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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

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Governor Andrew Cuomo delivers a coronavirus update

“With 2020 now behind us, we can see brighter days ahead, but to get there quickly, it’s going to take all New Yorkers staying smart and staying united,” Governor Cuomo said. “We have the vaccine, and that is good news, but it will be months before we’ve reached critical mass, making it as important as ever that we do not let COVID fatigue get the best of us. The state is working around the clock with the medical community to not only ensure vaccines are distributed as quickly and efficiently as possible, but to also continue growing bed capacity so hospitals do not become overwhelmed. As daunting as it may seem after all this time, it’s critical that the rest of us remain tough and keep up our efforts to slow the spread. We’ve already come so far and we will finally reach that light at the end of the tunnel if we all just do our part.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 202,446
  • Total Positive– 15,074
  • Percent Positive – 7.45%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 7,814 (-72)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 887
  • Hospital Counties – 56
  • Number ICU – 1,321 (+29)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 786 (+10)
  • Total Discharges – 103,828 (+860)
  • Deaths – 128
  • Total Deaths – 30,337

Yesterday, 128 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 30,337.