NY state's COVID-19 death toll tops 32K as hospitalizations near 9K: Cuomo

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- New York’s COVID-19 death toll surpassed 32,000 on Tuesday as the state reported 164 new virus-related fatalities, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

The 164 new deaths brought the state’s death toll to 32,007, Cuomo said in a press release Tuesday afternoon.

Nine of the New Yorkers who died lived in the Bronx; 10 lived in Brooklyn; seven lived in Manhattan; 15 lived in Queens; three lived on Staten Island; seven lived in Nassau County; 20 lived in Suffolk County; one lived in Rockland County; and eight lived in Westchester County.

As of Monday night, hospitals across New York were treating 8,926 patients for COVID-19, up by 281 from Sunday night, Cuomo said.

One thousand, four hundred and ninety-two of the 8,926 patients were in intensive care and 909 were on ventilators, he said.

Of the 196,671 COVID-19 test results that came back in the state on Monday, 15,214, or 7.73 percent, were positive.

“The numbers over the past two weeks suggest you could see a flattening after a spike from Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year,” Cuomo said in a statement. “We said we would hope and aspire for a flattening in late January, and you could argue that you start to see a flattening now.”

“Positivity in almost every region is down from the high during this holiday spike,” he added.

Breakdowns of COVID-19 statistics by region and New York City borough are below: