January 5, 2021
Albany, NY

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

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8,590 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

 

1,392 Patients in the ICU; 851 Intubated

 

Statewide Positivity Rate is 8.31%

 

149 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.

"Defeating this beast once and for all means winning the footrace between vaccine implementation and the infection and hospital capacity rates," Governor Cuomo said. "New York is doing everything it can to not only ensure that the vaccine is being distributed as quickly and fairly as possible, but to also ensure we are prepared for widespread vaccinations of the general public once they are eligible. The issue here is the UK strain is highly problematic, and it could be a game-changer. Even if the lethality doesn't go up, the fact that it is so much more transmittable is a very real problem and makes it as important as ever that New Yorkers stay smart. Remember - behavior matters and the behavior of your community drives how fast the infection spreads and how many people get sick. So, let's stay tough, stay united, and collectively do what it takes to defeat this invisible enemy."

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Today's data is summarized briefly below: 

 

  • Test Results Reported - 152,402
  • Total Positive - 12,666
  • Percent Positive - 8.31%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 8,590 (+339)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 898 
  • Hospital Counties - 56
  • Number ICU - 1,392 (+35)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 851 (+8)
  • Total Discharges - 105,379 (+440)
  • Deaths - 149
  • Total Deaths - 30,802

 

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

476

0.04%

23%

29%

Central New York

397

0.05%

21%

29%

Finger Lakes

929

0.08%

30%

30%

Long Island

1577

0.06%

24%

33%

Mid-Hudson

986

0.04%

34%

43%

Mohawk Valley

309

0.06%

22%

31%

New York City

3055

0.04%

30%

37%

North Country

87

0.02%

34%

56%

Southern Tier

228

0.04%

41%

48%

Western New York

546

0.04%

30%

30%

Statewide

8590

0.04%

29%

36%

 

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

235

200

16%

Central New York

266

190

25%

Finger Lakes

397

305

26%

Long Island

822

667

22%

Mid-Hudson

689

398

40%

Mohawk Valley

127

100

21%

New York City

2477

1818

27%

North Country

58

37

36%

Southern Tier

125

83

36%

Western New York

545

349

38%

NYS TOTAL

5741

4147

28%

 

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

10.11%

9.91%

10.12%

Central New York

8.90%

9.30%

9.13%

Finger Lakes

10.35%

10.22%

10.32%

Long Island

9.11%

9.31%

9.61%

Mid-Hudson

8.19%

8.20%

8.33%

Mohawk Valley

10.40%

10.38%

10.70%

New York City

6.24%

6.24%

6.38%

North Country

8.77%

9.02%

9.19%

Southern Tier

6.42%

5.77%

5.41%

Western New York

8.43%

8.43%

8.61%

Statewide

7.78%

7.79%

7.94%

 

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

7.28%

7.31%

7.82%

Brooklyn

5.94%

5.90%

6.25%

Manhattan

3.49%

3.52%

3.74%

Queens

7.04%

6.99%

7.28%

Staten Island

7.23%

7.15%

7.85%

 

Of the 1,041,028 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

12,852

259

Allegany

1,961

14

Broome

8,788

116

Cattaraugus

2,737

38

Cayuga

3,381

87

Chautauqua

4,017

102

Chemung

4,791

38

Chenango

1,337

11

Clinton

1,352

40

Columbia

1,792

24

Cortland

2,217

17

Delaware

771

11

Dutchess

13,190

170

Erie

43,816

374

Essex

663

12

Franklin

822

10

Fulton

1,450

41

Genesee

2,969

63

Greene

1,535

44

Hamilton

121

1

Herkimer

2,542

69

Jefferson

2,091

59

Lewis

1,033

32

Livingston

2,079

37

Madison

2,482

24

Monroe

36,705

447

Montgomery

1,559

43

Nassau

94,379

1,273

Niagara

9,393

134

NYC

448,510

4,863

Oneida

13,420

151

Onondaga

22,880

183

Ontario

3,710

58

Orange

24,579

209

Orleans

1,499

35

Oswego

3,807

87

Otsego

1,294

11

Putnam

5,235

73

Rensselaer

4,933

137

Rockland

28,568

233

Saratoga

6,543

183

Schenectady

6,619

118

Schoharie

638

10

Schuyler

573

2

Seneca

920

15

St. Lawrence

2,528

153

Steuben

3,702

37

Suffolk

104,019

1,554

Sullivan

3,276

27

Tioga

1,812

20

Tompkins

2,166

14

Ulster

6,186

97

Warren

1,387

41

Washington

982

42

Wayne

2,886

59

Westchester

73,381

619

Wyoming

1,567

34

Yates

583

11

 

Yesterday, 149 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 30,802. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

 

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Albany

1

Allegany

1

Bronx

4

Broome

2

Cattaraugus

2

Cayuga

1

Chautauqua

2

Dutchess

2

Erie

9

Fulton

1

Genesee

5

Greene

1

Kings

9

Livingston

2

Madison

2

Manhattan

4

Monroe

12

Montgomery

4

Nassau

3

Niagara

2

Oneida

8

Onondaga

5

Ontario

2

Orange

5

Oswego

3

Queens

9

Rensselaer

1

Richmond

4

Rockland

2

Schenectady

4

Seneca

3

St. Lawrence

1

Suffolk

15

Sullivan

4

Tompkins

1

Ulster

2

Wayne

1

Westchester

9

Wyoming

1

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