Governor Cuomo Provides May 9, 2021 Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

Statewide 7-Day Average Positivity Rate Drops to 1.45%—Lowest Since October 28; 34 Straight Days of Decline

Hospitalizations Drop to 2,024—Lowest Since November 15; Down 511 Over Past Week

7-Day Average Hospitalizations Drop to 2,339—Lowest Since November 21; 38 Straight Days of Decline

ICU Patients Drop to 511—Lowest Since November 21

Intubations Drop to 317—Lowest Since November 26

Statewide Positivity Rate is 1.32%

35 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 numbers and data are showing that New Yorkers are beating back the COVID virus and moving our state forward into the new normal,” Governor Cuomo said. “We must remain vigilant and getting vaccinated is the lynchpin of our ability to rebuild New York for the future. I urge everyone who has not yet made a vaccination appointment to do so immediately. The more New Yorkers get vaccinated, the safer we are as a state.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 171,287
  • Total Positive – 2,269
  • Percent Positive – 1.32%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 1.45%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 2,024 (-154)
  • 7-Day Average Patient Hospitalization – 2,339
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week – -511
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 207
  • Number ICU – 511 (-33)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 317 (-27)
  • Total Discharges – 178,246 (+302)
  • Deaths – 35
  • Total Deaths – 42,279

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
74
0.01%
28%
Central New York
51
0.01%
32%
Finger Lakes
215
0.02%
40%
Long Island
273
0.01%
36%
Mid-Hudson
163
0.01%
47%
Mohawk Valley
25
0.01%
40%
New York City
920
0.01%
35%
North Country
21
0.01%
57%
Southern Tier
64
0.01%
51%
Western New York
218
0.02%
33%
Statewide
2024
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
236
182
23%
Central New York
233
180
23%
Finger Lakes
397
226
43%
Long Island
849
616
27%
Mid-Hudson
668
355
47%
Mohawk Valley
97
78
20%
New York City
2,534
1877
26%
North Country
53
23
57%
Southern Tier
115
67
42%
Western New York
545
332
39%
Statewide
5,727
3936
31%

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

Region
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Capital Region
1.41%
1.32%
1.39%
Central New York
1.23%
1.17%
1.21%
Finger Lakes
2.70%
2.67%
2.83%
Long Island
1.45%
1.38%
1.33%
Mid-Hudson
1.61%
1.50%
1.47%
Mohawk Valley
1.42%
1.46%
1.55%
New York City
1.44%
1.36%
1.29%
North Country
2.05%
1.92%
2.11%
Southern Tier
0.66%
0.66%
0.67%
Western New York
2.57%
2.54%
2.57%
Statewide
1.53%
1.47%
1.45%

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

Borough
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Bronx
1.45%
1.43%
1.38%
Brooklyn
1.74%
1.61%
1.52%
Manhattan
0.85%
0.80%
0.75%
Queens
1.52%
1.46%
1.39%
Staten Island
1.77%
1.63%
1.50%

Of the 2,056,323 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
24,321
19
Allegany
3,372
6
Broome
18,217
39
Cattaraugus
5,509
13
Cayuga
6,138
11
Chautauqua
8,736
22
Chemung
7,467
15
Chenango
3,366
10
Clinton
4,762
5
Columbia
3,968
17
Cortland
3,702
8
Delaware
2,297
4
Dutchess
29,009
34
Erie
87,702
133
Essex
1,567
3
Franklin
2,508
5
Fulton
4,305
10
Genesee
5,310
15
Greene
3,321
10
Hamilton
305
1
Herkimer
5,069
10
Jefferson
5,821
18
Lewis
2,634
8
Livingston
4,284
7
Madison
4,426
5
Monroe
65,639
222
Montgomery
4,175
11
Nassau
181,639
86
Niagara
19,506
48
NYC
923,081
844
Oneida
22,103
35
Onondaga
37,714
105
Ontario
7,258
11
Orange
47,654
39
Orleans
3,020
20
Oswego
7,359
27
Otsego
3,363
4
Putnam
10,512
8
Rensselaer
11,026
15
Rockland
46,545
13
Saratoga
14,976
28
Schenectady
12,888
16
Schoharie
1,643
3
Schuyler
1,026
0
Seneca
1,968
4
St. Lawrence
6,433
12
Steuben
6,683
14
Suffolk
198,695
121
Sullivan
6,503
15
Tioga
3,641
11
Tompkins
4,209
9
Ulster
13,679
16
Warren
3,548
8
Washington
3,040
3
Wayne
5,586
26
Westchester
128,474
62
Wyoming
3,459
2
Yates
1,162
3

Yesterday, 35 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 42,279. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Albany
1
Bronx
4
Erie
2
Kings
8
Manhattan
3
Monroe
2
Niagara
1
Orange
1
Queens
7
Richmond
2
Rockland
1
Saratoga
1
Suffolk
2