Covid-19 Update: Hospitalizations Down, Cuomo Says

Hospitalizations dropped to 4,513, the lowest since Dec. 5. ICU patients dropped to 909, the lowest since Dec. 6, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Saturday.

Intubations dropped to 575, the lowest since Dec. 13.

“New Yorkers have fought through this pandemic by being vigilant, and even though the vaccine is here, we need everyone to continue being smart until we’re able to vaccinate everyone who wants it,” Cuomo said. “We are working 24/7 to get vaccines into arms quickly, safely and equitably — and we will not rest until that’s done.”

Saturday’s data is summarized briefly below:

Test Results Reported – 258,129
Total Positive – 7,623
Percent Positive – 2.95%
7-Day Average Percent Positive – 3.26%
Patient Hospitalization – 4,513 (-14)
Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week – -104
Patients Newly Admitted – 567
Hospital Counties – 48
Number ICU – 909 (-15)
Number ICU with Intubation – 575 (-12)
Total Discharges – 156,366 (+506)
Deaths – 62
Total Deaths – 39,870

Each region’s 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

REGION

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Capital Region

1.85%

1.89%

1.90%

Central New York

0.91%

0.88%

0.90%

Finger Lakes

1.72%

1.70%

1.75%

Long Island

4.49%

4.46%

4.43%

Mid-Hudson

4.66%

4.54%

4.61%

Mohawk Valley

1.61%

1.60%

1.70%

New York City

4.15%

4.10%

4.03%

North Country

1.53%

1.37%

1.32%

Southern Tier

0.63%

0.60%

0.59%

Western New York

1.92%

2.13%

2.32%

Statewide

3.28%

3.26%

3.26%

 62 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 39,870. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Bronx

5

Chautauqua

1

Clinton

1

Dutchess

1

Erie

1

Kings

13

Lewis

1

Manhattan

6

Monroe

1

Nassau

6

Onondaga

1

Orange

1

Queens

14

Richmond

1

Rockland

1

Saratoga

1

Suffolk

4

Tompkins

1

Ulster

1

Westchester

1

In addition ,the Department of Tax and Finance will be extending the New York State income tax deadline to May 17. This aligns with the federal decision to do the same.

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