Governor Cuomo Provides March 1st Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic


5,307 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

1,065 Patients in the ICU; 741 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 3.58%

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.

“It’s been exactly one year since we first identified COVID in New York, and while we’ve made incredible progress towards defeating it, testing and vaccinating more and more New Yorkers, we need to stay vigilant,” Governor Cuomo said. “Our ongoing effort to get shots in arms is producing increasing numbers of sites where New Yorkers can get vaccinated, but we’re going to need more supply to reach enough residents to put a serious dent in the virus’ spread. It’s critical that New Yorkers continue to practice safe behaviors—washing hands, wearing masks and social distancing—while we’re still working to vaccinate a large portion of the population. This has been an incredibly long 365 days and there are more ahead, but New Yorkers have already shown unprecedented perseverance and toughness throughout this pandemic—now we just need to get to the light at the end of the tunnel.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 174,158
  • Total Positive – 6,235
  • Percent Positive – 3.58%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 5,307 (+48)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week – -497
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 528
  • Hospital Counties – 53
  • Number ICU – 1,065 (-18)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 741 (+13)
  • Total Discharges – 146,811 (+437)
  • Deaths – 80
  • Total Deaths – 38,557

It is important to note that data, including test results and hospital rates, reported early in the week are often not completely reflective of the current situation due to lower discharges and testing volume over the weekend. Data trends over a period of time, such as using 7-day averages, are a preferred metric.

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
123
0.01%
34%
Central New York
61
0.01%
32%
Finger Lakes
197
0.02%
40%
Long Island
902
0.03%
34%
Mid-Hudson
556
0.02%
44%
Mohawk Valley
73
0.02%
37%
New York City
3,036
0.04%
31%
North Country
66
0.02%
56%
Southern Tier
103
0.02%
48%
Western New York
190
0.01%
37%
Statewide
5,307
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
232
194 
19%
Central New York
262
173 
34%
Finger Lakes
397
250 
34%
Long Island
861
644 
22%
Mid-Hudson
679
396 
41%
Mohawk Valley
97
70 
32%
New York City
2,627
1,975 
23%
North Country
56
23 
47%
Southern Tier
126
59 
47%
Western New York
543
318 
41%
Statewide
5,880
4,102 
29%

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

REGION
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
SUNDAY
Capital Region
1.91%
1.97%
1.91%
Central New York
1.00%
0.98%
0.97%
Finger Lakes
1.92%
1.95%
1.92%
Long Island
4.06%
3.99%
3.98%
Mid-Hudson
4.25%
4.16%
4.14%
Mohawk Valley
1.77%
1.80%
1.73%
New York City
4.08%
3.98%
3.91%
North Country
2.75%
2.65%
2.56%
Southern Tier
0.75%
0.74%
0.67%
Western New York
1.90%
1.89%
1.89%
Statewide
3.18%
3.14%
3.08%

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

Borough
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Bronx
5.56%
5.29%
4.96%
Brooklyn
4.55%
4.30%
4.03%
Manhattan
2.72%
2.67%
2.44%
Queens
4.80%
4.42%
4.16%
Staten Island
4.42%
4.16%
3.94%

Of the 1,636,680 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
20,890
42
Allegany
2,904
4
Broome
14,870
28
Cattaraugus
4,420
9
Cayuga
5,379
12
Chautauqua
7,336
15
Chemung
6,440
3
Chenango
2,439
5
Clinton
3,610
24
Columbia
3,400
12
Cortland
3,167
6
Delaware
1,519
11
Dutchess
22,387
90
Erie
65,419
204
Essex
1,342
1
Franklin
2,087
13
Fulton
3,337
17
Genesee
4,411
5
Greene
2,648
10
Hamilton
284
0
Herkimer
4,561
7
Jefferson
4,806
22
Lewis
2,067
1
Livingston
3,550
4
Madison
3,848
4
Monroe
52,679
136
Montgomery
3,190
8
Nassau
148,669
559
Niagara
15,324
29
NYC
715,002
3,503
Oneida
19,735
14
Onondaga
32,452
42
Ontario
5,801
10
Orange
37,059
107
Orleans
2,451
4
Oswego
6,002
6
Otsego
2,355
5
Putnam
8,369
29
Rensselaer
9,039
26
Rockland
38,628
90
Saratoga
11,970
31
Schenectady
10,842
15
Schoharie
1,210
10
Schuyler
868
4
Seneca
1,620
10
St. Lawrence
5,532
18
Steuben
5,509
3
Suffolk
162,818
575
Sullivan
4,755
14
Tioga
2,806
2
Tompkins
3,457
5
Ulster
10,069
32
Warren
2,841
6
Washington
2,343
8
Wayne
4,473
9
Westchester
107,857
370
Wyoming
2,820
6
Yates
1,014
0

Yesterday, 80 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 38,557. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Bronx
7
Columbia
1
Erie
2
Kings
26
Manhattan
7
Monroe
2
Nassau
4
Oneida
2
Orange
2
Queens
12
Rensselaer
1
Suffolk
10
Westchester
4