May 28, 2021
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces New York State's Lowest Daily Positivity Rate Since COVID-19 Crisis Began

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Governor Cuomo Announces New York State's Lowest Daily Positivity Rate Since COVID-19 Crisis Began
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Statewide Positivity Rate is 0.59% - Previous Record-Low Was 0.65% on August 27, 2020

7-Day Average Positivity of All 10 Regions of New York State Falls Below 2.0% for First Time Since October 28, 2020

7-Day Statewide Positivity Rate is 0.76% - Lowest Since August 29, 2020, Declined 53 Consecutive Days

1,169 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide - Lowest Since November 1, 2020

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

The Finger Lakes' 7-day average positivity fell to 1.87% yesterday, bringing the individual 7-day average positivity of all 10 regions across the state below 2.0% for the first time since October 28, 2020.

"As we head into summer, it is incredible to reflect on where we were with COVID a year ago," Governor Cuomo said. "Thanks to the hard work of New Yorkers, we are getting closer to a reimagined normal every day. This is our opportunity to build back safer and stronger than ever before with a new perspective. As we inch toward the end of the tunnel, I want to encourage the people of our state to utilize the greatest tool we have in defeating the virus - the vaccine. It's free, accessible, and effective."

Today's data is summarized briefly below: 

  • Test Results Reported - 159,504
  • Total Positive - 937
  • Percent Positive - 0.59%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 0.76%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 1,169 (-54)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week - -275
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 151
  • Number ICU - 304 (+4)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 178 (+1)
  • Total Discharges - 181,867 (+186)
  • Deaths - 11
  • Total Deaths - 42,665

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

241

206

15%

Central New York

225

185

18%

Finger Lakes

397

231

42%

Long Island

835

573

31%

Mid-Hudson

641

370

42%

Mohawk Valley

97

72

26%

New York City

2,416

1,838

24%

North Country

57

25

56%

Southern Tier

115

66

43%

Western New York

543

332

39%

Statewide

5,567

3,898

30%

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

Region

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Capital Region

1.08%

1.06%

0.99%

Central New York

1.51%

1.49%

1.48%

Finger Lakes

2.21%

2.09%

1.87%

Long Island

0.69%

0.67%

0.64%

Mid-Hudson

0.77%

0.72%

0.71%

Mohawk Valley

0.99%

1.04%

0.94%

New York City

0.65%

0.62%

0.59%

North Country

1.19%

1.12%

1.05%

Southern Tier

0.57%

0.58%

0.54%

Western New York

1.44%

1.35%

1.20%

Statewide

0.85%

0.81%

0.76%

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

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Bronx

0.69%

0.63%

0.63%

Kings

0.75%

0.73%

0.65%

New York

0.41%

0.39%

0.38%

Queens

0.67%

0.66%

0.63%

Richmond

0.81%

0.77%

0.80%

Of the 2,083,041 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

24,614

11

Allegany

3,523

4

Broome

18,539

14

Cattaraugus

5,686

2

Cayuga

6,299

6

Chautauqua

8,903

3

Chemung

7,687

17

Chenango

3,462

0

Clinton

4,827

1

Columbia

4,041

0

Cortland

3,870

13

Delaware

2,350

1

Dutchess

29,371

12

Erie

89,180

38

Essex

1,588

0

Franklin

2,536

1

Fulton

4,392

6

Genesee

5,415

0

Greene

3,394

3

Hamilton

313

0

Herkimer

5,159

1

Jefferson

6,058

4

Lewis

2,779

6

Livingston

4,489

5

Madison

4,533

1

Monroe

68,233

72

Montgomery

4,247

3

Nassau

183,108

52

Niagara

19,947

9

NYC

933,168

390

Oneida

22,438

9

Onondaga

38,596

39

Ontario

7,377

6

Orange

48,113

22

Orleans

3,107

2

Oswego

7,565

4

Otsego

3,439

1

Putnam

10,570

3

Rensselaer

11,185

5

Rockland

46,829

8

Saratoga

15,280

9

Schenectady

13,133

8

Schoharie

1,686

1

Schuyler

1,052

1

Seneca

2,001

0

St. Lawrence

6,606

8

Steuben

6,893

9

Suffolk

200,333

56

Sullivan

6,627

11

Tioga

3,779

5

Tompkins

4,307

1

Ulster

13,861

7

Warren

3,630

1

Washington

3,127

2

Wayne

5,737

0

Westchester

129,313

42

Wyoming

3,570

2

Yates

1,176

0

 

 

Yesterday, 11 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 42,665. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

 

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Chautauqua

1

Columbia

1

Erie

1

Genesee

1

Monroe

2

Nassau

1

Niagara

2

Richmond

1

Westchester

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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