May 31, 2021
Albany, NY

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

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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 - 0.67%
  • 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.

Contact the Governor’s Press Office

Contact us by phone:

Albany: (518) 474 - 8418
New York City: (212) 681 - 4640

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