Governor Cuomo’s January 2nd Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

7,814 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

1,321 Patients in the ICU; 786 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 7.45%

128 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Friday

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

“With 2020 now behind us, we can see brighter days ahead, but to get there quickly, it’s going to take all New Yorkers staying smart and staying united,” Governor Cuomo said. “We have the vaccine, and that is good news, but it will be months before we’ve reached critical mass, making it as important as ever that we do not let COVID fatigue get the best of us. The state is working around the clock with the medical community to not only ensure vaccines are distributed as quickly and efficiently as possible, but to also continue growing bed capacity so hospitals do not become overwhelmed. As daunting as it may seem after all this time, it’s critical that the rest of us remain tough and keep up our efforts to slow the spread. We’ve already come so far and we will finally reach that light at the end of the tunnel if we all just do our part.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 202,446
  • Total Positive – 15,074
  • Percent Positive – 7.45%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 7,814 (-72)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 887
  • Hospital Counties – 56
  • Number ICU – 1,321 (+29)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 786 (+10)
  • Total Discharges – 103,828 (+860)
  • Deaths – 128
  • Total Deaths – 30,337

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
431
0.04%
24%
Central New York
393
0.05%
21%
Finger Lakes
879
0.07%
31%
Long Island
1415
0.05%
25%
Mid-Hudson
903
0.04%
34%
Mohawk Valley
304
0.06%
23%
New York City
2682
0.03%
31%
North Country
81
0.02%
37%
Southern Tier
208
0.03%
43%
Western New York
518
0.04%
32%
Statewide
7814
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
235
198
18%
Central New York
266
206
26%
Finger Lakes
397
298
28%
Long Island
818
647
24%
Mid-Hudson
685
414
40%
Mohawk Valley
127
102
22%
New York City
2454
1774
28%
North Country
59
36
35%
Southern Tier
125
78
37%
Western New York
545
329
39%
NYS TOTAL
5711
4082
30%

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

Region
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Capital Region
9.13%
9.57%
9.82%
Central New York
7.81%
8.21%
8.70%
Finger Lakes
9.22%
9.70%
10.03%
Long Island
8.04%
8.42%
8.82%
Mid-Hudson
7.09%
7.56%
7.96%
Mohawk Valley
9.54%
9.69%
10.02%
New York City
5.62%
5.85%
6.17%
North Country
7.49%
8.17%
8.28%
Southern Tier
4.43%
5.16%
5.72%
Western New York
7.40%
8.01%
7.95%
Statewide
6.83%
7.20%
7.55%

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

Borough
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Bronx
6.63%
6.92%
7.65%
Brooklyn
5.76%
5.97%
6.35%
Manhattan
3.26%
3.43%
3.80%
Queens
6.55%
6.83%
7.32%
Staten Island
6.94%
7.02%
7.45%

Of the 1,005,785 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
12,199
282
Allegany
1,894
18
Broome
8,487
186
Cattaraugus
2,630
45
Cayuga
3,072
75
Chautauqua
3,721
96
Chemung
4,629
44
Chenango
1,275
25
Clinton
1,210
52
Columbia
1,716
38
Cortland
2,161
54
Delaware
736
10
Dutchess
12,601
222
Erie
42,465
477
Essex
619
11
Franklin
797
16
Fulton
1,343
26
Genesee
2,818
51
Greene
1,431
48
Hamilton
115
3
Herkimer
2,327
97
Jefferson
1,894
35
Lewis
964
20
Livingston
1,972
44
Madison
2,377
40
Monroe
35,214
622
Montgomery
1,449
56
Nassau
90,869
1,409
Niagara
8,901
156
NYC
436,581
5,228
Oneida
12,725
300
Onondaga
21,926
418
Ontario
3,457
92
Orange
24,033
354
Orleans
1,422
25
Oswego
3,586
76
Otsego
1,251
22
Putnam
5,025
88
Rensselaer
4,575
160
Rockland
28,011
243
Saratoga
6,060
264
Schenectady
6,229
153
Schoharie
589
17
Schuyler
557
23
Seneca
851
34
St. Lawrence
2,253
71
Steuben
3,527
60
Suffolk
99,717
1,786
Sullivan
3,218
49
Tioga
1,740
29
Tompkins
2,133
19
Ulster
5,935
119
Warren
1,272
23
Washington
889
15
Wayne
2,700
68
Westchester
71,627
1,013
Wyoming
1,471
50
Yates
539
17

Yesterday, 128 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 30,337. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Albany
3
Bronx
4
Broome
2
Cayuga
2
Chautauqua
2
Chemung
1
Cortland
1
Dutchess
3
Erie
10
Genesee
1
Greene
2
Herkimer
4
Kings
12
Manhattan
4
Monroe
9
Montgomery
2
Nassau
8
Niagara
5
Oneida
2
Onondaga
2
Ontario
3
Orange
2
Orleans
1
Oswego
2
Queens
8
Rensselaer
1
Richmond
4
Rockland
2
Saratoga
1
Schenectady
1
St. Lawrence
1
Suffolk
17
Tompkins
1
Ulster
2
Westchester
2
Wyoming
1