March 15, 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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4,517 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

923 Patients in the ICU; 614 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 4.57%

58 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.

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.

"We know that the vaccine is the weapon that will win this war, but we also know that one of the most critical actions to stopping the spread of COVID is washing your hands, wearing a mask and practicing social distancing," Governor Cuomo said. "As more vaccine supply comes to New York and more needles get into arms, we are that much closer to reaching our goals, but we need to remain vigilant. New Yorkers have made incredible progress that we can all be proud of but we are still in the footrace. Until the day we reach the light at the end of the tunnel, we must all remain New York Tough."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported - 127,005
  • Total Positive - 5,807
  • Percent Positive - 4.57%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 3.22%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 4,517 (+31)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week - -313
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 465
  • Hospital Counties - 50
  • Number ICU - 923 (-4)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 614 (-5)
  • Total Discharges - 153,971 (+387)
  • Deaths - 58
  • Total Deaths - 39,585

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

104

0.01%

32%

Central New York

43

0.01%

33%

Finger Lakes

146

0.01%

42%

Long Island

800

0.03%

34%

Mid-Hudson

463

0.02%

44%

Mohawk Valley

60

0.01%

43%

New York City

2,642

0.03%

31%

North Country

28

0.01%

58%

Southern Tier

75

0.01%

52%

Western New York

156

0.01%

37%

Statewide

4,517

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

236

203

16%

Central New York

262

166

35%

Finger Lakes

397

248

37%

Long Island

850

648

22%

Mid-Hudson

677

376

40%

Mohawk Valley

97

69

32%

New York City

2,591

1,969

23%

North Country

61

28

50%

Southern Tier

126

61

50%

Western New York

545

318

43%

Statewide

5,842

4,086

29%

Yesterday, 127,005 test results were reported to New York State, and 4.57 percent were positive. 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

1.82%

1.72%

1.75%

Central New York

0.86%

0.84%

0.82%

Finger Lakes

1.62%

1.64%

1.64%

Long Island

4.35%

4.32%

4.40%

Mid-Hudson

4.49%

4.54%

4.62%

Mohawk Valley

1.45%

1.53%

1.49%

New York City

4.04%

4.04%

4.15%

North Country

1.79%

1.58%

1.44%

Southern Tier

0.67%

0.64%

0.66%

Western New York

1.64%

1.76%

1.83%

Statewide

3.16%

3.15%

3.22%

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

4.61%

4.40%

4.36%

Brooklyn

4.22%

4.09%

4.04%

Manhattan

2.69%

2.67%

2.62%

Queens

4.51%

4.54%

4.53%

Staten Island

4.67%

4.71%

4.53%

Of the 1,734,213 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

21,645

50

Allegany

2,959

2

Broome

15,853

20

Cattaraugus

4,575

13

Cayuga

5,486

10

Chautauqua

7,562

24

Chemung

6,566

7

Chenango

2,570

7

Clinton

3,900

9

Columbia

3,509

2

Cortland

3,304

3

Delaware

1,707

10

Dutchess

23,928

158

Erie

68,543

218

Essex

1,398

3

Franklin

2,218

5

Fulton

3,536

12

Genesee

4,583

9

Greene

2,784

3

Hamilton

290

2

Herkimer

4,649

5

Jefferson

5,024

12

Lewis

2,147

3

Livingston

3,668

4

Madison

3,944

7

Monroe

54,270

107

Montgomery

3,337

7

Nassau

157,362

540

Niagara

15,816

35

NYC

767,231

3,004

Oneida

20,236

17

Onondaga

33,203

41

Ontario

6,030

16

Orange

39,575

113

Orleans

2,510

2

Oswego

6,262

20

Otsego

2,616

11

Putnam

8,836

41

Rensselaer

9,484

34

Rockland

40,988

118

Saratoga

12,543

40

Schenectady

11,244

24

Schoharie

1,300

9

Schuyler

885

1

Seneca

1,704

8

St. Lawrence

5,800

3

Steuben

5,674

10

Suffolk

171,298

560

Sullivan

5,033

16

Tioga

2,945

9

Tompkins

3,622

8

Ulster

10,784

37

Warren

2,977

6

Washington

2,471

7

Wayne

4,631

11

Westchester

113,204

350

Wyoming

2,958

4

Yates

1,036

0

Yesterday, 58 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 39,585. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Bronx

9

Clinton

1

Erie

1

Kings

16

Manhattan

4

Monroe

1

Nassau

1

Niagara

2

Orange

2

Putnam

1

Queens

9

Richmond

3

Rockland

1

Suffolk

4

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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