Governor Cuomo January 3rd Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

7,963 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

1,344 Patients in the ICU; 815 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 7.98%

138 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Saturday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“As we move into this New Year, one of our most pressing challenges, along with maintaining our diligence in stopping the spread of the virus, will be to ensure that the vaccine is made available fairly,” Governor Cuomo said. “COVID has exposed many of the existing injustices in our society, most notably that racism is, without a doubt, a public health crisis. Case and point – data has continued to show that despite higher infection and death rates in the Black and Latino communities, testing has remained more widely available in white communities. I refuse to let race or income determine who lives and who dies in New York and I mean it. That’s why as we work to break down barriers and ensure vaccine access for all, I will not take the vaccine until it is available for my age group in Black, Hispanic, and poor communities around the state.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported– 142,345
  • Total Positive– 11,368
  • Percent Positive– 7.98%
  • Patient Hospitalization– 7,963 (+149)
  • Patients Newly Admitted– 813
  • Hospital Counties– 56
  • Number ICU– 1,344 (+23)
  • Number ICU with Intubation– 815 (+29)
  • Total Discharges– 104,402 (+574)
  • Deaths– 138
  • Total Deaths– 30,476

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
453
0.04%
23%
Central New York
391
0.05%
20%
Finger Lakes
892
0.07%
31%
Long Island
1,424
0.05%
25%
Mid-Hudson
926
0.04%
34%
Mohawk Valley
296
0.06%
23%
New York City
2,783
0.03%
31%
North Country
85
0.02%
35%
Southern Tier
204
0.03%
43%
Western New York
509
0.04%
31%
Statewide
7,963
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 Avg)
Capital Region
237
196
17%
Central New York
266
187
26%
Finger Lakes
397
296
27%
Long Island
814
631
23%
Mid-Hudson
687
414
39%
Mohawk Valley
127
97
21%
New York City
2,465
1,770
28%
North Country
57
35
35%
Southern Tier
125
79
37%
Western New York
545
330
38%
NYS TOTAL
5,720
4,035
29%

Yesterday, 142,345 test results were reported to New York State, and 7.98 percent were positive. 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
9.57%
9.82%
10.11%
Central New York
8.21%
8.70%
8.90%
Finger Lakes
9.70%
10.03%
10.35%
Long Island
8.42%
8.82%
9.11%
Mid-Hudson
7.56%
7.96%
8.19%
Mohawk Valley
9.69%
10.02%
10.40%
New York City
5.85%
6.17%
6.24%
North Country
8.17%
8.28%
8.77%
Southern Tier
5.16%
5.72%
6.42%
Western New York
8.01%
7.95%
8.43%
Statewide
7.20%
7.55%
7.78%

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
6.92%
7.65%
7.28%
Brooklyn
5.97%
6.35%
5.94%
Manhattan
3.43%
3.80%
3.49%
Queens
6.83%
7.32%
7.04%
Staten Island
7.02%
7.45%
7.23%

Of the 1,017,153 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
12,405
206
Allegany
1,927
33
Broome
8,601
114
Cattaraugus
2,667
37
Cayuga
3,166
94
Chautauqua
3,785
64
Chemung
4,685
56
Chenango
1,296
21
Clinton
1,268
58
Columbia
1,753
37
Cortland
2,183
22
Delaware
750
14
Dutchess
12,797
196
Erie
42,933
468
Essex
642
23
Franklin
810
13
Fulton
1,381
38
Genesee
2,866
48
Greene
1,462
31
Hamilton
119
4
Herkimer
2,407
80
Jefferson
1,947
53
Lewis
983
19
Livingston
2,006
34
Madison
2,417
40
Monroe
35,778
564
Montgomery
1,492
43
Nassau
92,035
1,166
Niagara
9,083
182
NYC
439,921
3,340
Oneida
12,999
274
Onondaga
22,213
287
Ontario
3,549
92
Orange
24,197
164
Orleans
1,441
19
Oswego
3,658
72
Otsego
1,266
15
Putnam
5,084
59
Rensselaer
4,724
149
Rockland
28,162
151
Saratoga
6,243
183
Schenectady
6,369
140
Schoharie
611
22
Schuyler
557
0
Seneca
874
23
St. Lawrence
2,343
90
Steuben
3,589
62
Suffolk
101,233
1,516
Sullivan
3,227
9
Tioga
1,771
31
Tompkins
2,138
5
Ulster
6,019
84
Warren
1,337
65
Washington
931
42
Wayne
2,768
68
Westchester
72,218
591
Wyoming
1,510
39
Yates
557
18

Yesterday, 138 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 30,476. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Albany
4
Bronx
8
Broome
2
Cattaraugus
1
Cayuga
2
Chautauqua
2
Chenango
2
Columbia
1
Cortland
2
Delaware
1
Dutchess
3
Erie
9
Fulton
1
Genesee
2
Greene
2
Herkimer
2
Jefferson
1
Kings
13
Madison
2
Manhattan
2
Monroe
6
Montgomery
4
Nassau
11
Niagara
3
Oneida
5
Onondaga
5
Ontario
1
Orange
3
Oswego
1
Queens
3
Rensselaer
2
Richmond
1
Rockland
2
Saratoga
2
Schenectady
1
Steuben
4
Suffolk
13
Sullivan
1
Ulster
1
Wayne
2
Westchester
4
Wyoming
1