Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic April 8, 2021
4,422 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide
947 Patients in the ICU; 600 Intubated
Statewide Positivity Rate is 3.18%
New York City 7-Day Average Positivity Drops Below 4 Percent For First Time Since March 11
47 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.
"New Yorkers have done a tremendous job at continuing to beat back COVID, but we are not out of the woods yet. Even as we keep expanding eligibility, opening new vaccination sites and working to ensure the system is equitable, there's still more work to be done before New Yorkers reach the desired level of immunity," Governor Cuomo said. "New variants and continuing infections are still causes for concern, and New Yorkers should stay vigilant. Washing hands, social distancing and masking up are small behaviors that make a big difference in our ability to combat this virus. The light at the end of the tunnel is ahead—we just have to get there together."
Today's data is summarized briefly below:
Test Results Reported - 263,737
Total Positive - 8,379
Percent Positive - 3.18%
Patient Hospitalization - 4,422 (-104)
Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week - -182