Suffolk Remains Near Top of State’s New Covid-19 Infections

After New York City, Suffolk County continues to report the highest number of Covid-19 infections in New York State, even though the totals are declining, according to statistics released Wednesday.

The city total, which includes all five county/boroughs, was 3,420; Suffolk was 598. Nassau was close behind at 577.

Two deaths were reported in Suffolk; Nassau had four.

“We’re working hard every day to get New York’s infection rate down while increasing the vaccination rate, and the state is making significant progress in that ongoing footrace,”  Cuomo said. “But even as we gain more supply of the vaccine, grow our distribution network and get more shots in arms, New Yorkers need to stay vigilant, so that we don’t lose an inch of that progress. We’re expanding eligibility and continually extending our efforts to get the vaccine to underserved communities, and until every New Yorker is vaccinated I encourage everyone to keep washing their hands, wearing masks and social distancing as we get through this fight together.”

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

21,403

49

Allegany

2,939

3

Broome

15,620

84

Cattaraugus

4,518

11

Cayuga

5,449

5

Chautauqua

7,486

10

Chemung

6,508

12

Chenango

2,527

17

Clinton

3,843

13

Columbia

3,479

6

Cortland

3,265

7

Delaware

1,626

11

Dutchess

23,288

104

Erie

67,370

196

Essex

1,374

2

Franklin

2,199

8

Fulton

3,472

10

Genesee

4,508

13

Greene

2,722

6

Hamilton

286

0

Herkimer

4,621

7

Jefferson

4,953

9

Lewis

2,114

4

Livingston

3,625

7

Madison

3,908

7

Monroe

53,675

77

Montgomery

3,284

4

Nassau

154,288

577

Niagara

15,637

23

NYC

749,011

3,420

Oneida

20,031

36

Onondaga

32,941

50

Ontario

5,950

15

Orange

38,660

207

Orleans

2,486

4

Oswego

6,181

20

Otsego

2,544

22

Putnam

8,661

46

Rensselaer

9,310

14

Rockland

40,203

193

Saratoga

12,338

33

Schenectady

11,093

16

Schoharie

1,263

4

Schuyler

875

0

Seneca

1,670

8

St. Lawrence

5,748

15

Steuben

5,621

12

Suffolk

168,199

598

Sullivan

4,929

16

Tioga

2,882

9

Tompkins

3,552

16

Ulster

10,474

49

Warren

2,939

14

Washington

2,426

8

Wayne

4,565

7

Westchester

111,339

369

Wyoming

2,911

4

Yates

1,028

2

  • 4,798 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide
  • 999 Patients in the ICU; 686 Intubated
  • Statewide Positivity Rate is 3.16%
  • 58 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

 Cuomo also said Wednesday that 143,592 doses have been administered across New York’s vast distribution network in the last 24 hours, and more than 1.12 million doses have been administered over the past seven days. The week 13 allocation from the federal government begins mid-week and is expected to finish arriving by end of day on Sunday, March 14.  

He also reminded residents not to show up at vaccination sites without appointments.

People with at least one vaccine dose

People with complete vaccine series

Region

Cumulative

Total

Increase over past

24 hours

Cumulative

Total

Increase over past

24 hours

Capital Region

247,816

6,465

120,741

2,081

Central New York

225,429

6,365

106,967

2,801

Finger Lakes

248,122

8,540

125,636

1,710

Long Island

457,808

11,578

246,873

4,990

Mid-Hudson

374,658

12,429

178,948

3,831

Mohawk Valley

111,608

2,186

56,359

1,853

New York City

1,785,149

44,998

855,175

16,160

North Country

128,112

2,426

70,551

1,851

Southern Tier

136,053

3,108

66,554

1,594

Western New York

257,345

6,578

141,168

2,048

Statewide

3,972,100

104,673

1,968,972

38,919

Cuomo signed a bill Tuesday to protect small businesses from eviction or foreclosure.


The bill (S471A/A3207) is rooted in the
commercial eviction and foreclosure moratorium in effect since the epidemic arrived in 2020. The legislation will initially apply to small businesses with under 50 employees that demonstrate a financial hardship, as well as small businesses with 10 or less units.

“New York has gone to extraordinary lengths to protect and strengthen our economy throughout the war on COVID, and it is critical that we continue to provide support as we ramp up our vaccination efforts across the state,” Governor Cuomo said. “By signing the COVID-19 Emergency Protect Our Small Business Act of 2021 we are strengthening the backbone of our economy – our small businesses that have faced unprecedented hardships – and this legislation will be instrumental in helping build New York’s economy back better than ever before.”

 When the new legislation is signed into law, the agreement will expand protections to small businesses with 100 or fewer employees, and to any business with 500 or fewer employees that was closed to in-person operations by executive order or department of health directive for two or more weeks between May 15, 2020 and May 1, 2021.

The COVID-19 Emergency Protect Our Small Businesses Act of 2021 builds on number of other measures the Governor has taken to protect residents and businesses facing financial hardship. Governor Cuomo first announced a State moratorium on residential and commercial evictions on March 20 for a period of 90 days to ensure no tenant was evicted during the height of the public health emergency. The commercial eviction and foreclosure moratorium was extended multiple times by Executive Order.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.