Statewide 7-Day Average Case Rate Has Declined Over Last Consecutive Ten Days
Cases Continue to Trend Down Across All Regions Compared to Previous Week
Statewide Hospital Admissions Trending Down
In Preparation for Memorial Day Weekend, Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing, and Treatment
HERDS Data Collection from Health Care Facilities Will be Paused from May 28 to May 30 and Will Resume on Tuesday (May 31), Following the Holiday Weekend
23 Statewide Deaths Reported Yesterday
Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress combating COVID-19.
"As New Yorkers travel to spend Memorial Day weekend with friends and family, it is important that we don't let our guard down and continue to use the tools we have available to us to stay safe and healthy," Governor Hochul said. "The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from serious illness is to get vaccinated and keep up to date with your booster doses. If you are experiencing symptoms, get tested, and if you test positive talk to your doctor about available treatments."
IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the holiday, HERDS data collection from health care facilities will be paused from Saturday, May 28 to Monday, May 30. Data from Friday, May 27 will be reported on Tuesday, May 31. Further, four days of cumulative data—from May 28 to June 1—will be reported on Wednesday, June 1. As a result, some data may appear higher than recent trends.
Today's data is summarized briefly below:
- Cases Per 100k - 43.72
- 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k - 41.41
- Test Results Reported - 125,007
- Total Positive - 8,543
- Percent Positive - 6.49%**
- 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 7.37%**
- Patient Hospitalization - 2,483 (-35)
- Patients Newly Admitted - 435
- Patients in ICU - 234 (-9)
- Patients in ICU with Intubation - 95 (+4)
- Total Discharges - 306,278 (+437)
- New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 23
- Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 56,027
** Due to the test reporting policy change by the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and several other factors, the most reliable metric to measure virus impact on a community is the case per 100,000 data -- not percent positivity.
The Health Electronic Response Data System is a NYS DOH data source that collects confirmed daily death data as reported by hospitals, nursing homes and adult care facilities only.
Important Note: Effective Monday, April 4, the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is no longer requiring testing facilities that use COVID-19 rapid antigen tests to report negative results. As a result, New York State's percent positive metric will be computed using only lab-reported PCR results. Positive antigen tests will still be reported to New York State and reporting of new daily cases and cases per 100k will continue to include both PCR and antigen tests. Due to this change and other factors, including changes in testing practices, the most reliable metric to measure virus impact on a community is the case per 100,000 data -- not percent positivity.
- Total deaths reported to and compiled by the CDC - 71,497
This daily COVID-19 provisional death certificate data reported by NYS DOH and NYC to the CDC includes those who died in any location, including hospitals, nursing homes, adult care facilities, at home, in hospice and other settings.
- Total vaccine doses administered - 38,873,724
- Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours - 25,095
- Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days - 111,967
- Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose - 92.5%
- Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series - 84.0%
- Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 95.0%
- Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 87.4%
- Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 83.6%
- Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 73.5%
- Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose - 82.1%
- Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series - 74.4%
- Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 90.6%
- Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 77.4%
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