GOVERNOR CUOMO UPDATES NEW YORKERS ON STATE’S PROGRESS ON DAY 300 OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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%