Governor Cuomo provides January 26th Update on New Yorkers on State’s Progress during COVID-19 Pandemic

8,831 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

1,544 Patients in the ICU; 1,006 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 6.79%

162 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.

“We’re charging ahead and making progress in the footrace between administering vaccinations and reducing the infection rate, but to ultimately be successful in winning this war, we need two things – greater supply of the vaccine and the continued buy-in of New Yorkers practicing safe behaviors,” Governor Cuomo said. “New York has already established one of the nation’s most expansive vaccination operations and we are ready to administer more than 100,000 vaccinations a day, but we need more supply. With competent leadership now in Washington, I believe the supply will increase, but in the meantime, it’s all the more important for every New Yorker to do their part in reducing the spread. We’ve seen good news lately in the form of declining positivity rates and hospitalizations, but we know that weekend numbers can be erratic, so we cannot become complacent.”

It is important to note that data, including test results and hospital rates, reported early in the week are often not completely reflective of the current situation due to lower discharges and testing volume over the weekend. Data trends over a period of time, such as using 7-day averages, are a preferred metric.

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 162,938
  • Total Positive – 11,064
  • Percent Positive – 6.79%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 8,831 (+101)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 826
  • Hospital Counties – 57
  • Number ICU – 1,544 (+22)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 1,006 (+1)
  • Total Discharges – 123,094 (+550)
  • Deaths – 162
  • Total Deaths – 34,407

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
483
0.04%
24%
Central New York
251
0.03%
29%
Finger Lakes
692
0.06%
33%
Long Island
1,593
0.06%
29%
Mid-Hudson
1,071
0.05%
40%
Mohawk Valley
256
0.05%
25%
New York City
3,730
0.04%
31%
North Country
100
0.02%
51%
Southern Tier
241
0.04%
43%
Western New York
414
0.03%
35%
Statewide
8,831
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
254
190
20%
Central New York
262
189
28%
Finger Lakes
397
306
23%
Long Island
859
674
21%
Mid-Hudson
689
418
37%
Mohawk Valley
133
98
24%
New York City
2,558
1,971
22%
North Country
57
34
36%
Southern Tier
125
80
35%
Western New York
544
314
39%
Statewide
5,878
4,274
26%

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

Region
Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Capital Region
6.74%
6.43%
6.28%
Central New York
5.34%
4.84%
4.58%
Finger Lakes
5.52%
5.24%
5.01%
Long Island
6.99%
6.92%
6.90%
Mid-Hudson
6.85%
6.77%
6.84%
Mohawk Valley
6.70%
6.61%
6.42%
New York City
5.68%
5.57%
5.60%
North Country
6.55%
6.54%
6.36%
Southern Tier
3.23%
3.10%
2.95%
Western New York
5.89%
5.70%
5.47%
Statewide
5.99%
5.85%
5.81%

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

Borough
Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Bronx
7.50%
7.26%
6.86%
Brooklyn
5.82%
5.60%
5.40%
Manhattan
3.69%
3.58%
3.47%
Queens
6.49%
6.23%
5.92%
Staten Island
6.15%
5.96%
5.79%

Of the 1,350,054 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
17,798
178
Allegany
2,496
16
Broome
12,104
96
Cattaraugus
3,642
19
Cayuga
4,749
39
Chautauqua
6,096
43
Chemung
5,889
23
Chenango
1,959
16
Clinton
2,505
47
Columbia
2,787
25
Cortland
2,770
8
Delaware
1,159
25
Dutchess
18,235
231
Erie
55,184
311
Essex
1,056
10
Franklin
1,381
22
Fulton
2,391
36
Genesee
3,894
19
Greene
2,233
13
Hamilton
171
5
Herkimer
3,983
28
Jefferson
3,674
56
Lewis
1,677
22
Livingston
2,911
17
Madison
3,354
19
Monroe
46,476
211
Montgomery
2,496
33
Nassau
123,142
942
Niagara
13,056
123
NYC
571,502
5,081
Oneida
17,856
114
Onondaga
29,264
117
Ontario
4,999
30
Orange
30,909
364
Orleans
2,062
20
Oswego
5,218
17
Otsego
1,901
10
Putnam
7,071
67
Rensselaer
7,574
72
Rockland
33,532
205
Saratoga
10,109
89
Schenectady
9,373
74
Schoharie
990
9
Schuyler
767
7
Seneca
1,338
7
St. Lawrence
4,113
48
Steuben
4,835
33
Suffolk
137,728
1,135
Sullivan
4,068
30
Tioga
2,380
16
Tompkins
2,864
19
Ulster
8,388
87
Warren
2,321
51
Washington
1,735
32
Wayne
3,961
31
Westchester
90,665
636
Wyoming
2,364
21
Yates
899
9

Yesterday, 162 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 34,407. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Albany
5
Bronx
8
Broome
2
Cattaraugus
1
Cayuga
1
Chautauqua
4
Chemung
1
Chenango
2
Clinton
1
Dutchess
2
Erie
5
Genesee
1
Greene
2
Herkimer
2
Jefferson
3
Kings
17
Livingston
1
Manhattan
5
Monroe
9
Nassau
10
Niagara
2
Oneida
3
Onondaga
3
Orange
1
Orleans
1
Oswego
2
Otsego
1
Putnam
1
Queens
19
Rensselaer
1
Richmond
3
Rockland
3
Saratoga
7
Schenectady
1
Schoharie
1
Seneca
1
Steuben
1
Suffolk
15
Tompkins
3
Ulster
1
Washington
1
Wayne
1
Westchester
7
Wyoming
1