Wednesday, January 20

Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on 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.

“Defeating this beast once and for all means winning the footrace between vaccine implementation and the infection and hospital capacity rates,” Governor Cuomo said. “New York is doing everything it can to not only ensure that the vaccine is being distributed as quickly and fairly as possible, but to also ensure we are prepared for widespread vaccinations of the general public once they are eligible. The issue here is the UK strain is highly problematic, and it could be a game-changer. Even if the lethality doesn’t go up, the fact that it is so much more transmittable is a very real problem and makes it as important as ever that New Yorkers stay smart. Remember – behavior matters and the behavior of your community drives how fast the infection spreads and how many people get sick. So, let’s stay tough, stay united, and collectively do what it takes to defeat this invisible enemy.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 152,402
  • Total Positive – 12,666
  • Percent Positive – 8.31%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 8,590 (+339)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 898
  • Hospital Counties – 56
  • Number ICU – 1,392 (+35)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 851 (+8)
  • Total Discharges – 105,379 (+440)
  • Deaths – 149
  • Total Deaths – 30,802

Yesterday, 149 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 30,802.


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