Governor Cuomo Provides January 17th Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

Additional Case of UK Variant in Westchester County Brings Total Cases to 18

8,771 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

1,550 Patients in the ICU; 1,004 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 5.61%

172 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. An additional case of the UK variant was identified in Westchester County. To date, there are 18 known cases of the variant in New York State.

“We have the weapon that will win this war and we can see the light at the end of the tunnel, but how fast we get there depends upon two things-our own individual actions and the federal supply, which is where we are facing the greatest challenge,” Governor Cuomo said. “With the federal government essentially opening the floodgates of eligibility, more than 7 million New Yorkers are now able to receive the vaccine. That sounds nice, but when they did that, they not only failed to increase supply, they actually sent us less than we were expecting. New York has moved heaven and earth to create one of the most expansive vaccination networks in the nation and we are getting shots in arms as quickly and efficiently as possible-we just simply need more vaccine. It’s time for the federal government to step up, increase the supply and actually help the state defeat this virus once and for all.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 246,507
  • Total Positive – 13,842
  • Percent Positive – 5.61%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 8,771 (-117)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 1,012
  • Hospital Counties – 56
  • Number ICU – 1,550 (-30)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 1,004 (+21)
  • Total Discharges – 115,901 (+1,033)
  • Deaths – 172
  • Total Deaths – 32,897

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
531
0.05%
25%
Central New York
287
0.04%
27%
Finger Lakes
752
0.06%
33%
Long Island
1,647
0.06%
29%
Mid-Hudson
1,013
0.04%
40%
Mohawk Valley
282
0.06%
25%
New York City
3,408
0.04%
32%
North Country
121
0.03%
51%
Southern Tier
227
0.04%
41%
Western New York
503
0.04%
32%
Statewide
8,771
0.04%
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
268
212
19%
Central New York
262
183
28%
Finger Lakes
397
308
23%
Long Island
845
680
24%
Mid-Hudson
684
440
38%
Mohawk Valley
133
103
21%
New York City
2,518
1,958
24%
North Country
59
36
37%
Southern Tier
125
79
36%
Western New York
545
334
37%
Statewide
5,836
4,333
27%

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
7.94%
7.87%
7.59%
Central New York
6.21%
6.09%
5.85%
Finger Lakes
7.63%
7.32%
6.96%
Long Island
8.27%
8.06%
7.81%
Mid-Hudson
7.67%
7.51%
7.37%
Mohawk Valley
8.66%
8.40%
8.22%
New York City
5.70%
5.66%
5.69%
North Country
7.44%
7.24%
7.34%
Southern Tier
4.01%
3.82%
3.78%
Western New York
6.93%
6.62%
6.48%
Statewide
6.67%
6.54%
6.45%

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
7.68%
7.35%
7.25%
Brooklyn
6.24%
5.94%
5.92%
Manhattan
3.80%
3.76%
3.71%
Queens
6.90%
6.48%
6.33%
Staten Island
6.55%
6.28%
6.20%

Of the 1,233,390 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
15,981
210
Allegany
2,328
15
Broome
10,866
123
Cattaraugus
3,344
36
Cayuga
4,310
43
Chautauqua
5,460
110
Chemung
5,534
55
Chenango
1,704
24
Clinton
2,091
51
Columbia
2,397
53
Cortland
2,604
17
Delaware
990
7
Dutchess
16,327
212
Erie
51,384
668
Essex
959
7
Franklin
1,103
17
Fulton
2,039
40
Genesee
3,630
64
Greene
1,995
31
Hamilton
145
0
Herkimer
3,528
43
Jefferson
3,094
63
Lewis
1,451
32
Livingston
2,645
40
Madison
3,073
26
Monroe
43,659
433
Montgomery
2,167
44
Nassau
112,702
1,309
Niagara
11,822
158
NYC
520,429
5,751
Oneida
16,502
160
Onondaga
27,190
236
Ontario
4,647
55
Orange
28,386
218
Orleans
1,898
16
Oswego
4,816
54
Otsego
1,623
23
Putnam
6,386
92
Rensselaer
6,693
97
Rockland
31,509
163
Saratoga
8,984
145
Schenectady
8,480
133
Schoharie
882
9
Schuyler
710
11
Seneca
1,203
26
St. Lawrence
3,496
59
Steuben
4,541
45
Suffolk
125,925
1,541
Sullivan
3,765
14
Tioga
2,167
22
Tompkins
2,613
41
Ulster
7,548
100
Warren
2,004
22
Washington
1,438
14
Wayne
3,606
38
Westchester
83,708
775
Wyoming
2,114
39
Yates
795
12

Yesterday, 172 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 32,897. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Albany
1
Bronx
3
Broome
5
Chautauqua
2
Clinton
1
Columbia
2
Delaware
3
Dutchess
6
Erie
10
Fulton
1
Genesee
2
Greene
2
Herkimer
3
Kings
9
Lewis
1
Livingston
1
Manhattan
8
Monroe
11
Nassau
11
Niagara
4
Oneida
6
Onondaga
4
Ontario
2
Orange
4
Oswego
1
Otsego
2
Putnam
2
Queens
18
Rensselaer
1
Richmond
6
Rockland
3
Saratoga
1
Schenectady
4
Steuben
1
Suffolk
17
Ulster
3
Washington
2
Westchester
9