March 24, 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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4,641 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

918 Patients in the ICU; 596 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 3.51%

71 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 are making good progress getting vaccines into arms and keeping our COVID numbers in check, but this war is not over and the new variants demand continued vigilance by all of us," Governor Cuomo said. "We're working 24/7 to vaccinate more New Yorkers every single day and we have established the capacity to do even more. We will get through this pandemic safely and make it to the light at the end of the tunnel as long as everyone continues being smart."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported - 207,496
  • Total Positive - 7,278
  • Percent Positive - 3.51%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 3.34%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 4,641 (-40)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 614
  • Hospital Counties - 50
  • Number ICU - 918 (-7)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 596 (+0)
  • Total Discharges - 158,173 (+538)
  • Deaths - 71
  • Total Deaths - 40,096

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

110

0.01%

33%

Central New York

43

0.01%

32%

Finger Lakes

128

0.01%

42%

Long Island

814

0.03%

33%

Mid-Hudson

551

0.02%

44%

Mohawk Valley

53

0.01%

39%

New York City

2,689

0.03%

31%

North Country

17

0.00%

57%

Southern Tier

73

0.01%

50%

Western New York

163

0.01%

39%

Statewide

4,641

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

235

189

21%

Central New York

262

178

31%

Finger Lakes

397

241

39%

Long Island

848

676

23%

Mid-Hudson

680

415

41%

Mohawk Valley

97

70

26%

New York City

2,598

2,052

21%

North Country

63

34

53%

Southern Tier

126

74

45%

Western New York

545

313

44%

Statewide

5,851

4,242

28%

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

REGION

SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

Capital Region

1.93%

2.04%

2.13%

Central New York

0.93%

0.95%

0.93%

Finger Lakes

1.77%

1.80%

1.86%

Long Island

4.44%

4.37%

4.38%

Mid-Hudson

4.62%

4.69%

4.76%

Mohawk Valley

1.70%

1.86%

1.84%

New York City

4.06%

4.08%

4.14%

North Country

1.43%

1.52%

1.44%

Southern Tier

0.58%

0.65%

0.64%

Western New York

2.38%

2.48%

2.51%

Statewide

3.29%

3.33%

3.34%

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

BOROUGH

SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

Bronx

4.39%

4.43%

4.51%

Brooklyn

3.92%

4.03%

4.33%

Manhattan

2.49%

2.51%

2.60%

Queens

4.59%

4.46%

4.81%

Staten Island

4.30%

4.29%

4.75%

Of the 1,801,756 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

22,141

63

Allegany

2,989

1

Broome

16,254

43

Cattaraugus

4,683

14

Cayuga

5,545

7

Chautauqua

7,756

14

Chemung

6,676

13

Chenango

2,686

15

Clinton

4,055

24

Columbia

3,614

8

Cortland

3,356

10

Delaware

1,817

12

Dutchess

25,132

155

Erie

71,050

224

Essex

1,418

4

Franklin

2,262

4

Fulton

3,664

11

Genesee

4,685

5

Greene

2,884

19

Hamilton

291

0

Herkimer

4,724

9

Jefferson

5,135

14

Lewis

2,233

8

Livingston

3,744

10

Madison

4,017

16

Monroe

55,461

126

Montgomery

3,448

14

Nassau

163,084

603

Niagara

16,130

44

NYC

803,440

3,809

Oneida

20,569

42

Onondaga

33,736

47

Ontario

6,189

18

Orange

41,627

257

Orleans

2,555

6

Oswego

6,459

18

Otsego

2,775

13

Putnam

9,186

40

Rensselaer

9,739

34

Rockland

42,384

134

Saratoga

12,973

49

Schenectady

11,523

53

Schoharie

1,372

4

Schuyler

905

0

Seneca

1,760

9

St. Lawrence

5,857

3

Steuben

5,791

19

Suffolk

177,334

665

Sullivan

5,304

36

Tioga

3,040

9

Tompkins

3,757

15

Ulster

11,445

91

Warren

3,079

11

Washington

2,569

12

Wayne

4,723

6

Westchester

116,664

375

Wyoming

3,022

8

Yates

1,045

5

Yesterday, 71 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 40,096. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Bronx

11

Dutchess

1

Erie

2

Genesee

1

Kings

15

Manhattan

9

Monroe

1

Montgomery

1

Nassau

5

Oneida

1

Onondaga

1

Queens

7

Richmond

4

Rockland

1

St. Lawrence

1

Suffolk

5

Westchester

5

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