April 19, 2021
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic
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Movie Theater Capacity Will Increase to 33 Percent Beginning April 26

Museums, Aquariums, Zoos and Botanical Garden Capacity Will Increase to 50 Percent Beginning April 26

Large-Scale Arenas and Event Venue Capacity Will Increase to 25 Percent Beginning May 19

3,783 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide; Lowest 7-Day Average Since December 4, 2020

836 Patients in the ICU; 521 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 2.94 Percent; Lowest 7-Day Average Since November 13, 2020

44 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. The Governor also announced that movie theater capacity will increase to 33 percent starting April 26. Low-risk, indoor and outdoor arts and entertainment - including museums, aquariums, zoos and botanical gardens - will increase to 50 percent capacity also beginning April 26.

Beginning May 19, spectator capacity will increase to 25 percent at large-scale arenas, and event venues, including professional and collegiate sports, and major performances. Social distancing, masks, health screenings and all other health and safety protocols remain in effect.

"New Yorkers should be encouraged by the incredible progress they have made in reducing the infection rate and getting vaccinated," Governor Cuomo said. "While we are not yet out of the woods, thanks to the hard work of New Yorkers, we have been able to safely re-open more facets of our economy. The light at the end of the tunnel has never been brighter and we must all remain vigilant and continue to practice the behaviors we know work to stop COVID in its tracks - wear a mask, wash your hands and social distance."

It is important to note that data, including test results and hospital rates, reported early in the week are often not completely reflective of the current situation due to lower discharges and testing volume over the weekend. Data trends over a period of time, such as using 7-day averages, are a preferred metric.

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported - 147,583
  • Total Positive - 4,339
  • Percent Positive - 2.94%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 2.85%
  • Net Change in Patient Hospitalization Past Week - -355
  • Patient Hospitalization - 3,783 (+29)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 388
  • Hospital Counties - 54
  • Number ICU - 836 (-13)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 521 (+1)
  • Total Discharges - 171,108 (+330)
  • Deaths - 44
  • Total Deaths - 41,530

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

111

0.01%

29%

Central New York

82

0.01%

31%

Finger Lakes

217

0.02%

37%

Long Island

590

0.02%

34%

Mid-Hudson

393

0.02%

44%

Mohawk Valley

56

0.01%

40%

New York City

1,873

0.02%

32%

North Country

26

0.01%

54%

Southern Tier

88

0.01%

47%

Western New York

347

0.03%

32%

Statewide

3,783

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

234

198

18%

Central New York

262

185

29%

Finger Lakes

397

239

38%

Long Island

859

613

25%

Mid-Hudson

672

387

40%

Mohawk Valley

97

83

18%

New York City

2,557

1,963

23%

North Country

60

31

43%

Southern Tier

126

69

46%

Western New York

546

351

34%

Statewide

5,810

4,119

28%

Yesterday, 147,583 test results were reported to New York State, and 2.94 percent were positive. Each region's 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

REGION

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Capital Region

2.35%

2.31%

2.21%

Central New York

1.59%

1.56%

1.54%

Finger Lakes

3.22%

3.13%

3.04%

Long Island

3.38%

3.21%

3.10%

Mid-Hudson

3.54%

3.37%

3.25%

Mohawk Valley

1.97%

1.92%

1.86%

New York City

3.21%

3.12%

3.07%

North Country

1.64%

1.59%

1.56%

Southern Tier

0.85%

0.85%

0.86%

Western New York

5.25%

4.97%

4.78%

Statewide

3.03%

2.92%

2.85%

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

BOROUGH

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

Bronx

3.65%

3.16%

2.89%

Brooklyn

4.09%

3.56%

3.30%

Manhattan

2.23%

2.05%

1.84%

Queens

3.90%

3.48%

3.28%

Staten Island

4.50%

3.85%

3.58%

Of the 1,989,268 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

23,718

39

Allegany

3,193

8

Broome

17,455

38

Cattaraugus

5,180

11

Cayuga

5,893

22

Chautauqua

8,428

9

Chemung

7,183

21

Chenango

3,104

13

Clinton

4,563

13

Columbia

3,837

5

Cortland

3,553

7

Delaware

2,180

10

Dutchess

28,027

45

Erie

82,901

313

Essex

1,504

0

Franklin

2,407

4

Fulton

4,093

12

Genesee

5,077

12

Greene

3,139

13

Hamilton

301

0

Herkimer

4,937

7

Jefferson

5,471

6

Lewis

2,461

4

Livingston

4,022

4

Madison

4,309

7

Monroe

61,314

200

Montgomery

3,911

15

Nassau

177,656

312

Niagara

18,367

53

NYC

894,379

2,104

Oneida

21,472

18

Onondaga

36,119

58

Ontario

6,902

15

Orange

46,223

90

Orleans

2,782

6

Oswego

6,998

12

Otsego

3,200

4

Putnam

10,231

14

Rensselaer

10,709

30

Rockland

45,739

39

Saratoga

14,454

36

Schenectady

12,435

15

Schoharie

1,555

3

Schuyler

992

2

Seneca

1,885

2

St. Lawrence

6,225

8

Steuben

6,309

13

Suffolk

193,919

373

Sullivan

6,167

14

Tioga

3,423

11

Tompkins

4,064

6

Ulster

13,082

43

Warren

3,395

9

Washington

2,867

10

Wayne

5,272

12

Westchester

125,913

187

Wyoming

3,263

2

Yates

1,110

0

Yesterday, 44 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 41,530. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Albany

1

Bronx

3

Chautauqua

1

Erie

4

Fulton

1

Kings

16

Manhattan

3

Monroe

1

Nassau

2

Oneida

1

Queens

2

Richmond

1

Rockland

1

Saratoga

1

Schenectady

1

Schoharie

1

Steuben

1

Suffolk

2

Westchester

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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