Governor Cuomo provides May 4, 2021 Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress during COVID-19 PANDEMIC

7-Day Average Positivity Rate 1.76%; Lowest Since November 5, 2020

2,573 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide; Down 611 Over the Last Week

625 Patients in the ICU; 381 Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 2.25%

39 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 have embodied the spirit of New York Tough, and it shows in our numbers more and more every day,” Governor Cuomo said. “It is easier than ever to receive the vaccine and as the rate of vaccinations increases and the rate of infection decreases we are able to accelerate the reopening. While the light at the end of the tunnel has never been brighter, this war isn’t over. I encourage New Yorkers to continue doing the things we know stop COVID in its tracks: wear a mask, practice social distancing and, most importantly, get vaccinated. I urge those who have yet to be vaccinated to do the right thing for themselves, their families and their communities and roll up your sleeve. We are all in this together.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported- 96,747
  • Total Positive – 2,173
  • Percent Positive – 2.25%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 1.76%
  • Patient Hospitalization- 2,573 (+34)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week – -611
  • Patients Newly Admitted- 264
  • Number ICU- 625 (+12)
  • Number ICU with Intubation- 381 (+2)
  • Total Discharges- 176,676 (+197)
  • Deaths- 39
  • Total Deaths- 42,129

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
Capital Region
85
0.01%
29%
Central New York
63
0.01%
33%
Finger Lakes
221
0.02%
39%
Long Island
359
0.01%
36%
Mid-Hudson
253
0.01%
46%
Mohawk Valley
31
0.01%
38%
New York City
1,209
0.01%
34%
North Country
16
0.00%
57%
Southern Tier
83
0.01%
51%
Western New York
253
0.02%
33%
Statewide
2,573
0.01%
37%

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

Region
Total ICU Beds in Region
Total Occupied ICU Beds in Region
Percent of ICU Beds Available in Region (7-day Avg)
Capital Region
238
197
17%
Central New York
233
169
27%
Finger Lakes
397
220
45%
Long Island
846
591
30%
Mid-Hudson
671
398
41%
Mohawk Valley
97
77
21%
New York City
2,528
1,850
27%
North Country
57
23
60%
Southern Tier
115
68
41%
Western New York
545
334
39%
Statewide
5,727
3,927
31%

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

Region
Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Capital Region
1.55%
1.43%
1.47%
Central New York
1.51%
1.55%
1.58%
Finger Lakes
2.81%
2.85%
2.92%
Long Island
1.88%
1.79%
1.74%
Mid-Hudson
1.88%
1.77%
1.77%
Mohawk Valley
1.45%
1.44%
1.38%
New York City
1.78%
1.72%
1.65%
North Country
1.98%
2.07%
2.00%
Southern Tier
0.70%
0.71%
0.74%
Western New York
3.38%
3.38%
3.23%
Statewide
1.84%
1.79%
1.76%

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

Borough
Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Bronx
1.74%
1.70%
1.66%
Brooklyn
2.16%
2.09%
1.98%
Manhattan
1.07%
1.04%
0.98%
Queens
1.88%
1.80%
1.76%
Staten Island
2.10%
2.05%
2.00%

Of the 2,043,441 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
24,212
20
Allegany
3,329
7
Broome
18,057
37
Cattaraugus
5,433
11
Cayuga
6,085
13
Chautauqua
8,670
14
Chemung
7,408
12
Chenango
3,322
13
Clinton
4,720
7
Columbia
3,913
9
Cortland
3,652
9
Delaware
2,276
4
Dutchess
28,816
35
Erie
86,897
155
Essex
1,546
0
Franklin
2,496
3
Fulton
4,233
6
Genesee
5,248
10
Greene
3,271
3
Hamilton
303
0
Herkimer
5,023
12
Jefferson
5,707
17
Lewis
2,569
3
Livingston
4,230
14
Madison
4,400
2
Monroe
64,569
162
Montgomery
4,106
8
Nassau
180,992
132
Niagara
19,270
42
NYC
917,944
832
Oneida
21,950
13
Onondaga
37,416
57
Ontario
7,186
17
Orange
47,390
41
Orleans
2,967
17
Oswego
7,267
13
Otsego
3,334
5
Putnam
10,456
8
Rensselaer
10,957
5
Rockland
46,388
26
Saratoga
14,863
30
Schenectady
12,778
24
Schoharie
1,616
1
Schuyler
1,022
2
Seneca
1,945
5
St. Lawrence
6,385
6
Steuben
6,580
9
Suffolk
197,866
148
Sullivan
6,425
6
Tioga
3,601
7
Tompkins
4,160
0
Ulster
13,576
17
Warren
3,497
8
Washington
2,994
11
Wayne
5,494
9
Westchester
128,066
91
Wyoming
3,421
4
Yates
1,144
1

Yesterday, 39 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 42,129. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Albany
1
Bronx
1
Cattaraugus
1
Chautauqua
1
Chemung
1
Chenango
1
Erie
5
Kings
9
Manhattan
3
Monroe
4
Montgomery
1
Nassau
3
Niagara
1
Orange
2
Queens
2
Schenectady
1
Suffolk
1
Westchester
1