New York State’s COVID-19 Progress Update: April 12th

COVID-19 Information

Statewide Positivity Rate is 3.75%

ALBANY, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY-TV)– Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“While we have made incredible progress, COVID is not over and we must all continue to practice the guidelines we know stop this virus in its tracks,” Governor Cuomo said. “The ability to win the footrace between the infection rates and the vaccine rates is dependent on the behavior of New Yorkers. We have shown ourselves and the nation once before just how New York Tough we all can be when we work together. Until the day this war is won, I encourage everyone to continue to wash their hands, wear a mask and socially distance. We are closer than ever to the light at the end of the tunnel.”

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 – 131,436
  • Total Positive – 4,926
  • Percent Positive – 3.75%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 3.20%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 4,118 (+35)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week – -316
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 435
  • Hospital Counties – 55
  • Number ICU – 860 (-17)  
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 571 (-6)
  • Total Discharges – 167,955 (+373)
  • Deaths – 58
  • Total Deaths – 41,198

 
The regional hospital bed capacity and occupancy numbers, including the number of hospitalizations as a percent of the region’s population, is as follows:

RegionCOVID Patients Currently in Hospital in RegionCOVID Patients as Percent of Region PopulationPercent of Hospital Beds Available Within 7 Days Under Surge Plan
Capital Region1050.01%32%
Central New York600.01%33%
Finger Lakes2030.02%40%
Long Island6540.02%34%
Mid-Hudson4580.02%45%
Mohawk Valley590.01%41%
New York City2,1560.03%32%
North Country220.01%55%
Southern Tier870.01%49%
Western New York3140.02%36%
Statewide4,1180.02%36%

 
The regional ICU bed capacity and occupancy numbers are as follows:

RegionTotal ICU Beds in RegionTotal Occupied ICU Beds in RegionPercent of ICU Beds Available in Region (7-day Avg)
Capital Region23018218%
Central New York26217531%
Finger Lakes39724739%
Long Island86163024%
Mid-Hudson68039842%
Mohawk Valley977921%
New York City2,5631,95122%
North Country572846%
Southern Tier1266847%
Western New York54735337%
Statewide5,8204,11128%

 
Yesterday, 131,436 test results were reported to New York State, and 3.75 percent were positive. Each region’s 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

REGIONFRIDAYSATURDAYSUNDAY
Capital Region2.37%2.45%2.29%
Central New York1.51%1.54%1.45%
Finger Lakes2.95%3.09%3.04%
Long Island4.05%3.93%3.93%
Mid-Hudson3.98%3.88%3.88%
Mohawk Valley1.70%1.74%1.73%
New York City3.69%3.58%3.50%
North Country1.92%1.87%1.82%
Southern Tier0.71%0.73%0.72%
Western New York4.82%4.89%4.79%
Statewide3.31%3.27%3.20%

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

BOROUGHFRIDAYSATURDAYSUNDAY
Bronx4.01%3.66%3.38%
Brooklyn4.14%3.87%3.52%
Manhattan2.50%2.38%2.14%
Queens4.31%4.10%3.76%
Staten Island4.69%4.67%4.25%

 
Of the 1,946,330 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

CountyTotal PositiveNew Positive
Albany23,32343
Allegany3,1293
Broome17,09844
Cattaraugus5,01513
Cayuga5,7789
Chautauqua8,20527
Chemung7,03311
Chenango3,00720
Clinton4,4414
Columbia3,7939
Cortland3,5029
Delaware2,1038
Dutchess27,44978
Erie79,580363
Essex1,4831
Franklin2,3656
Fulton3,96117
Genesee4,9969
Greene3,0665
Hamilton2960
Herkimer4,8568
Jefferson5,3814
Lewis2,4082
Livingston3,92610
Madison4,2317
Monroe59,539224
Montgomery3,80212
Nassau174,673394
Niagara17,71279
NYC874,1812,176
Oneida21,21441
Onondaga35,41562
Ontario6,72031
Orange45,320126
Orleans2,6976
Oswego6,85714
Otsego3,1028
Putnam10,02318
Rensselaer10,46526
Rockland45,14880
Saratoga14,12245
Schenectady12,22827
Schoharie1,4985
Schuyler9750
Seneca1,8435
St. Lawrence6,11313
Steuben6,16916
Suffolk190,463449
Sullivan5,95824
Tioga3,3047
Tompkins4,0003
Ulster12,75543
Warren3,3147
Washington2,7953
Wayne5,11914
Westchester124,092254
Wyoming3,1984
Yates1,0910

 
Yesterday, 58 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 41,198. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
CountyNew Deaths
Albany1
Bronx4
Chautauqua1
Clinton1
Erie4
Kings19
Manhattan1
Monroe4
Nassau3
Orange1
Queens10
Richmond2
Schenectady1
Suffolk3
Westchester3

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