Governor Cuomo Provides May 7, 2021 Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

Statewide Positivity Rate Drops to 1.22%Lowest Since October 22

Statewide 7-Day Average Positivity Rate Drops to 1.53%Lowest Since October 30; 32 Straight Days of Decline

Hospitalizations Drop to 2,264—Lowest Since November 17; Down 573 Over Past Week

ICU Patients Drop to 571—Lowest Since November 23

Intubations Drop to 354—Lowest Since November 30

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 the COVID-19 numbers improve and more residents get vaccinated, we’re reopening our economy and getting New Yorkers back to work,” Governor Cuomo said. “Our progress is a function of what New Yorkers do to slow the spread, so washing hands, wearing masks and social distancing remain important behaviors each of us can practice to keep everyone safe. We’re also continuing to focus on making the vaccine more accessible, and that means expanding walk-ins and opening new pop-up sites to reach specific populations that have lower vaccination rates. New Yorkers have labored for a long time to get to the light at the end of the tunnel, and we need everyone to stay vigilant and keep working together so we can finally defeat this COVID beast for good.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 194,988
  • Total Positive – 2,370
  • Percent Positive – 1.22%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 1.53%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 2,264 (-71)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week – -573
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 287
  • Number ICU – 571 (-34)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 354 (-17)
  • Total Discharges – 177,665 (309)
  • Deaths – 25
  • Total Deaths – 42,211

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
86
0.01%
28%
Central New York
58
0.01%
33%
Finger Lakes
232
0.02%
39%
Long Island
313
0.01%
36%
Mid-Hudson
201
0.01%
47%
Mohawk Valley
28
0.01%
40%
New York City
1006
0.01%
34%
North Country
20
0.00%
57%
Southern Tier
74
0.01%
51%
Western New York
246
0.02%
33%
Statewide
2264
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
240
209
13%
Central New York
233
191
18%
Finger Lakes
397
229
42%
Long Island
849
607
29%
Mid-Hudson
670
381
43%
Mohawk Valley
97
76
22%
New York City
2,532
1896
25%
North Country
59
29
51%
Southern Tier
115
76
34%
Western New York
545
344
37%
Statewide
5,737
4038
30%

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

Region
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Capital Region
1.49%
1.34%
1.41%
Central New York
1.51%
1.38%
1.23%
Finger Lakes
2.84%
2.74%
2.70%
Long Island
1.67%
1.57%
1.45%
Mid-Hudson
1.71%
1.67%
1.61%
Mohawk Valley
1.44%
1.36%
1.42%
New York City
1.61%
1.55%
1.44%
North Country
2.09%
1.92%
2.05%
Southern Tier
0.75%
0.68%
0.66%
Western New York
3.12%
2.82%
2.57%
Statewide
1.71%
1.62%
1.53%

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

Borough
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Bronx
1.67%
1.57%
1.45%
Brooklyn
1.98%
1.90%
1.74%
Manhattan
0.93%
0.90%
0.85%
Queens
1.68%
1.64%
1.52%
Staten Island
1.91%
1.86%
1.77%

Of the 2,050,859 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
24,270
24
Allegany
3,353
10
Broome
18,127
22
Cattaraugus
5,465
5
Cayuga
6,112
14
Chautauqua
8,703
8
Chemung
7,435
12
Chenango
3,353
11
Clinton
4,751
7
Columbia
3,944
11
Cortland
3,679
6
Delaware
2,290
3
Dutchess
28,937
45
Erie
87,297
144
Essex
1,563
11
Franklin
2,503
4
Fulton
4,281
35
Genesee
5,286
18
Greene
3,297
10
Hamilton
304
0
Herkimer
5,054
13
Jefferson
5,767
21
Lewis
2,607
17
Livingston
4,256
11
Madison
4,414
3
Monroe
65,166
179
Montgomery
4,146
16
Nassau
181,375
122
Niagara
19,398
51
NYC
920,981
890
Oneida
22,021
23
Onondaga
37,558
40
Ontario
7,234
22
Orange
47,547
56
Orleans
2,992
3
Oswego
7,323
19
Otsego
3,353
6
Putnam
10,488
17
Rensselaer
11,002
25
Rockland
46,511
28
Saratoga
14,924
21
Schenectady
12,835
20
Schoharie
1,632
7
Schuyler
1,026
0
Seneca
1,962
3
St. Lawrence
6,415
10
Steuben
6,639
13
Suffolk
198,352
169
Sullivan
6,472
16
Tioga
3,618
4
Tompkins
4,193
9
Ulster
13,638
18
Warren
3,529
16
Washington
3,027
11
Wayne
5,546
15
Westchester
128,303
67
Wyoming
3,449
7
Yates
1,156
2

Yesterday, 25 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 42,211. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Cattaraugus
1
Erie
2
Kings
7
Manhattan
3
Nassau
2
Niagara
1
Orange
1
Queens
2
Rensselaer
1
Suffolk
3
Sullivan
1
Westchester
1