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Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

January 17, 2021

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. An additional case of the UK variant was identified in Westchester County. To date, there are 18 known cases of the variant in New York State.

"We have the weapon that will win this war and we can see the light at the end of the tunnel, but how fast we get there depends upon two things-our own individual actions and the federal supply, which is where we are facing the greatest challenge," Governor Cuomo said. "With the federal government essentially opening the floodgates of eligibility, more than 7 million New Yorkers are now able to receive the vaccine. That sounds nice, but when they did that, they not only failed to increase supply, they actually sent us less than we were expecting. New York has moved heaven and earth to create one of the most expansive vaccination networks in the nation and we are getting shots in arms as quickly and efficiently as possible-we just simply need more vaccine. It's time for the federal government to step up, increase the supply and actually help the state defeat this virus once and for all."

Today's data is summarized briefly below: 

  • Test Results Reported¬†- 246,507
  • Total Positive¬†- 13,842
  • Percent Positive¬†- 5.61%
  • Patient Hospitalization¬†-¬†8,771 (-117)
  • Patients Newly Admitted¬†- 1,012
  • Hospital Counties¬†-¬†56
  • Number ICU¬†-¬†1,550 (-30)
  • Number ICU with Intubation¬†-¬†1,004 (+21)
  • Total Discharges¬†-¬†115,901 (+1,033)
  • Deaths¬†- 172
  • Total Deaths¬†- 32,897

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 531 0.05% 25%
Central New York 287 0.04% 27%
Finger Lakes 752 0.06% 33%
Long Island 1,647 0.06% 29%
Mid-Hudson 1,013 0.04% 40%
Mohawk Valley 282 0.06% 25%
New York City 3,408 0.04% 32%
North Country 121 0.03% 51%
Southern Tier 227 0.04% 41%
Western New York 503 0.04% 32%
Statewide 8,771 0.04% 32%

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 268 212 19%
Central New York 262 183 28%
Finger Lakes 397 308 23%
Long Island 845 680 24%
Mid-Hudson 684 440 38%
Mohawk Valley 133 103 21%
New York City 2,518 1,958 24%
North Country 59 36 37%
Southern Tier 125 79 36%
Western New York 545 334 37%
Statewide 5,836 4,333 27%

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

REGION THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
Capital Region 7.94% 7.87% 7.59%
Central New York 6.21% 6.09% 5.85%
Finger Lakes 7.63% 7.32% 6.96%
Long Island 8.27% 8.06% 7.81%
Mid-Hudson 7.67% 7.51% 7.37%
Mohawk Valley 8.66% 8.40% 8.22%
New York City 5.70% 5.66% 5.69%
North Country 7.44% 7.24% 7.34%
Southern Tier 4.01% 3.82% 3.78%
Western New York 6.93% 6.62% 6.48%
Statewide 6.67% 6.54% 6.45%

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

BOROUGH THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
Bronx 7.68% 7.35% 7.25%
Brooklyn 6.24% 5.94% 5.92%
Manhattan 3.80% 3.76% 3.71%
Queens 6.90% 6.48% 6.33%
Staten Island 6.55% 6.28% 6.20%

Of the 1,233,390 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County Total Positive New Positive
Albany 15,981 210
Allegany 2,328 15
Broome 10,866 123
Cattaraugus 3,344 36
Cayuga 4,310 43
Chautauqua 5,460 110
Chemung 5,534 55
Chenango 1,704 24
Clinton 2,091 51
Columbia 2,397 53
Cortland 2,604 17
Delaware 990 7
Dutchess 16,327 212
Erie 51,384 668
Essex 959 7
Franklin 1,103 17
Fulton 2,039 40
Genesee 3,630 64
Greene 1,995 31
Hamilton 145 0
Herkimer 3,528 43
Jefferson 3,094 63
Lewis 1,451 32
Livingston 2,645 40
Madison 3,073 26
Monroe 43,659 433
Montgomery 2,167 44
Nassau 112,702 1,309
Niagara 11,822 158
NYC 520,429 5,751
Oneida 16,502 160
Onondaga 27,190 236
Ontario 4,647 55
Orange 28,386 218
Orleans 1,898 16
Oswego 4,816 54
Otsego 1,623 23
Putnam 6,386 92
Rensselaer 6,693 97
Rockland 31,509 163
Saratoga 8,984 145
Schenectady 8,480 133
Schoharie 882 9
Schuyler 710 11
Seneca 1,203 26
St. Lawrence 3,496 59
Steuben 4,541 45
Suffolk 125,925 1,541
Sullivan 3,765 14
Tioga 2,167 22
Tompkins 2,613 41
Ulster 7,548 100
Warren 2,004 22
Washington 1,438 14
Wayne 3,606 38
Westchester 83,708 775
Wyoming 2,114 39
Yates 795 12

Yesterday, 172 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 32,897. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County New Deaths
Albany 1
Bronx 3
Broome 5
Chautauqua 2
Clinton 1
Columbia 2
Delaware 3
Dutchess 6
Erie 10
Fulton 1
Genesee 2
Greene 2
Herkimer 3
Kings 9
Lewis 1
Livingston 1
Manhattan 8
Monroe 11
Nassau 11
Niagara 4
Oneida 6
Onondaga 4
Ontario 2
Orange 4
Oswego 1
Otsego 2
Putnam 2
Queens 18
Rensselaer 1
Richmond 6
Rockland 3
Saratoga 1
Schenectady 4
Steuben 1
Suffolk 17
Ulster 3
Washington 2
Westchester 9



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