March 16, 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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4,657 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

943 Patients in the ICU; 609 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 4.14%

51 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 pandemic has consumed New Yorkers' lives for the past year, but we have the weapon that will win the war and we're distributing it across the state," Governor Cuomo said. "New York's ever expanding vaccine network can handle more supply than the state receives, so we're ready to get even more shots in arms when the time comes. In the meantime, it's critical that residents continue to wash their hands, wear masks and stay socially distanced. We will get to the light at the end of the tunnel—we just have to remember that the infection rate is a function of what we do and to stay strong together."

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.

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported - 157,096
  • Total Positive - 6,508
  • Percent Positive - 4.14%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 3.24%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 4,657 (+140)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week - -242
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 510
  • Hospital Counties - 49
  • Number ICU - 943 (+20)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 609 (-5)
  • Total Discharges - 154,281 (+310)
  • Deaths - 51
  • Total Deaths - 39,636

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

98

0.01%

32%

Central New York

45

0.01%

33%

Finger Lakes

148

0.01%

42%

Long Island

834

0.03%

34%

Mid-Hudson

487

0.02%

44%

Mohawk Valley

67

0.01%

42%

New York City

2,718

0.03%

31%

North Country

26

0.01%

57%

Southern Tier

78

0.01%

52%

Western New York

156

0.01%

37%

Statewide

4,657

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

234

187

17%

Central New York

262

163

35%

Finger Lakes

397

248

37%

Long Island

849

635

22%

Mid-Hudson

674

373

41%

Mohawk Valley

97

67

32%

New York City

2,575

1,992

23%

North Country

57

23

51%

Southern Tier

126

62

49%

Western New York

545

314

42%

Statewide

5,816

4,064

29%

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

REGION

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

MONDAY

Capital Region

1.72%

1.75%

1.75%

Central New York

0.84%

0.82%

0.84%

Finger Lakes

1.64%

1.64%

1.66%

Long Island

4.32%

4.40%

4.53%

Mid-Hudson

4.54%

4.62%

4.65%

Mohawk Valley

1.53%

1.49%

1.46%

New York City

4.04%

4.15%

4.21%

North Country

1.58%

1.44%

1.39%

Southern Tier

0.64%

0.66%

0.62%

Western New York

1.76%

1.83%

1.88%

Statewide

3.15%

3.22%

3.24%

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

BOROUGH

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

MONDAY

Bronx

4.40%

4.36%

4.55%

Brooklyn

4.09%

4.04%

4.31%

Manhattan

2.67%

2.62%

2.60%

Queens

4.54%

4.53%

4.73%

Staten Island

4.71%

4.53%

4.69%

Of the 1,740,721 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

21,688

43

Allegany

2,962

3

Broome

15,883

30

Cattaraugus

4,589

14

Cayuga

5,493

7

Chautauqua

7,582

20

Chemung

6,568

2

Chenango

2,585

15

Clinton

3,914

14

Columbia

3,522

13

Cortland

3,309

5

Delaware

1,710

3

Dutchess

24,039

111

Erie

68,746

203

Essex

1,399

1

Franklin

2,222

4

Fulton

3,547

11

Genesee

4,593

10

Greene

2,786

2

Hamilton

290

0

Herkimer

4,655

6

Jefferson

5,042

18

Lewis

2,156

9

Livingston

3,674

6

Madison

3,949

5

Monroe

54,377

107

Montgomery

3,343

6

Nassau

157,985

623

Niagara

15,854

38

NYC

770,601

3,370

Oneida

20,262

26

Onondaga

33,249

46

Ontario

6,045

15

Orange

39,795

220

Orleans

2,512

2

Oswego

6,271

9

Otsego

2,628

12

Putnam

8,860

24

Rensselaer

9,518

34

Rockland

41,175

187

Saratoga

12,577

34

Schenectady

11,268

24

Schoharie

1,301

1

Schuyler

885

0

Seneca

1,706

2

St. Lawrence

5,806

6

Steuben

5,685

11

Suffolk

171,950

652

Sullivan

5,055

22

Tioga

2,947

2

Tompkins

3,634

12

Ulster

10,842

58

Warren

2,991

14

Washington

2,482

11

Wayne

4,637

6

Westchester

113,577

373

Wyoming

2,963

5

Yates

1,037

1

Yesterday, 51 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State—the lowest one-day death toll since November 28, 2020—bringing the total to 39,636. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Bronx

8

Erie

1

Kings

9

Manhattan

3

Monroe

2

Nassau

5

Onondaga

1

Queens

7

Rockland

4

Suffolk

8

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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