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

Additional Cases of UK Variant Identified; 15 Total Known Cases Statewide

8,929 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

1,501 Patients in the ICU; 924 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 7.40%

165 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. Three additional cases of the UK variant have been identified in Warren County, bringing the total number of cases in New York to 15. Specifically, four cases in Saratoga County and two cases in Warren County have been identified as part of the cluster connected to a jewelry store in Saratoga Springs. Three additional cases in Warren County are under investigation for their link to this cluster, but have yet to be confirmed. A second cluster has also been identified and includes two cases in Suffolk County, two cases from Nassau County and one from Queens. The final case was identified in Manhattan and is not connected to either cluster.

“We’re dealing with high numbers of COVID cases across the state as we move through the dark days of winter, and although I understand COVID fatigue has set in, we need New Yorkers to remember that we aren’t out of the woods yet,” Governor Cuomo said. “The vaccine is the weapon that ends the war, but we’re locked in a footrace between its quick distribution and the spread of new cases. New Yorkers can get through this together, but it will require a willingness to take precautions not just for themselves, but for others. Wash your hands, wear a mask, and stay socially distanced. New York State is working to expand testing capacity and hospital capacity, but it will take all of us to get to the light at the end of the tunnel.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 196,868
  • Total Positive – 14,577
  • Percent Positive – 7.40%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 8,929 (+3)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 1,116
  • Hospital Counties – 56
  • Number ICU – 1,501 (+9)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 924 (+15)
  • Total Discharges – 112,023 (+882)
  • Deaths – 165
  • Total Deaths – 32,175

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
525
0.05%
24%
Central New York
330
0.04%
24%
Finger Lakes
874
0.07%
32%
Long Island
1629
0.06%
29%
Mid-Hudson
1044
0.04%
39%
Mohawk Valley
326
0.07%
24%
New York City
3318
0.04%
32%
North Country
115
0.03%
51%
Southern Tier
253
0.04%
41%
Western New York
515
0.04%
32%
Statewide
8929
0.05%
32%

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
267
210
20%
Central New York
266
198
28%
Finger Lakes
397
308
24%
Long Island
854
643
21%
Mid-Hudson
692
393
40%
Mohawk Valley
131
104
19%
New York City
2459
1870
24%
North Country
61
38
36%
Southern Tier
128
86
35%
Western New York
543
337
36%
NYS TOTAL
5798
4187
27%

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

Region
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Capital Region
9.11%
9.01%
8.67%
Central New York
7.27%
7.20%
6.77%
Finger Lakes
9.21%
9.01%
8.72%
Long Island
9.19%
9.07%
8.90%
Mid-Hudson
7.83%
7.86%
7.95%
Mohawk Valley
9.91%
9.51%
9.24%
New York City
5.95%
5.96%
5.92%
North Country
7.82%
7.62%
7.62%
Southern Tier
4.57%
4.67%
4.61%
Western New York
7.83%
7.67%
7.26%
Statewide
7.25%
7.21%
7.08%

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

Borough
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Bronx
7.12%
7.44%
7.21%
Brooklyn
6.04%
5.99%
6.03%
Manhattan
3.71%
3.58%
3.53%
Queens
6.85%
6.75%
6.71%
Staten Island
6.79%
6.68%
6.41%

Of the 1,169,947 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
14,974
211
Allegany
2,238
12
Broome
10,296
201
Cattaraugus
3,156
45
Cayuga
4,032
68
Chautauqua
5,004
78
Chemung
5,305
47
Chenango
1,581
23
Clinton
1,848
55
Columbia
2,186
45
Cortland
2,504
27
Delaware
937
11
Dutchess
15,270
273
Erie
48,982
528
Essex
886
18
Franklin
984
12
Fulton
1,819
15
Genesee
3,420
40
Greene
1,855
20
Hamilton
141
1
Herkimer
3,252
70
Jefferson
2,725
73
Lewis
1,313
57
Livingston
2,465
33
Madison
2,911
26
Monroe
41,644
487
Montgomery
1,967
15
Nassau
106,954
1,457
Niagara
11,075
187
NYC
495,273
5,822
Oneida
15,550
240
Onondaga
25,855
229
Ontario
4,384
48
Orange
27,160
373
Orleans
1,765
28
Oswego
4,485
63
Otsego
1,498
15
Putnam
6,014
84
Rensselaer
6,117
77
Rockland
30,557
284
Saratoga
8,226
102
Schenectady
7,879
120
Schoharie
799
19
Schuyler
671
14
Seneca
1,085
14
St. Lawrence
3,162
69
Steuben
4,328
61
Suffolk
118,829
1,673
Sullivan
3,614
44
Tioga
2,082
38
Tompkins
2,463
39
Ulster
7,107
69
Warren
1,825
61
Washington
1,313
41
Wayne
3,395
43
Westchester
80,146
740
Wyoming
1,905
18
Yates
736
14

Yesterday, 165 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 32,175. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Albany
4
Bronx
7
Broome
7
Cayuga
4
Chautauqua
6
Chemung
1
Chenango
2
Clinton
1
Cortland
1
Dutchess
3
Erie
6
Fulton
2
Genesee
1
Greene
2
Herkimer
4
Jefferson
1
Kings
13
Manhattan
2
Monroe
12
Montgomery
1
Nassau
8
Niagara
3
Oneida
6
Onondaga
2
Orange
3
Oswego
4
Putnam
2
Queens
16
Rensselaer
3
Rockland
2
Saratoga
3
Schenectady
3
St. Lawrence
1
Suffolk
15
Tompkins
2
Ulster
1
Warren
2
Washington
1
Wayne
1
Westchester
6
Wyoming
1