March 8, 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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4,830 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

1,005 Patients in the ICU; 669 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 3.62%

64 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.

"The hospitalization and infection rates in New York are declining every day, and New York is now in the middle of a long-awaited reopening," Governor Cuomo said. "As we continue re-opening the valves on our economy and increasing the numbers of shots in arms, we have never been closer to winning this war, but we must remain vigilant. New Yorkers know the practices that will keep themselves and each other safe - washing hands, social distancing and masking up. The decline in numbers is in large part a result of our collective actions and together we will work toward seeing the light at the end of the tunnel."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported - 146,456
  • Total Positive - 5,309
  • Percent Positive - 3.62%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 3.19%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 4,830 (+41)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week - -477
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 474
  • Hospital Counties - 53
  • Number ICU - 1,005 (+6)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 669 (-13)
  • Total Discharges - 150,473 (+373)
  • Deaths - 64
  • Total Deaths - 39,093

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

101

0.01%

34%

Central New York

47

0.01%

33%

Finger Lakes

156

0.01%

41%

Long Island

818

0.03%

35%

Mid-Hudson

490

0.02%

44%

Mohawk Valley

69

0.01%

40%

New York City

2,872

0.03%

31%

North Country

45

0.01%

59%

Southern Tier

86

0.01%

51%

Western New York

146

0.01%

37%

Statewide

4,830

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

226

194

18%

Central New York

262

167

34%

Finger Lakes

397

244

36%

Long Island

849

639

24%

Mid-Hudson

684

396

41%

Mohawk Valley

97

68

31%

New York City

2,605

1,992

23%

North Country

53

26

56%

Southern Tier

126

55

52%

Western New York

545

289

41%

Statewide

5,844

4,070

29%

It is important to note that data, including test results and hospital rates, reported early in the week are often not completely reflective of the current situation due to lower discharges and testing volume over the weekend. Data trends over a period of time, such as using 7-day averages, are a preferred metric. Each region's 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

REGION

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Capital Region

1.96%

1.94%

1.97%

Central New York

0.91%

0.90%

0.94%

Finger Lakes

1.80%

1.71%

1.72%

Long Island

4.19%

4.30%

4.28%

Mid-Hudson

4.19%

4.23%

4.27%

Mohawk Valley

1.60%

1.52%

1.51%

New York City

3.94%

4.01%

4.00%

North Country

2.62%

2.55%

2.54%

Southern Tier

0.75%

0.74%

0.79%

Western New York

1.94%

1.99%

1.95%

Statewide

3.15%

3.19%

3.19%

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

BOROUGH

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Bronx

5.11%

4.86%

4.71%

Brooklyn

4.25%

4.14%

3.98%

Manhattan

2.73%

2.65%

2.53%

Queens

4.23%

4.21%

4.13%

Staten Island

4.62%

4.48%

4.35%

Of the 1,686,478 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

21,302

63

Allegany

2,936

6

Broome

15,497

36

Cattaraugus

4,500

1

Cayuga

5,441

3

Chautauqua

7,455

12

Chemung

6,491

10

Chenango

2,505

3

Clinton

3,803

15

Columbia

3,460

4

Cortland

3,250

9

Delaware

1,605

15

Dutchess

23,084

78

Erie

66,987

169

Essex

1,371

7

Franklin

2,187

11

Fulton

3,452

12

Genesee

4,491

8

Greene

2,713

4

Hamilton

286

0

Herkimer

4,613

4

Jefferson

4,920

10

Lewis

2,107

4

Livingston

3,614

3

Madison

3,898

2

Monroe

53,517

126

Montgomery

3,269

10

Nassau

153,099

453

Niagara

15,590

36

NYC

741,648

2,747

Oneida

19,962

34

Onondaga

32,857

59

Ontario

5,925

11

Orange

38,307

113

Orleans

2,481

4

Oswego

6,141

22

Otsego

2,499

13

Putnam

8,592

27

Rensselaer

9,275

42

Rockland

39,805

132

Saratoga

12,274

29

Schenectady

11,053

14

Schoharie

1,254

3

Schuyler

874

1

Seneca

1,657

2

St. Lawrence

5,726

25

Steuben

5,598

14

Suffolk

167,049

552

Sullivan

4,899

8

Tioga

2,869

5

Tompkins

3,529

6

Ulster

10,357

26

Warren

2,917

4

Washington

2,412

6

Wayne

4,552

12

Westchester

110,600

270

Wyoming

2,898

13

Yates

1,025

1

Yesterday, 64 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 39,093. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Allegany

1

Bronx

11

Cayuga

1

Chemung

1

Dutchess

1

Erie

3

Genesee

1

Kings

10

Manhattan

7

Monroe

1

Nassau

6

Onondaga

1

Queens

13

Richmond

2

Suffolk

1

Ulster

1

Westchester

3

Contact the Governor's Press Office

Contact us by phone:

Albany: (518) 474 - 8418
New York City: (212) 681 - 4640

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