The Office of the Governor of the State of New York

01/21/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 01/21/2021 12:27

New York State's Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

'COVID-19 is continuing to spread across the state, and the footrace continues between our ability to quickly distribute the vaccine-hampered only by supply-and the virus' new strains and new cases,' Governor Cuomo said. 'Our large network of distribution sites is ready, willing and able to get more vaccines to New Yorkers, faster-all we need is the supply. In the meantime, New Yorkers who aren't yet eligible should stay vigilant as we get through the winter, washing their hands, wearing masks and socially distancing. The extent of community spread is a function of our actions, and we can slow it down. Our citizens have already been brave and resilient through the enormous hardship that we've faced over the last year, saving countless lives. Now we need to get through to the light at the end of the tunnel.'

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported - 224,569
  • Total Positive - 13,886
  • Percent Positive - 6.18%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 9,055 (-218)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 1,000
  • Hospital Counties - 57
  • Number ICU - 1,560 (-61)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 1,011 (-33)
  • Total Discharges - 118,889 (+1,007)
  • Deaths - 174
  • Total Deaths - 33,594

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

540

0.05%

25%

Central New York

309

0.04%

29%

Finger Lakes

727

0.06%

33%

Long Island

1,645

0.06%

28%

Mid-Hudson

1,076

0.05%

40%

Mohawk Valley

266

0.05%

26%

New York City

3,669

0.04%

31%

North Country

104

0.02%

50%

Southern Tier

241

0.04%

42%

Western New York

478

0.03%

32%

Statewide

9,055

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

260

213

19%

Central New York

262

194

29%

Finger Lakes

397

314

22%

Long Island

859

672

21%

Mid-Hudson

684

431

36%

Mohawk Valley

131

104

24%

New York City

2,545

2,010

23%

North Country

65

43

32%

Southern Tier

125

84

36%

Western New York

545

331

38%

Statewide

5,873

4,396

26%

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

REGION

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

Capital Region

7.16%

7.08%

6.91%

Central New York

5.80%

5.77%

5.77%

Finger Lakes

6.62%

6.47%

6.41%

Long Island

7.68%

7.47%

7.39%

Mid-Hudson

7.13%

7.00%

6.98%

Mohawk Valley

7.85%

7.70%

7.54%

New York City

5.66%

5.70%

5.73%

North Country

7.49%

7.13%

7.09%

Southern Tier

3.73%

3.57%

3.51%

Western New York

6.55%

6.45%

6.20%

Statewide

6.34%

6.27%

6.23%

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

BOROUGH

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

Bronx

7.17%

6.90%

7.10%

Brooklyn

5.69%

5.80%

5.75%

Manhattan

3.37%

3.36%

3.50%

Queens

6.04%

6.48%

6.15%

Staten Island

5.98%

6.11%

5.95%

Of the 1,285,337 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

16,788

267

Allegany

2,394

19

Broome

11,467

212

Cattaraugus

3,462

35

Cayuga

4,558

84

Chautauqua

5,742

82

Chemung

5,689

46

Chenango

1,821

26

Clinton

2,264

55

Columbia

2,578

54

Cortland

2,696

28

Delaware

1,044

15

Dutchess

17,182

219

Erie

53,064

591

Essex

997

9

Franklin

1,202

38

Fulton

2,190

50

Genesee

3,752

63

Greene

2,097

19

Hamilton

150

3

Herkimer

3,743

61

Jefferson

3,331

59

Lewis

1,558

18

Livingston

2,767

30

Madison

3,209

36

Monroe

45,002

371

Montgomery

2,298

33

Nassau

117,371

1,306

Niagara

12,410

181

NYC

542,799

5,198

Oneida

17,167

191

Onondaga

28,226

278

Ontario

4,815

45

Orange

29,406

328

Orleans

1,968

23

Oswego

5,012

51

Otsego

1,779

41

Putnam

6,670

94

Rensselaer

7,112

147

Rockland

32,407

270

Saratoga

9,527

152

Schenectady

8,869

99

Schoharie

926

12

Schuyler

730

6

Seneca

1,263

24

St. Lawrence

3,753

68

Steuben

4,680

48

Suffolk

131,309

1,505

Sullivan

3,923

36

Tioga

2,268

40

Tompkins

2,752

45

Ulster

7,901

79

Warren

2,163

44

Washington

1,574

32

Wayne

3,773

51

Westchester

86,646

923

Wyoming

2,248

36

Yates

845

10

Yesterday, 174 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 33,594. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Albany

2

Bronx

7

Broome

3

Cayuga

3

Chautauqua

2

Chemung

1

Columbia

1

Delaware

2

Dutchess

2

Erie

10

Fulton

1

Genesee

1

Greene

1

Herkimer

5

Jefferson

1

Kings

21

Manhattan

5

Monroe

11

Montgomery

2

Nassau

8

Niagara

3

Oneida

6

Onondaga

2

Ontario

1

Orleans

2

Oswego

2

Queens

20

Rensselaer

1

Richmond

7

Rockland

3

Saratoga

1

Schenectady

6

Seneca

1

Suffolk

18

Tompkins

1

Ulster

2

Washington

1

Wayne

2

Westchester

5

Yates

1