Governor Andrew M. Cuomo yesterday updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Three additional cases of the UK variant have been identified in Warren County, bringing the total number of cases in New York to 15. Specifically, four cases in Saratoga County and two cases in Warren County have been identified as part of the cluster connected to a jewelry store in Saratoga Springs. Three additional cases in Warren County are under investigation for their link to this cluster, but have yet to be confirmed. A second cluster has also been identified and includes two cases in Suffolk County, two cases from Nassau County and one from Queens. The final case was identified in Manhattan and is not connected to either cluster.

“We’re dealing with high numbers of COVID cases across the state as we move through the dark days of winter, and although I understand COVID fatigue has set in, we need New Yorkers to remember that we aren’t out of the woods yet,” Governor Cuomo said. “The vaccine is the weapon that ends the war, but we’re locked in a footrace between its quick distribution and the spread of new cases. New Yorkers can get through this together, but it will require a willingness to take precautions not just for themselves, but for others. Wash your hands, wear a mask, and stay socially distanced. New York State is working to expand testing capacity and hospital capacity, but it will take all of us to get to the light at the end of the tunnel.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 196,868
  • Total Positive – 14,577
  • Percent Positive – 7.40%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 8,929 (+3)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 1,116
  • Hospital Counties – 56
  • Number ICU – 1,501 (+9)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 924 (+15)
  • Total Discharges – 112,023 (+882)
  • Deaths – 165
  • Total Deaths – 32,175

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

525

0.05%

24%

Central New York

330

0.04%

24%

Finger Lakes

874

0.07%

32%

Long Island

1629

0.06%

29%

Mid-Hudson

1044

0.04%

39%

Mohawk Valley

326

0.07%

24%

New York City

3318

0.04%

32%

North Country

115

0.03%

51%

Southern Tier

253

0.04%

41%

Western New York

515

0.04%

32%

Statewide

8929

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 Average)

Capital Region

267

210

20%

Central New York

266

198

28%

Finger Lakes

397

308

24%

Long Island

854

643

21%

Mid-Hudson

692

393

40%

Mohawk Valley

131

104

19%

New York City

2459

1870

24%

North Country

61

38

36%

Southern Tier

128

86

35%

Western New York

543

337

36%

NYS TOTAL

5798

4187

27%

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

9.11%

9.01%

8.67%

Central New York

7.27%

7.20%

6.77%

Finger Lakes

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