April 21, 2021
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces Statewide COVID-19 Positivity Rate Drops to Lowest Level Since November 5

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Governor Cuomo Announces Statewide COVID-19 Positivity Rate Drops to Lowest Level Since November 5
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Statewide Positivity Rate is 2.14%

Statewide 7-Day Average Positivity Rate Drops to 2.69%--Lowest Since November 11

3,757 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

817 Patients in the ICU; 505 Intubated

53 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the statewide COVID-19 positivity rate dropped to 2.14 percent, the lowest level since November 5. The statewide 7-day average positivity rate dropped to 2.69 percent, the lowest since November 11.

"New Yorkers practicing safe behaviors to fight the COVID-19 pandemic every single day, and we're going to need their vigilance and fortitude as we continue to vaccinate residents as fast as we can. We're making it easier for New Yorkers to get vaccinated, expanding eligibility and opening new vaccination sites, but there's still some distance to travel before we get to the light at the end of the tunnel," Governor Cuomo said. "New Yorkers should continue washing their hands, wearing masks and socially distancing to keep themselves, their families and their friends safe. Variants of the virus remain a concern, and we'll do the best in this fight if everyone participates both individually and in their communities."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  •  Test Results Reported - 202,400
  • Total Positive - 4,326
  • Percent Positive - 2.14%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 2.69%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 3,757 (-116)
  • Net Change in Patient Hospitalization Past Week - -334
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 477
  • Hospital Counties - 52
  • Number ICU - 817 (-6)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 505 (+1)
  • Total Discharges - 171,872 (+500)
  • Deaths - 53
  • Total Deaths - 41,629

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

101

0.01%

29%

Central New York

85

0.01%

30%

Finger Lakes

229

0.02%

37%

Long Island

586

0.02%

34%

Mid-Hudson

382

0.02%

44%

Mohawk Valley

54

0.01%

40%

New York City

1858

0.02%

31%

North Country

27

0.01%

54%

Southern Tier

90

0.01%

48%

Western New York

345

0.02%

32%

Statewide

3757

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

238

202 

17%

Central New York

262

189 

29%

Finger Lakes

397

235 

39%

Long Island

853

643 

25%

Mid-Hudson

677

400 

41%

Mohawk Valley

97

75 

18%

New York City

2,557

2,033 

22%

North Country

61

36 

43%

Southern Tier

127

65 

46%

Western New York

546

367 

34%

Statewide

5,815

4,245 

28%

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

REGION

SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

Capital Region

2.21%

2.17%

2.09%

Central New York

1.54%

1.56%

1.45%

Finger Lakes

3.04%

3.04%

3.03%

Long Island

3.10%

3.04%

2.95%

Mid-Hudson

3.25%

3.19%

3.04%

Mohawk Valley

1.86%

1.80%

1.66%

New York City

3.07%

3.01%

2.89%

North Country

1.56%

1.52%

1.46%

Southern Tier

0.86%

0.85%

0.86%

Western New York

4.78%

4.76%

4.47%

Statewide

2.85%

2.80%

2.69%

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

BOROUGH

SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

Bronx

2.89%

2.74%

2.75%

Brooklyn

3.30%

3.17%

3.24%

Manhattan

1.84%

1.76%

1.85%

Queens

3.28%

3.04%

3.12%

Staten Island

3.58%

3.47%

3.44%

Of the 1,997,516 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

23,800

28

Allegany

3,204

7

Broome

17,559

57

Cattaraugus

5,213

19

Cayuga

5,915

14

Chautauqua

8,459

18

Chemung

7,209

11

Chenango

3,138

13

Clinton

4,582

5

Columbia

3,848

7

Cortland

3,569

10

Delaware

2,195

12

Dutchess

28,147

55

Erie

83,524

326

Essex

1,508

2

Franklin

2,413

5

Fulton

4,122

15

Genesee

5,102

14

Greene

3,156

2

Hamilton

301

0

Herkimer

4,946

5

Jefferson

5,487

12

Lewis

2,481

3

Livingston

4,038

8

Madison

4,321

5

Monroe

61,716

223

Montgomery

3,923

8

Nassau

178,235

302

Niagara

18,486

50

NYC

898,138

1,985

Oneida

21,556

44

Onondaga

36,254

63

Ontario

6,939

19

Orange

46,388

84

Orleans

2,801

9

Oswego

7,034

21

Otsego

3,221

14

Putnam

10,274

29

Rensselaer

10,745

19

Rockland

45,849

54

Saratoga

14,517

40

Schenectady

12,471

14

Schoharie

1,568

6

Schuyler

993

0

Seneca

1,889

4

St. Lawrence

6,246

20

Steuben

6,355

27

Suffolk

194,512

303

Sullivan

6,210

18

Tioga

3,450

16

Tompkins

4,077

11

Ulster

13,159

43

Warren

3,418

19

Washington

2,879

9

Wayne

5,304

19

Westchester

126,278

184

Wyoming

3,282

14

Yates

1,112

2

Yesterday, 53 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 41,629. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence

 

County

New Deaths

Albany

1

Bronx

2

Chautauqua

1

Clinton

1

Columbia

1

Delaware

1

Dutchess

1

Erie

6

Kings

8

Manhattan

8

Nassau

1

Onondaga

2

Orange

2

Queens

10

Richmond

2

Rockland

2

Saratoga

2

Suffolk

1

Ulster

1

Contact the Governor's Press Office

Contact us by phone:

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

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