Event, Arts and Entertainment Venues can Reopen at 33% Capacity on April 2

In March 3, 2021

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES EVENT, ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT VENUES CAN REOPEN AT 33 PERCENT CAPACITY BEGINNING APRIL 2

Venues Will Be Able to Host Up to 100 People Indoors and Up to 200 People Outdoors; With Testing, Up to 150 People Indoors and Up to 500 People Outdoors; Social Distancing and Face Coverings Required

Domestic Travelers No Longer Required to Quarantine or Test-Out Within 90 Days of Full Vaccination; International Travelers Must Continue to Follow CDC Guidance

Beginning March 22, Outdoor Residential Gatherings Expanded to 25 People; 

Non-Residential Social Gatherings Expanded to 100 People Indoors and 200 People Outdoors

5,323 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

1,047 Patients in the ICU; 735 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 3.53%

75 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo also announced that beginning April 2, event, arts and entertainment venues can reopen at 33 percent capacity, up to 100 people indoors and up to 200 people outdoors. If all attendees present proof of negative test prior to entry, capacity can increase up to 150 people indoors and up to 500 people outdoors. Social distancing and face coverings will be required by all attendees, as well as strict adherence to all applicable Department of Health guidance.

The Governor also announced domestic travelers to New York State who have been vaccinated no longer have to quarantine or test out within 90 days of their full vaccination.

Governor Cuomo also announced that beginning March 22, residential gatherings of up to 25 people can be held outdoors. Indoor residential gatherings remain capped at 10 people to reduce the continued risk of spread. Also, non-residential social gatherings of up to 100 people can occur indoors and up to 200 people can occur outdoors.

“New Yorkers have done a tremendous job working to defeat COVID, and we’re gradually loosening restrictions as the numbers reduce and the public health improves. It’s clear that if we remain vigilant, we will reach the light at the end of the tunnel,” Governor Cuomo said. “While we continue to expand access to the vaccine throughout the state, New Yorkers should double down on the behaviors that make such an important different fighting this pandemic—washing hands, wearing masks and social distancing. This is a tough footrace, but the infection rate is down and the vaccination rate is up, and New Yorkers will get through this together as long as we stay touch and keep this momentum heading in the right direction.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 218,069
  • Total Positive – 7,704
  • Percent Positive – 3.53%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 3.18%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 5,323 (-46)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week – -553
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 689
  • Hospital Counties – 54
  • Number ICU – 1,047 (-29)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 735 (-12)
  • Total Discharges – 147,730 (+581)
  • Deaths – 75
  • Total Deaths – 38,735

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

Region COVID Patients Currently in Hospital in Region COVID Patients as Percent of Region Population Percent of Hospital Beds Available Within 7 Days Under Surge Plan
Capital Region 132 0.01% 34%
Central New York 59 0.01% 32%
Finger Lakes 177 0.01% 40%
Long Island 922 0.03% 33%
Mid-Hudson 556 0.02% 44%
Mohawk Valley 78 0.02% 37%
New York City 3,067 0.04% 31%
North Country 60 0.01% 56%
Southern Tier 94 0.01% 49%
Western New York 178 0.01% 36%
Statewide 5,323 0.03% 35%

 

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

Region Total ICU Beds in Region Total Occupied ICU Beds in Region Percent of ICU Beds Available in Region (7-day Avg)
Capital Region 239 191 19%
Central New York 262 182 34%
Finger Lakes 397 260 34%
Long Island 863 646 23%
Mid-Hudson 682 416 41%
Mohawk Valley 97 71 30%
New York City 2,636 2,077 23%
North Country 63 27 49%
Southern Tier 126 67 48%
Western New York 543 320 42%
Statewide 5,908 4,257 29%

 

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

REGION SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY
Capital Region 1.91% 1.88% 1.99%
Central New York 0.97% 0.95% 1.00%
Finger Lakes 1.92% 1.89% 1.89%
Long Island 3.98% 4.02% 4.18%
Mid-Hudson 4.14% 4.10% 4.14%
Mohawk Valley 1.73% 1.77% 1.78%
New York City 3.91% 3.90% 4.02%
North Country 2.56% 2.50% 2.77%
Southern Tier 0.67% 0.69% 0.70%
Western New York 1.89% 1.84% 1.90%
Statewide 3.08% 3.09% 3.18%

 

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

BOROUGH SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY
Bronx 4.96% 4.67% 5.14%
Brooklyn 4.03% 3.87% 4.39%
Manhattan 2.44% 2.31% 2.55%
Queens 4.16% 3.95% 4.26%
Staten Island 3.94% 3.81% 4.11%

 

Of the 1,650,184 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County Total Positive New Positive
Albany 20,985 54
Allegany 2,908 2
Broome 15,028 115
Cattaraugus 4,448 15
Cayuga 5,398 12
Chautauqua 7,361 20
Chemung 6,453 8
Chenango 2,452 9
Clinton 3,682 37
Columbia 3,421 16
Cortland 3,178 6
Delaware 1,535 11
Dutchess 22,549 92
Erie 65,789 218
Essex 1,352 5
Franklin 2,107 9
Fulton 3,376 25
Genesee 4,435 15
Greene 2,670 20
Hamilton 285 0
Herkimer 4,575 7
Jefferson 4,836 20
Lewis 2,074 1
Livingston 3,568 10
Madison 3,863 9
Monroe 52,878 119
Montgomery 3,206 7
Nassau 149,851 600
Niagara 15,380 29
NYC 722,434 4,315
Oneida 19,793 30
Onondaga 32,562 73
Ontario 5,839 26
Orange 37,441 209
Orleans 2,456 4
Oswego 6,038 30
Otsego 2,373 13
Putnam 8,418 29
Rensselaer 9,103 44
Rockland 38,955 158
Saratoga 12,052 50
Schenectady 10,911 41
Schoharie 1,223 8
Schuyler 869 1
Seneca 1,627 1
St. Lawrence 5,601 38
Steuben 5,530 14
Suffolk 163,885 569
Sullivan 4,796 25
Tioga 2,819 6
Tompkins 3,472 11
Ulster 10,146 50
Warren 2,864 10
Washington 2,360 7
Wayne 4,495 13
Westchester 108,623 430
Wyoming 2,841 8
Yates 1,015 0

 

Yesterday, 75 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 38,735. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County New Deaths
Bronx 5
Cayuga 1
Erie 2
Kings 18
Manhattan 5
Nassau 4
Oneida 2
Ontario 1
Orange 2
Queens 17
Richmond 2
Schoharie 1
St. Lawrence 2
Suffolk 7
Sullivan 1
Wayne 1
Westchester 4

 

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