Governor Cuomo Announces Statewide Positivity Rate is 0.70%, Lowest Since August 30

Statewide 7-Day Average Positivity Rate is 0.85% – Lowest Since September 2; 51 Straight Days of Decline

1,274 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide – Lowest Since November 3

297 Patients in the ICU – Lowest Since November 9

177 Patients Intubated – Lowest Since November 16

17 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.

“New Yorkers are continuing to do a terrific job at beating back COVID and thanks to their hard work, we are getting closer and closer to the light at the end of the tunnel,” Governor Cuomo said. “While we should be proud of the work we have accomplished thus far, we cannot take our foot off the gas. The key now is to ensure as many New Yorkers are vaccinated as possible. It’s never been easier to access and better yet, numerous programs are in place to further incentivize getting shots in arms. There are no longer any excuses – the time is now to get vaccinated.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 133,208
  • Total Positive – 936
  • Percent Positive – 0.70%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 0.85%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 1,274 (-83)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week – -247
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 159
  • Number ICU – 297 (-10)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 177 (-4)
  • Total Discharges – 181,499 (+180)
  • Deaths – 17
  • Total Deaths – 42,642

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
195
19%
Central New York
225
176
22%
Finger Lakes
397
234
41%
Long Island
850
581
32%
Mid-Hudson
647
371
43%
Mohawk Valley
97
71
27%
New York City
2,436
1,850
24%
North Country
57
26
54%
Southern Tier
115
68
41%
Western New York
545
354
35%
Statewide
5,610
3,926
30%

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

Region
Sunday, May 23, 2021
Monday, May 24, 2021
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Capital Region
1.11%
1.15%
1.08%
Central New York
1.56%
1.52%
1.51%
Finger Lakes
2.34%
2.33%
2.21%
Long Island
0.72%
0.72%
0.69%
Mid-Hudson
0.78%
0.79%
0.77%
Mohawk Valley
0.92%
0.99%
0.99%
New York City
0.69%
0.68%
0.65%
North Country
1.45%
1.39%
1.19%
Southern Tier
0.64%
0.62%
0.57%
Western New York
1.49%
1.51%
1.44%
Statewide
0.90%
0.89%
0.85%

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
Sunday, May 23, 2021
Monday, May 24, 2021
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Bronx
0.74%
0.70%
0.69%
Kings
0.81%
0.81%
0.75%
New York
0.44%
0.42%
0.41%
Queens
0.71%
0.69%
0.67%
Richmond
0.83%
0.84%
0.81%

Of the 2,081,049 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive (5/25)
New Positive (5/25)
Albany
24,593
10
Allegany
3,517
6
Broome
18,508
9
Cattaraugus
5,678
6
Cayuga
6,289
7
Chautauqua
8,897
9
Chemung
7,652
11
Chenango
3,458
2
Clinton
4,824
0
Columbia
4,038
0
Cortland
3,847
8
Delaware
2,348
0
Dutchess
29,346
8
Erie
89,087
56
Essex
1,588
1
Franklin
2,533
3
Fulton
4,380
1
Genesee
5,413
6
Greene
3,388
2
Hamilton
313
0
Herkimer
5,151
3
Jefferson
6,047
6
Lewis
2,770
3
Livingston
4,477
4
Madison
4,526
7
Monroe
68,059
92
Montgomery
4,243
3
Nassau
183,001
56
Niagara
19,927
17
NYC
932,354
346
Oneida
22,414
21
Onondaga
38,525
50
Ontario
7,367
2
Orange
48,079
18
Orleans
3,100
7
Oswego
7,554
8
Otsego
3,437
4
Putnam
10,566
2
Rensselaer
11,176
2
Rockland
46,809
16
Saratoga
15,263
13
Schenectady
13,115
3
Schoharie
1,685
3
Schuyler
1,049
1
Seneca
1,998
2
St. Lawrence
6,595
4
Steuben
6,872
1
Suffolk
200,205
42
Sullivan
6,610
4
Tioga
3,766
4
Tompkins
4,303
3
Ulster
13,852
1
Warren
3,627
4
Washington
3,119
2
Wayne
5,734
2
Westchester
129,238
31
Wyoming
3,565
4
Yates
1,174
0

Yesterday, 17 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 42,642. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Albany
1
Allegany
2
Bronx
1
Chautauqua
1
Kings
2
Lewis
1
Manhattan
1
Monroe
3
Niagara
1
Onondaga
1
Sullivan
1
Ulster
2