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New York City Museums, Zoos, Sports Arenas and Theaters Benefit from Further Capacity Increase from Cuomo

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Other New York staples will reopen more as we head into spring.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on April 19 that museums and zoos will be able to open at 50% capacity on April 26. Theaters will be able to open at 33% on April 26, and large indoor sports arenas, such as Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center, will be able to open at 25% on May 19.

“We’re not just rebuilding New York, we are rebuilding it better than ever,” Cuomo said.

According to the state, New York’s positivity rate was 2.94% on April 18, with New York City at a positivity rate of 3.07%. Cuomo noted that the 7-day positivity rate for the state, which is 2.85% on April 18, is the lowest since positivity rates began to climb due to the holiday season.

On April 18, the number of hospitalizations was 3,783, with 836 patients in intensive care, the lowest number since December 4, 2020. The number of intubations is 521 and 44 New Yorkers have succumbed to COVID- 19 April 18.

Testing continues in New York, with 147,538 tests reported on Sunday, including 4,339 positive for COVID-19. As of April 18, 13,297,331 total doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in New York City, with 175,311 administered in the past 24 hours. 41.4% of New Yorkers have had a vaccination, while 28.1% have completed the vaccination series.

In New York City, 39.3% of the city’s population, or 3,302,309 people, received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, with 25.3%, or 2,125,733 people, completing the series .

For the latest count of New York City immunization numbers, visit the state’s COVID-19 vaccine tracking website.

Update at 12:15 p.m.

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