Counties with the least hospital bed capacity in New York

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(STACKER) — The deployment of vaccines beginning in December signaled a turning point in the pandemic. By February 2, more Americans had been vaccinated for COVID than had been infected. But as vaccination rates lagged over the summer, new surges of COVID came. More than 80% of these cases by late July were caused by the delta variant, which is more contagious than the original virus. This has resulted in growing rates of community transmission and—especially in areas with lower vaccination rates—increasing rates of hospitalization and death.

The U.S. reached 684,360 COVID-related deaths and nearly 42.7 million COVID cases as of September 23, according to Johns Hopkins University. Currently, 55% of the U.S. population is fully vaccinated. Epidemiologists say the lower the vaccination rate, the more the virus has the opportunity to continue to evolve and become more dangerous.

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with the lowest in-patient bed capacity in New York using data from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Counties are ranked by the percent of in-patient hospital beds filled as of September 20, with ICU availability serving as a tiebreaker. Hospitalization data were available for about 77% of counties in the U.S. Keep reading to see what hospital capacity looks like in your county.

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50. Franklin County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 56.0% (6.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 30.0% more availability than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: 44.0% (16.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 38.0% more availability than New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 436 (218 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 55.2% (27,614 fully vaccinated)
— 12.2% lower vaccination rate than New York

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49. Oswego County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 57.0% (13.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 28.8% more availability than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: 43.0% (34.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 39.4% more availability than New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 335 (392 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 51.6% (60,458 fully vaccinated)
— 18.0% lower vaccination rate than New York

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48. Schuyler County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 57.0% (6.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 28.8% more availability than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: data not available
— 71% full in New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 281 (50 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 55.2% (9,834 fully vaccinated)
— 12.2% lower vaccination rate than New York

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47. Broome County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 60.0% (7.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 25.0% more availability than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: 58.0% (14.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 18.3% more availability than New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 306 (583 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 55.7% (106,163 fully vaccinated)
— 11.4% lower vaccination rate than New York

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46. Cattaraugus County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 61.0% (8.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 23.8% more availability than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: 47.0% (21.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 33.8% more availability than New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 239 (182 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 47.5% (36,120 fully vaccinated)
— 24.5% lower vaccination rate than New York

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45. Wayne County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 61.0% (14.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 23.8% more availability than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: 94.0% (48.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 32.4% more full than New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 290 (261 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 54.1% (48,625 fully vaccinated)
— 14.0% lower vaccination rate than New York

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44. Wyoming County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 62.0% (7.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 22.5% more availability than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: 67.0% (16.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 5.6% more availability than New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 193 (77 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 44.0% (17,556 fully vaccinated)
— 30.0% lower vaccination rate than New York

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43. Genesee County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 64.0% (9.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 20.0% more availability than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: 67.0% (13.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 5.6% more availability than New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 251 (144 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 51.8% (29,687 fully vaccinated)
— 17.6% lower vaccination rate than New York

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42. Rockland County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 66.0% (5.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 17.5% more availability than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: 40.0% (5.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 43.7% more availability than New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 210 (685 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 53.9% (175,607 fully vaccinated)
— 14.3% lower vaccination rate than New York

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41. Lewis County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 67.0% (16.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 16.3% more availability than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: 36.0% (26.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 49.3% more availability than New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 388 (102 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 44.6% (11,716 fully vaccinated)
— 29.1% lower vaccination rate than New York

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40. Jefferson County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 67.0% (1.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 16.3% more availability than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: 50.0% (.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 29.6% more availability than New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 278 (305 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 59.2% (65,043 fully vaccinated)
— 5.9% lower vaccination rate than New York

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39. Tompkins County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 68.0% (7.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 15.0% more availability than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: 73.0% (23.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 2.8% more full than New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 231 (236 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 69.7% (71,171 fully vaccinated)
— 10.8% higher vaccination rate than New York

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38. Ulster County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 69.0% (9.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 13.8% more availability than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: 42.0% (18.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 40.8% more availability than New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 173 (307 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 62.3% (110,695 fully vaccinated)
— 1.0% lower vaccination rate than New York

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37. Schoharie County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 70.0% (16.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 12.5% more availability than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: data not available
— 71% full in New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 158 (49 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.7% (15,416 fully vaccinated)
— 21.0% lower vaccination rate than New York

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36. Ontario County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 71.0% (7.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 11.3% more availability than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: 76.0% (19.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 7.0% more full than New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 177 (194 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 60.1% (65,989 fully vaccinated)
— 4.5% lower vaccination rate than New York

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35. Chemung County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 71.0% (16.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 11.3% more availability than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: 79.0% (34.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 11.3% more full than New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 407 (340 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 50.6% (42,212 fully vaccinated)
— 19.6% lower vaccination rate than New York

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34. St. Lawrence County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 71.0% (10.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 11.3% more availability than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: 83.0% (25.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 16.9% more full than New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 424 (457 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 52.8% (56,868 fully vaccinated)
— 16.1% lower vaccination rate than New York

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33. Montgomery County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 72.0% (11.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 10.0% more availability than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: 68.0% (17.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 4.2% more availability than New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 317 (156 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 57.4% (28,229 fully vaccinated)
— 8.7% lower vaccination rate than New York

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32. Cayuga County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 73.0% (14.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 8.8% more availability than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: 39.0% (12.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 45.1% more availability than New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 349 (267 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 51.6% (39,534 fully vaccinated)
— 18.0% lower vaccination rate than New York

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31. Orange County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 74.0% (8.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 7.5% more availability than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: 38.0% (8.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 46.5% more availability than New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 197 (759 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 55.4% (213,370 fully vaccinated)
— 11.9% lower vaccination rate than New York

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30. Niagara County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 74.0% (10.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 7.5% more availability than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: 78.0% (41.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 9.9% more full than New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 196 (411 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 57.5% (120,262 fully vaccinated)
— 8.6% lower vaccination rate than New York

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29. Nassau County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 75.0% (5.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 6.3% more availability than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: 59.0% (8.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 16.9% more availability than New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 203 (2,748 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 67.8% (920,315 fully vaccinated)
— 7.8% higher vaccination rate than New York

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28. Westchester County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 75.0% (3.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 6.3% more availability than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: 60.0% (5.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 15.5% more availability than New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 118 (1,138 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 67.2% (650,146 fully vaccinated)
— 6.8% higher vaccination rate than New York

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27. Bronx County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 75.0% (3.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 6.3% more availability than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: 80.0% (9.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 12.7% more full than New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 122 (1,731 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 54.6% (774,477 fully vaccinated)
— 13.2% lower vaccination rate than New York

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26. Otsego County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 75.0% (4.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 6.3% more availability than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: 90.0% (.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 26.8% more full than New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 190 (113 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 53.6% (31,859 fully vaccinated)
— 14.8% lower vaccination rate than New York

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25. Oneida County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 77.0% (12.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 3.8% more availability than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: 81.0% (28.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 14.1% more full than New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 298 (682 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 53.3% (121,979 fully vaccinated)
— 15.3% lower vaccination rate than New York

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24. Livingston County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 78.0% (16.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 2.5% more availability than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: 79.0% (41.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 11.3% more full than New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 196 (123 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 52.2% (32,833 fully vaccinated)
— 17.0% lower vaccination rate than New York

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23. Schenectady County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 78.0% (4.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 2.5% more availability than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: 87.0% (10.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 22.5% more full than New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 193 (300 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 62.4% (96,839 fully vaccinated)
— 0.8% lower vaccination rate than New York

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22. Dutchess County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 79.0% (6.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 1.3% more availability than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: 63.0% (12.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 11.3% more availability than New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 183 (537 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 59.6% (175,385 fully vaccinated)
— 5.2% lower vaccination rate than New York

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21. Kings County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 80.0% (5.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 0.0% more availability than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: 81.0% (9.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 14.1% more full than New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 180 (4,619 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 54.6% (1,396,952 fully vaccinated)
— 13.2% lower vaccination rate than New York

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20. Columbia County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 80.0% (11.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 0.0% more availability than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: 93.0% (40.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 31.0% more full than New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 207 (123 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 64.6% (38,411 fully vaccinated)
— 2.7% higher vaccination rate than New York

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19. Sullivan County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 81.0% (8.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 1.3% more full than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: 45.0% (13.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 36.6% more availability than New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 205 (155 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 50.6% (38,157 fully vaccinated)
— 19.6% lower vaccination rate than New York

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18. Madison County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 81.0% (10.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 1.3% more full than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: 58.0% (45.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 18.3% more availability than New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 199 (141 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 53.8% (38,166 fully vaccinated)
— 14.5% lower vaccination rate than New York

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17. Suffolk County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 81.0% (9.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 1.3% more full than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: 64.0% (13.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 9.9% more availability than New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 246 (3,638 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 63.6% (939,217 fully vaccinated)
— 1.1% higher vaccination rate than New York

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16. Steuben County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 81.0% (14.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 1.3% more full than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: 82.0% (27.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 15.5% more full than New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 345 (329 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 50.7% (48,402 fully vaccinated)
— 19.4% lower vaccination rate than New York

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15. New York County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 82.0% (3.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 2.5% more full than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: 81.0% (9.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 14.1% more full than New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 153 (2,499 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 70.6% (1,149,750 fully vaccinated)
— 12.2% higher vaccination rate than New York

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14. Essex County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 82.0% (6.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 2.5% more full than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: data not available
— 71% full in New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 157 (58 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 63.2% (23,314 fully vaccinated)
— 0.5% higher vaccination rate than New York

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13. Queens County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 83.0% (5.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 3.7% more full than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: 64.0% (13.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 9.9% more availability than New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 137 (3,077 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 69.1% (1,557,219 fully vaccinated)
— 9.9% higher vaccination rate than New York

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12. Albany County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 83.0% (6.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 3.7% more full than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: 76.0% (13.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 7.0% more full than New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 179 (548 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 64.9% (198,423 fully vaccinated)
— 3.2% higher vaccination rate than New York

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11. Onondaga County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 84.0% (8.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 5.0% more full than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: 81.0% (16.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 14.1% more full than New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 271 (1,246 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 64.4% (296,419 fully vaccinated)
— 2.4% higher vaccination rate than New York

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10. Erie County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 85.0% (5.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 6.2% more full than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: 68.0% (7.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 4.2% more availability than New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 176 (1,619 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 59.7% (548,864 fully vaccinated)
— 5.1% lower vaccination rate than New York

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9. Richmond County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 86.0% (5.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 7.5% more full than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: 58.0% (11.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 18.3% more availability than New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 227 (1,082 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 58.0% (275,928 fully vaccinated)
— 7.8% lower vaccination rate than New York

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8. Herkimer County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 90.0% (12.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 12.5% more full than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: data not available
— 71% full in New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 233 (143 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 50.9% (31,189 fully vaccinated)
— 19.1% lower vaccination rate than New York

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7. Warren County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 93.0% (10.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 16.3% more full than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: 92.0% (19.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 29.6% more full than New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 256 (164 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 68.2% (43,635 fully vaccinated)
— 8.4% higher vaccination rate than New York

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6. Rensselaer County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 94.0% (9.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 17.5% more full than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: 93.0% (24.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 31.0% more full than New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 209 (332 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 61.3% (97,360 fully vaccinated)
— 2.5% lower vaccination rate than New York

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5. Clinton County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 94.0% (10.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 17.5% more full than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: 96.0% (38.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 35.2% more full than New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 368 (296 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 63.5% (51,104 fully vaccinated)
— 1.0% higher vaccination rate than New York

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4. Monroe County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 95.0% (6.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 18.8% more full than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: 76.0% (13.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 7.0% more full than New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 187 (1,388 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 62.6% (464,294 fully vaccinated)
— 0.5% lower vaccination rate than New York

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3. Chautauqua County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 96.0% (22.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 20.0% more full than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: 67.0% (35.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 5.6% more availability than New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 418 (530 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 50.0% (63,494 fully vaccinated)
— 20.5% lower vaccination rate than New York

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2. Cortland County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 97.0% (27.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 21.3% more full than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: 60.0% (30.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 15.5% more availability than New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 345 (164 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 51.7% (24,592 fully vaccinated)
— 17.8% lower vaccination rate than New York

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1. Saratoga County

– Inpatient beds occupied: 99.0% (11.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 23.8% more full than New York overall
– ICU beds occupied: 76.0% (36.0% by COVID-19 patients)
— 7.0% more full than New York overall
– Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 154 (355 cases)
– Population that is fully vaccinated: 69.4% (159,412 fully vaccinated)
— 10.3% higher vaccination rate than New York

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