Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorker’s December 16th on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

5,982 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

1,065 Patients in the ICU; 580 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 5.33%

128 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Monday

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

“Everything we have done from the start of this pandemic has been based on the facts, and the facts are that COVID cases, hospitalizations and deaths are all on the rise all across the country. We are on an unsustainable trajectory and if we don’t act now, hospitals could become overwhelmed come January,” Governor Cuomo said. “Right now, New York is focused on growing hospital capacity through our Surge and Flex program and requiring hospital systems to begin working together so they are prepared. As those operations continue, it’s on all of us to be smart, tough, and do what we know stops the spread – socially distance, wear masks and wash our hands. The goal is to avoid another shut down and we will only be able to do that if we all do our part.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

Test Results Reported – 194,188

  • Positive Test Results – 10,353
  • Positivity – 5.33%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 5,982 (+270)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 743
  • Hospital Counties – 56
  • Number ICU – 1,065 (+25)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 580 (+8)
  • Total Discharges – 92,136 (+376)
  • Deaths – 128
  • Total Deaths – 28,002

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 (7-Day Average)
Capital Region
288
0.03%
25%
Central New York
360
0.05%
25%
Finger Lakes
725
0.06%
25%
Long Island
972
0.03%
20%
Mid-Hudson
735
0.03%
27%
Mohawk Valley
192
0.04%
25%
New York City
1968
0.02%
20%
North Country
56
0.01%
45%
Southern Tier
166
0.03%
40%
Western New York
520
0.04%
25%
Statewide
5982
0.03%
23%

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
266
167
40%
Central New York
290
190
32%
Finger Lakes
403
266
41%
Long Island
841
585
29%
Mid-Hudson
767
431
47%
Mohawk Valley
131
99
23%
New York City
2361
1669
25%
North Country
71
35
52%
Southern Tier
129
82
32%
Western New York
516
275
46%
NYS TOTAL
5775
3799
33%

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
5.62%
5.89%
6.17%
Central New York
7.22%
7.11%
6.97%
Finger Lakes
8.12%
8.09%
8.17%
Long Island
5.62%
5.70%
5.67%
Mid-Hudson
6.01%
6.15%
6.15%
Mohawk Valley
8.02%
8.08%
8.13%
New York City
4.01%
4.04%
4.04%
North Country
4.06%
4.12%
4.08%
Southern Tier
2.30%
2.65%
2.23%
Western New York
6.94%
6.92%
7.05%
Statewide
5.07%
5.17%
5.12%

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
4.54%
4.47%
4.41%
Brooklyn
4.00%
4.04%
4.05%
Manhattan
2.56%
2.63%
2.69%
Queens
4.57%
4.62%
4.67%
Staten Island
5.70%
5.64%
5.30%

Of the 794,557 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
8,214
164
Allegany
1,427
24
Broome
6,601
69
Cattaraugus
1,817
34
Cayuga
1,629
48
Chautauqua
2,423
58
Chemung
3,803
27
Chenango
892
12
Clinton
712
14
Columbia
1,244
19
Cortland
1,539
26
Delaware
525
5
Dutchess
9,482
192
Erie
33,793
396
Essex
382
7
Franklin
476
17
Fulton
883
32
Genesee
1,673
27
Greene
894
13
Hamilton
70
2
Herkimer
1,238
42
Jefferson
1,085
38
Lewis
587
13
Livingston
1,168
33
Madison
1,621
29
Monroe
24,293
548
Montgomery
828
32
Nassau
72,122
908
Niagara
6,144
128
NYC
362,227
4,146
Oneida
8,171
162
Onondaga
15,722
241
Ontario
2,154
46
Orange
19,892
136
Orleans
904
17
Oswego
2,487
47
Otsego
915
11
Putnam
3,869
74
Rensselaer
2,712
81
Rockland
24,334
151
Saratoga
3,599
122
Schenectady
3,924
143
Schoharie
356
14
Schuyler
395
6
Seneca
506
8
St. Lawrence
1,372
19
Steuben
2,474
31
Suffolk
76,625
1,171
Sullivan
2,483
14
Tioga
1,389
10
Tompkins
1,613
20
Ulster
4,485
92
Warren
764
8
Washington
597
10
Wayne
1,743
34
Westchester
59,991
560
Wyoming
914
19
Yates
375
3

Yesterday, 128 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 28,002. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Albany
4
Allegany
1
Bronx
6
Cayuga
1
Chemung
5
Cortland
1
Dutchess
2
Erie
10
Herkimer
1
Kings
4
Lewis
2
Livingston
1
Madison
2
Manhattan
6
Monroe
5
Montgomery
2
Nassau
4
Niagara
4
Oneida
5
Onondaga
6
Ontario
1
Orange
2
Oswego
1
Queens
8
Richmond
5
Rockland
5
Saratoga
1
Schuyler
1
Seneca
1
St. Lawrence
1
Steuben
1
Suffolk
14
Tioga
2
Tompkins
1
Ulster
2
Wayne
3
Westchester
7