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

4,527 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

924 Patients in the ICU; 587 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 2.97%

59 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 is in decline and vaccines are accelerating,” Governor Cuomo said. “New Yorkers are beginning to look to the future and get our lives and our economy back up and running. It is important to remember that it was the dedication and grit of New Yorkers that brought us from the highest infection rate in the country to the lowest and it is with that same grit and determination that we are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. We’re not there yet, but we know the practices that will get us there: wash your hands, wear a mask and practice social distancing.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported– 278,590
  • Total Positive – 8,262
  • Percent Positive – 2.97%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 3.26%
  • Patient Hospitalization– 4,527 (-9)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week – -107
  • Patients Newly Admitted– 620
  • Hospital Counties– 50
  • Number ICU– 924 (-10)
  • Number ICU with Intubation– 587 (-3)
  • Total Discharges– 155,860 (+535)
  • Deaths– 59
  • Total Deaths– 39,808

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
38
0.00%
32%
Finger Lakes
142
0.01%
42%
Long Island
801
0.03%
33%
Mid-Hudson
513
0.02%
44%
Mohawk Valley
62
0.01%
41%
New York City
2,628
0.03%
31%
North Country
23
0.01%
56%
Southern Tier
73
0.01%
51%
Western New York
148
0.01%
37%
Statewide
4,527
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
236
189
17%
Central New York
262
192
33%
Finger Lakes
397
244
37%
Long Island
857
659
23%
Mid-Hudson
680
402
42%
Mohawk Valley
97
69
28%
New York City
2,594
2,063
22%
North Country
58
33
51%
Southern Tier
126
70
50%
Western New York
545
313
42%
Statewide
5,852
4,234
29%

Yesterday, 278,590 test results were reported to New York State, and 2.97 percent were positive. 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
1.77%
1.85%
1.89%
Central New York
0.88%
0.91%
0.88%
Finger Lakes
1.66%
1.72%
1.70%
Long Island
4.50%
4.49%
4.46%
Mid-Hudson
4.67%
4.66%
4.54%
Mohawk Valley
1.50%
1.61%
1.60%
New York City
4.18%
4.15%
4.10%
North Country
1.50%
1.53%
1.37%
Southern Tier
0.60%
0.63%
0.60%
Western New York
1.99%
1.92%
2.13%
Statewide
3.28%
3.28%
3.26%

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
5.15%
4.90%
4.85%
Brooklyn
4.86%
4.40%
4.49%
Manhattan
2.87%
2.87%
2.75%
Queens
5.22%
4.94%
5.04%
Staten Island
5.21%
4.79%
4.85%

Of the 1,765,755 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
21,867
61
Allegany
2,971
1
Broome
16,026
39
Cattaraugus
4,626
3
Cayuga
5,512
8
Chautauqua
7,660
25
Chemung
6,598
8
Chenango
2,625
16
Clinton
3,962
12
Columbia
3,564
20
Cortland
3,325
4
Delaware
1,752
15
Dutchess
24,409
127
Erie
69,594
321
Essex
1,409
5
Franklin
2,234
3
Fulton
3,596
18
Genesee
4,643
19
Greene
2,822
16
Hamilton
290
0
Herkimer
4,678
4
Jefferson
5,073
10
Lewis
2,192
11
Livingston
3,705
10
Madison
3,974
7
Monroe
54,800
129
Montgomery
3,380
18
Nassau
160,103
702
Niagara
15,936
29
NYC
784,607
4,569
Oneida
20,368
30
Onondaga
33,441
56
Ontario
6,096
21
Orange
40,499
222
Orleans
2,532
12
Oswego
6,345
17
Otsego
2,693
23
Putnam
8,994
66
Rensselaer
9,601
31
Rockland
41,729
183
Saratoga
12,714
50
Schenectady
11,356
34
Schoharie
1,330
7
Schuyler
899
6
Seneca
1,733
6
St. Lawrence
5,836
5
Steuben
5,720
11
Suffolk
174,032
711
Sullivan
5,153
39
Tioga
2,996
14
Tompkins
3,699
19
Ulster
11,037
64
Warren
3,022
5
Washington
2,507
6
Wayne
4,665
7
Westchester
114,802
400
Wyoming
2,983
7
Yates
1,040
0

Yesterday, 59 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 39,808. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Bronx
8
Dutchess
1
Erie
2
Kings
6
Manhattan
9
Nassau
6
Orange
2
Queens
7
Richmond
2
Rockland
2
St. Lawrence
1
Suffolk
9
Sullivan
1
Westchester
3