February 26, 2022
Albany, NY

Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Statewide 7-Day Average Positivity Under 2%

Hospitalizations Below 2,000 for The First a time Since November 14

33 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Yesterday

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

“New York State continues to lead the way in beating back COVID, but we must continue to work together to fight this virus,” Governor Hochul said. "These positive trends are a result of New Yorkers’ hard work and dedication to protecting one another. If you or your child haven’t gotten your shot, sign up today to help us in our ongoing fight against COVID-19.”

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 117,830
  • Total Positive - 2,213
  • Percent Positive - 1.88%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 1.89%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 1,999 (-129)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 227
  • Patients in ICU - 349 (-9)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 181 (-15)
  • Total Discharges 285,299 (+305)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 33
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 54,664

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 - 69,057

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 - 36,784,457
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 9,631
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 85,404
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose - 91.6%
  • 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) - 85.5%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 81.5%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 71.4%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose - 80.9%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 73.0%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 88.9%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 75.4%

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

REGION

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Friday, February 25, 2022

Capital Region

17.59

16.08

14.89

Central New York

23.75

22.53

21.37

Finger Lakes

12.18

10.75

9.77

Long Island

10.07

9.27

8.89

Mid-Hudson

12.19

10.46

9.47

Mohawk Valley

21.17

18.90

17.93

New York City

12.21

9.88

9.55

North Country

27.45

25.64

23.73

Southern Tier

24.06

21.26

20.96

Western New York

14.47

12.79

12.06

Statewide

13.74

11.90

11.28

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

REGION

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Friday, February 25, 2022

Capital Region

3.47%

3.35%

3.27%

Central New York

5.02%

5.11%

5.14%

Finger Lakes

3.16%

3.05%

3.07%

Long Island

2.00%

1.93%

1.93%

Mid-Hudson

1.93%

1.79%

1.73%

Mohawk Valley

4.06%

3.65%

3.47%

New York City

1.34%

1.17%

1.23%

North Country

5.51%

5.46%

5.50%

Southern Tier

3.13%

2.99%

3.03%

Western New York

3.71%

3.44%

3.46%

Statewide

2.00%

1.86%

1.89%

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

BOROUGH

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Friday, February 25, 2022

Bronx

1.44%

1.15%

1.20%

Kings

1.09%

0.97%

1.00%

New York

1.57%

1.23%

1.32%

Queens

1.38%

1.37%

1.44%

Richmond

1.57%

1.56%

1.62%

Yesterday 2,213 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 4,899,596. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

57,886

38

Allegany

8,786

9

Broome

44,291

47

Cattaraugus

15,142

13

Cayuga

15,594

13

Chautauqua

23,297

16

Chemung

20,915

19

Chenango

9,127

12

Clinton

16,242

19

Columbia

9,866

12

Cortland

10,278

13

Delaware

7,541

6

Dutchess

63,148

38

Erie

205,584

84

Essex

5,443

10

Franklin

9,030

22

Fulton

12,249

12

Genesee

13,516

4

Greene

8,426

11

Hamilton

830

1

Herkimer

13,511

14

Jefferson

19,576

18

Lewis

6,081

3

Livingston

11,459

5

Madison

12,683

12

Monroe

149,161

60

Montgomery

11,651

7

Nassau

398,082

119

Niagara

47,154

26

NYC

2,270,783

771

Oneida

52,084

44

Onondaga

106,883

90

Ontario

19,433

10

Orange

105,285

38

Orleans

8,521

7

Oswego

24,942

34

Otsego

9,633

18

Putnam

23,289

8

Rensselaer

30,789

64

Rockland

91,135

24

Saratoga

45,028

46

Schenectady

32,300

25

Schoharie

4,894

5

Schuyler

3,374

2

Seneca

5,739

5

St. Lawrence

20,419

25

Steuben

19,468

27

Suffolk

422,402

114

Sullivan

18,167

9

Tioga

10,476

10

Tompkins

17,361

38

Ulster

30,780

30

Warren

13,244

10

Washington

11,824

11

Wayne

16,865

16

Westchester

246,426

67

Wyoming

8,216

1

Yates

3,287

1

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

132

74

56.10%

58

43.90%

Central New York

79

45

57.00%

34

43.00%

Finger Lakes

276

116

42.00%

160

58.00%

Long Island

321

141

43.90%

180

56.10%

Mid-Hudson

162

66

40.70%

96

59.30%

Mohawk Valley

48

36

75.00%

12

25.00%

New York City

706

288

40.80%

418

59.20%

North Country

51

19

37.30%

32

62.70%

Southern Tier

78

46

59.00%

32

41.00%

Western New York

146

88

60.30%

58

39.70%

Statewide

1,999

919

46.00%

1,080

54.00%

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, 33 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 54,664. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

County

New Deaths

Bronx

1

Cattaraugus

3

Chautauqua

2

Erie

2

Essex

1

Genesee

1

Herkimer

1

Jefferson

1

Kings

6

Monroe

2

New York

1

Niagara

1

Onondaga

2

Oswego

1

Otsego

1

Queens

1

Richmond

1

Suffolk

1

Westchester

4

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, 1,727 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 2,513 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

964,901

94

882,343

143

Central New York

645,811

91

596,997

144

Finger Lakes

863,483

177

800,079

224

Long Island

2,180,934

747

1,935,151

1,046

Mid-Hudson

1,702,840

231

1,491,446

389

Mohawk Valley

324,872

54

302,021

60

New York City

7,972,641

31

7,040,718

52

North Country

303,657

20

274,829

72

Southern Tier

439,240

61

402,029

73

Western New York

953,632

221

875,641

310

Statewide

16,352,011

1,727

14,601,254

2,513

Booster/Additional Shots

Region

Cumulative
Total

Increase over past 24 hours

Increase over past 7 days

Capital Region

454,891

287

3,654

Central New York

304,159

359

3,367

Finger Lakes

475,609

379

4,672

Long Island

1,099,459

2,015

14,545

Mid-Hudson

839,168

885

10,238

Mohawk Valley

162,040

170

1,798

New York City

2,748,607

478

5,046

North Country

142,914

166

1,704

Southern Tier

216,521

241

2,245

Western New York

516,892

654

5,054

Statewide

6,960,260

5,634

52,323

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.

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