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Governor Cuomo pushes for equitable vaccine distribution

Posted on January 3, 2021

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

 7,963 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

1,344 Patients in the ICU; 815 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 7.98%

138 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.

“As we move into this New Year, one of our most pressing challenges, along with maintaining our diligence in stopping the spread of the virus, will be to ensure that the vaccine is made available fairly,” Governor Cuomo said. “COVID has exposed many of the existing injustices in our society, most notably that racism is, without a doubt, a public health crisis. Case and point – data has continued to show that despite higher infection and death rates in the Black and Latino communities, testing has remained more widely available in white communities. I refuse to let race or income determine who lives and who dies in New York and I mean it. That’s why as we work to break down barriers and ensure vaccine access for all, I will not take the vaccine until it is available for my age group in Black, Hispanic, and poor communities around the state.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported– 142,345
  • Total Positive– 11,368
  • Percent Positive– 7.98%
  • Patient Hospitalization– 7,963 (+149)
  • Patients Newly Admitted– 813
  • Hospital Counties– 56
  • Number ICU– 1,344 (+23)
  • Number ICU with Intubation– 815 (+29)
  • Total Discharges– 104,402 (+574)
  • Deaths– 138
  • Total Deaths– 30,476

 

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 (7-Day Avg)
Capital Region 453 0.04% 23%
Central New York 391 0.05% 20%
Finger Lakes 892 0.07% 31%
Long Island 1,424 0.05% 25%
Mid-Hudson 926 0.04% 34%
Mohawk Valley 296 0.06% 23%
New York City 2,783 0.03% 31%
North Country 85 0.02% 35%
Southern Tier 204 0.03% 43%
Western New York 509 0.04% 31%
Statewide 7,963 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 Avg)
Capital Region 237 196 17%
Central New York 266 187 26%
Finger Lakes 397 296 27%
Long Island 814 631 23%
Mid-Hudson 687 414 39%
Mohawk Valley 127 97 21%
New York City 2,465 1,770 28%
North Country 57 35 35%
Southern Tier 125 79 37%
Western New York 545 330 38%
NYS TOTAL 5,720 4,035 29%

 

Yesterday, 142,345 test results were reported to New York State, and 7.98 percent were positive. 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 9.57% 9.82% 10.11%
Central New York 8.21% 8.70% 8.90%
Finger Lakes 9.70% 10.03% 10.35%
Long Island 8.42% 8.82% 9.11%
Mid-Hudson 7.56% 7.96% 8.19%
Mohawk Valley 9.69% 10.02% 10.40%
New York City 5.85% 6.17% 6.24%
North Country 8.17% 8.28% 8.77%
Southern Tier 5.16% 5.72% 6.42%
Western New York 8.01% 7.95% 8.43%
Statewide 7.20% 7.55% 7.78%

 

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 6.92% 7.65% 7.28%
Brooklyn 5.97% 6.35% 5.94%
Manhattan 3.43% 3.80% 3.49%
Queens 6.83% 7.32% 7.04%
Staten Island 7.02% 7.45% 7.23%

 

Of the 1,017,153 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County Total Positive New Positive
Albany 12,405 206
Allegany 1,927 33
Broome 8,601 114
Cattaraugus 2,667 37
Cayuga 3,166 94
Chautauqua 3,785 64
Chemung 4,685 56
Chenango 1,296 21
Clinton 1,268 58
Columbia 1,753 37
Cortland 2,183 22
Delaware 750 14
Dutchess 12,797 196
Erie 42,933 468
Essex 642 23
Franklin 810 13
Fulton 1,381 38
Genesee 2,866 48
Greene 1,462 31
Hamilton 119 4
Herkimer 2,407 80
Jefferson 1,947 53
Lewis 983 19
Livingston 2,006 34
Madison 2,417 40
Monroe 35,778 564
Montgomery 1,492 43
Nassau 92,035 1,166
Niagara 9,083 182
NYC 439,921 3,340
Oneida 12,999 274
Onondaga 22,213 287
Ontario 3,549 92
Orange 24,197 164
Orleans 1,441 19
Oswego 3,658 72
Otsego 1,266 15
Putnam 5,084 59
Rensselaer 4,724 149
Rockland 28,162 151
Saratoga 6,243 183
Schenectady 6,369 140
Schoharie 611 22
Schuyler 557 0
Seneca 874 23
St. Lawrence 2,343 90
Steuben 3,589 62
Suffolk 101,233 1,516
Sullivan 3,227 9
Tioga 1,771 31
Tompkins 2,138 5
Ulster 6,019 84
Warren 1,337 65
Washington 931 42
Wayne 2,768 68
Westchester 72,218 591
Wyoming 1,510 39
Yates 557 18

 

Yesterday, 138 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 30,476. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

 

Deaths by County of Residence
County New Deaths
Albany 4
Bronx 8
Broome 2
Cattaraugus 1
Cayuga 2
Chautauqua 2
Chenango 2
Columbia 1
Cortland 2
Delaware 1
Dutchess 3
Erie 9
Fulton 1
Genesee 2
Greene 2
Herkimer 2
Jefferson 1
Kings 13
Madison 2
Manhattan 2
Monroe 6
Montgomery 4
Nassau 11
Niagara 3
Oneida 5
Onondaga 5
Ontario 1
Orange 3
Oswego 1
Queens 3
Rensselaer 2
Richmond 1
Rockland 2
Saratoga 2
Schenectady 1
Steuben 4
Suffolk 13
Sullivan 1
Ulster 1
Wayne 2
Westchester 4
Wyoming 1