Governor Cuomo Provides April 28, 2021 Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

Statewide Positivity Rate is 1.81%

Statewide 7-Day Average Positivity Rate Drops to 2.02%—Lowest Since November 7

Hospitalizations Drop to 3,117—Lowest Since November 26

ICU Patients Drop to 712—Lowest Since November 29

Intubations Drop to 444—Lowest Since December 4

32 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.

Among today’s numbers, the positivity rate in New York City yesterday was 1.72 percent, the lowest since November 4, and the City’s 7-day average positivity rate fell to 2.04 percent, the lowest since November 9. There were 1,521 hospitalizations in New York City yesterday, the lowest since December 7.

“New Yorkers have done a tremendous job at beating back COVID and as a result of their hard work, we have been able to re-open more and more facets of our economy,” Governor Cuomo said.While this is all good news, we are not yet out of the woods and still have work to do in order to defeat this beast. New York continues to expand vaccine access and availability across the state, and it’s now on all of us to do our part by getting vaccinated and practicing the behaviors we all know will keep us safe. We’ve come a long way and we can see the light at the end of the tunnel, but at this moment, it’s critical we do not get complacent and risk losing any of the positive momentum we’ve gained.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 173,527
  • Total Positive – 3,146
  • Percent Positive – 1.81%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 2.02%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 3,117 (-67)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week – -640
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 399
  • Hospital Counties – 52
  • Number ICU – 712 (-16)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 444 (-17)
  • Total Discharges – 174,727 (+382)
  • Deaths – 32
  • Total Deaths – 41,910

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
96
0.01%
30%
Central New York
66
0.01%
31%
Finger Lakes
215
0.02%
40%
Long Island
455
0.02%
35%
Mid-Hudson
321
0.01%
45%
Mohawk Valley
52
0.01%
38%
New York City
1521
0.02%
32%
North Country
23
0.01%
56%
Southern Tier
89
0.01%
49%
Western New York
279
0.02%
31%
Statewide
3117
0.02%
36%

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
206
15%
Central New York
262
179 
31%
Finger Lakes
397
216
45%
Long Island
851
626
26%
Mid-Hudson
671
396
42%
Mohawk Valley
97
73
18%
New York City
2,572
1,965
24%
North Country
60
34
39%
Southern Tier
127
70
47%
Western New York
547
362
33%
Statewide
5,818
4,127
29%

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
1.66%
1.60%
1.60%
Central New York
1.28%
1.26%
1.37%
Finger Lakes
2.75%
2.71%
2.77%
Long Island
2.27%
2.18%
2.11%
Mid-Hudson
2.47%
2.35%
2.28%
Mohawk Valley
1.45%
1.46%
1.39%
New York City
2.21%
2.14%
2.04%
North Country
1.38%
1.39%
1.61%
Southern Tier
0.82%
0.79%
0.76%
Western New York
3.53%
3.44%
3.48%
Statewide
2.13%
2.06%
2.02%

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
2.11%
1.98%
2.03%
Brooklyn
2.45%
2.35%
2.44%
Manhattan
1.15%
1.11%
1.14%
Queens
2.34%
2.14%
2.14%
Staten Island
2.74%
2.51%
2.52%

Of the 2,024,553 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
24,056
18
Allegany
3,265
10
Broome
17,865
44
Cattaraugus
5,314
21
Cayuga
6,001
20
Chautauqua
8,562
17
Chemung
7,312
5
Chenango
3,238
9
Clinton
4,666
4
Columbia
3,881
6
Cortland
3,613
10
Delaware
2,243
5
Dutchess
28,533
53
Erie
85,537
223
Essex
1,524
2
Franklin
2,448
2
Fulton
4,188
6
Genesee
5,175
9
Greene
3,217
10
Hamilton
303
0
Herkimer
4,973
6
Jefferson
5,573
12
Lewis
2,525
7
Livingston
4,131
13
Madison
4,364
5
Monroe
63,253
201
Montgomery
4,039
9
Nassau
179,895
171
Niagara
18,926
56
NYC
910,095
1,297
Oneida
21,758
33
Onondaga
36,853
93
Ontario
7,063
20
Orange
47,038
94
Orleans
2,889
10
Oswego
7,155
30
Otsego
3,286
7
Putnam
10,389
10
Rensselaer
10,867
10
Rockland
46,181
32
Saratoga
14,704
24
Schenectady
12,646
24
Schoharie
1,588
3
Schuyler
1,008
2
Seneca
1,921
7
St. Lawrence
6,321
15
Steuben
6,493
22
Suffolk
196,535
230
Sullivan
6,366
19
Tioga
3,537
10
Tompkins
4,123
7
Ulster
13,412
25
Warren
3,472
4
Washington
2,933
6
Wayne
5,411
14
Westchester
127,393
120
Wyoming
3,363
19
Yates
1,133
5
           
Yesterday, 32 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 41,910. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:
Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Bronx
3
Broome
1
Erie
5
Kings
9
Nassau
4
Queens
4
Rensselaer
1
Richmond
1
Suffolk
1
Westchester
3