May 6, 2021
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces Lowest Single-day COVID-19 Positivity Rate since October 22

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Governor Cuomo Announces Lowest Single-day COVID-19 Positivity Rate since October 22
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Statewide Positivity Rate Drops to 1.27%

Statewide 7-Day Average Positivity Rate Drops to 1.62%—Lowest Since November 3

Western New York's 7-Day Average Positivity Rate Drops to 2.82%—Every Region of New York State Below 3 Percent for First Time Since November 5

Hospitalizations Drop to 2,335—Lowest Since November 18; Down 599 Over Past Week

ICU Patients Drop to 605—Lowest Since November 24

Intubations Drop to 371—Lowest Since November 30

23 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the statewide COVID-19 positivity rate dropped to 1.27 percent yesterday, the lowest since October 22.

Western New York's 7-day average positivity rate dropped to 2.82 percent yesterday. The positivity rate in every region of New York State has now dropped below 3 percent for the first time since November 5, 2020.

"As we make progress defeating the COVID beast and the numbers continue to come down, we are incrementally reopening our economy based on the science and the data," Governor Cuomo said. "This is all good news, but we aren't through this pandemic yet and it's essential that New Yorkers continue practicing safe behaviors like washing hands, wearing masks and socially distancing to slow the spread. We will get past COVID, but only if we do it together, so we need every single New Yorker to do their part and get vaccinated so we can begin to recover, reimagine and rebuild."

Today's data is summarized briefly below: 

  • Test Results Reported - 203,644
  • Total Positive - 2,585
  • Percent Positive - 1.27%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 1.62%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 2,335 (-123)
  • 7-Day Average Patient Hospitalization - 2,572
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week - -599
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 287
  • Number ICU - 605 (-5)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 371 (-8)
  • Total Discharges - 177,356 (+344)
  • Deaths - 23
  • Total Deaths - 42,185

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%

28%

Central New York

65

0.01%

33%

Finger Lakes

220

0.02%

39%

Long Island

308

0.01%

36%

Mid-Hudson

223

0.01%

46%

Mohawk Valley

33

0.01%

39%

New York City

1057

0.01%

34%

North Country

17

0.00%

57%

Southern Tier

73

0.01%

51%

Western New York

252

0.02%

33%

Statewide

2335

0.01%

37%

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

236

202

14%

Central New York

233

178

24%

Finger Lakes

397

228

43%

Long Island

852

601

29%

Mid-Hudson

667

397

40%

Mohawk Valley

94

70

26%

New York City

2,533

1901

25%

North Country

57

30

47%

Southern Tier

115

74

36%

Western New York

545

348

36%

Statewide

5,729

4029

30%

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

REGION

MONDAY 

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

Capital Region

1.47%

1.49%

1.34%

Central New York

1.58%

1.51%

1.38%

Finger Lakes

2.92%

2.84%

2.74%

Long Island

1.74%

1.67%

1.57%

Mid-Hudson

1.77%

1.71%

1.67%

Mohawk Valley

1.38%

1.44%

1.36%

New York City

1.65%

1.61%

1.55%

North Country

2.00%

2.09%

1.92%

Southern Tier

0.74%

0.75%

0.68%

Western New York

3.23%

3.12%

2.82%

Statewide

1.76%

1.71%

1.62%

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

BOROUGH

MONDAY 

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

Bronx

1.66%

1.67%

1.57%

Brooklyn

1.98%

1.98%

1.90%

Manhattan

0.98%

0.93%

0.90%

Queens

1.76%

1.68%

1.64%

Staten Island

2.00%

1.91%

1.86%

Of the 2,048,489 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

24,246

20

Allegany

3,343

7

Broome

18,105

24

Cattaraugus

5,460

16

Cayuga

6,098

5

Chautauqua

8,695

13

Chemung

7,423

7

Chenango

3,342

11

Clinton

4,744

13

Columbia

3,933

9

Cortland

3,673

10

Delaware

2,287

8

Dutchess

28,892

42

Erie

87,153

136

Essex

1,552

1

Franklin

2,499

2

Fulton

4,246

7

Genesee

5,268

8

Greene

3,287

8

Hamilton

304

0

Herkimer

5,041

12

Jefferson

5,746

18

Lewis

2,590

10

Livingston

4,245

12

Madison

4,411

7

Monroe

64,987

257

Montgomery

4,130

12

Nassau

181,253

145

Niagara

19,347

41

NYC

920,091

1,042

Oneida

21,998

28

Onondaga

37,518

61

Ontario

7,212

20

Orange

47,491

54

Orleans

2,989

13

Oswego

7,304

21

Otsego

3,347

7

Putnam

10,471

10

Rensselaer

10,977

13

Rockland

46,483

37

Saratoga

14,903

16

Schenectady

12,815

15

Schoharie

1,625

2

Schuyler

1,026

3

Seneca

1,959

3

St. Lawrence

6,405

11

Steuben

6,626

27

Suffolk

198,183

160

Sullivan

6,456

18

Tioga

3,614

5

Tompkins

4,184

6

Ulster

13,620

24

Warren

3,513

6

Washington

3,016

5

Wayne

5,531

18

Westchester

128,236

83

Wyoming

3,442

12

Yates

1,154

4

Yesterday, 23 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State—the lowest single-day death toll since November 10, 2020—bringing the total to 42,185. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Bronx

2

Broome

1

Erie

2

Kings

6

Nassau

2

Niagara

2

Queens

3

Richmond

4

Saratoga

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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