Year-End December 31st Governor Cuomo’s Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic


7,935 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

1,276 Patients in the ICU; 723 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 7.76%

136 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.

“Over the past year, New Yorkers faced the unimaginable and united together to show the nation that by staying smart and staying tough, we can overcome any challenge life throws our way,” Governor Cuomo said. “As we move forward in a new year, we can see the light at the end of the tunnel, but how fast we get there all depends on what each of us does. Yes, the vaccine is here and yes, we are laser focused on ensuring hospitals do not become overwhelmed, but we cannot lose sight of our collective responsibility to slow the spread. As we begin 2021 and look forward to brighter days ahead, let us all use this time to celebrate smart and recommit ourselves to doing what we know works — wearing masks, avoiding gatherings and socially distancing — so we can win this war and finally put this invisible enemy to rest once and for all.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 216,587
  • Total Positive – 16,802
  • Percent Positive – 7.76%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 7,935 (+43)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 995
  • Hospital Counties – 53
  • Number ICU – 1,276 (+26)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 723 (+21)
  • Total Discharges – 102,129 (+834)
  • Deaths – 136
  • Total Deaths – 30,040

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
403
0.04%
25%
Central New York
411
0.05%
22%
Finger Lakes
940
0.08%
33%
Long Island
1420
0.05%
26%
Mid-Hudson
911
0.04%
35%
Mohawk Valley
290
0.06%
25%
New York City
2758
0.03%
31%
North Country
71
0.02%
39%
Southern Tier
189
0.03%
44%
Western New York
542
0.04%
34%
Statewide
7935
0.04%
31%

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
239
200
19%
Central New York
252
192
27%
Finger Lakes
397
285
29%
Long Island
812
619
25%
Mid-Hudson
669
418
41%
Mohawk Valley
126
102
24%
New York City
2461
1799
29%
North Country
57
40
40%
Southern Tier
125
80
38%
Western New York
546
358
41%
NYS TOTAL
5684
4093
31%

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

Region
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Capital Region
8.60%
9.09%
9.13%
Central New York
7.00%
7.29%
7.81%
Finger Lakes
8.66%
8.80%
9.22%
Long Island
6.85%
7.49%
8.04%
Mid-Hudson
6.33%
6.68%
7.09%
Mohawk Valley
9.11%
9.36%
9.54%
New York City
4.96%
5.28%
5.62%
North Country
7.24%
7.46%
7.49%
Southern Tier
4.12%
4.05%
4.43%
Western New York
6.53%
6.82%
7.40%
Statewide
6.06%
6.43%
6.83%

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

Borough
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Bronx
5.87%
6.26%
6.63%
Brooklyn
5.12%
5.44%
5.76%
Manhattan
2.86%
3.05%
3.26%
Queens
5.83%
6.16%
6.55%
Staten Island
6.19%
6.57%
6.94%

Of the 974,214 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
11,585
252
Allegany
1,831
49
Broome
8,157
153
Cattaraugus
2,498
61
Cayuga
2,894
152
Chautauqua
3,518
114
Chemung
4,531
83
Chenango
1,214
35
Clinton
1,075
25
Columbia
1,630
51
Cortland
2,070
53
Delaware
707
16
Dutchess
12,082
213
Erie
41,252
667
Essex
570
16
Franklin
761
27
Fulton
1,285
27
Genesee
2,681
97
Greene
1,322
62
Hamilton
102
2
Herkimer
2,138
89
Jefferson
1,783
54
Lewis
910
53
Livingston
1,863
52
Madison
2,289
49
Monroe
33,754
695
Montgomery
1,307
25
Nassau
87,904
1,608
Niagara
8,444
203
NYC
426,060
5,993
Oneida
12,111
308
Onondaga
21,146
488
Ontario
3,254
92
Orange
23,357
338
Orleans
1,359
35
Oswego
3,425
82
Otsego
1,205
24
Putnam
4,831
81
Rensselaer
4,269
136
Rockland
27,510
317
Saratoga
5,588
175
Schenectady
5,913
181
Schoharie
554
12
Schuyler
526
11
Seneca
790
29
St. Lawrence
2,084
73
Steuben
3,406
83
Suffolk
96,057
2,016
Sullivan
3,106
33
Tioga
1,679
24
Tompkins
2,079
46
Ulster
5,679
107
Warren
1,156
15
Washington
825
20
Wayne
2,559
82
Westchester
69,661
959
Wyoming
1,367
46
Yates
501
13

Yesterday, 136 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 30,040. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Albany
1
Bronx
9
Broome
2
Chautauqua
1
Chenango
1
Dutchess
1
Erie
11
Fulton
1
Genesee
3
Greene
2
Kings
11
Lewis
1
Madison
1
Manhattan
4
Monroe
15
Nassau
9
Niagara
2
Oneida
8
Onondaga
6
Ontario
4
Orange
2
Otsego
1
Queens
7
Richmond
5
Rockland
4
Saratoga
2
Schenectady
1
Seneca
1
St. Lawrence
1
Suffolk
13
Ulster
1
Wayne
1
Westchester
3
Wyoming
1