Monday, April 5, 2021

Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers On State's Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic April 5, 2021


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

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