Nourish NY Program to Continue

New York State will spend another $25 million to continue its Nourish NY program, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Sunday.

The program purchases goods from state farmers and producers, protects the agricultural economy and helps ensure that New York residents continue to access local nutritious foods during the Covid-19 epidemic. As of Dec 1, Nourish NY had spent $26.4 million to purchase 17 million pounds of food, benefiting more than one million households. 

“During this painful year, far too many New York families are experiencing food instability and hunger at a time when social services and community providers are stretched thin, ”  Cuomo said.

Covid-19 statistics released Sunday:

  • Test Results Reported – 246,507
  • Total Positive – 13,842
  • Percent Positive – 5.61%
  • Patient Hospitalization  8,771 (-117)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 1,012
  • Hospital Counties  56
  • Number ICU  1,550 (-30)
  • Number ICU with Intubation  1,004 (+21)
  • Total Discharges  115,901 (+1,033)
  • Deaths – 172
  • Total Deaths – 32,897

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

Capital Region

531

0.05%

25%

Central New York

287

0.04%

27%

Finger Lakes

752

0.06%

33%

Long Island

1,647

0.06%

29%

Mid-Hudson

1,013

0.04%

40%

Mohawk Valley

282

0.06%

25%

New York City

3,408

0.04%

32%

North Country

121

0.03%

51%

Southern Tier

227

0.04%

41%

Western New York

503

0.04%

32%

Statewide

8,771

0.04%

32%

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 Average)

Capital Region

268

212

19%

Central New York

262

183

28%

Finger Lakes

397

308

23%

Long Island

845

680

24%

Mid-Hudson

684

440

38%

Mohawk Valley

133

103

21%

New York City

2,518

1,958

24%

North Country

59

36

37%

Southern Tier

125

79

36%

Western New York

545

334

37%

Statewide

5,836

4,333

27%

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Albany

1

Bronx

3

Broome

5

Chautauqua

2

Clinton

1

Columbia

2

Delaware

3

Dutchess

6

Erie

10

Fulton

1

Genesee

2

Greene

2

Herkimer

3

Kings

9

Lewis

1

Livingston

1

Manhattan

8

Monroe

11

Nassau

11

Niagara

4

Oneida

6

Onondaga

4

Ontario

2

Orange

4

Oswego

1

Otsego

2

Putnam

2

Queens

18

Rensselaer

1

Richmond

6

Rockland

3

Saratoga

1

Schenectady

4

Steuben

1

Suffolk

17

Ulster

3

Washington

2

Westchester

9

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