May 17, 2021
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces Lowest Statewide 7-Day Average Positivity Rate Since September 29, 42 Straight Days of Decline

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Governor Cuomo Announces Lowest Statewide 7-Day Average Positivity Rate Since September 29, 42 Straight Days of Decline
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Patient Hospitalizations Drop to 1,581 - Lowest Since November 9

7-Day Hospitalizations Drop to 1,775 - Lowest Since November 15; 46 Straight Days of Decline

ICU Patients Drop to 387 - Lowest Since November 14

228 Patients Intubated

Statewide Positivity Rate is 1.26%

11 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday - Lowest Since October 30

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

"The people of New York have proven their strength over the last year and it's thanks to their vigilance that we are getting closer to fully reopening the state," Governor Cuomo said. "As the numbers continue to go down, we are reopening more sectors of our economy and loosening restrictions wherever we can, while still keeping health and safety a top priority. As we continue build on this positive momentum, we look forward to welcoming New Yorkers and visitors alike back to the businesses, events and landmarks that make up the fabric of the Empire State."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported - 101,173
  • Total Positive - 1,278
  • Percent Positive - 1.26%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 1.11%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 1,581 (-2)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week - -435
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 164
  • Number ICU - 387 (-5)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 228 (+3)
  • Total Discharges - 179,950 (+161)
  • Deaths - 11
  • Total Deaths - 42,486

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 - 7 day average

Capital Region

61

0.01%

30%

Central New York

40

0.01%

33%

Finger Lakes

196

0.02%

40%

Long Island

212

0.01%

39%

Mid-Hudson

142

0.01%

48%

Mohawk Valley

27

0.01%

42%

New York City

656

0.01%

36%

North Country

16

0.00%

59%

Southern Tier

62

0.01%

53%

Western New York

169

0.01%

36%

Statewide

1,581

0.01%

38%

The regional ICU bed capacity and occupancy numbers are as follows:

Region

Total ICU Bed in Region

Total Occupied ICU Beds in Region

Percent of ICU Beds Available in Region

Capital Region

233

192

18%

Central New York

233

173

26%

Finger Lakes

397

233

41%

Long Island

846

571

33%

Mid-Hudson

667

375

44%

Mohawk Valley

97

76

22%

New York City

2,481

1,794

28%

North Country

55

29

47%

Southern Tier

115

61

47%

Western New York

544

340

38%

Statewide

5,668

3,844

32%

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

Region

Friday, May 14, 2021

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Capital Region

1.42%

1.39%

1.34%

Central New York

1.38%

1.31%

1.37%

Finger Lakes

2.77%

2.72%

2.72%

Long Island

1.02%

0.99%

0.98%

Mid-Hudson

1.05%

0.99%

0.99%

Mohawk Valley

1.21%

1.12%

1.15%

New York City

0.98%

0.95%

0.91%

North Country

2.09%

1.98%

2.00%

Southern Tier

0.62%

0.60%

0.59%

Western New York

1.99%

1.85%

1.86%

Statewide

1.18%

1.13%

1.11%

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 14, 2021

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Bronx

1.02%

0.98%

0.92%

Kings

1.08%

1.01%

0.99%

New York

0.59%

0.60%

0.58%

Queens

1.09%

1.06%

1.03%

Richmond

1.28%

1.31%

1.22%

Of the 2,070,413 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

24,455

10

Allegany

3,451

11

Broome

18,381

14

Cattaraugus

5,620

8

Cayuga

6,231

10

Chautauqua

8,820

6

Chemung

7,570

10

Chenango

3,412

3

Clinton

4,810

3

Columbia

4,018

5

Cortland

3,773

7

Delaware

2,321

1

Dutchess

29,214

20

Erie

88,507

73

Essex

1,578

1

Franklin

2,518

0

Fulton

4,348

4

Genesee

5,365

8

Greene

3,370

1

Hamilton

307

0

Herkimer

5,114

4

Jefferson

5,953

11

Lewis

2,716

5

Livingston

4,389

8

Madison

4,482

5

Monroe

66,986

121

Montgomery

4,209

3

Nassau

182,422

79

Niagara

19,721

17

NYC

928,429

480

Oneida

22,283

12

Onondaga

38,132

34

Ontario

7,319

8

Orange

47,908

25

Orleans

3,061

5

Oswego

7,461

15

Otsego

3,403

1

Putnam

10,542

1

Rensselaer

11,123

9

Rockland

46,697

24

Saratoga

15,136

13

Schenectady

13,009

10

Schoharie

1,667

4

Schuyler

1,033

0

Seneca

1,983

1

St. Lawrence

6,524

9

Steuben

6,794

8

Suffolk

199,592

86

Sullivan

6,558

6

Tioga

3,713

11

Tompkins

4,256

6

Ulster

13,788

11

Warren

3,592

2

Washington

3,095

4

Wayne

5,664

4

Westchester

128,897

33

Wyoming

3,524

7

Yates

1,169

1

Yesterday, 11 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 42,486. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Cattaraugus

1

Columbia

1

Kings

4

Manhattan

1

Monroe

1

Nassau

1

Niagara

1

Queens

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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