March 5, 2021
Albany, NY

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

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

Hospitalizations Drop to 5,034—Lowest Since December 8

1,030 Patients in the ICU; 700 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 3.02%

94 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 5,034, the lowest since December 8.

"We're fighting COVID-19 every day by getting the vaccination rate up and keeping COVID rates down, but we still have a long way to go in this footrace," Governor Cuomo said. "Our vaccine distribution sites are expanding and Johnson & Johnson's new vaccine is going to help substantially, but the number of eligible residents far exceeds the number of shots we get each week, and challenges like new variants and COVID fatigue continue to pose a threat. That's why it's critical that New Yorkers continue to practice the basic behaviors that help us combat this virus—washing hands, social distancing and masking up—and why we need to look out for one another throughout this crisis. The numbers are a function of our collective actions, and if we all work together, we can defeat COVID and get to the light at the end of the tunnel."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported - 296,935
  • Total Positive - 8,956
  • Percent Positive - 3.02%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 3.16%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 5,034 (-143)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week - -592
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 592
  • Hospital Counties - 55
  • Number ICU - 1,030 (-13)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 700 (-12)
  • Total Discharges - 148,923 (+568)
  • Deaths - 94
  • Total Deaths - 38,891

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

117

0.01%

35%

Central New York

52

0.01%

33%

Finger Lakes

187

0.02%

40%

Long Island

853

0.03%

34%

Mid-Hudson

520

0.02%

43%

Mohawk Valley

75

0.02%

39%

New York City

2,936

0.03%

31%

North Country

51

0.01%

57%

Southern Tier

74

0.01%

50%

Western New York

169

0.01%

36%

Statewide

5,034

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

245

210

19%

Central New York

262

175

34%

Finger Lakes

397

260

35%

Long Island

849

644

24%

Mid-Hudson

680

407

40%

Mohawk Valley

97

65

30%

New York City

2,610

2,022

23%

North Country

61

26

55%

Southern Tier

126

62

50%

Western New York

543

341

40%

Statewide

5,870

4,212

29%

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

REGION

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

Capital Region

1.99%

1.88%

1.92%

Central New York

1.00%

0.87%

0.92%

Finger Lakes

1.89%

1.75%

1.83%

Long Island

4.18%

4.18%

4.21%

Mid-Hudson

4.14%

4.12%

4.15%

Mohawk Valley

1.78%

1.54%

1.65%

New York City

4.02%

3.98%

3.94%

North Country

2.77%

2.61%

2.61%

Southern Tier

0.70%

0.72%

0.73%

Western New York

1.90%

1.85%

1.98%

Statewide

3.18%

3.12%

3.16%

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

BOROUGH

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

Bronx

5.14%

5.14%

5.27%

Brooklyn

4.39%

4.32%

4.46%

Manhattan

2.55%

2.59%

2.71%

Queens

4.26%

4.39%

4.46%

Staten Island

4.11%

4.43%

4.72%

Of the 1,666,733 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

21,114

84

Allegany

2,919

6

Broome

15,276

107

Cattaraugus

4,474

16

Cayuga

5,421

15

Chautauqua

7,402

23

Chemung

6,468

14

Chenango

2,474

13

Clinton

3,741

37

Columbia

3,434

9

Cortland

3,207

15

Delaware

1,560

17

Dutchess

22,794

116

Erie

66,344

285

Essex

1,360

4

Franklin

2,142

22

Fulton

3,418

29

Genesee

4,459

9

Greene

2,693

11

Hamilton

285

0

Herkimer

4,588

10

Jefferson

4,872

20

Lewis

2,085

5

Livingston

3,589

13

Madison

3,882

13

Monroe

53,167

177

Montgomery

3,232

13

Nassau

151,327

789

Niagara

15,462

58

NYC

731,315

4,856

Oneida

19,866

37

Onondaga

32,681

75

Ontario

5,876

18

Orange

37,847

216

Orleans

2,467

4

Oswego

6,087

27

Otsego

2,431

29

Putnam

8,503

43

Rensselaer

9,160

36

Rockland

39,324

175

Saratoga

12,146

51

Schenectady

10,978

32

Schoharie

1,241

12

Schuyler

871

1

Seneca

1,640

8

St. Lawrence

5,644

22

Steuben

5,562

17

Suffolk

165,289

750

Sullivan

4,845

23

Tioga

2,836

10

Tompkins

3,500

11

Ulster

10,238

32

Warren

2,890

18

Washington

2,380

14

Wayne

4,522

12

Westchester

109,516

478

Wyoming

2,867

14

Yates

1,022

5

Yesterday, 94 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 38,891. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Albany

1

Bronx

16

Broome

2

Cattaraugus

1

Chautauqua

2

Dutchess

3

Erie

3

Kings

16

Manhattan

4

Monroe

1

Nassau

8

Niagara

2

Oneida

1

Onondaga

1

Ontario

1

Orange

1

Queens

11

Rockland

4

Saratoga

1

St. Lawrence

1

Suffolk

9

Ulster

1

Washington

2

Westchester

2

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