March 4, 2021
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic
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Statewide Positivity Rate is 2.81%; Lowest Since November 21

5,177 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide; Lowest Since December 9

44 Percent Decline in Hospitalizations from Mid-January Peak

1,043 Patients in the ICU; Lowest Since December 13

712 Intubated; Lowest Since December 29

60 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.

"New Yorkers have embodied the definition of New York Tough through this past year and we need to maintain our vigilance to win this war on COVID," Governor Cuomo said. "As we continue this battle, we cannot get complacent. There are precautions and guidelines in place that we know work - wearing masks, socially distancing, hand washing, and, when eligible, getting vaccinated. As we continue to vaccinate New Yorkers, we must continue these practices until we reach critical mass. The light at the end of the tunnel is in sight, and every day we are closer to reaching the end of this journey together."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported - 270,089
  • Total Positive - 7,593
  • Percent Positive - 2.81%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 3.12%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 5,177 (-146)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week - -526
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 606
  • Hospital Counties - 53
  • Number ICU - 1,043 (-4)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 712 (-23)
  • Total Discharges - 148,355 (+625)
  • Deaths - 60
  • Total Deaths - 38,796

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

118

0.01%

34%

Central New York

58

0.01%

32%

Finger Lakes

181

0.02%

40%

Long Island

885

0.03%

33%

Mid-Hudson

546

0.02%

44%

Mohawk Valley

77

0.02%

38%

New York City

2,997

0.04%

31%

North Country

56

0.01%

57%

Southern Tier

77

0.01%

50%

Western New York

182

0.01%

36%

Statewide

5,177

0.03%

35%

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

241

190

19%

Central New York

262

167

34%

Finger Lakes

397

252

35%

Long Island

859

659

23%

Mid-Hudson

680

401

41%

Mohawk Valley

97

70

30%

New York City

2,616

2,028

23%

North Country

63

29

52%

Southern Tier

126

62

49%

Western New York

543

334

41%

Statewide

5,884

4,192

29%

Yesterday, 270,089 test results were reported to New York State, and 2.81 percent were positive. Each region's 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

REGION

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

Capital Region

1.88%

1.99%

1.88%

Central New York

0.95%

1.00%

0.87%

Finger Lakes

1.89%

1.89%

1.75%

Long Island

4.02%

4.18%

4.18%

Mid-Hudson

4.10%

4.14%

4.12%

Mohawk Valley

1.77%

1.78%

1.54%

New York City

3.90%

4.02%

3.98%

North Country

2.50%

2.77%

2.61%

Southern Tier

0.69%

0.70%

0.72%

Western New York

1.84%

1.90%

1.85%

Statewide

3.09%

3.18%

3.12%

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

BOROUGH

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

Bronx

4.67%

5.14%

5.14%

Brooklyn

3.87%

4.39%

4.32%

Manhattan

2.31%

2.55%

2.59%

Queens

3.95%

4.26%

4.39%

Staten Island

3.81%

4.11%

4.43%

Of the 1,657,777 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

21,030

45

Allegany

2,913

5

Broome

15,169

141

Cattaraugus

4,458

10

Cayuga

5,406

8

Chautauqua

7,379

18

Chemung

6,454

1

Chenango

2,461

9

Clinton

3,704

22

Columbia

3,425

4

Cortland

3,192

14

Delaware

1,543

8

Dutchess

22,678

129

Erie

66,059

270

Essex

1,356

4

Franklin

2,120

13

Fulton

3,389

13

Genesee

4,450

15

Greene

2,682

12

Hamilton

285

0

Herkimer

4,578

3

Jefferson

4,852

16

Lewis

2,080

6

Livingston

3,576

8

Madison

3,869

6

Monroe

52,990

112

Montgomery

3,219

13

Nassau

150,538

687

Niagara

15,404

24

NYC

726,459

4,025

Oneida

19,829

36

Onondaga

32,606

44

Ontario

5,858

19

Orange

37,631

190

Orleans

2,463

7

Oswego

6,060

22

Otsego

2,402

29

Putnam

8,460

42

Rensselaer

9,124

21

Rockland

39,149

194

Saratoga

12,095

43

Schenectady

10,946

35

Schoharie

1,229

6

Schuyler

870

1

Seneca

1,632

5

St. Lawrence

5,622

21

Steuben

5,545

15

Suffolk

164,539

654

Sullivan

4,822

26

Tioga

2,826

7

Tompkins

3,489

17

Ulster

10,206

60

Warren

2,872

8

Washington

2,366

6

Wayne

4,510

15

Westchester

109,038

415

Wyoming

2,853

12

Yates

1,017

2

Yesterday, 60 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State -- the lowest one-day total since December 6, 2020 -- bringing the total to 38,796. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Bronx

7

Chenango

1

Dutchess

2

Erie

1

Kings

7

Manhattan

6

Monroe

1

Nassau

5

Orange

2

Queens

14

Richmond

1

St. Lawrence

1

Steuben

1

Suffolk

3

Ulster

1

Westchester

7

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