May 26, 2021
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces Statewide Positivity Rate Is .70%, Lowest since August 30

Governor Cuomo Announces Statewide Positivity Rate Is .70%, Lowest since August 30

Statewide 7-Day Average Positivity Rate is 0.85% - Lowest Since September 2; 51 Straight Days of Decline

1,274 Patient Hospitalizations Statewide - Lowest Since November 3

297 Patients in the ICU - Lowest Since November 9

177 Patients Intubated - Lowest Since November 16

17 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday

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

"New Yorkers are continuing to do a terrific job at beating back COVID and thanks to their hard work, we are getting closer and closer to the light at the end of the tunnel," Governor Cuomo said. "While we should be proud of the work we have accomplished thus far, we cannot take our foot off the gas. The key now is to ensure as many New Yorkers are vaccinated as possible. It's never been easier to access and better yet, numerous programs are in place to further incentivize getting shots in arms. There are no longer any excuses - the time is now to get vaccinated."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported - 133,208
  • Total Positive - 936
  • Percent Positive - 0.70%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 0.85%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 1,274 (-83)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week - -247
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 159
  • Number ICU - 297 (-10)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 177 (-4)
  • Total Discharges - 181,499 (+180)
  • Deaths - 17
  • Total Deaths - 42,642

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

195

19%

Central New York

225

176

22%

Finger Lakes

397

234

41%

Long Island

850

581

32%

Mid-Hudson

647

371

43%

Mohawk Valley

97

71

27%

New York City

2,436

1,850

24%

North Country

57

26

54%

Southern Tier

115

68

41%

Western New York

545

354

35%

Statewide

5,610

3,926

30%

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

Region

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Monday, May 24, 2021

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Capital Region

1.11%

1.15%

1.08%

Central New York

1.56%

1.52%

1.51%

Finger Lakes

2.34%

2.33%

2.21%

Long Island

0.72%

0.72%

0.69%

Mid-Hudson

0.78%

0.79%

0.77%

Mohawk Valley

0.92%

0.99%

0.99%

New York City

0.69%

0.68%

0.65%

North Country

1.45%

1.39%

1.19%

Southern Tier

0.64%

0.62%

0.57%

Western New York

1.49%

1.51%

1.44%

Statewide

0.90%

0.89%

0.85%

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

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Monday, May 24, 2021

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Bronx

0.74%

0.70%

0.69%

Kings

0.81%

0.81%

0.75%

New York

0.44%

0.42%

0.41%

Queens

0.71%

0.69%

0.67%

Richmond

0.83%

0.84%

0.81%

Of the 2,081,049 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive (5/25)

New Positive (5/25)

Albany

24,593

10

Allegany

3,517

6

Broome

18,508

9

Cattaraugus

5,678

6

Cayuga

6,289

7

Chautauqua

8,897

9

Chemung

7,652

11

Chenango

3,458

2

Clinton

4,824

0

Columbia

4,038

0

Cortland

3,847

8

Delaware

2,348

0

Dutchess

29,346

8

Erie

89,087

56

Essex

1,588

1

Franklin

2,533

3

Fulton

4,380

1

Genesee

5,413

6

Greene

3,388

2

Hamilton

313

0

Herkimer

5,151

3

Jefferson

6,047

6

Lewis

2,770

3

Livingston

4,477

4

Madison

4,526

7

Monroe

68,059

92

Montgomery

4,243

3

Nassau

183,001

56

Niagara

19,927

17

NYC

932,354

346

Oneida

22,414

21

Onondaga

38,525

50

Ontario

7,367

2

Orange

48,079

18

Orleans

3,100

7

Oswego

7,554

8

Otsego

3,437

4

Putnam

10,566

2

Rensselaer

11,176

2

Rockland

46,809

16

Saratoga

15,263

13

Schenectady

13,115

3

Schoharie

1,685

3

Schuyler

1,049

1

Seneca

1,998

2

St. Lawrence

6,595

4

Steuben

6,872

1

Suffolk

200,205

42

Sullivan

6,610

4

Tioga

3,766

4

Tompkins

4,303

3

Ulster

13,852

1

Warren

3,627

4

Washington

3,119

2

Wayne

5,734

2

Westchester

129,238

31

Wyoming

3,565

4

Yates

1,174

0

Yesterday, 17 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 42,642. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Albany

1

Allegany

2

Bronx

1

Chautauqua

1

Kings

2

Lewis

1

Manhattan

1

Monroe

3

Niagara

1

Onondaga

1

Sullivan

1

Ulster

2

Contact the Governor’s Press Office

Contact us by phone:

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

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