long Island

819

644

23%

Mid-Hudson

684

399

39%

Mohawk Valley

127

101

21%

New York City

2467

1772

28%

North Country

58

35

36%

Southern Tier

125

80

36%

Western New York

545

330

38%

NYS TOTAL

5716

4061

29%

 

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

 

REGION

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Capital Region

9.82%

10.11%

9.91%

Central New York

8.70%

8.90%

9.30%

Finger Lakes

10.03%

10.35%

10.22%

Long Island

8.82%

9.11%

9.31%

Mid-Hudson

7.96%

8.19%

8.20%

Mohawk Valley

10.02%

10.40%

10.38%

New York City

6.17%

6.24%

6.24%

North Country

8.28%

8.77%

9.02%

Southern Tier

5.72%

6.42%

5.77%

Western New York

7.95%

8.43%

8.43%

Statewide

7.55%

7.78%

7.79%

 

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

 

BOROUGH

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Bronx

7.65%

7.28%

7.31%

Brooklyn

6.35%

5.94%

5.90%

Manhattan

3.80%

3.49%

3.52%

Queens

7.32%

7.04%

6.99%

Staten Island

7.45%

7.23%

7.15%

 

Of the 1,028,362 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

12,593

188

Allegany

1,947

20

Broome

8,672

71

Cattaraugus

2,699

32

Cayuga

3,294

128

Chautauqua

3,915

130

Chemung

4,753

68

Chenango

1,326

30

Clinton

1,312

44

Columbia

1,768

15

Cortland

2,200

17

Delaware

760

10

Dutchess

13,020

223

Erie

43,442

509

Essex

651

9

Franklin

812

2

Fulton

1,409

28

Genesee

2,906

40

Greene

1,491

29

Hamilton

120

1

Herkimer

2,473

66

Jefferson

2,032

85

Lewis

1,001

18

Livingston

2,042

36

Madison

2,458

41

Monroe

36,258

480

Montgomery

1,516

24

Nassau

93,106

1,071

Niagara

9,259

176

NYC

443,647

3,726

Oneida

13,269

270

Onondaga

22,697

484

Ontario

3,652

103

Orange

24,370

173

Orleans

1,464

23

Oswego

3,720

62

Otsego

1,283

17

Putnam

5,162

78

Rensselaer

4,796

72

Rockland

28,335

173

Saratoga

6,360

117

Schenectady

6,501

132

Schoharie

628

17

Schuyler

571

14

Seneca

905

31

St. Lawrence

2,375

32

Steuben

3,665

76

Suffolk

102,465

1,232

Sullivan

3,249

22

Tioga

1,792

21

Tompkins

2,152

14

Ulster

6,089

70

Warren

1,346

9

Washington

940

9

Wayne

2,827

59

Westchester

72,762

544

Wyoming

1,533

23

Yates

572

15

 

Yesterday, 170 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 30,648. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

 

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Albany

3

Allegany

1

Bronx

11

Broome

3

Cayuga

3

Chemung

2

Chenango

1

Cortland

1

Dutchess

7

Erie

11

Fulton

1

Genesee

1

Greene

2

Jefferson

1

Kings

16

Lewis

2

Livingston

1

Madison

1

Manhattan

4

Monroe

10

Montgomery

2

Nassau

8

Niagara

2

Oneida

8

Onondaga

8

Ontario

1

Orange

3

Oswego

2

Queens

9

Rensselaer

1

Richmond

5

Rockland

4

Schenectady

3

St. Lawrence

1

Steuben

1

Suffolk

20

Sullivan

1

Ulster

3

Wayne

1

Westchester

2

Wyoming

1

Yates

2

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