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

8,868 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

1,523 Patients in the ICU; 997 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 6.54%

153 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

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

“While we are encouraged as the numbers begin to come back down to pre-holiday surge levels, we still have a long way to go before we reach the light at the end of the tunnel,” Governor Cuomo said. “Not only has the federal government opened up the floodgates of eligibility without increasing the supply of vaccine, now we are seeing new strains of the virus from the UK, South Africa and Brazil that could spark a second wave – yet the federal government continues to do nothing. If these strains hit, we will see our numbers go right back up. New York has used our experience from the spring to prepare our hospitals and our residents as we continue to fight this invisible enemy and it’s time for the federal government to follow suit – increase the vaccine supply, test international travelers and actually work with states to win this war.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported– 186,205
  • Total Positive – 12,185
  • Percent Positive – 6.54%
  • Patient Hospitalization– 8,868 (+97)
  • Patients Newly Admitted– 939
  • Hospital Counties– 56
  • Number ICU– 1,523 (-27)
  • Number ICU with Intubation– 997 (-7)
  • Total Discharges– 116,502 (+601)
  • Deaths– 153
  • Total Deaths– 33,052

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 Within 7 Days Under Surge Plan
Capital Region
534
0.05%
25%
Central New York
301
0.04%
28%
Finger Lakes
774
0.06%
33%
Long Island
1,649
0.06%
29%
Mid-Hudson
1,001
0.04%
40%
Mohawk Valley
295
0.06%
25%
New York City
3,449
0.04%
32%
North Country
118
0.03%
50%
Southern Tier
243
0.04%
41%
Western New York
504
0.04%
32%
Statewide
8,868
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 Avg)
Capital Region
260
213
19%
Central New York
262
178
28%
Finger Lakes
397
310
23%
Long Island
848
672
24%
Mid-Hudson
683
427
37%
Mohawk Valley
133
96
23%
New York City
2,518
1,901
24%
North Country
61
39
36%
Southern Tier
125
78
36%
Western New York
544
331
37%
NYS TOTAL
5,831
4,245
27%

Yesterday, 186,205 test results were reported to New York State, and 6.54 percent were positive. Each region’s 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

Region
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Capital Region
7.87%
7.59%
7.45%
Central New York
6.09%
5.85%
5.84%
Finger Lakes
7.32%
6.96%
6.87%
Long Island
8.06%
7.81%
7.84%
Mid-Hudson
7.51%
7.37%
7.25%
Mohawk Valley
8.40%
8.22%
7.78%
New York City
5.66%
5.69%
5.73%
North Country
7.24%
7.34%
7.38%
Southern Tier
3.82%
3.78%
3.71%
Western New York
6.62%
6.48%
6.46%
Statewide
6.54%
6.45%
6.42%

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
7.35%
7.25%
7.07%
Brooklyn
5.94%
5.92%
5.76%
Manhattan
3.76%
3.71%
3.48%
Queens
6.48%
6.33%
6.14%
Staten Island
6.28%
6.20%
6.11%

Of the 1,245,575 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
16,168
187
Allegany
2,347
19
Broome
10,981
115
Cattaraugus
3,373
29
Cayuga
4,372
62
Chautauqua
5,541
81
Chemung
5,567
33
Chenango
1,750
46
Clinton
2,129
38
Columbia
2,432
35
Cortland
2,628
24
Delaware
1,000
10
Dutchess
16,541
214
Erie
51,718
334
Essex
972
13
Franklin
1,129
26
Fulton
2,070
31
Genesee
3,651
21
Greene
2,025
30
Hamilton
146
1
Herkimer
3,561
33
Jefferson
3,145
51
Lewis
1,459
8
Livingston
2,677
32
Madison
3,108
35
Monroe
44,007
348
Montgomery
2,197
30
Nassau
113,812
1,110
Niagara
11,933
111
NYC
525,657
5,228
Oneida
16,660
158
Onondaga
27,492
302
Ontario
4,694
47
Orange
28,574
188
Orleans
1,908
10
Oswego
4,872
56
Otsego
1,646
23
Putnam
6,447
61
Rensselaer
6,772
79
Rockland
31,668
159
Saratoga
9,140
156
Schenectady
8,587
107
Schoharie
889
7
Schuyler
714
4
Seneca
1,218
15
St. Lawrence
3,547
51
Steuben
4,560
19
Suffolk
127,287
1,362
Sullivan
3,798
33
Tioga
2,191
24
Tompkins
2,641
28
Ulster
7,642
94
Warren
2,045
41
Washington
1,473
35
Wayne
3,646
40
Westchester
84,420
712
Wyoming
2,135
21
Yates
813
18

Yesterday, 153 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 33,052. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Albany
3
Bronx
4
Broome
1
Cattaraugus
1
Chemung
1
Chenango
1
Clinton
1
Cortland
1
Delaware
1
Dutchess
6
Erie
11
Essex
2
Fulton
4
Herkimer
5
Jefferson
1
Kings
15
Lewis
1
Livingston
2
Madison
1
Manhattan
3
Monroe
7
Montgomery
2
Nassau
11
Niagara
2
Oneida
1
Onondaga
4
Ontario
1
Orange
3
Oswego
2
Queens
15
Rensselaer
2
Richmond
2
Rockland
1
Saratoga
1
Schenectady
2
Seneca
1
St. Lawrence
3
Suffolk
12
Sullivan
1
Tompkins
1
Ulster
2
Warren
1
Washington
1
Wayne
1
Westchester
8
Wyoming
1