March 18, 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 Travel for Sports and Recreational Activities Can Begin March 29

4,536 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

934 Patients in the ICU; 590 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 2.87%

57 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.

Beginning March 29, statewide travel for sports and recreational activities will be permitted. Currently, travel for sports and recreation is limited to contiguous counties and regions in accordance with New York State Department of Health guidance.

"Every day more and more New Yorkers are getting vaccinated, bringing us that much closer to the light at the end of the tunnel," Governor Cuomo said. "As we ramp up vaccine distribution and more New Yorkers become eligible, we are able to start getting our economy back on track and adjust to life in a post-pandemic world. We are headed in the right direction, but it is still crucial that we continue to practice the guidelines that stop the spread of COVID: wear a mask, social distance and wash your hands. This war can and will be won, but we must collectively work together to see that day."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported - 271,463
  • Total Positive - 7,796
  • Percent Positive - 2.87%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 3.28%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 4,536 (-88)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week - -199
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 532
  • Hospital Counties - 50
  • Number ICU - 934 (-20)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 590 (-11)
  • Total Discharges - 155,325 (+545)
  • Deaths - 57
  • Total Deaths - 39,748

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

90

0.01%

32%

Central New York

40

0.01%

32%

Finger Lakes

134

0.01%

42%

Long Island

812

0.03%

33%

Mid-Hudson

499

0.02%

44%

Mohawk Valley

63

0.01%

41%

New York City

2,646

0.03%

31%

North Country

27

0.01%

56%

Southern Tier

74

0.01%

52%

Western New York

151

0.01%

37%

Statewide

4,536

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

237

189

17%

Central New York

262

186

34%

Finger Lakes

397

239

37%

Long Island

852

653

23%

Mid-Hudson

679

397

42%

Mohawk Valley

97

73

29%

New York City

2,593

2,079

22%

North Country

58

27

52%

Southern Tier

126

64

50%

Western New York

545

322

42%

Statewide

5,846

4,229

29%

Yesterday, 271,463 test results were reported to New York State, and 2.87 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

1.75%

1.77%

1.85%

Central New York

0.84%

0.88%

0.91%

Finger Lakes

1.66%

1.66%

1.72%

Long Island

4.53%

4.50%

4.49%

Mid-Hudson

4.65%

4.67%

4.66%

Mohawk Valley

1.46%

1.50%

1.61%

New York City

4.21%

4.18%

4.15%

North Country

1.39%

1.50%

1.53%

Southern Tier

0.62%

0.60%

0.63%

Western New York

1.88%

1.99%

1.92%

Statewide

3.24%

3.28%

3.28%

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

4.55%

5.15%

4.90%

Brooklyn

4.31%

4.86%

4.40%

Manhattan

2.60%

2.87%

2.87%

Queens

4.73%

5.22%

4.94%

Staten Island

4.69%

5.21%

4.79%

Of the 1,757,493 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

21,806

70

Allegany

2,970

5

Broome

15,987

49

Cattaraugus

4,623

16

Cayuga

5,504

7

Chautauqua

7,635

37

Chemung

6,590

17

Chenango

2,609

11

Clinton

3,950

14

Columbia

3,544

12

Cortland

3,321

6

Delaware

1,737

16

Dutchess

24,282

126

Erie

69,273

309

Essex

1,404

4

Franklin

2,231

6

Fulton

3,578

22

Genesee

4,624

27

Greene

2,806

10

Hamilton

290

0

Herkimer

4,674

8

Jefferson

5,063

13

Lewis

2,181

14

Livingston

3,695

10

Madison

3,967

11

Monroe

54,671

202

Montgomery

3,362

12

Nassau

159,401

632

Niagara

15,907

35

NYC

780,038

4,048

Oneida

20,338

32

Onondaga

33,385

73

Ontario

6,075

21

Orange

40,277

247

Orleans

2,520

5

Oswego

6,328

23

Otsego

2,670

20

Putnam

8,928

37

Rensselaer

9,570

39

Rockland

41,546

187

Saratoga

12,664

53

Schenectady

11,322

27

Schoharie

1,323

11

Schuyler

893

4

Seneca

1,727

12

St. Lawrence

5,831

7

Steuben

5,709

11

Suffolk

173,321

651

Sullivan

5,114

22

Tioga

2,982

17

Tompkins

3,680

24

Ulster

10,973

80

Warren

3,017

14

Washington

2,501

8

Wayne

4,658

11

Westchester

114,402

403

Wyoming

2,976

7

Yates

1,040

1

Yesterday, 57 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 39,748. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Bronx

12

Erie

1

Kings

10

Lewis

1

Manhattan

4

Monroe

2

Montgomery

1

Nassau

2

Oneida

1

Queens

7

Richmond

2

Rockland

1

Suffolk

9

Westchester

4

Contact the Governor's Press Office

Contact us by phone:

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

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