Governor Cuomo Provides March 14th Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress during COVID-19 Pandemic

Hospitalizations Drop to 4,486; First Day Below 4,500 Since December 5; 52% Decrease Since Mid-January Peak

ICU Patients Drop to 927—New Low Since December 7; 43% Decrease Since Mid-January Peak

Intubations Drop to 619—New Low Since December 21

Statewide Positivity Rate is 2.88%

62 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 4,486, the first day below 4,500 since December 5 and a 52 percent decrease from the mid-January peak. ICU patients dropped to 927, a new low since December 7 and a 43 percent decrease since the mid-January peak. Intubations dropped to 619, a new low since December 21.

“The vaccine is the weapon that will win the war and is critical to stopping COVID in its tracks, but New Yorkers should also practice the safe behaviors that have made a huge difference in our ability to slow the spread,” Governor Cuomo said. “We’re opening new vaccination sites and getting shots in arms across the state, but we’re going to need more supply to reach a bigger portion of the population. In the meantime, New Yorkers should wear masks, wash their hands and stay socially distanced. New York has come a long way in the footrace between the infection rate and the vaccination rate, and although we’re making progress every day, we need New Yorkers to stay safe until we defeat the COVID beast.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 206,680
  • Total Positive – 5,943
  • Percent Positive – 2.88%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 3.15%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 4,486 (-131)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week – -303
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 520
  • Hospital Counties – 51
  • Number ICU – 927 (-26)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 619 (-23)
  • Total Discharges – 153,584 (+571)
  • Deaths – 62
  • Total Deaths – 39,527

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
94
0.01%
32%
Central New York
37
0.00%
33%
Finger Lakes
143
0.01%
42%
Long Island
782
0.03%
34%
Mid-Hudson
458
0.02%
44%
Mohawk Valley
57
0.01%
43%
New York City
2,656
0.03%
31%
North Country
30
0.01%
58%
Southern Tier
74
0.01%
52%
Western New York
155
0.01%
38%
Statewide
4,486
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
241
205 
16%
Central New York
262
171 
35%
Finger Lakes
397
259 
37%
Long Island
852
653 
23%
Mid-Hudson
680
408 
40%
Mohawk Valley
97
68 
32%
New York City
2,600
2,000 
23%
North Country
62
32 
49%
Southern Tier
126
61 
51%
Western New York
545
318 
43%
Statewide
5,862
4,175 
29%
Each region’s 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:
Region
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Capital Region
1.86%
1.82%
1.72%
Central New York
0.89%
0.86%
0.84%
Finger Lakes
1.64%
1.62%
1.64%
Long Island
4.24%
4.35%
4.32%
Mid-Hudson
4.44%
4.49%
4.54%
Mohawk Valley
1.41%
1.45%
1.53%
New York City
3.97%
4.04%
4.04%
North Country
1.98%
1.79%
1.58%
Southern Tier
0.69%
0.67%
0.64%
Western New York
1.72%
1.64%
1.76%
Statewide
3.13%
3.16%
3.15%

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

Borough
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Bronx
4.91%
4.61%
4.40%
Brooklyn
4.34%
4.22%
4.09%
Manhattan
2.82%
2.69%
2.67%
Queens
4.64%
4.51%
4.54%
Staten Island
4.83%
4.67%
4.71%

Of the 1,728,406 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
21,595
44
Allegany
2,957
1
Broome
15,833
39
Cattaraugus
4,562
10
Cayuga
5,476
5
Chautauqua
7,538
11
Chemung
6,559
5
Chenango
2,563
9
Clinton
3,891
9
Columbia
3,507
5
Cortland
3,301
5
Delaware
1,697
11
Dutchess
23,770
64
Erie
68,325
246
Essex
1,395
4
Franklin
2,213
3
Fulton
3,524
9
Genesee
4,574
16
Greene
2,781
8
Hamilton
288
0
Herkimer
4,644
6
Jefferson
5,012
7
Lewis
2,144
5
Livingston
3,664
5
Madison
3,937
14
Monroe
54,163
119
Montgomery
3,330
3
Nassau
156,822
513
Niagara
15,781
35
NYC
764,227
3,134
Oneida
20,219
95
Onondaga
33,162
55
Ontario
6,014
25
Orange
39,462
174
Orleans
2,508
4
Oswego
6,242
12
Otsego
2,605
14
Putnam
8,795
27
Rensselaer
9,450
42
Rockland
40,870
112
Saratoga
12,503
38
Schenectady
11,220
28
Schoharie
1,291
7
Schuyler
884
4
Seneca
1,696
11
St. Lawrence
5,797
7
Steuben
5,664
11
Suffolk
170,738
512
Sullivan
5,017
22
Tioga
2,936
11
Tompkins
3,614
13
Ulster
10,747
57
Warren
2,971
3
Washington
2,464
4
Wayne
4,620
13
Westchester
112,854
287
Wyoming
2,954
7
Yates
1,036
3

Yesterday, 62 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 39,527. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Albany
1
Bronx
12
Columbia
1
Erie
2
Kings
17
Lewis
1
Manhattan
7
Monroe
1
Nassau
5
Oneida
1
Onondaga
1
Orange
2
Queens
5
Rockland
1
Schenectady
1
Suffolk
3
Westchester
1