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Releases: Cuomo offers covid19 updates for December 31, 2020 through January 2, 2021.
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For Immediate Release: 1/2/2021
GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO


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

7,814 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

1,321 Patients in the ICU; 786 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 7.45%

128 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.

"With 2020 now behind us, we can see brighter days ahead, but to get there quickly, it's going to take all New Yorkers staying smart and staying united," Governor Cuomo said. "We have the vaccine, and that is good news, but it will be months before we've reached critical mass, making it as important as ever that we do not let COVID fatigue get the best of us. The state is working around the clock with the medical community to not only ensure vaccines are distributed as quickly and efficiently as possible, but to also continue growing bed capacity so hospitals do not become overwhelmed. As daunting as it may seem after all this time, it's critical that the rest of us remain tough and keep up our efforts to slow the spread. We've already come so far and we will finally reach that light at the end of the tunnel if we all just do our part."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

Test Results Reported - 202,446
Total Positive - 15,074
Percent Positive - 7.45%
Patient Hospitalization - 7,814 (-72)
Patients Newly Admitted - 887
Hospital Counties - 56
Number ICU - 1,321 (+29)
Number ICU with Intubation - 786 (+10)
Total Discharges - 103,828 (+860)
Deaths - 128
Total Deaths - 30,337

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
431
0.04%
24%
Central New York
393
0.05%
21%
Finger Lakes
879
0.07%
31%
Long Island
1415
0.05%
25%
Mid-Hudson
903
0.04%
34%
Mohawk Valley
304
0.06%
23%
New York City
2682
0.03%
31%
North Country
81
0.02%
37%
Southern Tier
208
0.03%
43%
Western New York
518
0.04%
32%
Statewide
7814
0.04%
30%

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
198
18%
Central New York
266
206
26%
Finger Lakes
397
298
28%
Long Island
818
647
24%
Mid-Hudson
685
414
40%
Mohawk Valley
127
102
22%
New York City
2454
1774
28%
North Country
59
36
35%
Southern Tier
125
78
37%
Western New York
545
329
39%
NYS TOTAL
5711
4082
30%

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

REGION
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
Capital Region
9.13%
9.57%
9.82%
Central New York
7.81%
8.21%
8.70%
Finger Lakes
9.22%
9.70%
10.03%
Long Island
8.04%
8.42%
8.82%
Mid-Hudson
7.09%
7.56%
7.96%
Mohawk Valley
9.54%
9.69%
10.02%
New York City
5.62%
5.85%
6.17%
North Country
7.49%
8.17%
8.28%
Southern Tier
4.43%
5.16%
5.72%
Western New York
7.40%
8.01%
7.95%
Statewide
6.83%
7.20%
7.55%

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

BOROUGH
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
Bronx
6.63%
6.92%
7.65%
Brooklyn
5.76%
5.97%
6.35%
Manhattan
3.26%
3.43%
3.80%
Queens
6.55%
6.83%
7.32%
Staten Island
6.94%
7.02%
7.45%

Of the 1,005,785 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
12,199
282
Allegany
1,894
18
Broome
8,487
186
Cattaraugus
2,630
45
Cayuga
3,072
75
Chautauqua
3,721
96
Chemung
4,629
44
Chenango
1,275
25
Clinton
1,210
52
Columbia
1,716
38
Cortland
2,161
54
Delaware
736
10
Dutchess
12,601
222
Erie
42,465
477
Essex
619
11
Franklin
797
16
Fulton
1,343
26
Genesee
2,818
51
Greene
1,431
48
Hamilton
115
3
Herkimer
2,327
97
Jefferson
1,894
35
Lewis
964
20
Livingston
1,972
44
Madison
2,377
40
Monroe
35,214
622
Montgomery
1,449
56
Nassau
90,869
1,409
Niagara
8,901
156
NYC
436,581
5,228
Oneida
12,725
300
Onondaga
21,926
418
Ontario
3,457
92
Orange
24,033
354
Orleans
1,422
25
Oswego
3,586
76
Otsego
1,251
22
Putnam
5,025
88
Rensselaer
4,575
160
Rockland
28,011
243
Saratoga
6,060
264
Schenectady
6,229
153
Schoharie
589
17
Schuyler
557
23
Seneca
851
34
St. Lawrence
2,253
71
Steuben
3,527
60
Suffolk
99,717
1,786
Sullivan
3,218
49
Tioga
1,740
29
Tompkins
2,133
19
Ulster
5,935
119
Warren
1,272
23
Washington
889
15
Wayne
2,700
68
Westchester
71,627
1,013
Wyoming
1,471
50
Yates
539
17

Yesterday, 128 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 30,337. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Albany
3
Bronx
4
Broome
2
Cayuga
2
Chautauqua
2
Chemung
1
Cortland
1
Dutchess
3
Erie
10
Genesee
1
Greene
2
Herkimer
4
Kings
12
Manhattan
4
Monroe
9
Montgomery
2
Nassau
8
Niagara
5
Oneida
2
Onondaga
2
Ontario
3
Orange
2
Orleans
1
Oswego
2
Queens
8
Rensselaer
1
Richmond
4
Rockland
2
Saratoga
1
Schenectady
1
St. Lawrence
1
Suffolk
17
Tompkins
1
Ulster
2
Westchester
2
Wyoming
1

****


For Immediate Release: 1/1/2021
GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO


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

7,886 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

1,292 Patients in the ICU; 776 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 7.52%

166 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 enter this new year, New Yorkers should be energized with a bright hope for the future," Governor Cuomo said. "We know what we have to do to defeat this invisible enemy and we are reminded of what can be achieved when we come together and work toward a united solution. As we start 2021, I encourage all New Yorkers to look to their better angels and continue the practices we know stop the spread of this virus - wash your hands, socially distance, and wear a mask. I am confident that we will win this war together because we are New York Tough."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:
Test Results Reported - 219,253
Total Positive - 16,497
Percent Positive - 7.52%
Patient Hospitalization - 7,886 (-49)
Patients Newly Admitted - 1,006
Hospital Counties - 54
Number ICU - 1,292 (+16)
Number ICU with Intubation - 776 (+53)
Total Discharges - 102,968 (+839)
Deaths - 166
Total Deaths - 30,208

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
394
0.04%
25%
Central New York
395
0.05%
22%
Finger Lakes
919
0.08%
32%
Long Island
1,443
0.05%
26%
Mid-Hudson
912
0.04%
35%
Mohawk Valley
294
0.06%
24%
New York City
2,709
0.03%
31%
North Country
71
0.02%
38%
Southern Tier
205
0.03%
43%
Western New York
544
0.04%
33%
Statewide
7,886
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 Avg)
Capital Region
239
194
19%
Central New York
252
191
27%
Finger Lakes
397
290
29%
Long Island
809
638
25%
Mid-Hudson
685
415
40%
Mohawk Valley
126
100
23%
New York City
2,457
1,808
29%
North Country
59
38
38%
Southern Tier
125
83
37%
Western New York
545
350
40%
NYS TOTAL
5,694
4,107
30%

Yesterday, 219,523 test results were reported to New York State, and 7.52 percent were positive. 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
9.09%
9.13%
9.57%
Central New York
7.29%
7.81%
8.21%
Finger Lakes
8.80%
9.22%
9.70%
Long Island
7.49%
8.04%
8.42%
Mid-Hudson
6.68%
7.09%
7.56%
Mohawk Valley
9.36%
9.54%
9.69%
New York City
5.28%
5.62%
5.85%
North Country
7.46%
7.49%
8.17%
Southern Tier
4.05%
4.43%
5.16%
Western New York
6.82%
7.40%
8.01%
Statewide
6.43%
6.83%
7.20%

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
6.26%
6.63%
6.92%
Brooklyn
5.44%
5.76%
5.97%
Manhattan
3.05%
3.26%
3.43%
Queens
6.16%
6.55%
6.83%
Staten Island
6.57%
6.94%
7.02%

Of the 990,711 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
11,917
332
Allegany
1,876
45
Broome
8,301
144
Cattaraugus
2,585
87
Cayuga
2,997
103
Chautauqua
3,625
107
Chemung
4,585
54
Chenango
1,250
36
Clinton
1,158
83
Columbia
1,678
48
Cortland
2,107
37
Delaware
726
19
Dutchess
12,379
297
Erie
41,988
736
Essex
608
38
Franklin
781
20
Fulton
1,317
32
Genesee
2,767
86
Greene
1,383
61
Hamilton
112
10
Herkimer
2,230
92
Jefferson
1,859
76
Lewis
944
34
Livingston
1,928
65
Madison
2,337
48
Monroe
34,592
838
Montgomery
1,393
86
Nassau
89,460
1,556
Niagara
8,745
301
NYC
431,353
5,293
Oneida
12,425
314
Onondaga
21,508
362
Ontario
3,365
111
Orange
23,679
322
Orleans
1,397
38
Oswego
3,510
85
Otsego
1,229
24
Putnam
4,937
106
Rensselaer
4,415
146
Rockland
27,768
258
Saratoga
5,796
208
Schenectady
6,076
163
Schoharie
572
18
Schuyler
534
8
Seneca
817
27
St. Lawrence
2,182
98
Steuben
3,467
61
Suffolk
97,931
1,874
Sullivan
3,169
63
Tioga
1,711
32
Tompkins
2,114
35
Ulster
5,816
137
Warren
1,249
93
Washington
874
49
Wayne
2,632
73
Westchester
70,614
953
Wyoming
1,421
54
Yates
522
21

Yesterday, 166 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 30,208. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Albany
3
Allegany
1
Bronx
2
Broome
2
Cattaraugus
2
Cayuga
3
Cortland
3
Delaware
1
Dutchess
3
Erie
14
Genesee
2
Greene
2
Jefferson
1
Kings
14
Lewis
2
Livingston
1
Manhattan
7
Monroe
15
Montgomery
2
Nassau
11
Niagara
4
Oneida
5
Onondaga
6
Orange
3
Orleans
1
Oswego
3
Queens
8
Rensselaer
1
Richmond
2
Rockland
2
Saratoga
3
Schenectady
3
Seneca
1
St. Lawrence
2
Suffolk
12
Ulster
2
Washington
1
Wayne
3
Westchester
11
Wyoming
1
Yates
1

****

For Immediate Release: 12/31/2020
GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO


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

7,935 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

1,276 Patients in the ICU; 723 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 7.76%

136 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.

"Over the past year, New Yorkers faced the unimaginable and united together to show the nation that by staying smart and staying tough, we can overcome any challenge life throws our way," Governor Cuomo said. "As we move forward in a new year, we can see the light at the end of the tunnel, but how fast we get there all depends on what each of us does. Yes, the vaccine is here and yes, we are laser focused on ensuring hospitals do not become overwhelmed, but we cannot lose sight of our collective responsibility to slow the spread. As we begin 2021 and look forward to brighter days ahead, let us all use this time to celebrate smart and recommit ourselves to doing what we know works wearing masks, avoiding gatherings and socially distancing so we can win this war and finally put this invisible enemy to rest once and for all."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

Test Results Reported - 216,587
Total Positive - 16,802
Percent Positive - 7.76%
Patient Hospitalization - 7,935 (+43)
Patients Newly Admitted - 995
Hospital Counties - 53
Number ICU - 1,276 (+26)
Number ICU with Intubation - 723 (+21)
Total Discharges - 102,129 (+834)
Deaths - 136
Total Deaths - 30,040

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
403
0.04%
25%
Central New York
411
0.05%
22%
Finger Lakes
940
0.08%
33%
Long Island
1420
0.05%
26%
Mid-Hudson
911
0.04%
35%
Mohawk Valley
290
0.06%
25%
New York City
2758
0.03%
31%
North Country
71
0.02%
39%
Southern Tier
189
0.03%
44%
Western New York
542
0.04%
34%
Statewide
7935
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
239
200
19%
Central New York
252
192
27%
Finger Lakes
397
285
29%
Long Island
812
619
25%
Mid-Hudson
669
418
41%
Mohawk Valley
126
102
24%
New York City
2461
1799
29%
North Country
57
40
40%
Southern Tier
125
80
38%
Western New York
546
358
41%
NYS TOTAL
5684
4093
31%

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

REGION
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
Capital Region
8.60%
9.09%
9.13%
Central New York
7.00%
7.29%
7.81%
Finger Lakes
8.66%
8.80%
9.22%
Long Island
6.85%
7.49%
8.04%
Mid-Hudson
6.33%
6.68%
7.09%
Mohawk Valley
9.11%
9.36%
9.54%
New York City
4.96%
5.28%
5.62%
North Country
7.24%
7.46%
7.49%
Southern Tier
4.12%
4.05%
4.43%
Western New York
6.53%
6.82%
7.40%
Statewide
6.06%
6.43%
6.83%

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

BOROUGH
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
Bronx
5.87%
6.26%
6.63%
Brooklyn
5.12%
5.44%
5.76%
Manhattan
2.86%
3.05%
3.26%
Queens
5.83%
6.16%
6.55%
Staten Island
6.19%
6.57%
6.94%

Of the 974,214 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
11,585
252
Allegany
1,831
49
Broome
8,157
153
Cattaraugus
2,498
61
Cayuga
2,894
152
Chautauqua
3,518
114
Chemung
4,531
83
Chenango
1,214
35
Clinton
1,075
25
Columbia
1,630
51
Cortland
2,070
53
Delaware
707
16
Dutchess
12,082
213
Erie
41,252
667
Essex
570
16
Franklin
761
27
Fulton
1,285
27
Genesee
2,681
97
Greene
1,322
62
Hamilton
102
2
Herkimer
2,138
89
Jefferson
1,783
54
Lewis
910
53
Livingston
1,863
52
Madison
2,289
49
Monroe
33,754
695
Montgomery
1,307
25
Nassau
87,904
1,608
Niagara
8,444
203
NYC
426,060
5,993
Oneida
12,111
308
Onondaga
21,146
488
Ontario
3,254
92
Orange
23,357
338
Orleans
1,359
35
Oswego
3,425
82
Otsego
1,205
24
Putnam
4,831
81
Rensselaer
4,269
136
Rockland
27,510
317
Saratoga
5,588
175
Schenectady
5,913
181
Schoharie
554
12
Schuyler
526
11
Seneca
790
29
St. Lawrence
2,084
73
Steuben
3,406
83
Suffolk
96,057
2,016
Sullivan
3,106
33
Tioga
1,679
24
Tompkins
2,079
46
Ulster
5,679
107
Warren
1,156
15
Washington
825
20
Wayne
2,559
82
Westchester
69,661
959
Wyoming
1,367
46
Yates
501
13

Yesterday, 136 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 30,040. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Albany
1
Bronx
9
Broome
2
Chautauqua
1
Chenango
1
Dutchess
1
Erie
11
Fulton
1
Genesee
3
Greene
2
Kings
11
Lewis
1
Madison
1
Manhattan
4
Monroe
15
Nassau
9
Niagara
2
Oneida
8
Onondaga
6
Ontario
4
Orange
2
Otsego
1
Queens
7
Richmond
5
Rockland
4
Saratoga
2
Schenectady
1
Seneca
1
St. Lawrence
1
Suffolk
13
Ulster
1
Wayne
1
Westchester
3
Wyoming
1

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