May 12, 2021
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces Beaches and Pools to Operate with Six-Foot Social Distancing

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Governor Cuomo Announces Beaches and Pools to Operate with Six-Foot Social Distancing
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Goal to Reach 100% Capacity by July 4

Hospitalizations Drop to 1,928—First Time Below 2,000 Since November 15; Lowest Since November 14

Statewide Positivity Rate Drops to 1.10%—Lowest Since October 17

Statewide 7-Day Average Positivity Rate Drops to 1.28%—Lowest Since October 23; 37 Straight Days of Decline

New York City Positivity Rate Drops to 0.86%—First Day Under 1% Since October 14

ICU Patients Drop to 463—Lowest Since November 19

Intubations Drop to 270—Lowest Since November 22

26 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that beaches and pools will operate with six-foot social distancing in anticipation of Memorial Day. New York State's goal is to reopen them to 100 percent capacity by July 4.

"All the COVID-19 numbers are trending in the right direction, and as more New Yorkers get vaccinated, it's important not to lose any of the significant progress we've gained. As the numbers go down, we can incrementally reopen the economy, and we're going to allow beaches and pools to operate with six-foot social distancing in time for Memorial Day," Governor Cuomo said. "Our hospitalization rate is below 2,000 for the first time since mid-November and our statewide 7-day average positivity rate has declined for 37 straight days. The infection and hospitalization rates are a function of our actions, and each New Yorker has shown tremendous strength and resilience to get these numbers down. As we get closer and closer to defeating COVID once and for all, everyone must continue to practice the behaviors we know work to slow the spread - washing hands, wearing masks and social distancing."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported - 165,892
  • Total Positive - 1,830
  • Percent Positive - 1.10%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 1.28%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 1,928 (-98)
  • 7-Day Average Patient Hospitalization - 2,110
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week - -530
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 227
  • Number ICU - 463 (-28)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 270 (-20)
  • Total Discharges - 178,857 (+265)
  • Deaths - 26
  • Total Deaths - 42,367

 

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

73

0.01%

29%

Central New York

55

0.01%

32%

Finger Lakes

219

0.02%

40%

Long Island

270

0.01%

37%

Mid-Hudson

169

0.01%

48%

Mohawk Valley

33

0.01%

41%

New York City

842

0.01%

35%

North Country

15

0.00%

57%

Southern Tier

61

0.01%

52%

Western New York

191

0.01%

34%

Statewide

1928

0.01%

38%

 

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

238

189

21%

Central New York

233

179

23%

Finger Lakes

397

234

41%

Long Island

845

599

29%

Mid-Hudson

668

404

40%

Mohawk Valley

97

77

21%

New York City

2,533

1857

27%

North Country

60

22

63%

Southern Tier

115

63

45%

Western New York

543

335

38%

Statewide

5,729

3959

31%

 

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

 

REGION

SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

Capital Region

1.46%

1.40%

1.42%

Central New York

1.18%

1.11%

1.14%

Finger Lakes

2.72%

2.71%

2.78%

Long Island

1.27%

1.20%

1.16%

Mid-Hudson

1.43%

1.34%

1.23%

Mohawk Valley

1.48%

1.48%

1.49%

New York City

1.25%

1.20%

1.11%

North Country

2.02%

2.13%

2.00%

Southern Tier

0.65%

0.60%

0.60%

Western New York

2.43%

2.34%

2.30%

Statewide

1.40%

1.34%

1.28%

 

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

 

BOROUGH

SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

Bronx

1.35%

1.28%

1.17%

Brooklyn

1.45%

1.38%

1.23%

Manhattan

0.73%

0.71%

0.70%

Queens

1.33%

1.30%

1.24%

Staten Island

1.46%

1.42%

1.35%

 

Of the 2,061,249 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

24,368

19

Allegany

3,393

7

Broome

18,275

17

Cattaraugus

5,539

13

Cayuga

6,160

5

Chautauqua

8,767

18

Chemung

7,495

9

Chenango

3,388

12

Clinton

4,773

4

Columbia

3,983

9

Cortland

3,716

6

Delaware

2,307

6

Dutchess

29,085

21

Erie

87,972

95

Essex

1,573

3

Franklin

2,511

1

Fulton

4,315

4

Genesee

5,322

3

Greene

3,349

15

Hamilton

305

0

Herkimer

5,087

10

Jefferson

5,862

15

Lewis

2,659

4

Livingston

4,323

16

Madison

4,449

9

Monroe

66,085

149

Montgomery

4,184

6

Nassau

181,920

116

Niagara

19,595

39

NYC

924,993

687

Oneida

22,167

24

Onondaga

37,841

72

Ontario

7,272

5

Orange

47,738

32

Orleans

3,035

4

Oswego

7,391

10

Otsego

3,387

11

Putnam

10,528

7

Rensselaer

11,054

5

Rockland

46,586

22

Saratoga

15,055

41

Schenectady

12,938

14

Schoharie

1,652

4

Schuyler

1,028

2

Seneca

1,974

3

St. Lawrence

6,466

13

Steuben

6,723

13

Suffolk

199,025

119

Sullivan

6,525

8

Tioga

3,659

8

Tompkins

4,216

2

Ulster

13,717

12

Warren

3,569

6

Washington

3,064

9

Wayne

5,613

11

Westchester

128,624

40

Wyoming

3,484

14

Yates

1,165

1

 

Yesterday, 26 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 42,367. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

 

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Bronx

4

Erie

2

Kings

5

Manhattan

2

Montgomery

1

Niagara

2

Onondaga

1

Orange

1

Queens

4

Richmond

1

Rockland

1

Schenectady

1

Suffolk

1

Contact the Governor's Press Office

Contact us by phone:

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

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