Gov. Cuomo announces lowest COVID positivity rate for NYS since October 10

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ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo Sunday announced that the statewide COVID-19 positivity rate dropped to 1.00% Saturday, the lowest since October 10.

The individual 7-day average positivity of all three downstate regions — Long Island, New York City, and the Mid-Hudson — fell below 1.0% Saturday for the first time since September 3, 2020.

“While it may feel like our fight with COVID is over, it’s important to remember 33 New Yorkers died yesterday. 33 families are grieving today,” Governor Cuomo said. “Follow social distancing guidelines, adhere to safety protocols, and get vaccinated if you haven’t already. If not for yourself, then for your fellow New Yorkers. Think of each other as we progress toward a healthier, safer New York.”

Sunday’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 156,380
  • Total Positive – 1,561
  • Percent Positive – 1.00%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 1.13%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 1,583 (-105)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week – -441
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 178
  • Number ICU – 392 (-15)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 225 (-21)
  • Total Discharges – 179,789 (+228)
  • Deaths – 33
  • Total Deaths – 42,473

The regional hospital bed capacity and occupancy numbers, including the number of hospitalizations as a percent of the region’s population, is as follows:

RegionCOVID Patients Currently in Hospital in RegionCOVID Patients as Percent of Region PopulationPercent of Hospital Beds Available Within 7 Days Under Surge Plan – 7 day average
Capital Region630.01%30%
Central New York440.01%33%
Finger Lakes1880.02%40%
Long Island2210.01%38%
Mid-Hudson1340.01%48%
Mohawk Valley260.01%42%
New York City6700.01%36%
North Country160.00%58%
Southern Tier570.01%53%
Western New York1640.01%35%
Statewide1,5830.01%38%

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

RegionTotal ICU Bed in RegionTotal Occupied ICU Beds in RegionPercent of ICU Beds Available in Region
Capital Region23519617%
Central New York23315733%
Finger Lakes39723142%
Long Island84456933%
Mid-Hudson67138942%
Mohawk Valley978018%
New York City2,4811,82027%
North Country602755%
Southern Tier1156345%
Western New York54334037%
Statewide5,6763,87232%

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

RegionThursday, May 13, 2021Friday, May 14, 2021Saturday, May 15, 2021
Capital Region1.39%1.42%1.39%
Central New York1.26%1.38%1.31%
Finger Lakes2.79%2.77%2.72%
Long Island1.07%1.02%0.99%
Mid-Hudson1.08%1.05%0.99%
Mohawk Valley1.31%1.21%1.12%
New York City1.04%0.98%0.95%
North Country1.96%2.09%1.98%
Southern Tier0.64%0.62%0.60%
Western New York2.16%1.99%1.85%
Statewide1.22%1.18%1.13%

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 NYCThursday, May 13, 2021Friday, May 14, 2021Saturday, May 15, 2021
Bronx1.11%1.02%0.98%
Kings1.16%1.08%1.01%
New York0.64%0.59%0.60%
Queens1.15%1.09%1.06%
Richmond1.26%1.28%1.31%

Of the 2,069,135 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

CountyTotal PositiveNew Positive
Albany24,44517
Allegany3,4407
Broome18,36723
Cattaraugus5,61212
Cayuga6,2217
Chautauqua8,8147
Chemung7,5606
Chenango3,4097
Clinton4,8074
Columbia4,0135
Cortland3,76610
Delaware2,3200
Dutchess29,19419
Erie88,43484
Essex1,5770
Franklin2,5180
Fulton4,3446
Genesee5,3579
Greene3,3694
Hamilton3070
Herkimer5,1108
Jefferson5,94211
Lewis2,7114
Livingston4,38110
Madison4,4776
Monroe66,865165
Montgomery4,2063
Nassau182,34390
Niagara19,70418
NYC927,949628
Oneida22,27120
Onondaga38,09850
Ontario7,31112
Orange47,88332
Orleans3,0565
Oswego7,44610
Otsego3,4022
Putnam10,5412
Rensselaer11,11410
Rockland46,67317
Saratoga15,12310
Schenectady12,99911
Schoharie1,6631
Schuyler1,0333
Seneca1,9822
St. Lawrence6,5158
Steuben6,78611
Suffolk199,50695
Sullivan6,5523
Tioga3,7027
Tompkins4,2509
Ulster13,77715
Warren3,5905
Washington3,0916
Wayne5,66010
Westchester128,86429
Wyoming3,5176
Yates1,1680

Saturday, 33 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 42,473. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
CountyNew Deaths
Bronx3
Erie2
Greene2
Jefferson1
Kings7
Manhattan2
Monroe1
Nassau1
Niagara2
Orange1
Queens5
Richmond1
Schoharie1
Suffolk2
Westchester2

Additionally, Gov. Cuomo Sunday updated New Yorkers on the state’s vaccination program. In the last 24 hours, 105,099 doses have been administered across the state’s vast distribution network, and 1,175 doses have been administered at the eight pop-up vaccination sites at MTA station stops on day 4 of the pilot program that launched on May 12. 841,164 doses have been administered statewide over the past seven days. The week 22 allocation of 926,450 first and second doses is expected to finish arriving today.          

“The vaccine is the weapon that can win the war, and the faster everyone takes in, the faster we can continue to safely reopen our economy and get back to a new normal,” Governor Cuomo said. “We are continuing to work with community leaders and organizations to make the vaccine accessible to more New Yorkers, but we are seeing a lag in vaccinations and I remind everyone that we cannot get complacent with COVID. The vaccine is safe and effective, and the process is as seamless as it can be. You just have to show up at one of our sites across the state, roll up your sleeve, and help bring us a step closer to victory against the virus.”                           

STATEWIDE BREAKDOWN

  • Total doses administered – 17,555,423
  • Total doses administered over past 24 hours – 105,099
  • Total doses administered over past 7 days – 841,164
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 61.6%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 51.9%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 49.8%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 41.6%  
 People with at least one vaccine dose People with complete vaccine series 
RegionCumulativeTotalIncrease over past24 hoursCumulativeTotalIncrease over past24 hours
Capital Region587,9482,492501,1493,044
Central New York472,4341,760418,2921,714
Finger Lakes597,2863,166520,5163,099
Long Island1,287,4846,8011,030,8807,261
Mid-Hudson1,054,2184,908867,1636,586
Mohawk Valley232,007808204,3301,006
New York City4,553,22924,4933,757,55134,862
North Country213,425704193,586310
Southern Tier307,372939268,878863
Western New York635,4722,106533,6183,614
Statewide9,940,87548,1778,295,96362,359
RegionTotal Doses ReceivedTotal Doses Administered% of Total Doses Administered/Received
Capital Region1,272,7451,049,80982.5%
Central New York912,840846,83292.8%
Finger Lakes1,209,3451,081,85789.5%
Long Island2,577,8152,247,08687.2%
Mid-Hudson2,023,1201,842,18191.1%
Mohawk Valley518,810425,15081.9%
New York City8,928,0457,993,01289.5%
North Country443,795398,89989.9%
Southern Tier632,955556,16387.9%
Western New York1,272,4151,114,43487.6%
Statewide19,791,88517,555,42388.7%
 
                                                                                             
1st doses fully delivered to New York Providers 2nd doses fully delivered to New York Providers TOTALCUMULATIVE
Week 1Doses arriving 12/14 – 12/20163,6500163,650163,650
Week 2Doses arriving 12/21 – 12/27452,1250452,125 615,775
Week 3Doses arriving 12/28 – 1/03227,3950227,395843,170
Week 4Doses arriving 1/04 – 1/10239,025165,150404,1751,247,345
Week 5Doses arriving 1/11 – 1/17221,315119,925 341,240 1,588,585
Week 6Doses arriving1/18- 1/24250,400462,395 712,795 2,301,380
Week 7Doses arriving1/25 – 1/31260,150239,525499,6752,801,055
Week 8Doses arriving2/01 – 2/07321,850220,720542,5703,343,625
Week 9Doses arriving2/8 – 2/14320,000244,500564,5003,908,125
Week 10Doses arriving2/15 – 2/21356,990265,525622,5154,530,640
Week 11Doses arriving2/22 – 2/28393,530305,780699,3105,229,950
Week 12Doses arriving3/01 – 3/071,020,660290,5001,311,1606,541,110
Week 13 Doses arriving 3/08 – 3/14618,880526,4151,145,2957,686,405
Week 14 Doses arriving 3/15 – 3/21699,790584,7751,284,5658,970,970
Week 15 Doses arriving 3/22 – 3/28828,000737,0801,565,08010,536,050
Week 16 Doses arriving 3/29 – 4/04819,800569,9051,389,705 11,925,755
Week 17 Doses arriving 4/05 – 4/121,068,455658,7701,727,22513,652,980
Week 18 Dosesarriving 4/12 – 4/18763,825774,8251,538,65015,191,630
Week 19 Dosesarriving 4/12 – 4/18738,340507,6201,245,96016,437,590
Week 20 Dosesarriving 4/19 – 5/02757,005662,7901,419,79517,857,385
Week 21 Dosesarrived 5/03 – 5/09451,100556,9501,008,05018,865,435
Week 22 Dosesarrived 5/10 – 5/16417,070509,380926,45019,791,885

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