March 21, 2021
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Updated New Yorkers on State's Progress During Covid-19 Pandemic

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Governor Cuomo Updated New Yorkers on State's Progress During Covid-19 Pandemic
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Hospitalizations Drop to 4,355—Lowest Since December 4, Down 53% From Post-Holiday Peak

890 Patients in the ICU; 572 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 3.22%

54 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Hospitalizations dropped to 4,355, the lowest since December 4 and down 53 percent from the post-holiday peak.

"We're fighting COVID-19 on all fronts and getting vaccines in arms across the state, but the virus is still a threat and new variants, including the Brazilian strain identified in New York City yesterday, should give New Yorkers cause for concern," Governor Cuomo said. "We're in a race to get as many New Yorkers vaccinated as possible before the variants can disrupt the progress we've made, but the infection rate is also a function of our actions. Washing hands, wearing masks and social distancing are vital tools we can use to stay safe and slow the spread. I urge New Yorkers to stay vigilant and keep making smart decisions—we're moving through the COVID-19 pandemic, but it isn't over yet."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported - 246,226
  • Total Positive - 7,938
  • Percent Positive - 3.22%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 3.30%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 4,355 (-158)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week - -131
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 526
  • Hospital Counties - 45
  • Number ICU - 890 (-19)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 572 (-3)
  • Total Discharges - 156,973 (+607)
  • Deaths - 54
  • Total Deaths - 39,924

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 Within 7 Days Under Surge Plan

Capital Region

95

0.01%

32%

Central New York

41

0.01%

32%

Finger Lakes

133

0.01%

42%

Long Island

781

0.03%

33%

Mid-Hudson

477

0.02%

44%

Mohawk Valley

58

0.01%

40%

New York City

2,540

0.03%

31%

North Country

17

0.00%

57%

Southern Tier

76

0.01%

51%

Western New York

137

0.01%

38%

Statewide

4,355

0.02%

36%

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 Avg)

Capital Region

232

180

19%

Central New York

262

181

32%

Finger Lakes

397

244

38%

Long Island

852

660

23%

Mid-Hudson

680

397

43%

Mohawk Valley

97

75

27%

New York City

2,589

2,008

22%

North Country

55

21

55%

Southern Tier

126

69

48%

Western New York

545

301

42%

Statewide

5,835

4,136

29%

Each region's 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

REGION

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

Capital Region

1.89%

1.90%

1.95%

Central New York

0.88%

0.90%

0.96%

Finger Lakes

1.70%

1.75%

1.83%

Long Island

4.46%

4.43%

4.44%

Mid-Hudson

4.54%

4.61%

4.63%

Mohawk Valley

1.60%

1.70%

1.62%

New York City

4.10%

4.03%

4.05%

North Country

1.37%

1.32%

1.39%

Southern Tier

0.60%

0.59%

0.60%

Western New York

2.13%

2.32%

2.41%

Statewide

3.26%

3.26%

3.30%

Each New York City borough's 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

BOROUGH

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

Bronx

4.85%

4.65%

4.56%

Brooklyn

4.49%

4.27%

4.18%

Manhattan

2.75%

2.66%

2.65%

Queens

5.04%

4.87%

4.75%

Staten Island

4.85%

4.51%

4.68%

Of the 1,781,316 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

21,982

68

Allegany

2,981

5

Broome

16,130

46

Cattaraugus

4,649

10

Cayuga

5,528

9

Chautauqua

7,710

29

Chemung

6,630

14

Chenango

2,651

12

Clinton

3,987

16

Columbia

3,579

7

Cortland

3,336

7

Delaware

1,786

15

Dutchess

24,744

173

Erie

70,323

387

Essex

1,411

0

Franklin

2,247

5

Fulton

3,621

7

Genesee

4,669

15

Greene

2,847

12

Hamilton

290

0

Herkimer

4,705

10

Jefferson

5,101

17

Lewis

2,202

2

Livingston

3,721

9

Madison

3,993

11

Monroe

55,119

185

Montgomery

3,411

11

Nassau

161,408

608

Niagara

16,009

44

NYC

792,574

4,203

Oneida

20,444

34

Onondaga

33,584

80

Ontario

6,146

29

Orange

40,993

213

Orleans

2,540

3

Oswego

6,404

39

Otsego

2,736

18

Putnam

9,079

46

Rensselaer

9,657

32

Rockland

41,990

132

Saratoga

12,834

60

Schenectady

11,407

26

Schoharie

1,348

9

Schuyler

904

4

Seneca

1,742

2

St. Lawrence

5,844

3

Steuben

5,744

11

Suffolk

175,528

729

Sullivan

5,216

30

Tioga

3,022

15

Tompkins

3,730

12

Ulster

11,203

80

Warren

3,040

8

Washington

2,531

16

Wayne

4,698

15

Westchester

115,563

341

Wyoming

3,005

14

Yates

1,040

0

Yesterday, 54 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 39,924. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Bronx

6

Broome

1

Erie

3

Kings

9

Manhattan

7

Monroe

1

Nassau

5

Niagara

1

Onondaga

1

Putnam

1

Queens

5

Richmond

1

Rockland

1

Saratoga

1

Seneca

1

Suffolk

4

Sullivan

1

Westchester

5

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