Governor Cuomo Provides April 30, 2021 Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

Hospitalizations Drop to 2,934—First Day Under 3,000 Since November 24 and Lowest Since November 23

ICU Patients Drop to 691—Lowest Since November 29

Intubations Drop to 425—Lowest Since December 3

Statewide Positivity Rate is 1.80%

Statewide 7-Day Average Positivity Rate Drops to 1.98%First Day Under 2% Since November 7

38 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Wednesday 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“The COVID virus changes almost every day, and as the enemy changes we have to adjust our tactics to defeat it,” Governor Cuomo said. “The numbers are all headed in the right direction, and as they go down we are continuing to relax restrictions more and more so we can begin to get back to normal. But we’re not done with COVID yet – all the good numbers mean nothing if we don’t keep up with the precautions we know work to stop the spread. I encourage all New Yorkers to wear a mask, remain socially distanced and most importantly, get vaccinated.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 226,068
  • Total Positive – 4,073
  • Percent Positive – 1.80%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 1.98%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 2,934 (-183)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week – -633
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 319
  • Hospital Counties – 53
  • Number ICU – 691 (-21)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 425 (-19)
  • Total Discharges – 175,127 (+400)
  • Deaths – 38
  • Total Deaths – 41,948

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
92
0.01%
30%
Central New York
61
0.01%
32%
Finger Lakes
215
0.02%
40%
Long Island
429
0.02%
35%
Mid-Hudson
305
0.01%
45%
Mohawk Valley
45
0.01%
38%
New York City
1409
0.02%
32%
North Country
20
0.00%
56%
Southern Tier
93
0.01%
49%
Western New York
265
0.02%
31%
Statewide
2934
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
240
212
14%
Central New York
262
184
32%
Finger Lakes
397
227
45%
Long Island
849
616
27%
Mid-Hudson
664
402
41%
Mohawk Valley
97
69
20%
New York City
2,563
1969
24%
North Country
54
36
39%
Southern Tier
115
69
47%
Western New York
545
379
32%
Statewide
5,786
4163
29%

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
1.60%
1.60%
1.57%
Central New York
1.26%
1.37%
1.48%
Finger Lakes
2.71%
2.77%
2.87%
Long Island
2.18%
2.11%
2.08%
Mid-Hudson
2.35%
2.28%
2.13%
Mohawk Valley
1.46%
1.39%
1.50%
New York City
2.14%
2.04%
1.94%
North Country
1.39%
1.61%
1.84%
Southern Tier
0.79%
0.76%
0.76%
Western New York
3.44%
3.48%
3.56%
Statewide
2.06%
2.02%
1.98%

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
1.98%
2.03%
2.05%
Brooklyn
2.35%
2.44%
2.37%
Manhattan
1.11%
1.14%
1.17%
Queens
2.14%
2.14%
2.16%
Staten Island
2.51%
2.52%
2.51%

Of the 2,028,626 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
24,102
46
Allegany
3,273
8
Broome
17,910
45
Cattaraugus
5,339
25
Cayuga
6,014
13
Chautauqua
8,589
27
Chemung
7,332
20
Chenango
3,256
18
Clinton
4,675
9
Columbia
3,882
1
Cortland
3,619
6
Delaware
2,249
6
Dutchess
28,587
54
Erie
85,879
342
Essex
1,532
8
Franklin
2,459
11
Fulton
4,200
12
Genesee
5,194
19
Greene
3,231
14
Hamilton
303
0
Herkimer
4,977
4
Jefferson
5,606
33
Lewis
2,540
15
Livingston
4,154
23
Madison
4,372
8
Monroe
63,563
310
Montgomery
4,048
9
Nassau
180,144
249
Niagara
18,995
69
NYC
911,700
1,605
Oneida
21,814
56
Onondaga
36,982
129
Ontario
7,088
25
Orange
47,121
83
Orleans
2,910
21
Oswego
7,181
26
Otsego
3,296
10
Putnam
10,404
15
Rensselaer
10,890
23
Rockland
46,231
50
Saratoga
14,735
31
Schenectady
12,670
24
Schoharie
1,591
3
Schuyler
1,013
5
Seneca
1,929
8
St. Lawrence
6,337
16
Steuben
6,518
25
Suffolk
196,806
271
Sullivan
6,374
8
Tioga
3,554
17
Tompkins
4,135
12
Ulster
13,446
34
Warren
3,476
4
Washington
2,946
13
Wayne
5,422
11
Westchester
127,521
128
Wyoming
3,377
14
Yates
1,135
2

Yesterday, 38 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 41,948. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Bronx
6
Cattaraugus
1
Cayuga
1
Erie
4
Kings
7
Manhattan
2
Monroe
1
Nassau
1
Niagara
1
Orange
1
Queens
5
Richmond
1
Suffolk
6
Westchester
1