Governor Cuomo Announces New York State’s Lowest Daily Positivity Rate Since COVID-19 Crisis Began

Statewide Positivity Rate is 0.59% – Previous Record-Low Was 0.65% on August 27, 2020

7-Day Average Positivity of All 10 Regions of New York State Falls Below 2.0% for First Time Since October 28, 2020

7-Day Statewide Positivity Rate is 0.76% – Lowest Since August 29, 2020, Declined 53 Consecutive Days

1,169 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide – Lowest Since November 1, 2020

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The Finger Lakes’ 7-day average positivity fell to 1.87% yesterday, bringing the individual 7-day average positivity of all 10 regions across the state below 2.0% for the first time since October 28, 2020.

“As we head into summer, it is incredible to reflect on where we were with COVID a year ago,” Governor Cuomo said. “Thanks to the hard work of New Yorkers, we are getting closer to a reimagined normal every day. This is our opportunity to build back safer and stronger than ever before with a new perspective. As we inch toward the end of the tunnel, I want to encourage the people of our state to utilize the greatest tool we have in defeating the virus – the vaccine. It’s free, accessible, and effective.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 159,504
  • Total Positive – 937
  • Percent Positive – 0.59%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 0.76%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 1,169 (-54)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week – -275
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 151
  • Number ICU – 304 (+4)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 178 (+1)
  • Total Discharges – 181,867 (+186)
  • Deaths – 11
  • Total Deaths – 42,665

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

Region
Total ICU Bed in Region
Total Occupied ICU Beds in Region
Percent of ICU Beds Available in Region
Capital Region
241
206
15%
Central New York
225
185
18%
Finger Lakes
397
231
42%
Long Island
835
573
31%
Mid-Hudson
641
370
42%
Mohawk Valley
97
72
26%
New York City
2,416
1,838
24%
North Country
57
25
56%
Southern Tier
115
66
43%
Western New York
543
332
39%
Statewide
5,567
3,898
30%

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

Region
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Thursday, May 27, 2021
Capital Region
1.08%
1.06%
0.99%
Central New York
1.51%
1.49%
1.48%
Finger Lakes
2.21%
2.09%
1.87%
Long Island
0.69%
0.67%
0.64%
Mid-Hudson
0.77%
0.72%
0.71%
Mohawk Valley
0.99%
1.04%
0.94%
New York City
0.65%
0.62%
0.59%
North Country
1.19%
1.12%
1.05%
Southern Tier
0.57%
0.58%
0.54%
Western New York
1.44%
1.35%
1.20%
Statewide
0.85%
0.81%
0.76%

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

Borough in NYC
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Thursday, May 27, 2021
Bronx
0.69%
0.63%
0.63%
Kings
0.75%
0.73%
0.65%
New York
0.41%
0.39%
0.38%
Queens
0.67%
0.66%
0.63%
Richmond
0.81%
0.77%
0.80%

Of the 2,083,041 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
24,614
11
Allegany
3,523
4
Broome
18,539
14
Cattaraugus
5,686
2
Cayuga
6,299
6
Chautauqua
8,903
3
Chemung
7,687
17
Chenango
3,462
0
Clinton
4,827
1
Columbia
4,041
0
Cortland
3,870
13
Delaware
2,350
1
Dutchess
29,371
12
Erie
89,180
38
Essex
1,588
0
Franklin
2,536
1
Fulton
4,392
6
Genesee
5,415
0
Greene
3,394
3
Hamilton
313
0
Herkimer
5,159
1
Jefferson
6,058
4
Lewis
2,779
6
Livingston
4,489
5
Madison
4,533
1
Monroe
68,233
72
Montgomery
4,247
3
Nassau
183,108
52
Niagara
19,947
9
NYC
933,168
390
Oneida
22,438
9
Onondaga
38,596
39
Ontario
7,377
6
Orange
48,113
22
Orleans
3,107
2
Oswego
7,565
4
Otsego
3,439
1
Putnam
10,570
3
Rensselaer
11,185
5
Rockland
46,829
8
Saratoga
15,280
9
Schenectady
13,133
8
Schoharie
1,686
1
Schuyler
1,052
1
Seneca
2,001
0
St. Lawrence
6,606
8
Steuben
6,893
9
Suffolk
200,333
56
Sullivan
6,627
11
Tioga
3,779
5
Tompkins
4,307
1
Ulster
13,861
7
Warren
3,630
1
Washington
3,127
2
Wayne
5,737
0
Westchester
129,313
42
Wyoming
3,570
2
Yates
1,176
0

Yesterday, 11 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 42,665. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Chautauqua
1
Columbia
1
Erie
1
Genesee
1
Monroe
2
Nassau
1
Niagara
2
Richmond
1
Westchester
1