May 1, 2021
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces Lowest Single-Day COVID-19 Positivity Rate Since November 3

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Governor Cuomo Announces Lowest Single-Day COVID-19 Positivity Rate Since November 3
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Statewide Positivity Rate Drops to 1.60%

Statewide 7-Day Average Positivity Rate Drops to 1.89%—Lowest Since November 6

Hospitalizations Drop to 2,729—Lowest Since November 22

ICU Patients Drop to 658—Lowest Since November 27

Intubations Drop to 417—Lowest Since December 3

25 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the statewide positivity rate yesterday was 1.60 percent, the lowest since November 3.

"New York is beating back COVID every single day as more people take the vaccine and we continue to keep the positivity and hospitalization rates down," Governor Cuomo said. "The numbers are all trending in the right direction, and as a result we're able to open the valves on our reopening even more and increase capacity for different industries. This is all great news, but now is not the time to let our guard down. COVID is still a very real threat, and I urge everyone to stay vigilant and keep practicing the behaviors we know slow the spread of the virus." 

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported - 232,942
  • Total Positive - 3,725
  • Percent Positive - 1.60%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 1.89%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 2,729 (-108)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week - -565
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 321
  • Number ICU - 658 (-8)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 417 (-6)
  • Total Discharges - 175,876 (+370)
  • Deaths - 25
  • Total Deaths - 42,018

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

87

0.01%

30%

Central New York

55

0.01%

32%

Finger Lakes

215

0.02%

40%

Long Island

389

0.01%

35%

Mid-Hudson

283

0.01%

45%

Mohawk Valley

33

0.01%

38%

New York City

1305

0.02%

33%

North Country

24

0.01%

56%

Southern Tier

84

0.01%

49%

Western New York

254

0.02%

32%

Statewide

2729

0.01%

36%

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

241

210

13%

Central New York

233

180

23%

Finger Lakes

397

221

44%

Long Island

848

637

25%

Mid-Hudson

665

420

37%

Mohawk Valley

97

80

18%

New York City

2,551

1904

25%

North Country

53

20

62%

Southern Tier

115

66

43%

Western New York

545

366

33%

Statewide

5,745

4104

29%

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

REGION

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Capital Region

1.57%

1.50%

1.55%

Central New York

1.48%

1.48%

1.50%

Finger Lakes

2.87%

2.81%

2.91%

Long Island

2.08%

2.05%

1.97%

Mid-Hudson

2.13%

2.06%

1.95%

Mohawk Valley

1.50%

1.49%

1.52%

New York City

1.94%

1.89%

1.83%

North Country

1.84%

1.87%

2.10%

Southern Tier

0.76%

0.74%

0.71%

Western New York

3.56%

3.49%

3.44%

Statewide

1.98%

1.93%

1.89%

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

BOROUGH

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Bronx

1.94%

1.88%

1.78%

Brooklyn

2.33%

2.28%

2.23%

Manhattan

1.12%

1.09%

1.10%

Queens

2.08%

2.02%

1.94%

Staten Island

2.40%

2.28%

2.21%

Of the 2,036,219 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

24,159

31

Allegany

3,299

17

Broome

17,975

29

Cattaraugus

5,399

25

Cayuga

6,049

15

Chautauqua

8,635

16

Chemung

7,361

19

Chenango

3,288

20

Clinton

4,693

10

Columbia

3,894

5

Cortland

3,624

2

Delaware

2,266

8

Dutchess

28,698

58

Erie

86,439

272

Essex

1,537

3

Franklin

2,483

12

Fulton

4,215

7

Genesee

5,221

21

Greene

3,255

17

Hamilton

303

0

Herkimer

4,994

7

Jefferson

5,668

33

Lewis

2,557

12

Livingston

4,189

17

Madison

4,385

7

Monroe

63,999

216

Montgomery

4,079

12

Nassau

180,605

232

Niagara

19,138

60

NYC

914,892

1,556

Oneida

21,892

42

Onondaga

37,232

107

Ontario

7,129

18

Orange

47,264

66

Orleans

2,932

9

Oswego

7,221

19

Otsego

3,312

6

Putnam

10,427

11

Rensselaer

10,928

16

Rockland

46,319

51

Saratoga

14,789

29

Schenectady

12,717

29

Schoharie

1,609

9

Schuyler

1,017

3

Seneca

1,934

3

St. Lawrence

6,363

11

Steuben

6,552

23

Suffolk

197,356

261

Sullivan

6,400

14

Tioga

3,578

11

Tompkins

4,151

11

Ulster

13,517

37

Warren

3,488

6

Washington

2,973

11

Wayne

5,457

15

Westchester

127,817

153

Wyoming

3,405

12

Yates

1,141

3

Yesterday, 25 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State—the lowest one-day death toll since November 13, 2020— bringing the total to 42,018. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Bronx

5

Broome

1

Dutchess

1

Erie

1

Kings

2

Manhattan

2

Monroe

4

Oneida

2

Orange

1

Queens

4

Rensselaer

1

Suffolk

1

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Albany: (518) 474-8418
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