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New York State

Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress on Day 300 of COVID-19 Pandemic

December 25, 2020

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



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