On Memorial Day Governor Cuomo Announces 7-Day Average COVID-19 Positivity Rate Drops to New Low


7-Day Average Statewide Positivity Rate Drops to 0.67%; 8 Consecutive Weeks of Decline

More Than 19 Million Vaccine Doses Administered

Statewide Positivity Rate is 0.69%

Hospitalizations Drop to 1,032—Lowest Since October 24

18 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Yesterday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the statewide 7-day average positivity rate dropped to 0.67 percent yesterday, a new low.

The Governor also announced that more than 19 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in New York State.

“We continue to make progress and we are on the verge of defeating COVID-19 for good, but it’s vital that we continue to get as many shots in arms as we can,” Governor Cuomo said. “We’re establishing new pop-up sites across the state and are offering incentives to encourage those who haven’t yet received a shot to take it. New Yorkers have fought this terrible virus every step of the way through an unimaginably difficult time, and there is a light at the end of the tunnel, but getting everyone vaccinated as soon as possible is critical to New York’s future public health and economic recovery.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported– 71,242
  • Total Positive– 494
  • Percent Positive– 0.69%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive– 67%
  • Patient Hospitalization– 1,032 (-36)
  • Patients Newly Admitted– 89
  • Patients in ICU– 252 (-8)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation– 150 (-5)
  • Total Discharges– 182,294 (+119)
  • Deaths– 18
  • Total Deaths– 42,715
  • Total vaccine doses administered– 19,044,632
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours– 48,015
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days– 603,390
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose– 65.2%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series– 56.9%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose– 53.6%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series– 45.7%

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

Region
Friday, May 28, 2021
Saturday, May 29, 2021
Sunday, May 30, 2021
Capital Region
0.97%
0.93%
0.83%
Central New York
1.46%
1.50%
1.40%
Finger Lakes
1.77%
1.68%
1.55%
Long Island
0.62%
0.64%
0.61%
Mid-Hudson
0.67%
0.64%
0.63%
Mohawk Valley
0.96%
0.98%
0.92%
New York City
0.57%
0.54%
0.52%
North Country
1.08%
0.93%
0.92%
Southern Tier
0.52%
0.53%
0.52%
Western New York
1.15%
1.14%
1.03%
Statewide
0.73%
0.71%
0.67%

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
Friday, May 28, 2021
Saturday, May 29, 2021
Sunday, May 30, 2021
Bronx
0.59%
0.58%
0.54%
Kings
0.60%
0.56%
0.53%
New York
0.37%
0.35%
0.34%
Queens
0.61%
0.57%
0.56%
Richmond
0.85%
0.82%
0.77%

Yesterday, 494 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 2,085,190. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
24,633
5
Allegany
3,531
2
Broome
18,550
2
Cattaraugus
5,702
0
Cayuga
6,313
2
Chautauqua
8,918
1
Chemung
7,718
11
Chenango
3,469
1
Clinton
4,830
3
Columbia
4,045
1
Cortland
3,887
7
Delaware
2,356
2
Dutchess
29,392
7
Erie
89,289
19
Essex
1,590
1
Franklin
2,549
3
Fulton
4,398
1
Genesee
5,421
0
Greene
3,398
1
Hamilton
313
0
Herkimer
5,166
2
Jefferson
6,078
5
Lewis
2,786
3
Livingston
4,497
1
Madison
4,546
5
Monroe
68,440
54
Montgomery
4,248
0
Nassau
183,195
26
Niagara
19,970
2
NYC
933,970
207
Oneida
22,481
10
Onondaga
38,703
12
Ontario
7,384
3
Orange
48,154
9
Orleans
3,110
1
Oswego
7,578
3
Otsego
3,447
2
Putnam
10,575
1
Rensselaer
11,189
1
Rockland
46,849
5
Saratoga
15,302
7
Schenectady
13,154
2
Schoharie
1,689
1
Schuyler
1,056
3
Seneca
2,002
0
St. Lawrence
6,611
2
Steuben
6,906
5
Suffolk
200,520
19
Sullivan
6,637
1
Tioga
3,794
1
Tompkins
4,322
4
Ulster
13,872
5
Warren
3,638
3
Washington
3,136
0
Wayne
5,745
2
Westchester
129,387
18
Wyoming
3,574
0
Yates
1,177
0

Yesterday, 18 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 42,715. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

County
New Deaths
Bronx
2
Erie
4
Kings
2
Manhattan
1
Nassau
1
Oneida
1
Orange
1
Queens
4
Saratoga
1
Suffolk
1

All New York State mass vaccination sites are now open to eligible New Yorkers for walk-in vaccination on a first-come, first-serve basis. People who would prefer to schedule an appointment at a state-run mass vaccination site can do so on the Am I Eligible App or by calling 1-833-NYS-4-VAX. People may also contact their local health department, pharmacy, doctor or hospital to schedule appointments where vaccines are available, or visit vaccines.gov to find information on vaccine appointments near them.

Yesterday, 21,535 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 29,082 completed their vaccine series. A geographic breakdown of New Yorkers who have been vaccinated by region is as follows:

 
 People with at least one vaccine dose
 
People with complete vaccine series
 
Region
Cumulative Total
Increase over past 24 hours
Cumulative Total
Increase over past 24 hours
Capital Region
631,973
987
546,776
1,950
Central New York
504,235
650
441,584
1,432
Finger Lakes
640,676
1,025
559,734
1,621
Long Island
1,393,494
3,097
1,168,138
3,744
Mid-Hudson
1,137,354
1,923
955,915
2,066
Mohawk Valley
247,389
374
218,503
411
New York City
4,899,584
10,709
4,150,442
15,970
North Country
227,228
322
202,882
247
Southern Tier
327,875
462
288,358
779
Western New York
690,567
1,986
587,392
862
Statewide
10,700,375
21,535
9,119,724
29,082

The COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker Dashboard is available to update New Yorkers on the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. The New York State Department of Health requires vaccinating facilities to report all COVID-19 vaccine administration data within 24 hours; the vaccine administration data on the dashboard is updated daily to reflect the most up-to-date metrics in the state’s vaccination effort.