Governor Cuomo Provides March 11, 2021 Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

Hospitalizations Drop to 4,735—Lowest Since December 6

ICU Patients Drop to 955—Lowest Since December 8; 665 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Drops to 2.77%Lowest Since November 21

80 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. Hospitalizations dropped to 4,735, the lowest since December 6. The number of patients in ICUs dropped to 955, the lowest since December 8. Yesterday’s positivity rate dropped to 2.77 percent, the lowest since November 21.

“COVID-19 remains a serious issue in New Yorkers’ daily lives, and it’s important to stay vigilant and practice safe behaviors even as we see improving numbers and rising vaccinations,” Governor Cuomo said. “Our expansive network of vaccine distribution sites is serving more New Yorkers as supply increases and as we expand eligibility, but there’s a long way to go before we get to the light at the end of the tunnel. New Yorkers should wear masks, wash their hands and stay socially distanced to slow the spread and save lives as we work to defeat the COVID beast together.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 243,153
  • Total Positive – 6,747
  • Percent Positive – 2.77%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 3.11%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 4,735 (-63)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week – -442
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 580
  • Hospital Counties – 53
  • Number ICU – 955 (-44)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 665 (-21)
  • Total Discharges – 151,906 (+552)
  • Deaths – 80
  • Total Deaths – 39,311

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
44
0.01%
33%
Finger Lakes
155
0.01%
42%
Long Island
800
0.03%
35%
Mid-Hudson
451
0.02%
44%
Mohawk Valley
60
0.01%
42%
New York City
2,854
0.03%
31%
North Country
34
0.01%
60%
Southern Tier
91
0.01%
52%
Western New York
154
0.01%
38%
Statewide
4,735
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
192 
17%
Central New York
262
173 
34%
Finger Lakes
397
246 
37%
Long Island
853
676 
23%
Mid-Hudson
682
405 
41%
Mohawk Valley
97
63 
33%
New York City
2,594
2,009 
23%
North Country
57
28 
53%
Southern Tier
126
67 
52%
Western New York
545
309 
43%
Statewide
5,850
4,168 
29%

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
1.98%
1.88%
1.85%
Central New York
0.94%
0.89%
0.95%
Finger Lakes
1.70%
1.62%
1.69%
Long Island
4.23%
4.25%
4.21%
Mid-Hudson
4.29%
4.32%
4.34%
Mohawk Valley
1.51%
1.49%
1.48%
New York City
3.92%
3.86%
3.86%
North Country
2.41%
2.21%
2.09%
Southern Tier
0.78%
0.79%
0.72%
Western New York
1.96%
1.85%
1.88%
Statewide
3.16%
3.11%
3.11%

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
4.83%
4.57%
4.62%
Brooklyn
4.05%
3.94%
3.99%
Manhattan
2.48%
2.52%
2.63%
Queens
4.20%
4.10%
4.23%
Staten Island
4.58%
4.44%
4.48%

Of the 1,706,564 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
21,468
65
Allegany
2,944
5
Broome
15,676
56
Cattaraugus
4,528
10
Cayuga
5,455
6
Chautauqua
7,494
8
Chemung
6,521
13
Chenango
2,531
4
Clinton
3,854
11
Columbia
3,484
5
Cortland
3,276
11
Delaware
1,635
9
Dutchess
23,439
151
Erie
67,583
213
Essex
1,378
4
Franklin
2,204
5
Fulton
3,480
8
Genesee
4,531
23
Greene
2,726
4
Hamilton
287
1
Herkimer
4,627
6
Jefferson
4,965
12
Lewis
2,118
4
Livingston
3,636
11
Madison
3,913
5
Monroe
53,822
147
Montgomery
3,305
21
Nassau
154,867
579
Niagara
15,670
33
NYC
752,559
3,548
Oneida
20,064
33
Onondaga
32,998
57
Ontario
5,964
14
Orange
38,859
199
Orleans
2,490
4
Oswego
6,200
19
Otsego
2,548
4
Putnam
8,691
30
Rensselaer
9,342
32
Rockland
40,407
204
Saratoga
12,371
33
Schenectady
11,125
32
Schoharie
1,268
5
Schuyler
876
1
Seneca
1,675
5
St. Lawrence
5,759
11
Steuben
5,629
8
Suffolk
168,764
565
Sullivan
4,938
9
Tioga
2,892
10
Tompkins
3,571
19
Ulster
10,523
49
Warren
2,946
7
Washington
2,435
9
Wayne
4,585
20
Westchester
111,713
374
Wyoming
2,927
16
Yates
1,028
0

Yesterday, 80 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 39,311. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Albany
1
Bronx
11
Cattaraugus
1
Erie
1
Kings
13
Livingston
1
Manhattan
8
Monroe
1
Nassau
3
Niagara
1
Oneida
2
Onondaga
2
Orange
2
Queens
17
Schenectady
1
St. Lawrence
1
Suffolk
9
Westchester
5