GOVERNOR CUOMO UPDATES NEW YORKERS ON STATE’S PROGRESS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Four Additional Cases of UK Variant in Saratoga, Warren and Suffolk Counties Bring Total Cases to 22

9,273 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

1,621 Patients in the ICU; 1,044 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 6.84%

185 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. Four additional cases of the UK variant were identified, one in Saratoga County, one in Warren County and two in Suffolk County. The new Saratoga and Warren County cases are tied to the first case discovered in Saratoga County. To date, there are 22 known cases of the variant in New York State.

“Right now, we are in a footrace between how quickly we distribute the vaccine and how quickly the infection is spreading,” Governor Cuomo said. “The good news – the infection rate is a function of people’s behavior and right now it’s on the decline, meaning New Yorkers are acting responsibly. The bad news – not only is the federal vaccine supply not keeping up with our ability to administer it, but we are continuing to see new instances of the UK strain, which is much more transmissible. I believe brighter days are ahead with the new administration at the helm and we will continue to do everything within our power to get shots in arms as quickly and fairly as possible.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 195,409
  • Total Positive – 13,364
  • Percent Positive – 6.84%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 9,273 (+37)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 1,128
  • Hospital Counties – 57
  • Number ICU – 1,621 (+7)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 1,044 (-5)
  • Total Discharges – 117,882 (+830)
  • Deaths – 185
  • Total Deaths – 33,415

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 Within 7 Days Under Surge Plan

Capital Region

553

0.05%

25%

Central New York

320

0.04%

29%

Finger Lakes

741

0.06%

34%

Long Island

1,671

0.06%

28%

Mid-Hudson

1,107

0.05%

40%

Mohawk Valley

297

0.06%

25%

New York City

3,745

0.04%

31%

North Country

109

0.03%

50%

Southern Tier

243

0.04%

42%

Western New York

487

0.04%

32%

Statewide

9,273

0.05%

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 Avg)

Capital Region

263

218

19%

Central New York

262

198

29%

Finger Lakes

397

308

22%

Long Island

854

685

22%

Mid-Hudson

685

435

36%

Mohawk Valley

131

101

24%

New York City

2,518

1,911

23%

North Country

63

45

32%

Southern Tier

125

85

36%

Western New York

545

334

37%

NYS TOTAL

5,843

4,320

26%

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

REGION

SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

Capital Region

7.45%

7.16%

7.08%

Central New York

5.84%

5.80%

5.77%

Finger Lakes

6.87%

6.62%

6.47%

Long Island

7.84%

7.68%

7.47%

Mid-Hudson

7.25%

7.13%

7.00%

Mohawk Valley

7.78%

7.85%

7.70%