Governor Cuomo provides Dec.10th Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

5,164 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

994 Patients in the ICU; 539 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 5.15%

92 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Wednesday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on December 10th updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“As we continue to see the number COVID-19 cases surge across the nation, it is beyond critical that we ensure hospitals, and hospital systems as a whole, have developed additional capacity and are prepared to work cooperatively with each other to prevent any one facility from becoming overwhelmed. With this work already underway through the state’s Surge and Flex program, we also continue to fight to ensure the vaccine’s distribution is as fair and equitable as possible,” Governor Cuomo said. “The distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine will undoubtedly go down as one of the most massive governmental operations in history, yet the federal distribution plan remains misguided and completely overlooks underserved communities. If this distribution of the vaccine is to truly be successful, the federal government must improve its plan immediately and ensure black, brown, and low income communities are not left behind. The time is now to make these corrections, we simply cannot wait any longer.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported– 197,406
  • Positive Test Results – 10,178
  • Positivity – 5.15%
  • Patient Hospitalization– 5,164 (+171)
  • Patients Newly Admitted– 765
  • Hospital Counties– 55
  • Number ICU– 994 (+42)
  • Number ICU with Intubation– 539 (+18)
  • Total Discharges– 89,600 (+511)
  • Deaths– 92
  • Total Deaths– 27,498

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
253
0.02%
26%
Central New York
319
0.04%
24%
Finger Lakes
604
0.05%
27%
Long Island
804
0.03%
18%
Mid-Hudson
694
0.03%
25%
Mohawk Valley
174
0.04%
25%
New York City
1578
0.02%
19%
North Country
44
0.01%
46%
Southern Tier
157
0.02%
41%
Western New York
537
0.04%
27%
Statewide
5164
0.03%
22%

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
313
180
44%
Central New York
290
197
33%
Finger Lakes
506
274
56%
Long Island
834
611
25%
Mid-Hudson
744
378
49%
Mohawk Valley
129
97
24%
New York City
2351
1830
25%
North Country
73
33
52%
Southern Tier
129
91
33%
Western New York
520
290
48%
NYS TOTAL
5889
3981
35%

Yesterday, 197,406 test results were reported to New York State, and 5.15 percent were positive. 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
4.80%
5.11%
5.51%
Central New York
5.86%
6.25%
6.41%
Finger Lakes
7.02%
7.72%
8.03%
Long Island
5.68%
5.70%
5.71%
Mid-Hudson
6.19%
6.28%
6.41%
Mohawk Valley
6.92%
7.42%
7.83%
New York City
4.13%
4.11%
4.10%
North Country
4.63%
4.45%
4.23%
Southern Tier
2.16%
2.48%
2.39%
Western New York
6.96%
7.18%
7.22%
Statewide
5.01%
5.13%
5.17%

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
4.86%
4.87%
4.75%
Brooklyn
4.13%
4.08%
4.07%
Manhattan
2.50%
2.52%
2.52%
Queens
4.61%
4.56%
4.61%
Staten Island
6.49%
6.53%
6.35%

Of the 743,242 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
7,392
216
Allegany
1,306
20
Broome
6,238
78
Cattaraugus
1,594
80
Cayuga
1,324
42
Chautauqua
2,099
72
Chemung
3,595
64
Chenango
781
14
Clinton
586
12
Columbia
1,157
18
Cortland
1,335
44
Delaware
477
7
Dutchess
8,629
173
Erie
31,282
563
Essex
348
14
Franklin
398
23
Fulton
742
22
Genesee
1,452
59
Greene
832
7
Hamilton
65
2
Herkimer
1,020
34
Jefferson
878
17
Lewis
521
11
Livingston
1,017
46
Madison
1,381
56
Monroe
21,267
619
Montgomery
683
12
Nassau
67,978
775
Niagara
5,378
112
NYC
344,344
3,370
Oneida
7,066
267
Onondaga
13,945
347
Ontario
1,851
87
Orange
18,923
203
Orleans
788
32
Oswego
2,204
45
Otsego
821
17
Putnam
3,560
71
Rensselaer
2,351
82
Rockland
23,505
197
Saratoga
3,065
100
Schenectady
3,371
99
Schoharie
279
4
Schuyler
370
6
Seneca
444
36
St. Lawrence
1,206
24
Steuben
2,238
43
Suffolk
71,043
1,047
Sullivan
2,376
29
Tioga
1,312
17
Tompkins
1,451
27
Ulster
4,103
74
Warren
710
24
Washington
518
12
Wayne
1,532
45
Westchester
56,995
623
Wyoming
771
31
Yates
345
7

Yesterday, 92 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 27,498. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Albany
2
Bronx
2
Broome
1
Chemung
1
Dutchess
2
Erie
16
Genesee
1
Herkimer
1
Kings
8
Livingston
1
Manhattan
1
Monroe
11
Nassau
7
Niagara
2
Oneida
5
Onondaga
5
Orange
2
Oswego
1
Queens
4
Richmond
2
Rockland
2
Saratoga
1
Schenectady
2
Steuben
1
St. Lawrence
1
Suffolk
4
Wayne
1
Westchester
5