Governor Cuomo provides January 21 Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

9,055 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

1,560 Patients in the ICU; 1,011 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 6.18%

174 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.

“COVID-19 is continuing to spread across the state, and the footrace continues between our ability to quickly distribute the vaccine—hampered only by supply—and the virus’ new strains and new cases,” Governor Cuomo said. “Our large network of distribution sites is ready, willing and able to get more vaccines to New Yorkers, faster—all we need is the supply. In the meantime, New Yorkers who aren’t yet eligible should stay vigilant as we get through the winter, washing their hands, wearing masks and socially distancing. The extent of community spread is a function of our actions, and we can slow it down. Our citizens have already been brave and resilient through the enormous hardship that we’ve faced over the last year, saving countless lives. Now we need to get through to the light at the end of the tunnel.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 224,569
  • Total Positive – 13,886
  • Percent Positive – 6.18%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 9,055 (-218)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 1,000
  • Hospital Counties – 57
  • Number ICU – 1,560 (-61)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 1,011 (-33)
  • Total Discharges – 118,889 (+1,007)
  • Deaths – 174
  • Total Deaths – 33,594

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
540
0.05%
25%
Central New York
309
0.04%
29%
Finger Lakes
727
0.06%
33%
Long Island
1,645
0.06%
28%
Mid-Hudson
1,076
0.05%
40%
Mohawk Valley
266
0.05%
26%
New York City
3,669
0.04%
31%
North Country
104
0.02%
50%
Southern Tier
241
0.04%
42%
Western New York
478
0.03%
32%
Statewide
9,055
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
194
29%
Finger Lakes
397
314
22%
Long Island
859
672
21%
Mid-Hudson
684
431
36%
Mohawk Valley
131
104
24%
New York City
2,545
2,010
23%
North Country
65
43
32%
Southern Tier
125
84
36%
Western New York
545
331
38%
Statewide
5,873
4,396
26%

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
7.16%
7.08%
6.91%
Central New York
5.80%
5.77%
5.77%
Finger Lakes
6.62%
6.47%
6.41%
Long Island
7.68%
7.47%
7.39%
Mid-Hudson
7.13%
7.00%
6.98%
Mohawk Valley
7.85%
7.70%
7.54%
New York City
5.66%
5.70%
5.73%
North Country
7.49%
7.13%
7.09%
Southern Tier
3.73%
3.57%
3.51%
Western New York
6.55%
6.45%
6.20%
Statewide
6.34%
6.27%
6.23%

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
7.17%
6.90%
7.10%
Brooklyn
5.69%
5.80%
5.75%
Manhattan
3.37%
3.36%
3.50%
Queens
6.04%
6.48%
6.15%
Staten Island
5.98%
6.11%
5.95%

Of the 1,285,337 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
16,788
267
Allegany
2,394
19
Broome
11,467
212
Cattaraugus
3,462
35
Cayuga
4,558
84
Chautauqua
5,742
82
Chemung
5,689
46
Chenango
1,821
26
Clinton
2,264
55
Columbia
2,578
54
Cortland
2,696
28
Delaware
1,044
15
Dutchess
17,182
219
Erie
53,064
591
Essex
997
9
Franklin
1,202
38
Fulton
2,190
50
Genesee
3,752
63
Greene
2,097
19
Hamilton
150
3
Herkimer
3,743
61
Jefferson
3,331
59
Lewis
1,558
18
Livingston
2,767
30
Madison
3,209
36
Monroe
45,002
371
Montgomery
2,298
33
Nassau
117,371
1,306
Niagara
12,410
181
NYC
542,799
5,198
Oneida
17,167
191
Onondaga
28,226
278
Ontario
4,815
45
Orange
29,406
328
Orleans
1,968
23
Oswego
5,012
51
Otsego
1,779
41
Putnam
6,670
94
Rensselaer
7,112
147
Rockland
32,407
270
Saratoga
9,527
152
Schenectady
8,869
99
Schoharie
926
12
Schuyler
730
6
Seneca
1,263
24
St. Lawrence
3,753
68
Steuben
4,680
48
Suffolk
131,309
1,505
Sullivan
3,923
36
Tioga
2,268
40
Tompkins
2,752
45
Ulster
7,901
79
Warren
2,163
44
Washington
1,574
32
Wayne
3,773
51
Westchester
86,646
923
Wyoming
2,248
36
Yates
845
10

Yesterday, 174 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 33,594. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Albany
2
Bronx
7
Broome
3
Cayuga
3
Chautauqua
2
Chemung
1
Columbia
1
Delaware
2
Dutchess
2
Erie
10
Fulton
1
Genesee
1
Greene
1
Herkimer
5
Jefferson
1
Kings
21
Manhattan
5
Monroe
11
Montgomery
2
Nassau
8
Niagara
3
Oneida
6
Onondaga
2
Ontario
1
Orleans
2
Oswego
2
Queens
20
Rensselaer
1
Richmond
7
Rockland
3
Saratoga
1
Schenectady
6
Seneca
1
Suffolk
18
Tompkins
1
Ulster
2
Washington
1
Wayne
2
Westchester
5
Yates
1