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COVID positive rate climbs higher in Finger Lakes, Central New York: ICU admissions tick down slightly

There were more than 36,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Christmas Day, according to state data that was released on Sunday. On Christmas Eve, more than 49,000 cases of COVID were confirmed and reported.

It brings the state’s total positive rate to 14.17%. There were 839 new patients admitted to the hospital – bringing the total hospitalization rate across New York to 4,891.


However, the ICU admission rate declined slightly with 880 patients there. However, six more ICU patients were intubated over that period bringing that total to 880.

There were 60 new COVID-19 deaths reported across the state on December 24.

“As we come home from holiday gatherings, it is as important as ever to take precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19 this season,” Governor Hochul said. “Wear your mask, wash your hands, and if you haven’t yet, get vaccinated and boosted. The vaccine is the best tool we have to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe as we head into the new year. Take advantage of having it readily available and get yours today.”


Both Central New York and the Finger Lakes have rolling 7-day positive rates of more than 8%.

Here’s how many new cases were reported in each county, according to the state’s data:

Cayuga: 18
Cortland: 40
Livingston: 13
Monroe: 320
Onondaga: 307
Oswego: 19
Schuyler: 13
Seneca: 4
Steuben: 17
Tompkins: 70
Wayne: 11
Yates: 2

Livingston, Seneca, and Wayne counties reported new deaths in that period. There were a total of four deaths between those counties over the two day reporting period, according to state data.

RELATED: Read all of the data tables from the state here



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