Beginning torday, 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 remain 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 Positive4.38%
  • Patient Hospitalization4,434 (+61)
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive 3.57%
  • Patients Newly Admitted474
  • Hospital Counties50
  • Number ICU906 (+24)
  • Number ICU with Intubation577 (+15)
  • Total Discharges164,496 (+410)
  • Deaths57
  • Total Deaths 40,813

Herkimer County

Numbers of Covid-19 cases in Herkimer County as of 12pm 04/05/2021:
Total New Positive Cases Today:
5
Total Lab Confirmed Positive Covid -19 test results: (From 3/13/20)
5709
Total Active Positive Covid -19 Patients:
69
Total Hospitalized:
3
Total number recovered:
5540
Covid Deaths:
100
Negative Covid-19 test results:
122364
Mandatory Quarantine (with public health orders):
143
Released from Mandatory Quarantine:
20
Precautionary Quarantine:​
120
Released from Precautionary Quarantine today:​
60