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