Governor Cuomo Provides May 14, 2021 Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

Statewide Positivity Rate Drops to 1.01% – Lowest Since October 10 

Statewide 7-Day Average Positivity Rate Drops to 1.22% – Lowest Since October 19; 39 Straight Days of Decline

Patient Hospitalizations Drop to 1,767 Statewide – Lowest Since November 12

415 Patients in the ICU – Lowest Since November 16

247 Intubated – Lowest Since November 21

25 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.

“As we near the light at the end of the COVID tunnel, it is imperative that we remain vigilant in our fight against the virus and continue to adhere to safety measures in place,” Governor Cuomo said. “New York was hit harder than any other state in the nation, but thanks to the hard work of New Yorkers, we are seeing a steady decline in our numbers. If you haven’t already, get vaccinated so we can continue to make progress toward a healthier, stronger New York for all.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  •         Test Results Reported – 203,852
  •          Total Positive – 2,068
  •          Percent Positive – 1.01%
  •          7-Day Average Percent Positive – 1.22%
  •          Patient Hospitalization – 1,767 (-85)
  •          Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week – -497
  •          Patients Newly Admitted – 205
  •          Number ICU – 415 (-18)
  •          Number ICU with Intubation – 247 (-11)
  •          Total Discharges – 179,337 (+239)
  •          Deaths – 25
  •          Total Deaths – 42,417

 

The regional hospital bed capacity and occupancy numbers, including the number of hospitalizations as a percent of the region’s population, is as follows:

  Region
COVID Patients Currently in Hospital in Region
COVID Patients as Percent of Region Population
Percent of Hospital Beds Available Within 7 Days Under Surge Plan – 7 day average
Capital Region
74
0.01%
30%
Central New York
54
0.01%
32%
Finger Lakes
200
0.02%
40%
Long Island
247
0.01%
38%
Mid-Hudson
154
0.01%
48%
Mohawk Valley
32
0.01%
42%
New York City
750
0.01%
36%
North Country
10
0.00%
57%
Southern Tier
61
0.01%
52%
Western New York
185
0.01%
35%
Statewide
1,767
0.01%
38%

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
244
204
16%
Central New York
233
167
28%
Finger Lakes
397
229
42%
Long Island
845
585
31%
Mid-Hudson
667
379
43%
Mohawk Valley
97
77
21%
New York City
2,503
1,873
25%
North Country
54
23
57%
Southern Tier
115
66
43%
Western New York
543
323
41%
Statewide
5,698
3,926
31%

 

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

Region
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Capital Region
1.42%
1.47%
1.39%
Central New York
1.14%
1.17%
1.26%
Finger Lakes
2.78%
2.75%
2.79%
Long Island
1.16%
1.10%
1.07%
Mid-Hudson
1.23%
1.16%
1.08%
Mohawk Valley
1.49%
1.42%
1.31%
New York City
1.11%
1.07%
1.04%
North Country
2.00%
2.12%
1.96%
Southern Tier
0.60%
0.63%
0.64%
Western New York
2.30%
2.24%
2.16%
Statewide
1.28%
1.25%
1.22%

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 11, 2021
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Bronx
1.17%
1.13%
1.11%
Kings
1.23%
1.20%
1.16%
New York
0.70%
0.64%
0.64%
Queens
1.24%
1.19%
1.15%
Richmond
1.35%
1.30%
1.26%

Of the 2,065,533 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
24,406
21
Allegany
3,417
19
Broome
18,328
28
Cattaraugus
5,574
15
Cayuga
6,197
20
Chautauqua
8,788
12
Chemung
7,533
17
Chenango
3,397
5
Clinton
4,789
5
Columbia
4,001
10
Cortland
3,750
22
Delaware
2,317
6
Dutchess
29,137
30
Erie
88,228
113
Essex
1,575
2
Franklin
2,517
1
Fulton
4,329
5
Genesee
5,340
7
Greene
3,360
6
Hamilton
307
0
Herkimer
5,099
5
Jefferson
5,903
19
Lewis
2,687
11
Livingston
4,358
22
Madison
4,465
7
Monroe
66,507
187
Montgomery
4,195
7
Nassau
182,139
112
Niagara
19,656
22
NYC
926,650
802
Oneida
22,222
19
Onondaga
37,973
72
Ontario
7,289
6
Orange
47,808
31
Orleans
3,048
5
Oswego
7,415
18
Otsego
3,395
5
Putnam
10,534
3
Rensselaer
11,089
17
Rockland
46,626
19
Saratoga
15,090
19
Schenectady
12,972
24
Schoharie
1,660
5
Schuyler
1,028
0
Seneca
1,979
2
St. Lawrence
6,493
13
Steuben
6,762
16
Suffolk
199,282
134
Sullivan
6,537
4
Tioga
3,679
8
Tompkins
4,230
9
Ulster
13,747
14
Warren
3,580
3
Washington
3,075
2
Wayne
5,636
14
Westchester
128,763
60
Wyoming
3,504
7
Yates
1,168
1

Yesterday, 25 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 42,417. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Broome
1
Dutchess
1
Kings
6
Manhattan
4
Monroe
2
Nassau
1
Queens
4
Richmond
2
Schenectady
1
Suffolk
1
Tioga
1
Westchester
1