May 9, 2021
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic
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Statewide 7-Day Average Positivity Rate Drops to 1.45%—Lowest Since October 28; 34 Straight Days of Decline

Hospitalizations Drop to 2,024—Lowest Since November 15; Down 511 Over Past Week

7-Day Average Hospitalizations Drop to 2,339—Lowest Since November 21; 38 Straight Days of Decline

ICU Patients Drop to 511—Lowest Since November 21

Intubations Drop to 317—Lowest Since November 26

Statewide Positivity Rate is 1.32%

35 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.

"The numbers and data are showing that New Yorkers are beating back the COVID virus and moving our state forward into the new normal," Governor Cuomo said. "We must remain vigilant and getting vaccinated is the lynchpin of our ability to rebuild New York for the future. I urge everyone who has not yet made a vaccination appointment to do so immediately. The more New Yorkers get vaccinated, the safer we are as a state."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported - 171,287
  • Total Positive - 2,269
  • Percent Positive - 1.32%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 1.45%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 2,024 (-154)
  • 7-Day Average Patient Hospitalization - 2,339
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week - -511
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 207
  • Number ICU - 511 (-33)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 317 (-27)
  • Total Discharges - 178,246 (+302)
  • Deaths - 35
  • Total Deaths - 42,279

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

74

0.01%

28%

Central New York

51

0.01%

32%

Finger Lakes

215

0.02%

40%

Long Island

273

0.01%

36%

Mid-Hudson

163

0.01%

47%

Mohawk Valley

25

0.01%

40%

New York City

920

0.01%

35%

North Country

21

0.01%

57%

Southern Tier

64

0.01%

51%

Western New York

218

0.02%

33%

Statewide

2024

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

182

23%

Central New York

233

180

23%

Finger Lakes

397

226

43%

Long Island

849

616

27%

Mid-Hudson

668

355

47%

Mohawk Valley

97

78

20%

New York City

2,534

1877

26%

North Country

53

23

57%

Southern Tier

115

67

42%

Western New York

545

332

39%

Statewide

5,727

3936

31%

 

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

 

REGION

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

Capital Region

1.41%

1.32%

1.39%

Central New York

1.23%

1.17%

1.21%

Finger Lakes

2.70%

2.67%

2.83%

Long Island

1.45%

1.38%

1.33%

Mid-Hudson

1.61%

1.50%

1.47%

Mohawk Valley

1.42%

1.46%

1.55%

New York City

1.44%

1.36%

1.29%

North Country

2.05%

1.92%

2.11%

Southern Tier

0.66%

0.66%

0.67%

Western New York

2.57%

2.54%

2.57%

Statewide

1.53%

1.47%

1.45%

 

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

 

BOROUGH

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

Bronx

1.45%

1.43%

1.38%

Brooklyn

1.74%

1.61%

1.52%

Manhattan

0.85%

0.80%

0.75%

Queens

1.52%

1.46%

1.39%

Staten Island

1.77%

1.63%

1.50%

 

Of the 2,056,323 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

24,321

19

Allegany

3,372

6

Broome

18,217

39

Cattaraugus

5,509

13

Cayuga

6,138

11

Chautauqua

8,736

22

Chemung

7,467

15

Chenango

3,366

10

Clinton

4,762

5

Columbia

3,968

17

Cortland

3,702

8

Delaware

2,297

4

Dutchess

29,009

34

Erie

87,702

133

Essex

1,567

3

Franklin

2,508

5

Fulton

4,305

10

Genesee

5,310

15

Greene

3,321

10

Hamilton

305

1

Herkimer

5,069

10

Jefferson

5,821

18

Lewis

2,634

8

Livingston

4,284

7

Madison

4,426

5

Monroe

65,639

222

Montgomery

4,175

11

Nassau

181,639

86

Niagara

19,506

48

NYC

923,081

844

Oneida

22,103

35

Onondaga

37,714

105

Ontario

7,258

11

Orange

47,654

39

Orleans

3,020

20

Oswego

7,359

27

Otsego

3,363

4

Putnam

10,512

8

Rensselaer

11,026

15

Rockland

46,545

13

Saratoga

14,976

28

Schenectady

12,888

16

Schoharie

1,643

3

Schuyler

1,026

0

Seneca

1,968

4

St. Lawrence

6,433

12

Steuben

6,683

14

Suffolk

198,695

121

Sullivan

6,503

15

Tioga

3,641

11

Tompkins

4,209

9

Ulster

13,679

16

Warren

3,548

8

Washington

3,040

3

Wayne

5,586

26

Westchester

128,474

62

Wyoming

3,459

2

Yates

1,162

3

 

Yesterday, 35 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 42,279. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

 

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Albany

1

Bronx

4

Erie

2

Kings

8

Manhattan

3

Monroe

2

Niagara

1

Orange

1

Queens

7

Richmond

2

Rockland

1

Saratoga

1

Suffolk

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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