Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Three additional cases of the UK variant have been identified in Warren County, bringing the total number of cases in New York to 15. Specifically, four cases in Saratoga County and two cases in Warren County have been identified as part of the cluster connected to a jewelry store in Saratoga Springs. Three additional cases in Warren County are under investigation for their link to this cluster, but have yet to be confirmed. A second cluster has also been identified and includes two cases in Suffolk County, two cases from Nassau County and one from Queens. The final case was identified in Manhattan and is not connected to either cluster.

“We’re dealing with high numbers of COVID cases across the state as we move through the dark days of winter, and although I understand COVID fatigue has set in, we need New Yorkers to remember that we aren’t out of the woods yet,” Governor Cuomo said. “The vaccine is the weapon that ends the war, but we’re locked in a footrace between its quick distribution and the spread of new cases. New Yorkers can get through this together, but it will require a willingness to take precautions not just for themselves, but for others. Wash your hands, wear a mask, and stay socially distanced. New York State is working to expand testing capacity and hospital capacity, but it will take all of us to get to the light at the end of the tunnel.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 196,868
  • Total Positive – 14,577
  • Percent Positive – 7.40%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 8,929 (+3)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 1,116
  • Hospital Counties – 56
  • Number ICU – 1,501 (+9)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 924 (+15)
  • Total Discharges – 112,023 (+882)
  • Deaths – 165
  • Total Deaths – 32,175

Herkimer County

Numbers of Covid-19 cases in Herkimer County as of 12pm 01/13/2021:
Total New Positive Cases Today:
76
Total Lab Confirmed Positive Covid -19 test results: (From 3/13/20)
3605
Total Active Positive Covid -19 Patients:
1212
Total Hospitalized:
54
Total number recovered:
2353
Covid Deaths:
40
Negative Covid-19 test results:
80527
Mandatory Quarantine (with public health orders):
1492
Released from Mandatory Quarantine:
0
Precautionary Quarantine:​
720
Released from Precautionary Quarantine today:​
0