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Release: Cuomo offers covid19 update for Sunday, December 27, 2020.
NYSNYS News

For Immediate Release: 12/27/2020
GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO


GOVERNOR CUOMO UPDATES NEW YORKERS ON STATE'S PROGRESS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

7,183 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

1,187 Patients in the ICU; 687 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 5.85%

115 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.

"As we near the end of the holiday season, New York remains locked in a footrace between the vaccine's quick distribution and COVID-19's continued spread," Governor Cuomo said. "It has been a tough year and we still have several tough months ahead, but we can see the light at the end of the tunnel and we will make it there if we all do our part to slow the spread. New York is working closely with the medical community to not only administer the vaccine, but to continue growing capacity as well. As that work progresses, the rest of us need to step up, stay united and continue doing what we know worksówearing masks, staying socially distanced and washing our hands."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

Test Results Reported - 130,299
Tested Positive - 7,623
Percent Positive - 5.85%
Patient Hospitalization - 7,183 (+299)
Patients Newly Admitted - 757
Hospital Counties - 55
Number ICU - 1,187 (+58)
Number ICU with Intubation - 687 (+49)
Total Discharges - 99,583 (+427)
Deaths - 115
Total Deaths - 29,511

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
Capital Region
380
0.04%
26%
Central New York
399
0.05%
24%
Finger Lakes
921
0.08%
34%
Long Island
1245
0.04%
26%
Mid-Hudson
807
0.03%
36%
Mohawk Valley
240
0.05%
29%
New York City
2478
0.03%
30%
North Country
66
0.02%
45%
Southern Tier
176
0.03%
45%
Western New York
471
0.03%
35%
Statewide
7183
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
202
158
19%
Central New York
267
189
26%
Finger Lakes
397
274
31%
Long Island
821
616
24%
Mid-Hudson
679
378
42%
Mohawk Valley
131
97
27%
New York City
2456
1703
28%
North Country
53
32
51%
Southern Tier
125
75
38%
Western New York
545
301
42%
NYS TOTAL
5676
3823
30%

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

REGION
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
Capital Region
7.63%
7.76%
7.95%
Central New York
6.26%
6.11%
6.29%
Finger Lakes
8.22%
8.12%
8.12%
Long Island
6.45%
6.54%
6.56%
Mid-Hudson
6.18%
6.10%
6.03%
Mohawk Valley
8.74%
8.69%
8.84%
New York City
4.46%
4.48%
4.64%
North Country
6.14%
6.34%
6.51%
Southern Tier
2.76%
2.94%
3.06%
Western New York
6.01%
6.16%
6.15%
Statewide
5.53%
5.55%
5.66%

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

BOROUGH
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
Bronx
5.38%
5.39%
5.44%
Brooklyn
4.64%
4.66%
4.83%
Manhattan
2.66%
2.64%
2.81%
Queens
5.25%
5.37%
5.52%
Staten Island
5.77%
5.67%
5.76%

Of the 922,145 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
10,629
140
Allegany
1,731
12
Broome
7,663
47
Cattaraugus
2,289
15
Cayuga
2,471
35
Chautauqua
3,175
13
Chemung
4,299
15
Chenango
1,108
6
Clinton
951
30
Columbia
1,512
18
Cortland
1,941
16
Delaware
649
13
Dutchess
11,427
161
Erie
39,486
303
Essex
523
8
Franklin
699
5
Fulton
1,214
12
Genesee
2,455
18
Greene
1,154
20
Hamilton
98
0
Herkimer
1,844
34
Jefferson
1,573
25
Lewis
818
19
Livingston
1,714
23
Madison
2,106
23
Monroe
31,459
382
Montgomery
1,213
19
Nassau
83,045
812
Niagara
7,798
79
NYC
407,264
2,842
Oneida
10,863
108
Onondaga
19,567
115
Ontario
2,933
34
Orange
22,342
129
Orleans
1,241
22
Oswego
3,139
46
Otsego
1,125
9
Putnam
4,516
38
Rensselaer
3,824
73
Rockland
26,570
137
Saratoga
4,993
125
Schenectady
5,360
112
Schoharie
507
14
Schuyler
491
1
Seneca
705
4
St. Lawrence
1,877
26
Steuben
3,159
20
Suffolk
90,142
885
Sullivan
2,932
21
Tioga
1,601
5
Tompkins
1,961
8
Ulster
5,380
52
Warren
1,049
9
Washington
749
9
Wayne
2,288
26
Westchester
66,837
432
Wyoming
1,236
15
Yates
450
3

Yesterday, 115 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 29,511. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Bronx
2
Broome
1
Cattaraugus
1
Chemung
2
Chenango
1
Cortland
1
Delaware
1
Erie
10
Genesee
1
Kings
9
Madison
1
Manhattan
4
Monroe
10
Nassau
4
Niagara
1
Oneida
5
Onondaga
18
Ontario
1
Orange
3
Oswego
3
Otsego
1
Queens
8
Richmond
4
Rockland
2
Saratoga
1
Schenectady
2
St. Lawrence
2
Steuben
1
Suffolk
8
Ulster
2
Wayne
1
Westchester
4

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