Health · May 24, 2021

New York: Lowest COVID Positivity Rate Since Aug 29, 2020

New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the statewide COVID-19 positivity rate dropped to 0.77 percent yesterday, the lowest since August 29, 2020.

“New Yorkers are fighting COVID-19 on all fronts across this great state, and as more people get vaccinated, our numbers continue to come down,” Governor Cuomo said.  “New Yorkers are ready for the new normal, and we’ve relaxed many restrictions that were put into place to protect the public health and adopted new CDC guidelines.  Continuing to successfully get more New Yorkers vaccinated is going to make or break the state’s COVID-19 response, and we need everyone who has not yet taken the shot to make an appointment or simply walk into a site today.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 138,927
  • Total Positive – 1,073
  • Percent Positive – 0.77%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 0.92%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 1,335 (-26)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week – -248
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 174
  • Number ICU – 315 (-11)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 194 (-4)
  • Total Discharges – 181,091 (179)
  • Deaths – 12
  • Total Deaths – 42,594