May 22, 2021
GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES LOWEST SINGLE-DAY COVID-19 POSITIVITY RATE SINCE SEPTEMBER 4
Statewide Positivity Rate Drops to 0.80%
Statewide 7-Day Positivity Rate Drops to 0.95%—Lowest Since September 25
Patient Hospitalizations Drop to 1,361—Lowest Since November 5
ICU Patients Drop to 326—Lowest Since November 11
Intubations Drop to 198; First Time Below 200 Since November 17
24 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the statewide single-day COVID-19 positivity rate dropped to 0.80 percent yesterday, the lowest since September 4.
Staten Island’s 7-day average positivity rate dropped to 0.93 percent yesterday, bringing the individual 7-day average positivity rate of all five New York City boroughs below 1 percent for the first time since September 8, 2020.
“We are working night and day to stop COVID-19 in its tracks, and the key is getting as many New Yorkers vaccinated as possible—as quickly as possible,” Governor Cuomo said. “The numbers are trending in the right direction, and we’ve taken action to reopen the state’s economy and relax restrictions, particularly for vaccinated people. We’re going to reach the end at the light of the tunnel and defeat this virus, and the faster we can get New Yorkers vaccinated, the faster that dream will become a reality.”