Governor Cuomo Announces Statewide 7-Day Average Positivity has Declined 50 Consecutive Days, Falls to 0.89%


1,357 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide

307 Patients in the ICU; 181 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 1.00%

16 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

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

“The hard work of New Yorkers combined with the vaccine have helped us prevent the spread of COVID and keep our state’s numbers trending in the right direction,” Governor Cuomo said. “While we are containing the COVID beast, our fight is not over. I want to encourage all New Yorkers to take advantage of our greatest tool against COVID – the vaccine.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 76,551
  • Total Positive – 767
  • Percent Positive – 1.00%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 0.89%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 1,357 (+52)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week – -228
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 142
  • Number ICU – 307 (+4)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 181 (-4)
  • Total Discharges – 181,319 (+88)
  • Deaths – 16
  • Total Deaths – 42,624

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
243
193
21%
Central New York
225
176
22%
Finger Lakes
397
234
41%
Long Island
845
540
36%
Mid-Hudson
643
361
44%
Mohawk Valley
97
76
22%
New York City
2,430
1,783
27%
North Country
54
30
44%
Southern Tier
115
63
45%
Western New York
545
337
38%
Statewide
5,594
3,793
32%

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

Region
Saturday, May 22, 2021
Sunday, May 23, 2021
Monday, May 24, 2021
Capital Region
1.08%
1.11%
1.15%
Central New York
1.55%
1.56%
1.52%
Finger Lakes
2.38%
2.34%
2.33%
Long Island
0.76%
0.72%
0.72%
Mid-Hudson
0.84%
0.78%
0.79%
Mohawk Valley
0.91%
0.92%
0.99%
New York City
0.71%
0.69%
0.68%
North Country
1.47%
1.45%
1.39%
Southern Tier
0.62%
0.64%
0.62%
Western New York
1.53%
1.49%
1.51%
Statewide
0.92%
0.90%
0.89%

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
Saturday, May 22, 2021
Sunday, May 23, 2021
Monday, May 24, 2021
Bronx
0.73%
0.74%
0.70%
Kings
0.85%
0.81%
0.81%
New York
0.44%
0.44%
0.42%
Queens
0.75%
0.71%
0.69%
Richmond
0.84%
0.83%
0.84%

Of the 2,080,113 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
24,583
17
Allegany
3,511
5
Broome
18,499
7
Cattaraugus
5,672
1
Cayuga
6,282
1
Chautauqua
8,888
15
Chemung
7,641
4
Chenango
3,456
1
Clinton
4,824
0
Columbia
4,038
1
Cortland
3,839
6
Delaware
2,348
0
Dutchess
29,338
9
Erie
89,031
33
Essex
1,587
1
Franklin
2,530
0
Fulton
4,379
3
Genesee
5,407
3
Greene
3,386
0
Hamilton
313
0
Herkimer
5,148
4
Jefferson
6,041
8
Lewis
2,767
4
Livingston
4,473
3
Madison
4,519
2
Monroe
67,967
75
Montgomery
4,240
3
Nassau
182,945
43
Niagara
19,910
13
NYC
932,008
288
Oneida
22,393
9
Onondaga
38,475
17
Ontario
7,365
3
Orange
48,061
18
Orleans
3,093
0
Oswego
7,546
11
Otsego
3,433
3
Putnam
10,564
3
Rensselaer
11,174
4
Rockland
46,793
11
Saratoga
15,250
8
Schenectady
13,112
15
Schoharie
1,682
2
Schuyler
1,048
1
Seneca
1,996
1
St. Lawrence
6,591
7
Steuben
6,871
4
Suffolk
200,163
48
Sullivan
6,606
5
Tioga
3,762
2
Tompkins
4,300
0
Ulster
13,851
7
Warren
3,623
1
Washington
3,117
1
Wayne
5,732
4
Westchester
129,207
28
Wyoming
3,561
2
Yates
1,174
2

Yesterday, 16 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 42,624. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Bronx
2
Erie
2
Kings
1
Manhattan
1
Onondaga
1
Queens
3
Richmond
2
Suffolk
2
Westchester
2