Gov. Cuomo Dev. 26 update

6,884 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

1,129 Patients in the ICU; 638 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 5.36%

122 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

ALBANY, NY —  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“We will ultimately be victorious in the battle with COVID-19, but New Yorkers have a long journey ahead. The holiday season is a time to celebrate and reflect, but it brings the potential for increased spread if we let our guard down. It’s vital that New Yorkers celebrate smart, wash their hands, wear masks and socially distance this holiday season,” Governor Cuomo said. “New York State is testing more people and making sure hospitals have enough capacity. We’re vaccinating New Yorkers as fast as possible, but getting to the levels of immunity we need is a long-term effort. New Yorkers brought the state’s infection rate from the nation’s highest to one of the lowest, and they should be commended for that. Now we need to keep up the good work.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 201,442

  • Tested Positive – 10,806

  • Percent Positive – 5.36%

  • Patient Hospitalization – 6,884 (-66)

  • Patients Newly Admitted – 855

  • Hospital Counties – 55

  • Number ICU – 1,129 (-19)

  • Number ICU with Intubation – 638 (+17)

  • Total Discharges – 99,156 (+806)

  • Deaths – 122

  • Total Deaths – 29,396

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

361

0.03%

25%

Central New York

404

0.05%

25%

Finger Lakes

848

0.07%

34%

Long Island

1189

0.04%

26%

Mid-Hudson

792

0.03%

35%

Mohawk Valley

223

0.05%

29%

New York City

2384

0.03%

29%

North Country

63

0.02%

46%

Southern Tier

153

0.02%

45%

Western New York

467

0.03%

34%

Statewide

6884

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

209

163

19%

Central New York

267

192

25%

Finger Lakes

397

275

31%

Long Island

814

597

23%

Mid-Hudson

681

379

41%

Mohawk Valley

130

88

28%

New York City

2448

1711

27%

North Country

51

22

53%

Southern Tier

125

75

38%

Western New York

545

309

41%

NYS TOTAL

5667

3811

30%

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

REGION

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Capital Region

7.48%

7.63%

7.76%

Central New York

6.38%

6.26%

6.11%

Finger Lakes

8.35%

8.22%

8.12%

Long Island

6.41%

6.45%

6.54%

Mid-Hudson

6.22%

6.18%

6.10%

Mohawk Valley

8.71%

8.74%

8.69%

New York City

4.34%

4.46%

4.48%

North Country

5.86%

6.14%

6.34%

Southern Tier

2.66%

2.76%

2.94%

Western New York

6.33%

6.01%

6.16%

Statewide

5.45%

5.53%

5.55%

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

BOROUGH

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Bronx

5.17%

5.38%

5.39%

Brooklyn

4.52%

4.64%

4.66%

Manhattan

2.64%

2.66%

2.64%

Queens

5.05%

5.25%

5.37%

Staten Island

5.58%

5.77%

5.67%

Of the 914,522 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

10,489

215

Allegany

1,719

26

Broome

7,616

76

Cattaraugus

2,274

46

Cayuga

2,436

53

Chautauqua

3,162

62

Chemung

4,284

31

Chenango

1,102

28

Clinton

921

31

Columbia

1,494

24

Cortland

1,925

41

Delaware

636

13

Dutchess

11,266

146

Erie

39,183

331

Essex

515

17

Franklin

694

31

Fulton

1,202

27

Genesee

2,437

47

Greene

1,134

19

Hamilton

98

1

Herkimer

1,810

46

Jefferson

1,548

28

Lewis

799

23

Livingston

1,691

41

Madison

2,083

24

Monroe

31,077

426

Montgomery

1,194

72

Nassau

82,233

1,134

Niagara

7,719

101

NYC

404,422

3,949

Oneida

10,755

155

Onondaga

19,452

297

Ontario

2,899

61

Orange

22,213

181

Orleans

1,219

39

Oswego

3,093

48

Otsego

1,116

23

Putnam

4,478

65

Rensselaer

3,751

106

Rockland

26,433

142

Saratoga

4,868

127

Schenectady

5,248

150

Schoharie

493

22

Schuyler

490

14

Seneca

701

24

St. Lawrence

1,851

36

Steuben

3,139

42

Suffolk

89,257

1,272

Sullivan

2,911

28

Tioga

1,596

21

Tompkins

1,953

32

Ulster

5,328

87

Warren

1,040

61

Washington

740

27

Wayne

2,262

43

Westchester

66,405

554

Wyoming

1,221

24

Yates

447

16

Yesterday, 122 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 29,396. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Albany

1

Bronx

5

Broome

3

Cattaraugus

1

Chemung

1

Cortland

2

Delaware

1

Dutchess

2

Erie

9

Fulton

1

Genesee

1

Kings

12

Madison

2

Manhattan

4

Monroe

14

Montgomery

4

Nassau

3

Niagara

2

Oneida

4

Onondaga

9

Ontario

1

Orange

3

Oswego

1

Otsego

1

Queens

8

Rensselaer

2

Richmond

6

Rockland

2

Saratoga

2

Schenectady

1

Suffolk

7

Warren

1

Wayne

2

Westchester

4