January 8, 2021
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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8,561 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

1,475 Patients in the ICU; 912 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 7.72%

161 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 know these numbers and we know what is happening. This is all predictive. You have the holidays, socialization, holiday spread and the number goes up. We've said that since before Thanksgiving, and we said celebrate smart and stop the spread. Social gatherings happened and the infection rate went up. Slowing the spread depends on your behavior, and your belief in your community. You resolve community spread when the community acts differently," Governor Cuomo said. "We are in a footrace between how fast the infection rate goes up and how fast the vaccination rate goes up. I am telling you, we are in a danger zone. The infection and hospitalization rates are going up quickly, and when the hospitalization rate goes up, the hospitals reach capacity and the economy shuts down. Add to that footrace a new factor: the UK strain. The UK strain is here and it's spreading. This is the Usain Bolt of infection rates and it is frightening."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported - 243,903
  • Total Positive - 18,832
  • Percent Positive - 7.72%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 8,561 (+13)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 1,068
  • Hospital Counties - 56
  • Number ICU - 1,475 (+51)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 912 (+53)
  • Total Discharges - 108,144 (+901)
  • Deaths - 161
  • Total Deaths - 31,329

The total number of New Yorkers who have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose to date is as follows:

Week

Doses Administered

Week 1 (12/14 - 12/20)

33,709

Week 2 (12/21 - 12/27)

102,190

Week 3 (12/28 - 1/3)

148,165

Week 4 so far (1/4 -)

195,078

TOTAL

479,142

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

Regional Hospital Bed Capacity

Capital Region

515

0.05%

22%

Central New York

374

0.05%

24%

Finger Lakes

905

0.08%

30%

Long Island

1552

0.05%

27%

Mid-Hudson

980

0.04%

38%

Mohawk Valley

321

0.07%

23%

New York City

3066

0.04%

32%

North Country

106

0.03%

48%

Southern Tier

212

0.03%

41%

Western New York

530

0.04%

31%

Statewide

8561

0.04%

31%

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

254

203

17%

Central New York

266

189

27%

Finger Lakes

397

302

24%

Long Island

860

714

19%

Mid-Hudson

703

431

40%

Mohawk Valley

127

104

20%

New York City

2458

1880

26%

North Country

63

42

35%

Southern Tier

127

81

36%

Western New York

544

352

37%

NYS TOTAL

5799

4298

27%

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

REGION

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

Capital Region

10.07%

10.04%

10.16%

Central New York

9.13%

8.51%

8.57%

Finger Lakes

10.29%

10.09%

10.22%

Long Island

9.52%

9.51%

9.68%

Mid-Hudson

8.18%

8.21%

8.12%

Mohawk Valley

10.67%

10.38%

10.80%

New York City

6.39%

6.38%

6.42%

North Country

9.19%

8.80%

8.45%

Southern Tier

5.56%

5.55%

5.30%

Western New York

8.76%

8.46%

8.61%

Statewide

7.92%

7.85%

7.88%

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

BOROUGH

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

Bronx

7.48%

8.18%

8.21%

Brooklyn

6.38%

6.65%

6.70%

Manhattan

3.98%

4.30%

4.45%

Queens

7.47%

7.50%

7.49%

Staten Island

7.82%

7.97%

7.84%

Of the 1,094,144 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

13,697

287

Allegany

2,066

51

Broome

9,459

195

Cattaraugus

2,925

89

Cayuga

3,707

118

Chautauqua

4,427

240

Chemung

5,038

94

Chenango

1,430

37

Clinton

1,556

56

Columbia

1,953

47

Cortland

2,340

51

Delaware

838

28

Dutchess

13,923

281

Erie

46,109

1,032

Essex

778

62

Franklin

886

34

Fulton

1,567

58

Genesee

3,199

61

Greene

1,674

50

Hamilton

128

4

Herkimer

2,862

112

Jefferson

2,348

103

Lewis

1,147

30

Livingston

2,259

64

Madison

2,682

80

Monroe

38,849

796

Montgomery

1,742

109

Nassau

99,439

1,693

Niagara

10,098

292

NYC

466,804

6,284

Oneida

14,396

322

Onondaga

24,316

552

Ontario

4,036

136

Orange

25,683

429

Orleans

1,629

77

Oswego

4,099

124

Otsego

1,360

25

Putnam

5,551

115

Rensselaer

5,440

191

Rockland

29,444

242

Saratoga

7,303

276

Schenectady

7,118

166

Schoharie

701

22

Schuyler

622

18

Seneca

982

17

St. Lawrence

2,803

104

Steuben

3,995

105

Suffolk

110,209

1,954

Sullivan

3,418

48

Tioga

1,940

39

Tompkins

2,318

40

Ulster

6,557

140

Warren

1,567

80

Washington

1,115

61

Wayne

3,129

100

Westchester

76,089

913

Wyoming

1,745

72

Yates

649

26

Yesterday, 161 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 31,329. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Albany

2

Bronx

7

Broome

3

Cattaraugus

3

Cayuga

1

Chemung

2

Chenango

2

Clinton

1

Dutchess

3

Erie

19

Fulton

1

Genesee

5

Greene

2

Jefferson

1

Kings

13

Madison

1

Manhattan

1

Monroe

14

Nassau

10

Niagara

5

Oneida

1

Onondaga

12

Orange

5

Oswego

2

Otsego

3

Putnam

1

Queens

14

Richmond

4

Saratoga

2

Schenectady

1

Seneca

1

Suffolk

12

Sullivan

1

Ulster

4

Westchester

2

Contact the Governor's Press Office

Contact us by phone:

Albany: (518) 474 - 8418
New York City: (212) 681 - 4640

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