March 22, 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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4,470 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

885 Patients in the ICU; 576 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 4.18%

46 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.

"We're working 24/7 to vaccinate as many New Yorkers as quickly as possible, but new variants are spreading across the state and it's critical for residents to continue practicing safe behaviors," Governor Cuomo said. "We've expanded eligibility and opened new vaccination sites to serve more New Yorkers faster, and we'll continue to stay focused on those efforts going forward. New Yorkers can get through the COVID-19 pandemic together, but it's going to take more effort to keep residents and families safe and healthy."

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 - 152,328
  • Total Positive - 6,361
  • Percent Positive - 4.18%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 3.29%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 4,470 (+115)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week - -47
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 519
  • Hospital Counties - 49
  • Number ICU - 885 (-5)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 576 (+4)
  • Total Discharges - 157,328 (+355)
  • Deaths - 46
  • Total Deaths - 39,970

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

92

0.01%

33%

Central New York

40

0.01%

32%

Finger Lakes

129

0.01%

42%

Long Island

787

0.03%

33%

Mid-Hudson

499

0.02%

44%

Mohawk Valley

57

0.01%

39%

New York City

2,626

0.03%

31%

North Country

17

0.00%

57%

Southern Tier

75

0.01%

50%

Western New York

148

0.01%

38%

Statewide

4,470

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

228

180

20%

Central New York

262

170

32%

Finger Lakes

397

233

39%

Long Island

851

642

23%

Mid-Hudson

677

396

43%

Mohawk Valley

97

73

26%

New York City

2,594

2,011

21%

North Country

55

21

56%

Southern Tier

126

69

47%

Western New York

545

290

43%

Statewide

5,832

4,085

29%

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

1.90%

1.95%

1.93%

Central New York

0.90%

0.96%

0.93%

Finger Lakes

1.75%

1.83%

1.77%

Long Island

4.43%

4.44%

4.44%

Mid-Hudson

4.61%

4.63%

4.62%

Mohawk Valley

1.70%

1.62%

1.70%

New York City

4.03%

4.05%

4.06%

North Country

1.32%

1.39%

1.43%

Southern Tier

0.59%

0.60%

0.58%

Western New York

2.32%

2.41%

2.38%

Statewide

3.26%

3.30%

3.29%

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

4.65%

4.56%

4.39%

Brooklyn

4.27%

4.18%

3.92%

Manhattan

2.66%

2.65%

2.49%

Queens

4.87%

4.75%

4.59%

Staten Island

4.51%

4.68%

4.30%

Of the 1,787,677 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

22,024

42

Allegany

2,984

3

Broome

16,173

43

Cattaraugus

4,654

5

Cayuga

5,533

5

Chautauqua

7,720

10

Chemung

6,647

17

Chenango

2,659

8

Clinton

4,002

15

Columbia

3,586

7

Cortland

3,342

6

Delaware

1,798

12

Dutchess

24,862

118

Erie

70,520

197

Essex

1,411

0

Franklin

2,254

7

Fulton

3,631

10

Genesee

4,673

4

Greene

2,855

8

Hamilton

291

1

Herkimer

4,711

6

Jefferson

5,105

4

Lewis

2,212

10

Livingston

3,725

4

Madison

3,995

2

Monroe

55,213

94

Montgomery

3,419

8

Nassau

161,948

540

Niagara

16,050

41

NYC

796,139

3,565

Oneida

20,470

26

Onondaga

33,617

33

Ontario

6,154

8

Orange

41,137

144

Orleans

2,546

6

Oswego

6,422

18

Otsego

2,744

8

Putnam

9,106

27

Rensselaer

9,679

22

Rockland

42,077

87

Saratoga

12,870

36

Schenectady

11,430

23

Schoharie

1,359

11

Schuyler

904

0

Seneca

1,744

2

St. Lawrence

5,850

6

Steuben

5,758

14

Suffolk

176,140

612

Sullivan

5,231

15

Tioga

3,027

5

Tompkins

3,736

6

Ulster

11,274

71

Warren

3,045

5

Washington

2,538

7

Wayne

4,702

4

Westchester

115,935

372

Wyoming

3,006

1

Yates

1,040

0

Yesterday, 46 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State—the lowest one-day death toll since November 27, 2020—bringing the total to 39,970. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Bronx

2

Greene

1

Kings

6

Livingston

1

Manhattan

6

Monroe

1

Montgomery

1

Niagara

2

Oneida

1

Queens

11

Richmond

4

Saratoga

1

Suffolk

5

Ulster

1

Westchester

3

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