May 29th COVID Update: Governor Cuomo Announces New York State’s 7-Day Average Positivity Falls to 0.73 Percent, Lowest Since COVID-19 Crisis Began

Previous Record Low was 0.75% August 24-25, 2020; 54 Consecutive Days of Decline

1,143 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide – Lowest Since October 31

267 Patients in the ICU – Lowest Since October 31

158 Patients Intubated – Lowest Since November 13

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our numbers have been trending in the right direction — reaching a record low since the start of this pandemic — and they continue to do so because of what the people of this state have done,” Governor Cuomo said. “I encourage those who haven’t yet received their vaccination to take advantage of ongoing incentive programs and do so. The vaccine is the best defense we have against COVID and now is the best time to do what needs to be done to protect our communities.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 140,392
  • Total Positive – 870
  • Percent Positive – 0.62%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 0.73%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 1,143 (-26)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week – -218
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 144
  • Number ICU – 267 (-37)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 158 (-20)
  • Total Discharges – 182,014 (+147)
  • Deaths – 12
  • Total Deaths – 42,677

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
240
208
13%
Central New York
225
188
16%
Finger Lakes
397
225
43%
Long Island
837
575
31%
Mid-Hudson
643
369
43%
Mohawk Valley
97
66
32%
New York City
2,406
1,798
25%
North Country
53
25
53%
Southern Tier
115
63
45%
Western New York
543
331
39%
Statewide
5,556
3,848
31%

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

Region
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Thursday, May 27, 2021
Friday, May 28, 2021
Capital Region
1.06%
0.99%
0.97%
Central New York
1.49%
1.48%
1.46%
Finger Lakes
2.09%
1.87%
1.77%
Long Island
0.67%
0.64%
0.62%
Mid-Hudson
0.72%
0.71%
0.67%
Mohawk Valley
1.04%
0.94%
0.96%
New York City
0.62%
0.59%
0.57%
North Country
1.12%
1.05%
1.08%
Southern Tier
0.58%
0.54%
0.52%
Western New York
1.35%
1.20%
1.15%
Statewide
0.81%
0.76%
0.73%

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
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Thursday, May 27, 2021
Friday, May 28, 2021
Bronx
0.63%
0.63%
0.59%
Kings
0.73%
0.65%
0.60%
New York
0.39%
0.38%
0.37%
Queens
0.66%
0.63%
0.61%
Richmond
0.77%
0.80%
0.85%

Of the 2,083,911 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
24,621
7
Allegany
3,529
6
Broome
18,542
3
Cattaraugus
5,694
8
Cayuga
6,307
8
Chautauqua
8,910
7
Chemung
7,697
10
Chenango
3,466
4
Clinton
4,827
0
Columbia
4,044
3
Cortland
3,875
5
Delaware
2,352
2
Dutchess
29,380
9
Erie
89,219
39
Essex
1,589
1
Franklin
2,542
6
Fulton
4,395
3
Genesee
5,418
3
Greene
3,395
1
Hamilton
313
0
Herkimer
5,162
3
Jefferson
6,068
10
Lewis
2,783
4
Livingston
4,493
4
Madison
4,539
6
Monroe
68,310
77
Montgomery
4,247
0
Nassau
183,145
37
Niagara
19,956
9
NYC
933,506
338
Oneida
22,459
21
Onondaga
38,643
47
Ontario
7,377
0
Orange
48,132
19
Orleans
3,109
2
Oswego
7,569
4
Otsego
3,441
2
Putnam
10,573
3
Rensselaer
11,186
1
Rockland
46,835
6
Saratoga
15,291
11
Schenectady
13,143
10
Schoharie
1,687
1
Schuyler
1,053
1
Seneca
2,001
0
St. Lawrence
6,609
3
Steuben
6,898
5
Suffolk
200,393
60
Sullivan
6,634
7
Tioga
3,788
9
Tompkins
4,310
3
Ulster
13,864
3
Warren
3,634
4
Washington
3,130
3
Wayne
5,739
2
Westchester
129,342
29
Wyoming
3,571
1
Yates
1,176
0

Yesterday, 12 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 42,677. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Albany
1
Bronx
1
Kings
3
Manhattan
1
Onondaga
1
Oswego
1
Richmond
1
Sullivan
1
Westchester
2