Governor Andrew M. Cuomo updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Three additional cases of the UK variant were identified in Westchester and Kings Counties. To date, there are 25 known cases of the variant in New York State.  

We are in a war with COVID and as I’ve said time and again, winning this war will mean winning the footrace between how fast the infection rate goes up and how fast we can vaccinate New Yorkers,” Governor Cuomo said. “Positivity and hospitalizations are both down, which is good news, but it in no way means we’re out of the woods. What’s concerning now is the emergence of three new frightening strains of the virus which could send those numbers back in the other direction. As we have done throughout this crisis, we will continue to monitor these strains closely, follow the science, and continue our work to vaccinate New Yorkers as quickly and fairly as possible.” 

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported  268,001
  • Total Positive 15,144
  • Percent Positive 5.65%
  • Patient Hospitalization  8,846 (-209)
  • Patients Newly Admitted  1,045
  • Hospital Counties – 57
  • Number ICU  1,546 (-14)
  • Number ICU with Intubation  992 (-19)
  • Total Discharges  119,953 (+1,064)
  • Deaths  165
  • Total Deaths  33,763

Herkimer County

Numbers of Covid-19 cases in Herkimer County as of 12pm 01/22/2021:
Total New Positive Cases Today:
88
Total Lab Confirmed Positive Covid -19 test results: (From 3/13/20)
4443
Total Active Positive Covid -19 Patients:
1102
Total Hospitalized:
44
Total number recovered:
3290
Covid Deaths:
51
Negative Covid-19 test results:
86914
Mandatory Quarantine (with public health orders):
1156
Released from Mandatory Quarantine:
300
Precautionary Quarantine:​
500
Released from Precautionary Quarantine today:​
0