Governor Cuomo provides April 5, 2021 Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic


11 PM Curfew Lifted for Casinos, Movie Theaters, Bowling Alleys, Billiard Halls, Gyms and Fitness Centers Beginning Today

4,434 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

906 Patients in the ICU; 577 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 4.38%

57 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.

Beginning today, the 11 p.m. curfew currently in place for casinos, movie theaters, bowling alleys, billiards halls, gyms and fitness centers will be lifted. The 11 p.m. curfew for food and beverage establishments and the 12 a.m. curfew for catered events remains in effect. Both curfews will be evaluated later this month.

“When it comes to COVID, it’s undeniable that the behavior of a community makes the difference, and that means wearing masks, social distancing, and washing hands. Some people will say they’re tired of COVID, the weather’s warm and the death numbers are down, but the community that accepts that philosophy first will have a higher transmission rate. We all understand COVID fatigue, but the pandemic is not over,” Governor Cuomo said. “There are still variants and you can still get sick, and yes people are vaccinated, but not enough of them. You’re seeing communities where we did have problems and implemented significant public education to address them, but more importantly, the people knew in their community they had an issue. They saw people going to the hospital, and they responded. But people are now relaxing, and as people relax with COVID it’s a problem. This is a formidable enemy. You put your hands down at your side, you think it’s over, the enemy attacks. And that literally is community by community.”

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 – 150,225
  • Total Positive – 6,583
  • Percent Positive – 4.38%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 4,434 (+61)
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 3.57%
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 474
  • Hospital Counties – 50
  • Number ICU – 906 (+24)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 577 (+15)
  • Total Discharges – 164,496 (+410)
  • Deaths – 57
  • Total Deaths – 40,813

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
98
0.01%
32%
Central New York
46
0.01%
35%
Finger Lakes
165
0.01%
42%
Long Island
770
0.03%
35%
Mid-Hudson
512
0.02%
45%
Mohawk Valley
68
0.01%
38%
New York City
2444
0.03%
33%
North Country
21
0.01%
57%
Southern Tier
70
0.01%
51%
Western New York
240
0.02%
37%
Statewide
4434
0.02%
37%

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
231
190
18%
Central New York
262
172
34%
Finger Lakes
397
224
42%
Long Island
854
632
24%
Mid-Hudson
677
370
42%
Mohawk Valley
97
76
21%
New York City
2,567
1,929
25%
North Country
57
30
47%
Southern Tier
126
66
44%
Western New York
545
321
39%
Statewide
5,813
4,010
30%

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
2.30%
2.27%
2.37%
Central New York
1.17%
1.21%
1.36%
Finger Lakes
2.36%
2.40%
2.65%
Long Island
4.47%
4.40%
4.37%
Mid-Hudson
4.82%
4.78%
4.63%
Mohawk Valley
1.59%
1.55%
1.64%
New York City
4.34%
4.26%
4.22%
North Country
1.51%
1.63%
1.64%
Southern Tier
0.79%
0.77%
0.76%
Western New York
4.03%
4.44%
4.72%
Statewide
3.59%
3.56%
3.57%

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
4.72%
4.73%
4.45%
Brooklyn
4.41%
4.39%
4.26%
Manhattan
2.99%
2.91%
2.66%
Queens
4.93%
4.87%
4.79%
Staten Island
5.33%
5.28%
4.96%

Of the 1,897,003 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
22,925
70
Allegany
3,071
4
Broome
16,806
23
Cattaraugus
4,897
20
Cayuga
5,679
30
Chautauqua
8,050
50
Chemung
6,918
11
Chenango
2,893
14
Clinton
4,296
22
Columbia
3,734
11
Cortland
3,446
5
Delaware
2,021
8
Dutchess
26,680
107
Erie
76,365
489
Essex
1,461
1
Franklin
2,333
7
Fulton
3,850
11
Genesee
4,871
18
Greene
3,014
5
Hamilton
294
0
Herkimer
4,810
8
Jefferson
5,279
5
Lewis
2,358
7
Livingston
3,851
3
Madison
4,155
9
Monroe
57,780
242
Montgomery
3,685
13
Nassau
170,680
501
Niagara
17,014
114
NYC
850,901
3,118
Oneida
20,971
33
Onondaga
34,741
112
Ontario
6,476
41
Orange
44,185
137
Orleans
2,637
8
Oswego
6,717
30
Otsego
2,995
17
Putnam
9,757
28
Rensselaer
10,217
36
Rockland
44,234
84
Saratoga
13,713
45
Schenectady
11,987
36
Schoharie
1,445
2
Schuyler
954
5
Seneca
1,811
6
St. Lawrence
5,995
11
Steuben
6,040
19
Suffolk
185,911
566
Sullivan
5,710
19
Tioga
3,206
16
Tompkins
3,951
7
Ulster
12,322
51
Warren
3,239
5
Washington
2,733
8
Wayne
4,945
28
Westchester
121,803
296
Wyoming
3,125
9
Yates
1,066
2

Yesterday, 57 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 40,813. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Bronx
8
Broome
1
Chautauqua
1
Kings
15
Manhattan
6
Monroe
2
Montgomery
1
Nassau
5
Oneida
1
Onondaga
1
Queens
7
Rensselaer
1
Richmond
1
Suffolk
5
Sullivan
1
Westchester
1