Governor Cuomo Provides March 28, 2021 Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic


4,529 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

ICU Patients Drop to 877—New Low Since December 6, 46% Decline from Post-Holiday Peak

Intubations Drop to 530—New Low Since December 8, 49% Decline from Post-Holiday Peak

Statewide Positivity Rate is 3.52%

64 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. ICU patients dropped to 877, a new low since December 6 and a 46 percent decline from the post-holiday peak. Intubations dropped to 530, a new low since December 8 and a 49 percent decline from the post-holiday peak.

Gov. Cuomo

“The vaccine is the weapon that will win the war, and each day more New Yorkers are getting vaccinated for COVID-19. However, the infection rate also depends on what we do, and New Yorkers should continue staying safe and protecting one another as the virus continues to spread in our state,” Governor Cuomo said. “Simple behaviors like wearing a mask, washing hands and social distancing can have outsize impact, especially when communities make the collective decision to follow the rules. Our vast distribution network is at the ready to ramp up vaccinations, but we still have a long way to go before defeating COVID-19 and ending the pandemic once and for all.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 267,261
  • Total Positive – 9,395
  • Percent Positive – 3.52%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 4,529 (-49)
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 3.45%
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 647
  • Hospital Counties – 51
  • Number ICU – 877 (-19)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 530 (-22)
  • Total Discharges – 160,462 (+616)
  • Deaths – 64
  • Total Deaths – 40,330

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
107
0.01%
31%
Central New York
47
0.01%
32%
Finger Lakes
147
0.01%
41%
Long Island
801
0.03%
33%
Mid-Hudson
523
0.02%
43%
Mohawk Valley
46
0.01%
38%
New York City
2,583
0.03%
31%
North Country
19
0.00%
58%
Southern Tier
67
0.01%
50%
Western New York
189
0.01%
38%
Statewide
4,529
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
238
201 
18%
Central New York
262
183 
33%
Finger Lakes
397
229 
40%
Long Island
851
651 
23%
Mid-Hudson
679
390 
41%
Mohawk Valley
97
74 
26%
New York City
2,581
1,950 
22%
North Country
57
27 
48%
Southern Tier
126
61 
45%
Western New York
545
325 
42%
Statewide
5,833
4,091 
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
2.24%
2.33%
2.42%
Central New York
0.97%
1.00%
1.00%
Finger Lakes
1.93%
2.00%
1.94%
Long Island
4.34%
4.31%
4.37%
Mid-Hudson
4.82%
4.76%
4.76%
Mohawk Valley
1.79%
1.69%
1.71%
New York City
4.18%
4.26%
4.31%
North Country
1.29%
1.45%
1.41%
Southern Tier
0.68%
0.69%
0.73%
Western New York
2.78%
2.97%
3.00%
Statewide
3.37%
3.41%
3.45%

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
4.75%
4.78%
4.92%
Brooklyn
4.51%
4.42%
4.59%
Manhattan
2.92%
2.95%
2.97%
Queens
5.02%
5.01%
5.34%
Staten Island
5.03%
4.84%
4.95%

Of the 1,835,940 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
22,418
67
Allegany
3,011
8
Broome
16,440
47
Cattaraugus
4,746
12
Cayuga
5,592
15
Chautauqua
7,854
20
Chemung
6,781
15
Chenango
2,771
21
Clinton
4,128
17
Columbia
3,656
17
Cortland
3,383
5
Delaware
1,879
16
Dutchess
25,671
141
Erie
72,732
375
Essex
1,432
4
Franklin
2,284
6
Fulton
3,731
16
Genesee
4,752
13
Greene
2,934
14
Hamilton
292
0
Herkimer
4,754
9
Jefferson
5,191
15
Lewis
2,285
11
Livingston
3,777
7
Madison
4,081
12
Monroe
56,246
197
Montgomery
3,529
15
Nassau
165,785
690
Niagara
16,354
45
NYC
820,971
5,202
Oneida
20,734
42
Onondaga
34,062
84
Ontario
6,283
21
Orange
42,535
207
Orleans
2,574
4
Oswego
6,553
23
Otsego
2,860
15
Putnam
9,391
61
Rensselaer
9,901
45
Rockland
43,130
198
Saratoga
13,217
55
Schenectady
11,717
40
Schoharie
1,392
3
Schuyler
921
4
Seneca
1,777
4
St. Lawrence
5,905
15
Steuben
5,870
23
Suffolk
180,321
797
Sullivan
5,421
28
Tioga
3,097
20
Tompkins
3,852
21
Ulster
11,787
104
Warren
3,140
8
Washington
2,637
17
Wayne
4,795
14
Westchester
118,505
504
Wyoming
3,051
5
Yates
1,052
1

Yesterday, 64 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 40,330. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Bronx
8
Dutchess
2
Erie
1
Kings
23
Manhattan
6
Nassau
2
Niagara
1
Onondaga
1
Orange
1
Queens
11
Richmond
2
Rockland
1
Suffolk
3
Westchester
2