Governor Cuomo’s January 4th Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

8,251 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

1,357 Patients in the ICU; 843 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 8.34%

170 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Sunday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday January 4, 2021 updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“In 2021, we’re going to be focusing on controlling and defeating COVID and to do that, we have two different goals we’re working on simultaneously–controlling the spread, and then putting a harpoon in the beast and actually defeating the virus thanks to the vaccine,” Governor Cuomo said. “What we’re seeing in New York and all across this country is growing numbers of hospitalizations, infections and deaths, and they are all a consequence of our actions. We defeat COVID the way we’ve been controlling it for the past year, as a function of our activity. If the infection rate increases, then regions can close and that’s the last thing anybody wants. If you don’t want that, then do something about it–be smart, practice safe behaviors and reduce the infection rate.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 134,360
  • Total Positive – 11,209
  • Percent Positive – 8.34%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 8,251 (+288)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 925
  • Hospital Counties – 56
  • Number ICU – 1,357 (+13)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 843 (+28)
  • Total Discharges – 104,939 (+537)
  • Deaths – 170
  • Total Deaths – 30,648

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 Currently Available in Region
Percent of Hospital Beds Available Within 7 Days Under Surge Plan
Capital Region
468
0.04%
22%
32%
Central New York
400
0.05%
20%
31%
Finger Lakes
930
0.08%
30%
31%
Long Island
1506
0.05%
24%
36%
Mid-Hudson
942
0.04%
34%
45%
Mohawk Valley
299
0.06%
22%
33%
New York City
2884
0.03%
31%
39%
North Country
82
0.02%
35%
59%
Southern Tier
209
0.03%
42%
52%
Western New York
531
0.04%
30%
33%
Statewide
8251
0.04%
29%
38%

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
228
194
16%
Central New York
266
201
25%
Finger Lakes
397
305
26%
Long Island
819
644
23%
Mid-Hudson
684
399
39%
Mohawk Valley
127
101
21%
New York City
2467
1772
28%
North Country
58
35
36%
Southern Tier
125
80
36%
Western New York
545
330
38%
NYS TOTAL
5716
4061
29%

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

Region
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Capital Region
9.82%
10.11%
9.91%
Central New York
8.70%
8.90%
9.30%
Finger Lakes
10.03%
10.35%
10.22%
Long Island
8.82%
9.11%
9.31%
Mid-Hudson
7.96%
8.19%
8.20%
Mohawk Valley
10.02%
10.40%
10.38%
New York City
6.17%
6.24%
6.24%
North Country
8.28%
8.77%
9.02%
Southern Tier
5.72%
6.42%
5.77%
Western New York
7.95%
8.43%
8.43%
Statewide
7.55%
7.78%
7.79%

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

Borough
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Bronx
7.65%
7.28%
7.31%
Brooklyn
6.35%
5.94%
5.90%
Manhattan
3.80%
3.49%
3.52%
Queens
7.32%
7.04%
6.99%
Staten Island
7.45%
7.23%
7.15%

Of the 1,028,362 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
12,593
188
Allegany
1,947
20
Broome
8,672
71
Cattaraugus
2,699
32
Cayuga
3,294
128
Chautauqua
3,915
130
Chemung
4,753
68
Chenango
1,326
30
Clinton
1,312
44
Columbia
1,768
15
Cortland
2,200
17
Delaware
760
10
Dutchess
13,020
223
Erie
43,442
509
Essex
651
9
Franklin
812
2
Fulton
1,409
28
Genesee
2,906
40
Greene
1,491
29
Hamilton
120
1
Herkimer
2,473
66
Jefferson
2,032
85
Lewis
1,001
18
Livingston
2,042
36
Madison
2,458
41
Monroe
36,258
480
Montgomery
1,516
24
Nassau
93,106
1,071
Niagara
9,259
176
NYC
443,647
3,726
Oneida
13,269
270
Onondaga
22,697
484
Ontario
3,652
103
Orange
24,370
173
Orleans
1,464
23
Oswego
3,720
62
Otsego
1,283
17
Putnam
5,162
78
Rensselaer
4,796
72
Rockland
28,335
173
Saratoga
6,360
117
Schenectady
6,501
132
Schoharie
628
17
Schuyler
571
14
Seneca
905
31
St. Lawrence
2,375
32
Steuben
3,665
76
Suffolk
102,465
1,232
Sullivan
3,249
22
Tioga
1,792
21
Tompkins
2,152
14
Ulster
6,089
70
Warren
1,346
9
Washington
940
9
Wayne
2,827
59
Westchester
72,762
544
Wyoming
1,533
23
Yates
572
15

Yesterday, 170 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 30,648. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Albany
3
Allegany
1
Bronx
11
Broome
3
Cayuga
3
Chemung
2
Chenango
1
Cortland
1
Dutchess
7
Erie
11
Fulton
1
Genesee
1
Greene
2
Jefferson
1
Kings
16
Lewis
2
Livingston
1
Madison
1
Manhattan
4
Monroe
10
Montgomery
2
Nassau
8
Niagara
2
Oneida
8
Onondaga
8
Ontario
1
Orange
3
Oswego
2
Queens
9
Rensselaer
1
Richmond
5
Rockland
4
Schenectady
3
St. Lawrence
1
Steuben
1
Suffolk
20
Sullivan
1
Ulster
3
Wayne
1
Westchester
2
Wyoming
1
Yates
2