Governor Cuomo Updated New Yorkers on State's Progress During Covid-19 Pandemic March 21, 2021
Hospitalizations Drop to 4,355—Lowest Since December 4, Down 53% From Post-Holiday Peak
890 Patients in the ICU; 572 Intubated
Statewide Positivity Rate is 3.22%
54 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. Hospitalizations dropped to 4,355, the lowest since December 4 and down 53 percent from the post-holiday peak.
"We're fighting COVID-19 on all fronts and getting vaccines in arms across the state, but the virus is still a threat and new variants, including the Brazilian strain identified in New York City yesterday, should give New Yorkers cause for concern," Governor Cuomo said. "We're in a race to get as many New Yorkers vaccinated as possible before the variants can disrupt the progress we've made, but the infection rate is also a function of our actions. Washing hands, wearing masks and social distancing are vital tools we can use to stay safe and slow the spread. I urge New Yorkers to stay vigilant and keep making smart decisions—we're moving through the COVID-19 pandemic, but it isn't over yet."
Today's data is summarized briefly below:
Test Results Reported - 246,226
Total Positive - 7,938
Percent Positive - 3.22%
7-Day Average Percent Positive - 3.30%
Patient Hospitalization - 4,355 (-158)
Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week - -131