Governor Cuomo Provides March 29, 2021 Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

4,575 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

890 Patients in the ICU; 521 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 4.13%

57 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 continues to rear its ugly head across New York State, and while hospitalization and vaccination metrics continue to trend in the right direction, this pandemic isn’t done with us yet,” Governor Cuomo said. “The vaccine is here and New York State is working 24/7 and pulling out all the stops to get shots in arms, including expanding eligibility and establishing new vaccination sites. But in the meantime, washing hands, wearing masks and socially distancing are critical behaviors that can help us slow the spread as we continue to fight the COVID beast.”

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 – 184,530
  • Total Positive – 7,622
  • Percent Positive – 4.13%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 4,575 (+46)
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 3.46%
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 486
  • Hospital Counties – 50
  • Number ICU – 890 (+13)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 521 (-9)
  • Total Discharges – 160,868 (+406)
  • Deaths – 57
  • Total Deaths – 40,390

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%
30%
Central New York
47
0.01%
32%
Finger Lakes
151
0.01%
41%
Long Island
793
0.03%
33%
Mid-Hudson
546
0.02%
43%
Mohawk Valley
50
0.01%
38%
New York City
2,606
0.03%
31%
North Country
19
0.00%
58%
Southern Tier
66
0.01%
50%
Western New York
190
0.01%
37%
Statewide
4,575
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
236
186 
18%
Central New York
262
176 
32%
Finger Lakes
397
229 
40%
Long Island
854
636 
23%
Mid-Hudson
682
388 
41%
Mohawk Valley
97
74 
25%
New York City
2,574
1,908 
23%
North Country
56
28 
46%
Southern Tier
126
63 
45%
Western New York
545
314 
42%
Statewide
5,829
4,002 
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
2.33%
2.42%
2.43%
Central New York
1.00%
1.00%
1.03%
Finger Lakes
2.00%
1.94%
2.00%
Long Island
4.31%
4.37%
4.34%
Mid-Hudson
4.76%
4.76%
4.80%
Mohawk Valley
1.69%
1.71%
1.66%
New York City
4.26%
4.31%
4.26%
North Country
1.45%
1.41%
1.44%
Southern Tier
0.69%
0.73%
0.77%
Western New York
2.97%
3.00%
3.15%
Statewide
3.41%
3.45%
3.46%

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
4.78%
4.92%
4.66%
Brooklyn
4.42%
4.59%
4.20%
Manhattan
2.95%
2.97%
2.82%
Queens
5.01%
5.34%
4.91%
Staten Island
4.84%
4.95%
4.78%

Of the 1,843,562 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
22,476
58
Allegany
3,014
3
Broome
16,492
52
Cattaraugus
4,761
15
Cayuga
5,599
7
Chautauqua
7,867
13
Chemung
6,797
16
Chenango
2,784
13
Clinton
4,155
27
Columbia
3,664
8
Cortland
3,390
7
Delaware
1,887
8
Dutchess
25,807
136
Erie
73,171
439
Essex
1,435
3
Franklin
2,292
8
Fulton
3,737
6
Genesee
4,760
8
Greene
2,944
10
Hamilton
293
1
Herkimer
4,757
3
Jefferson
5,194
3
Lewis
2,302
17
Livingston
3,780
3
Madison
4,086
5
Monroe
56,399
153
Montgomery
3,539
10
Nassau
166,365
580
Niagara
16,399
45
NYC
824,956
3,985
Oneida
20,758
24
Onondaga
34,127
65
Ontario
6,297
14
Orange
42,769
234
Orleans
2,575
1
Oswego
6,565
12
Otsego
2,873
13
Putnam
9,438
47
Rensselaer
9,931
30
Rockland
43,237
107
Saratoga
13,275
58
Schenectady
11,737
20
Schoharie
1,399
7
Schuyler
924
3
Seneca
1,777
0
St. Lawrence
5,917
12
Steuben
5,889
19
Suffolk
181,006
685
Sullivan
5,449
28
Tioga
3,112
15
Tompkins
3,866
14
Ulster
11,859
72
Warren
3,148
8
Washington
2,647
10
Wayne
4,810
15
Westchester
118,964
459
Wyoming
3,057
6
Yates
1,054
2

Yesterday, 57 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 40,390. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Bronx
13
Columbia
1
Erie
3
Kings
11
Manhattan
6
Monroe
1
Nassau
4
Onondaga
2
Orange
1
Queens
5
Richmond
2
Suffolk
3
Ulster
1
Westchester
4