March 23, 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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4,681 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

925 Patients in the ICU; 596 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 4.74%

53 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.

"As more New Yorkers get vaccinated every single day, we're working toward a future in which COVID is left behind and we can settle into the new normal. We have a ways to go until that happens, so New Yorkers need to stay vigilant and continue practicing safe behaviors," Governor Cuomo said. "We're expecting a large increase in vaccine supply from the federal government that will enable us to reach more residents and families and further utilize our vast distribution network, but new variants are spreading across the state and should give New Yorkers reason for renewed caution. Wash your hands, stay socially distance and wear a mask. We're going to beat COVID, but this fight isn't over yet."

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 - 143,521
  • Total Positive - 6,801
  • Percent Positive - 4.74%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 3.33%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 4,681 (+211)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 583
  • Hospital Counties - 51
  • Number ICU - 925 (+40)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 596 (+20)
  • Total Discharges - 157,635 (+307)
  • Deaths - 53
  • Total Deaths - 40,023

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

106

0.01%

33%

Central New York

46

0.01%

32%

Finger Lakes

141

0.01%

41%

Long Island

814

0.03%

33%

Mid-Hudson

522

0.02%

44%

Mohawk Valley

54

0.01%

39%

New York City

2,747

0.03%

31%

North Country

20

0.00%

57%

Southern Tier

71

0.01%

50%

Western New York

160

0.01%

39%

Statewide

4,681

0.02%

35%

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

232

176

21%

Central New York

262

180

31%

Finger Lakes

397

237

39%

Long Island

849

643

23%

Mid-Hudson

680

399

42%

Mohawk Valley

97

75

25%

New York City

2,591

1,983

21%

North Country

59

34

53%

Southern Tier

126

71

46%

Western New York

545

295

43%

Statewide

5,838

4,093

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

1.95%

1.93%

2.04%

Central New York

0.96%

0.93%

0.95%

Finger Lakes

1.83%

1.77%

1.80%

Long Island

4.44%

4.44%

4.37%

Mid-Hudson

4.63%

4.62%

4.69%

Mohawk Valley

1.62%

1.70%

1.86%

New York City

4.05%

4.06%

4.08%

North Country

1.39%

1.43%

1.52%

Southern Tier

0.60%

0.58%

0.65%

Western New York

2.41%

2.38%

2.48%

Statewide

3.30%

3.29%

3.33%

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

4.56%

4.39%

4.43%

Brooklyn

4.18%

3.92%

4.03%

Manhattan

2.65%

2.49%

2.51%

Queens

4.75%

4.59%

4.46%

Staten Island

4.68%

4.30%

4.29%

Of the 1,794,478 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

22,078

54

Allegany

2,988

4

Broome

16,211

38

Cattaraugus

4,669

15

Cayuga

5,538

5

Chautauqua

7,742

22

Chemung

6,663

16

Chenango

2,671

12

Clinton

4,031

29

Columbia

3,606

20

Cortland

3,346

4

Delaware

1,805

7

Dutchess

24,977

115

Erie

70,826

306

Essex

1,414

3

Franklin

2,258

4

Fulton

3,653

22

Genesee

4,680

7

Greene

2,865

10

Hamilton

291

0

Herkimer

4,715

4

Jefferson

5,121

16

Lewis

2,225

13

Livingston

3,734

9

Madison

4,001

6

Monroe

55,335

122

Montgomery

3,434

15

Nassau

162,481

533

Niagara

16,086

36

NYC

799,631

3,492

Oneida

20,527

57

Onondaga

33,689

72

Ontario

6,171

17

Orange

41,370

233

Orleans

2,549

3

Oswego

6,441

19

Otsego

2,762

18

Putnam

9,146

40

Rensselaer

9,705

26

Rockland

42,250

173

Saratoga

12,924

54

Schenectady

11,470

40

Schoharie

1,368

9

Schuyler

905

1

Seneca

1,751

7

St. Lawrence

5,854

4

Steuben

5,772

14

Suffolk

176,669

529

Sullivan

5,268

37

Tioga

3,031

4

Tompkins

3,742

6

Ulster

11,354

80

Warren

3,068

23

Washington

2,557

19

Wayne

4,717

15

Westchester

116,289

354

Wyoming

3,014

8

Yates

1,040

0

Yesterday, 53 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 40,023. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Bronx

5

Chenango

1

Dutchess

1

Kings

14

Manhattan

3

Nassau

4

Oneida

2

Queens

11

Richmond

2

Rockland

1

Suffolk

2

Ulster

1

Wayne

1

Westchester

5

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