Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Announces New Record High Number of COVID-19 Tests Reported

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258,031 Test Results Reported to New York State Yesterday

8,527 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

1,428 Patients in the ICU; 876 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 6.57%

188 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

NYS Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.

ALBANY, NY — January 9, 2021 — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that 258,031 COVID-19 test results were reported to New York State yesterday—a new record high.

“The good news — a new testing record has been set. The bad news — three more cases of the UK COVID strain have been found,” Governor Cuomo said. “If we are to beat COVID once and for all, we need to win the footrace between how fast the infection rate rises and how fast vaccinations are administered. The UK strain’s Usain Bolt-like infection rate has certainly made that job all the more difficult, especially since the federal government has refused to mandate testing for international travelers, but New York is forging ahead nonetheless. We have worked tirelessly to expand hospital capacity and are doing everything we can to accelerate the distribution of the vaccine. What we all need to do now is remember that our actions will determine what happens next – so stay smart, wear a mask and avoid gatherings.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 258,031
  • Total Positive – 16,943
  • Percent Positive – 6.57%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 8,527 (-34)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 1,075
  • Hospital Counties – 56
  • Number ICU – 1,428 (-47)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 876 (-36)
  • Total Discharges – 109,035 (+891)
  • Deaths – 188
  • Total Deaths – 31,519

The total number of New Yorkers who have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose to date is as follows:

Week Doses Administered
Week 1 (12/14 – 12/20) 33,709
Week 2 (12/21 – 12/27) 102,190
Week 3 (12/28 – 1/3) 148,165
Week 4 so far (1/4 -) 259,083
TOTAL 543,147

 

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 Regional Hospital Bed Capacity
Capital Region 522 0.05% 23%
Central New York 350 0.05% 27%
Finger Lakes 887 0.07% 31%
Long Island 1544 0.05% 26%
Mid-Hudson 985 0.04% 28%
Mohawk Valley 304 0.06% 39%
New York City 3104 0.04% 32%
North Country 99 0.02% 50%
Southern Tier 219 0.03% 41%
Western New York 513 0.04% 31%
Statewide 8527 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
Capital Region 257 203 18%
Central New York 266 190 28%
Finger Lakes 397 303 24%
Long Island 850 698 18%
Mid-Hudson 692 425 40%
Mohawk Valley 127 99 20%
New York City 2481 1907 25%
North Country 63 41 34%
Southern Tier 125 82 35%
Western New York 544 354 36%
Statewide 5802 4302 27%

 

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 10.04% 10.16% 9.53%
Central New York 8.51% 8.57% 8.27%
Finger Lakes 10.09% 10.22% 9.83%
Long Island 9.51% 9.68% 9.70%
Mid-Hudson 8.21% 8.12% 7.97%
Mohawk Valley 10.38% 10.80% 10.50%
New York City 6.38% 6.42% 6.26%
North Country 8.80% 8.45% 8.49%
Southern Tier 5.55% 5.30% 4.99%
Western New York 8.46% 8.61% 8.45%
Statewide 7.85% 7.88% 7.70%

 

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 8.18% 8.21% 7.91%
Brooklyn 6.65% 6.70% 6.70%
Manhattan 4.30% 4.45% 4.25%
Queens 7.50% 7.49% 7.51%
Staten Island 7.97% 7.84% 7.95%

 

Of the 1,111,087 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County Total Positive New Positive
Albany 13,930 233
Allegany 2,095 29
Broome 9,650 191
Cattaraugus 2,983 58
Cayuga 3,783 76
Chautauqua 4,561 134
Chemung 5,086 48
Chenango 1,471 41
Clinton 1,619 63
Columbia 2,008 55
Cortland 2,404 64
Delaware 860 22
Dutchess 14,212 289
Erie 46,886 777
Essex 832 54
Franklin 905 19
Fulton 1,652 85
Genesee 3,266 67
Greene 1,719 45
Hamilton 129 1
Herkimer 2,956 94
Jefferson 2,423 75
Lewis 1,191 44
Livingston 2,294 35
Madison 2,746 64
Monroe 39,555 706
Montgomery 1,821 79
Nassau 101,181 1,742
Niagara 10,364 266
NYC 472,848 6,044
Oneida 14,622 226
Onondaga 24,668 352
Ontario 4,125 89
Orange 25,938 255
Orleans 1,661 32
Oswego 4,199 100
Otsego 1,390 30
Putnam 5,645 94
Rensselaer 5,566 126
Rockland 29,660 216
Saratoga 7,511 208
Schenectady 7,284 166
Schoharie 728 27
Schuyler 635 13
Seneca 994 12
St. Lawrence 2,885 82
Steuben 4,079 84
Suffolk 112,211 2,002
Sullivan 3,454 36
Tioga 1,971 31
Tompkins 2,374 56
Ulster 6,677 120
Warren 1,625 58
Washington 1,167 52
Wayne 3,192 63
Westchester 76,942 853
Wyoming 1,781 36
Yates 673 24

 

Yesterday, 188 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 31,519. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County New Deaths
Albany 3
Bronx 8
Broome 3
Cattaraugus 3
Cayuga 7
Chautauqua 2
Chemung 1
Clinton 1
Columbia 1
Cortland 3
Dutchess 7
Erie 3
Fulton 1
Genesee 5
Greene 1
Herkimer 3
Jefferson 2
Kings 16
Lewis 1
Livingston 1
Manhattan 10
Monroe 14
Montgomery 3
Nassau 8
Niagara 3
Oneida 5
Onondaga 8
Oswego 1
Queens 11
Rensselaer 3
Richmond 2
Rockland 6
Saratoga 1
Schenectady 4
Seneca 1
St. Lawrence 1
Steuben 1
Suffolk 15
Sullivan 1
Ulster 7
Westchester 8
Wyoming 2
Yates 1

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SOURCE: New York State | Executive Chambers | Press Office

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