On May 16, 2021- Governor Cuomo Announces Lowest Single-Day Positivity Rate Since October 10

Statewide Positivity Rate is 1.00%

Statewide 7-Day Average Positivity Drops to 1.13% – Lowest Since October 14; 41 Straight Days of Decline

Patient Hospitalizations Drop to 1,583 – Lowest Since November 9

ICU Patients Drop to 392 – Lowest Since November 15

Intubations Drop to 225 – Lowest Since November 20

33 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the statewide COVID-19 positivity rate dropped to 1.00 percent yesterday the lowest since October 10.

The individual 7-day average positivity of all three downstate regions — Long Island, New York City, and the Mid-Hudson — fell below 1.0% yesterday for the first time since September 3, 2020.

“While it may feel like our fight with COVID is over, it’s important to remember 33 New Yorkers died yesterday. 33 families are grieving today,” Governor Cuomo said. “Follow social distancing guidelines, adhere to safety protocols, and get vaccinated if you haven’t already. If not for yourself, then for your fellow New Yorkers. Think of each other as we progress toward a healthier, safer New York.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 156,380
  • Total Positive – 1,561
  • Percent Positive – 1.00%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 1.13%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 1,583 (-105)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week – -441
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 178
  • Number ICU – 392 (-15)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 225 (-21)
  • Total Discharges – 179,789 (+228)
  • Deaths – 33
  • Total Deaths – 42,473

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
63
0.01%
30%
Central New York
44
0.01%
33%
Finger Lakes
188
0.02%
40%
Long Island
221
0.01%
38%
Mid-Hudson
134
0.01%
48%
Mohawk Valley
26
0.01%
42%
New York City
670
0.01%
36%
North Country
16
0.00%
58%
Southern Tier
57
0.01%
53%
Western New York
164
0.01%
35%
Statewide
1,583
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
235
196
17%
Central New York
233
157
33%
Finger Lakes
397
231
42%
Long Island
844
569
33%
Mid-Hudson
671
389
42%
Mohawk Valley
97
80
18%
New York City
2,481
1,820
27%
North Country
60
27
55%
Southern Tier
115
63
45%
Western New York
543
340
37%
Statewide
5,676
3,872
32%

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

Region
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Friday, May 14, 2021
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Capital Region
1.39%
1.42%
1.39%
Central New York
1.26%
1.38%
1.31%
Finger Lakes
2.79%
2.77%
2.72%
Long Island
1.07%
1.02%
0.99%
Mid-Hudson
1.08%
1.05%
0.99%
Mohawk Valley
1.31%
1.21%
1.12%
New York City
1.04%
0.98%
0.95%
North Country
1.96%
2.09%
1.98%
Southern Tier
0.64%
0.62%
0.60%
Western New York
2.16%
1.99%
1.85%
Statewide
1.22%
1.18%
1.13%

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
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Friday, May 14, 2021
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Bronx
1.11%
1.02%
0.98%
Kings
1.16%
1.08%
1.01%
New York
0.64%
0.59%
0.60%
Queens
1.15%
1.09%
1.06%
Richmond
1.26%
1.28%
1.31%

Of the 2,069,135 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
24,445
17
Allegany
3,440
7
Broome
18,367
23
Cattaraugus
5,612
12
Cayuga
6,221
7
Chautauqua
8,814
7
Chemung
7,560
6
Chenango
3,409
7
Clinton
4,807
4
Columbia
4,013
5
Cortland
3,766
10
Delaware
2,320
0
Dutchess
29,194
19
Erie
88,434
84
Essex
1,577
0
Franklin
2,518
0
Fulton
4,344
6
Genesee
5,357
9
Greene
3,369
4
Hamilton
307
0
Herkimer
5,110
8
Jefferson
5,942
11
Lewis
2,711
4
Livingston
4,381
10
Madison
4,477
6
Monroe
66,865
165
Montgomery
4,206
3
Nassau
182,343
90
Niagara
19,704
18
NYC
927,949
628
Oneida
22,271
20
Onondaga
38,098
50
Ontario
7,311
12
Orange
47,883
32
Orleans
3,056
5
Oswego
7,446
10
Otsego
3,402
2
Putnam
10,541
2
Rensselaer
11,114
10
Rockland
46,673
17
Saratoga
15,123
10
Schenectady
12,999
11
Schoharie
1,663
1
Schuyler
1,033
3
Seneca
1,982
2
St. Lawrence
6,515
8
Steuben
6,786
11
Suffolk
199,506
95
Sullivan
6,552
3
Tioga
3,702
7
Tompkins
4,250
9
Ulster
13,777
15
Warren
3,590
5
Washington
3,091
6
Wayne
5,660
10
Westchester
128,864
29
Wyoming
3,517
6
Yates
1,168
0

Yesterday, 33 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 42,473. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Bronx
3
Erie
2
Greene
2
Jefferson
1
Kings
7
Manhattan
2
Monroe
1
Nassau
1
Niagara
2
Orange
1
Queens
5
Richmond
1
Schoharie
1
Suffolk
2
Westchester
2