Governor Cuomo Provides March 13th Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress during COVID-19 Pandemic

4,617 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

953 Patients in the ICU; 642 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 2.92%

77 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.

“COVID-19 remains a serious concern for all New Yorkers, and we can’t let our guard down until more New Yorkers are vaccinated and the infection rate drops further. New York State is using every tool it has to combat the virus and getting shots in arms as fast as possible throughout the state,” Governor Cuomo said. “How we fare depends on what we do, and washing hands, social distancing and masking up are crucial tools we can use to protect each other in this fight against the virus. New York has a widening vaccine distribution network, but until more New Yorkers are able to take the vaccine we need to stay vigilant.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 225,793
  • Total Positive – 6,600
  • Percent Positive – 2.92%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 3.16%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 4,617 (-17)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week – -337
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 609
  • Hospital Counties – 53
  • Number ICU – 953 (+18)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 642 (+3)
  • Total Discharges – 153,013 (+537)
  • Deaths – 77
  • Total Deaths – 39,464

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
99
0.01%
32%
Central New York
43
0.01%
34%
Finger Lakes
147
0.01%
42%
Long Island
792
0.03%
34%
Mid-Hudson
449
0.02%
44%
Mohawk Valley
58
0.01%
43%
New York City
2,760
0.03%
31%
North Country
34
0.01%
59%
Southern Tier
80
0.01%
52%
Western New York
155
0.01%
38%
Statewide
4,617
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
239
205 
17%
Central New York
262
167 
35%
Finger Lakes
397
259 
38%
Long Island
853
671 
23%
Mid-Hudson
677
423 
40%
Mohawk Valley
97
66 
32%
New York City
2,599
2,026 
23%
North Country
61
32 
50%
Southern Tier
126
63 
51%
Western New York
545
319 
44%
Statewide
5,856
4,231 
29%

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

Region
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Capital Region
1.85%
1.86%
1.82%
Central New York
0.95%
0.89%
0.86%
Finger Lakes
1.69%
1.64%
1.62%
Long Island
4.21%
4.24%
4.35%
Mid-Hudson
4.34%
4.44%
4.49%
Mohawk Valley
1.48%
1.41%
1.45%
New York City
3.86%
3.97%
4.04%
North Country
2.09%
1.98%
1.79%
Southern Tier
0.72%
0.69%
0.67%
Western New York
1.88%
1.72%
1.64%
Statewide
3.11%
3.13%
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
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Bronx
4.62%
4.91%
4.61%
Brooklyn
3.99%
4.34%
4.22%
Manhattan
2.63%
2.82%
2.69%
Queens
4.23%
4.64%
4.51%
Staten Island
4.48%
4.83%
4.67%

Of the 1,722,463 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
21,551
40
Allegany
2,956
6
Broome
15,794
59
Cattaraugus
4,552
4
Cayuga
5,471
8
Chautauqua
7,527
10
Chemung
6,554
18
Chenango
2,554
13
Clinton
3,882
12
Columbia
3,502
11
Cortland
3,296
14
Delaware
1,686
24
Dutchess
23,706
121
Erie
68,079
176
Essex
1,391
5
Franklin
2,210
2
Fulton
3,515
21
Genesee
4,558
10
Greene
2,773
10
Hamilton
288
0
Herkimer
4,638
7
Jefferson
5,005
12
Lewis
2,139
11
Livingston
3,659
14
Madison
3,923
2
Monroe
54,044
75
Montgomery
3,327
12
Nassau
156,309
663
Niagara
15,746
18
NYC
761,093
3,453
Oneida
20,124
26
Onondaga
33,107
40
Ontario
5,989
7
Orange
39,288
157
Orleans
2,504
7
Oswego
6,230
15
Otsego
2,591
17
Putnam
8,768
44
Rensselaer
9,408
32
Rockland
40,758
127
Saratoga
12,465
41
Schenectady
11,192
24
Schoharie
1,284
5
Schuyler
880
1
Seneca
1,685
1
St. Lawrence
5,790
15
Steuben
5,653
13
Suffolk
170,226
664
Sullivan
4,995
30
Tioga
2,925
18
Tompkins
3,601
15
Ulster
10,690
71
Warren
2,968
10
Washington
2,460
12
Wayne
4,607
9
Westchester
112,567
359
Wyoming
2,947
8
Yates
1,033
1

Yesterday, 77 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 39,464. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Albany
1
Bronx
11
Broome
1
Chautauqua
1
Delaware
1
Dutchess
1
Erie
1
Kings
14
Manhattan
6
Monroe
2
Nassau
4
Niagara
1
Oneida
1
Onondaga
2
Queens
9
Richmond
3
Rockland
1
Saratoga
1
Seneca
1
Steuben
1
Suffolk
5
Sullivan
2
Tompkins
4
Westchester
3