Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State’s Progress December 25th on Day 300 of COVID-19 Pandemic

6,950 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

1,148 Patients in the ICU; 621 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 5.49%

122 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress on day 300 of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“New York made it through Thanksgiving better than most places, so as we celebrate Christmas today it’s critical we retain that momentum and remember that celebrating smart stops shutdowns,” Governor Cuomo said. “While the vaccine is now here, we are still months away from widespread vaccination and finally reaching that light at the end of the tunnel. We are in a footrace between distributing the vaccine and slowing the spread. While the state is doing everything it can to get people vaccinated, it’s on the rest of us to stay tough and keep practicing safe behaviors in the meantime. This has undoubtedly been a trying year, but if we work together and stay United as one New York Family, we will win this war once and for all.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 226,560
  • Tested Positive – 12,446
  • Percent Positive – 5.49%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 6,950 (+22)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 859
  • Hospital Counties – 55
  • Number ICU – 1,148 (-12)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 621 (+0)
  • Total Discharges – 98,350 (+750)
  • Deaths – 122
  • Total Deaths – 29,270

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
375
0.03%
24%
Central New York
424
0.05%
25%
Finger Lakes
874
0.07%
33%
Long Island
1169
0.04%
25%
Mid-Hudson
789
0.03%
35%
Mohawk Valley
225
0.05%
29%
New York City
2391
0.03%
28%
North Country
63
0.02%
47%
Southern Tier
152
0.02%
44%
Western New York
488
0.04%
32%
Statewide
6950
0.04%
30%

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
211
168
18%
Central New York
267
197
25%
Finger Lakes
397
282
31%
Long Island
817
629
23%
Mid-Hudson
682
383
41%
Mohawk Valley
130
97
28%
New York City
2445
1788
27%
North Country
51
23
51%
Southern Tier
125
77
37%
Western New York
544
312
42%
NYS TOTAL
5669
3956
30%

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

Region
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Capital Region
6.98%
7.48%
7.63%
Central New York
6.44%
6.38%
6.26%
Finger Lakes
8.48%
8.35%
8.22%
Long Island
6.41%
6.41%
6.45%
Mid-Hudson
6.31%
6.22%
6.18%
Mohawk Valley
8.55%
8.71%
8.74%
New York City
4.28%
4.34%
4.46%
North Country
5.30%
5.86%
6.14%
Southern Tier
2.59%
2.66%
2.76%
Western New York
6.39%
6.33%
6.01%
Statewide
5.43%
5.45%
5.53%

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

Borough
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Bronx
5.07%
5.17%
5.38%
Brooklyn
4.44%
4.52%
4.64%
Manhattan
2.67%
2.64%
2.66%
Queens
4.95%
5.05%
5.25%
Staten Island
5.51%
5.58%
5.77%

Of the 903,716 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
10,274
229
Allegany
1,693
31
Broome
7,540
111
Cattaraugus
2,228
61
Cayuga
2,383
86
Chautauqua
3,100
113
Chemung
4,253
42
Chenango
1,074
38
Clinton
890
27
Columbia
1,470
35
Cortland
1,884
53
Delaware
623
14
Dutchess
11,120
191
Erie
38,852
656
Essex
498
19
Franklin
663
28
Fulton
1,175
35
Genesee
2,390
89
Greene
1,115
53
Hamilton
97
0
Herkimer
1,764
65
Jefferson
1,520
52
Lewis
776
26
Livingston
1,650
71
Madison
2,059
42
Monroe
30,651
600
Montgomery
1,122
31
Nassau
81,099
1,096
Niagara
7,618
172
NYC
400,473
4,171
Oneida
10,600
291
Onondaga
19,155
333
Ontario
2,838
77
Orange
22,032
210
Orleans
1,180
26
Oswego
3,045
75
Otsego
1,093
19
Putnam
4,413
75
Rensselaer
3,645
111
Rockland
26,291
243
Saratoga
4,741
133
Schenectady
5,098
137
Schoharie
471
15
Schuyler
476
8
Seneca
677
24
St. Lawrence
1,815
51
Steuben
3,097
75
Suffolk
87,985
1,270
Sullivan
2,883
34
Tioga
1,575
32
Tompkins
1,921
43
Ulster
5,241
77
Warren
979
18
Washington
713
10
Wayne
2,219
65
Westchester
65,851
714
Wyoming
1,197
31
Yates
431
12

Yesterday, 122 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 29,270. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Albany
2
Bronx
6
Cattaraugus
2
Chautauqua
1
Chemung
1
Cortland
2
Dutchess
2
Erie
14
Genesee
3
Herkimer
1
Kings
11
Madison
2
Manhattan
7
Monroe
13
Nassau
2
Oneida
3
Onondaga
6
Ontario
1
Orange
4
Oswego
1
Queens
7
Richmond
2
Rockland
1
Saratoga
2
Schenectady
1
Schoharie
1
Schuyler
1
Seneca
1
St. Lawrence
1
Suffolk
11
Tompkins
1
Ulster
1
Westchester
7
Wyoming
1