February 23, 2022
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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

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Yesterday Daily Statewide Positivity Below 2 Percent, Under 2.5 Percent for Past Five Consecutive Days

 

38 Covid-19 Deaths Statewide Yesterday

Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress combating COVID-19.  

“Thanks to New Yorkers stepping up and getting vaccinated and boosted, our state is leading the way in beating back this virus and moving forward in the pandemic in a new way,” Governor Hochul said. “The vaccine is a critical tool to stay in front of COVID-19, but we still have more work to do to vaccinate our children. Parents and guardians, I encourage you to take advantage of the school midwinter break and consult with your child's pediatrician about getting them vaccinated and boosted as soon as possible."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:    

  • Test Results Reported - 129,088
  • Total Positive - 2,456
  • Percent Positive - 1.90%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 2.02%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 2,404 (-57)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 249
  • Patients in ICU - 385 (-41)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 212 (-27)
  • Total Discharges - 284,341 (+272)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 38
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 54,564

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.

  • Total deaths reported to and compiled by the CDC – 69,054

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 - 36,747,978
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours - 13,543
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days - 173,426
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose - 91.5%  
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series - 82.8%  
  • 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) - 85.4%  
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with at least one vaccine dose (CDC)  81.3%  
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 71.2%  
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose - 80.9%  
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series - 72.9%  
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 88.7%  
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 75.3%   

Each region's 7-day average of cases per 100K population is as follows  

REGION  

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Monday, February 21, 2022

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Capital Region  

20.78

20.17

18.72

Central New York  

28.13

27.14

25.05

Finger Lakes  

15.83

15.11

13.74

Long Island  

11.91

11.28

11.05

Mid-Hudson  

13.73

13.31

12.88

Mohawk Valley  

24.93

24.37

22.61

New York City  

12.86

12.56

12.32

North Country  

33.59

32.90

30.45

Southern Tier  

28.30

27.71

26.52

Western New York  

16.70

15.62

15.27

Statewide  

15.57

15.06

14.46

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

REGION

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Monday, February 21, 2022

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Capital Region

3.82%

3.73%

3.62%

Central New York

5.38%

5.19%

5.06%

Finger Lakes

3.66%

3.49%

3.33%

Long Island

2.19%

2.09%

2.12%

Mid-Hudson

2.38%

2.22%

1.98%

Mohawk Valley

4.44%

4.41%

4.18%

New York City

1.33%

1.30%

1.28%

North Country

6.66%

6.51%

6.13%

Southern Tier

3.34%

3.31%

3.42%

Western New York

4.27%

3.99%

3.85%

Statewide

2.16%

2.08%

2.02%

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

BOROUGH

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Monday, February 21, 2022

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Bronx

1.22%

1.20%

1.20%

Kings

1.15%

1.09%

1.06%

New York

1.57%

1.58%

1.59%

Queens

1.33%

1.30%

1.31%

Richmond

1.62%

1.55%

1.50%

Yesterday 2,456 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 4,892,359. A geographic breakdown is as follows: 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

57,777

34

Allegany

8,748

8

Broome

44,152

57

Cattaraugus

15,095

20

Cayuga

15,543

11

Chautauqua

23,258

18

Chemung

20,859

17

Chenango

9,090

9

Clinton

16,161

20

Columbia

9,844

9

Cortland

10,247

12

Delaware

7,530

10

Dutchess

63,041

31

Erie

205,280

112

Essex

5,398

12

Franklin

8,981

9

Fulton

12,216

17

Genesee

13,507

5

Greene

8,404

4

Hamilton

828

1

Herkimer

13,476

9

Jefferson

19,517

17

Lewis

6,067

5

Livingston

11,442

2

Madison

12,645

12

Monroe

148,943

59

Montgomery

11,626

13

Nassau

397,697

147

Niagara

47,066

30

NYC

2,268,109

899

Oneida

51,953

65

Onondaga

106,548

106

Ontario

19,383

24

Orange

105,162

48

Orleans

8,511

2

Oswego

24,837

45

Otsego

9,587

11

Putnam

23,259

9

Rensselaer

30,670

18

Rockland

91,052

19

Saratoga

44,902

36

Schenectady

32,202

12

Schoharie

4,886

2

Schuyler

3,369

5

Seneca

5,722

5

St. Lawrence

20,325

39

Steuben

19,403

13

Suffolk

422,039

176

Sullivan

18,125

8

Tioga

10,451

11

Tompkins

17,279

24

Ulster

30,684

21

Warren

13,205

15

Washington

11,788

13

Wayne

16,823

12

Westchester

246,158

99

Wyoming

8,206

2

Yates

3,283

7

Below is data that shows how many hospitalized individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 were admitted for COVID-19/COVID-19 complications and how many were admitted for non-COVID-19 conditions:  

Region

COVID-19 Patients currently hospitalized

Admitted due to COVID or complications of COVID

% Admitted due to COVID or complications of COVID

Admitted where COVID was not included as one of the reasons for admission

% Admitted where COVID was not included as one of the reasons for admission

Capital Region

137

78

56.9%

59

43.1%

Central New York

95

58

61.1%

37

38.9%

Finger Lakes

303

129

42.6%

174

57.4%

Long Island

389

173

44.5%

216

55.5%

Mid-Hudson

199

84

42.2%

115

57.8%

Mohawk Valley

50

33

66.0%

17

34.0%

New York City

901

368

40.8%

533

59.2%

North Country

68

35

51.5%

33

48.5%

Southern Tier

86

55

64.0%

31

36.0%

Western New York

176

95

54.0%

81

46.0%

Statewide

2,404

1,108

46.1%

1,296

53.9%

The Omicron variant now represents more than 95% of the viruses in circulation. For more information on variant tracking, please visit here: (COVID-19 Variant Data | Department of Health (ny.gov).     

Yesterday, 38 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 54,564. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:  

County

New Deaths                                  

Allegany

1

Bronx

1

Cattaraugus

1

Chautauqua

1

Chemung

1

Dutchess

1

Erie

3

Kings

5

Monroe

1

Montgomery

1

Nassau

1

New York

2

Niagara

1

Oneida

1

Onondaga

1

Orange

1

Queens

7

St. Lawrence

1

Suffolk

3

Tioga

1

Washington

1

Westchester

1

Wyoming

1

All New York State mass vaccination sites are open to eligible New Yorkers aged 5 and older, with walk-in vaccination available at all sites on a first-come, first-serve basis for people aged 12 and older. Information on which sites require appointments for children in the 5-11 age group is available on our website. People who prefer to make an appointment at a state-run mass vaccination site can do so on the Am I Eligible App or by calling 1-833-NYS-4-VAX. People may also contact their local health department, pharmacy, doctor or hospital to schedule appointments where vaccines are available, or visit vaccines.gov to find information on vaccine appointments near them.  

New Yorkers looking to schedule vaccine appointments for 5-11-year-old children are encouraged to contact their child's pediatrician, family physician, county health departments, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), rural health centers, or pharmacies that may be administering the vaccine for this age group. Parents and guardians can visit vaccines.gov, text their ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find nearby locations. Make sure that the provider offers the Pfizer-BioNTechCOVID-19 vaccine, as the other COVID-19 vaccines are not yet authorized for this age group.  

Visit our website for parents and guardians for new information, frequently asked questions and answers, and resources specifically designed for parents and guardians of this age group.  

Yesterday, 2,824 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 3,035 completed their vaccine series. A geographic breakdown of New Yorkers who have been vaccinated by region is as follows: 

Regional Vaccination Data by Provider Location

     

 

People with at least one vaccine dose

People with complete vaccine series

Region

Cumulative
Total

Increase over past 24 hours

Cumulative
Total

Increase over past 24 hours

Capital Region

964,384

189

881,792

236

Central New York

645,465

184

596,405

194

Finger Lakes

862,774

274

799,271

303

Long Island

2,178,301

868

1,932,240

791

Mid-Hudson

1,701,058

601

1,489,361

648

Mohawk Valley

324,659

110

301,736

136

New York City

7,972,475

50

7,040,540

69

North Country

303,410

182

274,465

187

Southern Tier

438,989

132

401,747

146

Western New York

952,904

234

874,574

325

Statewide

16,344,419

2,824

14,592,131

3,035

 

Booster/Additional Shots

   

Region

Cumulative
Total

Increase over past 24 hours

Increase over past 7  days

Capital Region

453,452

670

6,019

Central New York

302,871

606

5,247

Finger Lakes

473,928

814

8,266

Long Island

1,093,328

2,048

24,127

Mid-Hudson

834,909

1,608

16,636

Mohawk Valley

161,362

312

2,753

New York City

2,747,438

125

34,603

North Country

142,180

332

2,586

Southern Tier

215,608

283

3,528

Western New York

514,914

1,015

8,519

Statewide

6,939,990

7,813

112,284

 

The COVID-19 VaccineTracker Dashboard is available to update New Yorkers on the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. The New York State Department of Health requires vaccinating facilities to report all COVID-19 vaccine administration data within 24 hours; the vaccine administration data on the dashboard is updated daily to reflect the most up-to-date metrics in the state's vaccination effort. New York State Department of Health-reported data from NYSIIS and CIR differs slightly from federally-reported data, which is inclusive of federally-administered doses and other minor differences. Both numbers are included in the release above.  

2/22/2022

Hospital

 

Nursing Home

 

ACF

 

LHCSA

 

Hospice

 

CHHA

 

Total

 

Total employee terminations due to being unvaccinated

   6,074

1.16%

2,533

1.68%

339

1.10%

8,122

2.95%

97

1.55%

167

1.22%

17,332

1.73%

Total employee resignations and retirements due to being unvaccinated

   2,412

0.46%

70

0.05%

8

0.03%

2,609

0.95%

85

1.36%

143

1.04%

5,327

0.53%

Total on furlough/unpaid leave due to being unvaccinated and unwilling to get vaccinated

   1,004

0.19%

399

0.26%

49

0.16%

6,685

2.43%

5

0.08%

65

0.47%

8,207

0.82%

Total on furlough/unpaid leave due to being unvaccinated BUT now awaiting first dose

       83

0.02%

1,514

1.00%

514

1.67%

2,511

0.91%

0

0.00%

13

0.09%

4,635

0.46%

Total INACTIVE employees from categories above

9,573

 

4,516

 

910

 

19,927

 

187

 

388

 

35,501

 

Total ACTIVE employees

513,943

 

146,175

 

29,904

 

255,667

 

6,067

 

13,309

 

965,065

 

Grand Total

523,516

 

150,691

 

30,814

 

275,594

 

6,254

 

13,697

 

1,000,566

 

Percentages are estimates. They are based on self-reported data for 2/22/2022. The denominators are active employees reported for 2/22/2022 plus the inactive categories above; they do not include workforce fluctuations that may have occurred in addition to these categories above   

Contact the Governor’s Press Office

Contact us by phone:

Albany: (518) 474-8418
New York City: (212) 681-4640

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