April 15, 2021
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces Lowest COVID-19 Hospitalizations since December 1

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Hospitalizations Drop to 3,963

886 Patients in the ICU; 559 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate Drops to 2.76%—Lowest Since November 21

Statewide 7-Day Average Positivity Rate Drops to 3.05%—Lowest Since November 25

46 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that COVID-19 hospitalizations in New York State dropped to 3,963, the first time under 4,000 since December 1. The statewide positivity rate dropped to 2.76 percent, the lowest since November 21. The statewide 7-day average positivity rate dropped to 3.05 percent, the lowest since November 25.

"New Yorkers are continuing to practice the right behaviors and follow the state's public health guidance, and they should be commended for that. Even as we make progress vaccinating more New Yorkers every single day and hospitalizations drop to new lows, it's critical for us all to stay vigilant until the infection rate drops and we reach a higher level of immunity," Governor Cuomo said. "Washing hands, staying appropriately socially distanced and wearing masks are important things each of us can do to slow the spread. New York State is opening more vaccination sites and expanding eligibility for the vaccine to get more shots in arms, faster. This has been an incredibly trying time for all New Yorkers, and I know COVID fatigue is setting in, but we can't give up fighting this virus until we reach the light at the end of the tunnel."

Today's data is summarized briefly below: 

  • Test Results Reported - 249,103
  • Total Positive - 6,884
  • Percent Positive - 2.76%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 3.05%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 3,963 (-128)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week - -459
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 492
  • Hospital Counties - 53
  • Number ICU - 886 (-1)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 559 (-4)
  • Total Discharges - 169,267 (+534)
  • Deaths - 46
  • Total Deaths - 41,347

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

109

0.01%

30%

Central New York

62

0.01%

31%

Finger Lakes

187

0.02%

38%

Long Island

663

0.02%

34%

Mid-Hudson

433

0.02%

44%

Mohawk Valley

48

0.01%

40%

New York City

2026

0.02%

32%

North Country

24

0.01%

54%

Southern Tier

80

0.01%

48%

Western New York

331

0.02%

34%

Statewide

3963

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

237

201 

18%

Central New York

262

183 

30%

Finger Lakes

397

239 

38%

Long Island

851

659 

24%

Mid-Hudson

677

422 

40%

Mohawk Valley

97

79 

21%

New York City

2,558

2,007 

23%

North Country

59

34 

46%

Southern Tier

126

70 

45%

Western New York

547

364 

35%

Statewide

5,811

4,258 

28%

 

Each region's 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows: 

 

REGION

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

Capital Region

2.34%

2.29%

2.25%

Central New York

1.49%

1.50%

1.44%

Finger Lakes

3.13%

3.09%

3.11%

Long Island

3.85%

3.71%

3.50%

Mid-Hudson

3.76%

3.72%

3.63%

Mohawk Valley

1.76%

1.89%

1.99%

New York City

3.44%

3.37%

3.33%

North Country

1.78%

1.70%

1.64%

Southern Tier

0.75%

0.80%

0.82%

Western New York

4.84%

4.84%

4.73%

Statewide

3.16%

3.12%

3.05%

 

Each New York City borough's 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows: 

 

BOROUGH

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

Bronx

3.25%

3.31%

3.39%

Brooklyn

3.45%

3.74%

3.64%

Manhattan

2.05%

2.06%

2.08%

Queens

3.67%

3.75%

3.80%

Staten Island

4.19%

4.40%

4.29%

 

Of the 1,964,435 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

23,473

64

Allegany

3,154

13

Broome

17,239

64

Cattaraugus

5,098

30

Cayuga

5,825

15

Chautauqua

8,304

48

Chemung

7,081

13

Chenango

3,048

17

Clinton

4,501

29

Columbia

3,809

6

Cortland

3,522

7

Delaware

2,137

18

Dutchess

27,720

104

Erie

81,141

585

Essex

1,493

4

Franklin

2,383

8

Fulton

4,021

24

Genesee

5,028

14

Greene

3,094

13

Hamilton

301

1

Herkimer

4,896

13

Jefferson

5,424

16

Lewis

2,432

9

Livingston

3,970

27

Madison

4,273

16

Monroe

60,325

381

Montgomery

3,861

19

Nassau

175,919

527

Niagara

17,999

111

NYC

882,120

2,734

Oneida

21,329

38

Onondaga

35,694

118

Ontario

6,811

46

Orange

45,755

172

Orleans

2,734

18

Oswego

6,939

30

Otsego

3,156

20

Putnam

10,113

34

Rensselaer

10,567

41

Rockland

45,439

94

Saratoga

14,292

70

Schenectady

12,332

43

Schoharie

1,538

18

Schuyler

983

4

Seneca

1,857

4

St. Lawrence

6,155

18

Steuben

6,231

19

Suffolk

192,006

627

Sullivan

6,061

29

Tioga

3,357

24

Tompkins

4,034

15

Ulster

12,882

47

Warren

3,349

12

Washington

2,826

13

Wayne

5,196

42

Westchester

124,881

346

Wyoming

3,226

9

Yates

1,101

3

 

Yesterday, 46 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 41,347. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

 

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Bronx

2

Chenango

1

Erie

5

Kings

9

Manhattan

2

Monroe

1

Montgomery

1

Nassau

4

Onondaga

1

Orange

2

Queens

9

Rockland

3

Suffolk

4

Westchester

2

 

Contact the Governor’s Press Office

Contact us by phone:

Albany: (518) 474 - 8418
New York City: (212) 681 - 4640

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