Governor Cuomo Provides March 23rd 2021 Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

4,681 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

925 Patients in the ICU; 596 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 4.74%

53 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.

“As more New Yorkers get vaccinated every single day, we’re working toward a future in which COVID is left behind and we can settle into the new normal. We have a ways to go until that happens, so New Yorkers need to stay vigilant and continue practicing safe behaviors,” Governor Cuomo said. “We’re expecting a large increase in vaccine supply from the federal government that will enable us to reach more residents and families and further utilize our vast distribution network, but new variants are spreading across the state and should give New Yorkers reason for renewed caution. Wash your hands, stay socially distance and wear a mask. We’re going to beat COVID, but this fight isn’t over yet.”

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.

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 143,521
  • Total Positive – 6,801
  • Percent Positive – 4.74%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 3.33%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 4,681 (+211)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 583
  • Hospital Counties – 51
  • Number ICU – 925 (+40)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 596 (+20)
  • Total Discharges – 157,635 (+307)
  • Deaths – 53
  • Total Deaths – 40,023

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
106
0.01%
33%
Central New York
46
0.01%
32%
Finger Lakes
141
0.01%
41%
Long Island
814
0.03%
33%
Mid-Hudson
522
0.02%
44%
Mohawk Valley
54
0.01%
39%
New York City
2,747
0.03%
31%
North Country
20
0.00%
57%
Southern Tier
71
0.01%
50%
Western New York
160
0.01%
39%
Statewide
4,681
0.02%
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
176 
21%
Central New York
262
180 
31%
Finger Lakes
397
237 
39%
Long Island
849
643 
23%
Mid-Hudson
680
399 
42%
Mohawk Valley
97
75 
25%
New York City
2,591
1,983 
21%
North Country
59
34 
53%
Southern Tier
126
71 
46%
Western New York
545
295 
43%
Statewide
5,838
4,093 
29%

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

Region
Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Capital Region
1.95%
1.93%
2.04%
Central New York
0.96%
0.93%
0.95%
Finger Lakes
1.83%
1.77%
1.80%
Long Island
4.44%
4.44%
4.37%
Mid-Hudson
4.63%
4.62%
4.69%
Mohawk Valley
1.62%
1.70%
1.86%
New York City
4.05%
4.06%
4.08%
North Country
1.39%
1.43%
1.52%
Southern Tier
0.60%
0.58%
0.65%
Western New York
2.41%
2.38%
2.48%
Statewide
3.30%
3.29%
3.33%

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

Borough
Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Bronx
4.56%
4.39%
4.43%
Brooklyn
4.18%
3.92%
4.03%
Manhattan
2.65%
2.49%
2.51%
Queens
4.75%
4.59%
4.46%
Staten Island
4.68%
4.30%
4.29%

Of the 1,794,478 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
22,078
54
Allegany
2,988
4
Broome
16,211
38
Cattaraugus
4,669
15
Cayuga
5,538
5
Chautauqua
7,742
22
Chemung
6,663
16
Chenango
2,671
12
Clinton
4,031
29
Columbia
3,606
20
Cortland
3,346
4
Delaware
1,805
7
Dutchess
24,977
115
Erie
70,826
306
Essex
1,414
3
Franklin
2,258
4
Fulton
3,653
22
Genesee
4,680
7
Greene
2,865
10
Hamilton
291
0
Herkimer
4,715
4
Jefferson
5,121
16
Lewis
2,225
13
Livingston
3,734
9
Madison
4,001
6
Monroe
55,335
122
Montgomery
3,434
15
Nassau
162,481
533
Niagara
16,086
36
NYC
799,631
3,492
Oneida
20,527
57
Onondaga
33,689
72
Ontario
6,171
17
Orange
41,370
233
Orleans
2,549
3
Oswego
6,441
19
Otsego
2,762
18
Putnam
9,146
40
Rensselaer
9,705
26
Rockland
42,250
173
Saratoga
12,924
54
Schenectady
11,470
40
Schoharie
1,368
9
Schuyler
905
1
Seneca
1,751
7
St. Lawrence
5,854
4
Steuben
5,772
14
Suffolk
176,669
529
Sullivan
5,268
37
Tioga
3,031
4
Tompkins
3,742
6
Ulster
11,354
80
Warren
3,068
23
Washington
2,557
19
Wayne
4,717
15
Westchester
116,289
354
Wyoming
3,014
8
Yates
1,040
0

Yesterday, 53 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 40,023. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Bronx
5
Chenango
1
Dutchess
1
Kings
14
Manhattan
3
Nassau
4
Oneida
2
Queens
11
Richmond
2
Rockland
1
Suffolk
2
Ulster
1
Wayne
1
Westchester
5