Governor Cuomo March 6th Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic


Hospitalizations Drop to 5,034—Lowest Since December 8

1,030 Patients in the ICU; 700 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 3.02%

94 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Friday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Saturday updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Hospitalizations dropped to 5,034, the lowest since December 8.

Gov. Cuomo

“We’re fighting COVID-19 every day by getting the vaccination rate up and keeping COVID rates down, but we still have a long way to go in this footrace,” Governor Cuomo said. “Our vaccine distribution sites are expanding and Johnson & Johnson’s new vaccine is going to help substantially, but the number of eligible residents far exceeds the number of shots we get each week, and challenges like new variants and COVID fatigue continue to pose a threat. That’s why it’s critical that New Yorkers continue to practice the basic behaviors that help us combat this virus—washing hands, social distancing and masking up—and why we need to look out for one another throughout this crisis. The numbers are a function of our collective actions, and if we all work together, we can defeat COVID and get to the light at the end of the tunnel.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 296,935
  • Total Positive – 8,956
  • Percent Positive – 3.02%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 3.16%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 5,034 (-143)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week – -592
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 592
  • Hospital Counties – 55
  • Number ICU – 1,030 (-13)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 700 (-12)
  • Total Discharges – 148,923 (+568)
  • Deaths – 94
  • Total Deaths – 38,891

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
117
0.01%
35%
Central New York
52
0.01%
33%
Finger Lakes
187
0.02%
40%
Long Island
853
0.03%
34%
Mid-Hudson
520
0.02%
43%
Mohawk Valley
75
0.02%
39%
New York City
2,936
0.03%
31%
North Country
51
0.01%
57%
Southern Tier
74
0.01%
50%
Western New York
169
0.01%
36%
Statewide
5,034
0.03%
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
245
210 
19%
Central New York
262
175 
34%
Finger Lakes
397
260 
35%
Long Island
849
644 
24%
Mid-Hudson
680
407 
40%
Mohawk Valley
97
65 
30%
New York City
2,610
2,022 
23%
North Country
61
26 
55%
Southern Tier
126
62 
50%
Western New York
543
341 
40%
Statewide
5,870
4,212 
29%

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

Region
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Capital Region
1.99%
1.88%
1.92%
Central New York
1.00%
0.87%
0.92%
Finger Lakes
1.89%
1.75%
1.83%
Long Island
4.18%
4.18%
4.21%
Mid-Hudson
4.14%
4.12%
4.15%
Mohawk Valley
1.78%
1.54%
1.65%
New York City
4.02%
3.98%
3.94%
North Country
2.77%
2.61%
2.61%
Southern Tier
0.70%
0.72%
0.73%
Western New York
1.90%
1.85%
1.98%
Statewide
3.18%
3.12%
3.16%

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

Borough
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Bronx
5.14%
5.14%
5.27%
Brooklyn
4.39%
4.32%
4.46%
Manhattan
2.55%
2.59%
2.71%
Queens
4.26%
4.39%
4.46%
Staten Island
4.11%
4.43%
4.72%

Of the 1,666,733 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
21,114
84
Allegany
2,919
6
Broome
15,276
107
Cattaraugus
4,474
16
Cayuga
5,421
15
Chautauqua
7,402
23
Chemung
6,468
14
Chenango
2,474
13
Clinton
3,741
37
Columbia
3,434
9
Cortland
3,207
15
Delaware
1,560
17
Dutchess
22,794
116
Erie
66,344
285
Essex
1,360
4
Franklin
2,142
22
Fulton
3,418
29
Genesee
4,459
9
Greene
2,693
11
Hamilton
285
0
Herkimer
4,588
10
Jefferson
4,872
20
Lewis
2,085
5
Livingston
3,589
13
Madison
3,882
13
Monroe
53,167
177
Montgomery
3,232
13
Nassau
151,327
789
Niagara
15,462
58
NYC
731,315
4,856
Oneida
19,866
37
Onondaga
32,681
75
Ontario
5,876
18
Orange
37,847
216
Orleans
2,467
4
Oswego
6,087
27
Otsego
2,431
29
Putnam
8,503
43
Rensselaer
9,160
36
Rockland
39,324
175
Saratoga
12,146
51
Schenectady
10,978
32
Schoharie
1,241
12
Schuyler
871
1
Seneca
1,640
8
St. Lawrence
5,644
22
Steuben
5,562
17
Suffolk
165,289
750
Sullivan
4,845
23
Tioga
2,836
10
Tompkins
3,500
11
Ulster
10,238
32
Warren
2,890
18
Washington
2,380
14
Wayne
4,522
12
Westchester
109,516
478
Wyoming
2,867
14
Yates
1,022
5

Yesterday, 94 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 38,891. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Albany
1
Bronx
16
Broome
2
Cattaraugus
1
Chautauqua
2
Dutchess
3
Erie
3
Kings
16
Manhattan
4
Monroe
1
Nassau
8
Niagara
2
Oneida
1
Onondaga
1
Ontario
1
Orange
1
Queens
11
Rockland
4
Saratoga
1
St. Lawrence
1
Suffolk
9
Ulster
1
Washington
2
Westchester
2