Governor Cuomo provides December 13th Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

5,410 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

1,009 Patients in the ICU; 567 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 4.96%

106 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.

“All the experts predicted cases would go up in the fall and winter, and that’s exactly what’s happening around the country,” Governor Cuomo said. “The problem is the cold weather is driving people indoors which in turn is driving more spread. Contact tracing data shows the main driver of cases is household and small gatherings, so we have to adjust our behavior accordingly — avoid these types of gatherings, wear a mask, adhere to social distancing. The vaccine is coming and there is light at the end of this long tunnel, but we must remain vigilant until it is available widely. New Yorkers already proved we are smart and tough and loving and united and disciplined — we just need to keep it up a little longer.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported– 205,250
  • Positive Test Results – 10,194
  • Positivity – 4.96 %
  • Patient Hospitalization– 5,410 (+51)
  • Patients Newly Admitted– 746
  • Hospital Counties– 55
  • Number ICU– 1,009 (-20)
  • Number ICU with Intubation– 567 (+4)
  • Total Discharges– 91,366 (+619)
  • Deaths– 106
  • Total Deaths– 27,785

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
328
0.04%
24%
Finger Lakes
634
0.05%
25%
Long Island
871
0.03%
19%
Mid-Hudson
685
0.03%
26%
Mohawk Valley
194
0.04%
24%
New York City
1727
0.02%
19%
North Country
52
0.01%
46%
Southern Tier
146
0.02%
40%
Western New York
520
0.04%
26%
Statewide
5410
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
279
173
43%
Central New York
290
197
33%
Finger Lakes
403
268
47%
Long Island
835
567
28%
Mid-Hudson
741
385
49%
Mohawk Valley
128
101
23%
New York City
2341
1733
24%
North Country
73
32
52%
Southern Tier
129
84
33%
Western New York
516
288
47%
NYS TOTAL
5735
3828
34%

Yesterday, 205,250 test results were reported to New York State, and 4.96 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
5.45%
5.22%
5.62%
Central New York
6.61%
6.73%
7.22%
Finger Lakes
7.81%
8.04%
8.12%
Long Island
5.65%
5.58%
5.62%
Mid-Hudson
6.33%
6.10%
6.01%
Mohawk Valley
7.81%
7.98%
8.02%
New York City
4.03%
3.99%
4.01%
North Country
4.04%
4.23%
4.06%
Southern Tier
2.27%
2.20%
2.30%
Western New York
7.22%
6.84%
6.94%
Statewide
5.11%
5.03%
5.07%

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
4.67%
4.62%
4.54%
Brooklyn
3.99%
3.96%
4.00%
Manhattan
2.47%
2.51%
2.56%
Queens
4.58%
4.52%
4.57%
Staten Island
6.33%
6.06%
5.70%

Of the 775,160 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
7,888
170
Allegany
1,395
18
Broome
6,460
70
Cattaraugus
1,762
40
Cayuga
1,544
56
Chautauqua
2,323
52
Chemung
3,743
42
Chenango
868
33
Clinton
657
30
Columbia
1,204
16
Cortland
1,478
44
Delaware
512
12
Dutchess
9,146
170
Erie
33,009
520
Essex
373
5
Franklin
443
11
Fulton
825
24
Genesee
1,602
72
Greene
870
12
Hamilton
68
0
Herkimer
1,163
46
Jefferson
1,010
48
Lewis
567
15
Livingston
1,111
34
Madison
1,572
67
Monroe
23,203
650
Montgomery
766
18
Nassau
70,475
839
Niagara
5,906
184
NYC
355,052
3,378
Oneida
7,844
237
Onondaga
15,182
410
Ontario
2,053
58
Orange
19,536
206
Orleans
860
22
Oswego
2,389
54
Otsego
882
24
Putnam
3,743
66
Rensselaer
2,569
92
Rockland
23,991
142
Saratoga
3,366
68
Schenectady
3,668
81
Schoharie
326
20
Schuyler
383
4
Seneca
482
13
St. Lawrence
1,339
33
Steuben
2,408
45
Suffolk
74,367
1,086
Sullivan
2,455
20
Tioga
1,367
22
Tompkins
1,556
27
Ulster
4,327
76
Warren
754
8
Washington
574
25
Wayne
1,662
37
Westchester
58,837
593
Wyoming
883
43
Yates
362
6

Yesterday, 106 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 27,785. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Albany
1
Bronx
2
Broome
3
Cattaraugus
1
Chautauqua
1
Chemung
1
Chenango
1
Cortland
1
Dutchess
1
Erie
17
Kings
6
Livingston
2
Madison
4
Manhattan
2
Monroe
7
Nassau
3
Niagara
4
Oneida
1
Onondaga
12
Orange
4
Queens
4
Richmond
5
Rockland
4
Seneca
3
St. Lawrence
1
Suffolk
5
Tompkins
1
Ulster
2
Wayne
2
Westchester
4
Wyoming
1