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Governor Cuomo Announces 140,000 New Yorkers Have Received First Vaccine Dose | Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
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December 28, 2020

Albany, NY

New York State Expects to Receive 259,000 Additional Doses this Week — 139,400 from Pfizer and 119,600 from Moderna  

 

Priority Populations Expanding This Week to Include Urgent Care Center Employees, COVID-19 Vaccine Administrators and Residents of Office of Addiction Services and Supports Facilities

 

Vaccines Will Continue for High-Risk Hospital Workers, Federally Qualified Heath Center Employees, EMS, Coroners, Medical Examiners, Funeral Workers, and Residents and Staff of Office for People with Developmental Disabilities and Office of Mental Health Facilities

 

7,559 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

 

1,222 Patients in the ICU; 717 Intubated

 

Statewide Positivity Rate is 8.33%

 

114 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that 140,000 New Yorkers have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose to date. New York expects to receive another 259,000 doses this week, with 139,400 coming from Pfizer and 119,600 coming from Moderna. The Governor also announced that the state is expanding the priority populations eligible to receive a vaccine to include urgent care center employees, individuals administering COVID-19 vaccines, including local health department staff, and residents of the Office of Addiction Services and Supports’ congregate facilities. Vaccines will continue to be distributed for high-risk hospital workers, federally qualified health center employees, EMS, coroners, medical examiners, funeral workers and residents and staff of Office for People with Developmental Disabilities and Office of Mental Health facilities. Next week, the state expects to expand this universe further with the addition of ambulatory care workers and public-facing public health workers.

 

“There is no denying the facts and the fact is that social gatherings spread the virus if we are not smart. In a year where we’ve collectively felt out of control, we actually have the power to determine our own future because our actions will ultimately determine the spread,” Governor Cuomo said. “We’ve have begun seeing increases in positivity across the nation throughout the past several days and New York has not been immune to that trend. While our experts work to determine whether this uptick is a statistical anomaly due to reduced testing over the holiday weekend, or if this is a result of pre-Christmas spread which is being evidenced now, we all know what we have to do in the meantime – wear a mask, socially distance and avoid gatherings. We can see the light at the end of the tunnel and New York is leading the nation in distributing the vaccine to get us there, but as we approach the end of the holiday season, the rest of us must stay tough. Remember – if we act smart, than we can avoid shutdowns and win this war.”

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Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 124,866
  • Total Positive – 10,407
  • Percent Positive – 8.33%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 7,559 (+376)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 904
  • Hospital Counties – 55
  • Number ICU – 1,222 (+35)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 717 (+30)
  • Total Discharges – 100,008 (+425)
  • Deaths – 114
  • Total Deaths – 29,629

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

394

0.04%

26%

Central New York

410

0.05%

24%

Finger Lakes

945

0.08%

34%

Long Island

1,334

0.05%

26%

Mid-Hudson

852

0.04%

36%

Mohawk Valley

247

0.05%

28%

New York City

2,631

0.03%

31%

North Country

69

0.02%

44%

Southern Tier

183

0.03%

46%

Western New York

494

0.04%

35%

Statewide

7,559

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 (7-day Avg)

Capital Region

210

167

19%

Central New York

367

190

26%

Finger Lakes

397

278

30%

Long Island

822

614

24%

Mid-Hudson

678

413

42%

Mohawk Valley

130

101

26%

New York City

2,447

1,713

28%

North Country

57

40

48%

Southern Tier

125

72

39%

Western New York

545

329

42%

NYS TOTAL

5,678

3,917

31%

     

 

In a year where we’ve collectively felt out of control, we actually have the power to determine our own future because our actions will ultimately determine the spread

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Yesterday, 124,866 test results were reported to New York State, and 8.33 percent were positive. Each region’s 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

  

REGION

FRIDAY

STAURDAY

SUNDAY

Capital Region

7.76%

7.95%

8.48%

Central New York

6.11%

6.29%

6.69%

Finger Lakes

8.12%

8.12%

8.55%

Long Island

6.54%

6.56%

6.70%

Mid-Hudson

6.10%

6.03%

6.29%

Mohawk Valley

8.69%

8.84%

9.26%

New York City

4.48%

4.64%

4.82%

North Country

6.34%

6.51%

6.88%

Southern Tier

2.94%

3.06%

3.37%

Western New York

6.16%

6.15%

6.43%

Statewide

5.55%

5.66%

5.90%

 

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

  

BOROUGH

FRIDAY

STAURDAY

SUNDAY

Bronx

5.39%

5.44%

5.71%

Brooklyn

4.66%

4.83%

5.00%

Manhattan

2.64%

2.81%

2.83%

Queens

5.37%

5.52%

5.68%

Staten Island

5.67%

5.76%

6.03%

Of the 932,552 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

  

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

10,880

251

Allegany

1,748

17

Broome

7,745

82

Cattaraugus

2,337

48

Cayuga

2,575

104

Chautauqua

3,261

86

Chemung

4,342

43

Chenango

1,129

21

Clinton

980

29

Columbia

1,537

25

Cortland

1,965

24

Delaware

655

6

Dutchess

11,596

169

Erie

38,874

388

Essex

529

6

Franklin

713

14

Fulton

1,233

19

Genesee

2,495

40

Greene

1,188

34

Hamilton

99

1

Herkimer

1,906

62

Jefferson

1,623

50

Lewis

832

14

Livingston

1,750

36

Madison

2,150

44

Monroe

31,999

540

Montgomery

1,240

27

Nassau

84,044

999

Niagara

7,937

139

NYC

410,787

3,523

Oneida

11,188

325

Onondaga

19,985

418

Ontario

3,007

74

Orange

22,506

164

Orleans

1,253

12

Oswego

3,196

57

Otsego

1,131

6

Putnam

4,577

61

Rensselaer

3,925

101

Rockland

26,707

137

Saratoga

5,130

137

Schenectady

5,454

94

Schoharie

516

9

Schuyler

497

6

Seneca

726

21

St. Lawrence

1,912

35

Steuben

3,203

44

Suffolk

91,179

1,037

Sullivan

2,980

48

Tioga

1,616

15

Tompkins

1,981

20

Ulster

5,436

56

Warren

1,076

27

Washington

767

18

Wayne

2,352

64

Westchester

67,388

551

Wyoming

1,253

17

Yates

462

12

 

Yesterday, 114 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 29,629. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

  

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Albany

1

Allegany

1

Bronx

8

Broome

1

Cattaraugus

1

Cayuga

1

Chautauqua

2

Chenango

1

Cortland

1

Delaware

1

Dutchess

2

Erie

7

Genesee

1

Herkimer

1

Kings

11

Livingston

1

Madison

1

Manhattan

7

Monroe

10

Montgomery

1

Nassau

3

Niagara

2

Oneida

3

Onondaga

6

Ontario

2

Oswego

1

Otsego

1

Queens

7

Richmond

1

Saratoga

1

Schoharie

1

Seneca

2

Steuben

1

Suffolk

11

Ulster

1

Washington

1

Westchester

9

Wyoming

1

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