As COVID-19 vaccination rates increased and COVID-19 cases began to decrease across New York, the need for a daily update on the state’s positive case numbers, hospitalizations and deaths started to feel unnecessary earlier this year.
However, as COVID-19 infections begin to increase again and omicron, a new coronavirus variant, continues to spread, keeping track of the state’s coronavirus numbers feels pertinent once again.
The state and city government are continuing to provide data that can help put the past, present and future of the pandemic in context. We’re aggregating some key numbers here, with the caveat that state data on both COVID-19 cases and vaccinations has been called into question, both under the administration of former Gov. Andrew Cuomo and under Gov. Kathy Hochul.
These numbers were last updated on March 3.
New York state
69,391 – The number of New York residents who have died after testing positive for the coronavirus, as reported to the CDC on March 2. There were 26 deaths on March 2.
1,719 – The number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus, as reported on March 2. At the height of the first wave on April 12, 2020, there were 18,825 people hospitalized with COVID-19.
298 – The number of patients in intensive care units, as reported on March 2. At the height of the first wave on April 13, 2020, there were 5,225 people in intensive care units.
16,401,065 – Total number of people who’ve received at least one coronavirus vaccine dose in New York state, as reported on March 2.
14,662,692 – Total number of people who’ve received two doses in New York state, as reported on March 2.
New York City
27,323– Number of confirmed coronavirus deaths of New York City residents according to the state, as reported on March 2. The state’s figure includes only deaths that occur in health care facilities such as hospitals and nursing homes. The city reported 34,336 confirmed deaths and 5,518 probable deaths (where there was no positive test, but symptoms were consistent with COVID-19) as of March 3. City data has a three-day lag.
541 – The seven-day average of daily positive tests reported on March 3 according to the city.
7,173,108 – Total number of New York City residents who’ve received at least one coronavirus vaccine dose in New York City, as reported on March 3.
6,417,273– Total number of New York City residents who’ve received two doses in New York City, as reported on March 3.
952,223 – The number of deaths from the coronavirus across the United States, as of March 3, according to the CDC.