March 20, 2022
Albany, NY

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

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Lowest Number of Hospitalizations Since August 2nd

12 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Yesterday

Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress combating COVID-19. 
 
"New York has made tremendous progress in fighting the pandemic, but we must continue to do the right thing and protect ourselves and our community through vaccination," Governor Hochul said. "Vaccines are safe, effective, and the best way to prevent serious illness from COVID-19. By encouraging your family members, friends, and children to get the vaccine, we can continue making strides in beating back the virus." 
 
Today's data is summarized briefly below: 

  • Test Results Reported - 119,475 
  • Total Positive - 2,013 
  • Percent Positive - 1.68% 
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 1.87% 
  • Patient Hospitalization - 900 (-25) 
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 113 
  • Patients in ICU - 159 (+12) 
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 77 (+1) 
  • Total Discharges - 289,351 (+153) 
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 12 
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 55,042 

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 - 69,958 

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 - 37,314,121 
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours - 13,250 
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days - 91,430 
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose - 91.9% 
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series - 83.3% 
  • 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) - 85.9% 
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 82.2% 
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 72.2% 
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose - 81.4% 
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series - 73.6% 
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 89.3% 
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 75.9% 

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

REGION  

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Friday, March 18, 2022

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Capital Region  

7.83

9.59

7.83

Central New York  

19.47

37.01

19.47

Finger Lakes  

4.57

7.40

4.57

Long Island  

7.50

11.45

7.50

Mid-Hudson  

16.32

18.17

16.32

Mohawk Valley  

7.62

9.48

7.62

New York City  

10.47

12.39

10.47

North Country  

14.08

24.35

14.08

Southern Tier  

9.16

15.01

9.16

Western New York  

7.02

9.48

7.02

Statewide  

10.30

13.52

10.30

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

Region

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Friday, March 18, 2022

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Capital Region

2.47%

2.52%

2.59%

Central New York

5.65%

6.08%

6.21%

Finger Lakes

2.19%

2.25%

2.20%

Long Island

1.78%

1.88%

1.89%

Mid-Hudson

1.94%

2.18%

2.36%

Mohawk Valley

3.02%

2.92%

2.99%

New York City

1.33%

1.39%

1.41%

North Country

3.54%

3.72%

3.68%

Southern Tier

2.23%

2.41%

2.38%

Western New York

1.85%

1.85%

1.82%

Statewide

1.76%

1.85%

1.87%

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

Borough in NYC

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Friday, March 18, 2022

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Bronx

0.76%

0.81%

0.83%

Kings

1.37%

1.41%

1.38%

New York

1.81%

1.95%

2.03%

Queens

1.14%

1.14%

1.17%

Richmond

1.09%

1.12%

1.11%

Yesterday 2,013 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 4,940,576. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County 

Total Positive 

New Positive 

Albany

58,466

24

Allegany

8,877

1

Broome

44,771

13

Cattaraugus

15,339

4

Cayuga

15,876

5

Chautauqua

23,454

3

Chemung

21,153

8

Chenango

9,222

3

Clinton

16,552

6

Columbia

9,972

3

Cortland

10,418

6

Delaware

7,622

2

Dutchess

63,577

19

Erie

207,109

61

Essex

5,563

6

Franklin

9,343

11

Fulton

12,453

4

Genesee

13,588

-

Greene

8,517

5

Hamilton

856

2

Herkimer

13,651

8

Jefferson

19,851

13

Lewis

6,123

3

Livingston

11,555

3

Madison

12,871

4

Monroe

150,213

39

Montgomery

11,773

6

Nassau

400,564

117

Niagara

47,534

28

NYC

2,287,451

879

Oneida

52,645

17

Onondaga

109,547

126

Ontario

19,691

8

Orange

105,916

27

Orleans

8,554

1

Oswego

25,447

10

Otsego

9,762

2

Putnam

23,436

2

Rensselaer

31,115

22

Rockland

91,700

29

Saratoga

45,648

19

Schenectady

32,610

3

Schoharie

4,952

-

Schuyler

3,414

4

Seneca

5,835

1

St. Lawrence

20,895

18

Steuben

19,730

4

Suffolk

424,453

96

Sullivan

18,285

2

Tioga

10,610

8

Tompkins

17,939

16

Ulster

31,340

198

Warren

13,424

6

Washington

11,971

3

Wayne

17,048

2

Westchester

248,706

102

Wyoming

8,253

1

Yates

3,336

-

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:

 


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

63

39

61.9%

24

38.1%

Central New York

45

26

57.8%

19

42.2%

Finger Lakes

134

42

31.3%

92

68.7%

Long Island

142

62

43.7%

80

56.3%

Mid-Hudson

66

28

42.4%

38

57.6%

Mohawk Valley

21

11

52.4%

10

47.6%

New York City

291

108

37.1%

183

62.9%

North Country

38

14

36.8%

24

63.2%

Southern Tier

36

17

47.2%

19

52.8%

Western New York

64

31

48.4%

33

51.6%

Statewide

900

378

42.0%

522

58.0%

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, 12 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 55,042. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

County

New Deaths                                  

Chautauqua

1

Chemung

1

Clinton

1

Dutchess

1

Jefferson

1

Kings

3

New York

1

Queens

1

Richmond

1

Warren

1

Grand Total

12

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, 1,889 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 4,419 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

967,789

62

885,739

85

Central New York

647,272

59

599,027

58

Finger Lakes

866,215

49

803,605

74

Long Island

2,189,745

305

1,949,083

459

Mid-Hudson

1,710,557

297

1,501,374

276

Mohawk Valley

325,849

36

303,301

33

New York City

8,039,013

952

7,135,092

3,180

North Country

305,335

19

276,637

30

Southern Tier

440,350

30

403,366

36

Western New York

956,799

80

880,110

188

Statewide

16,448,924

1,889

14,737,334

 

Booster/Additional Shots

Region

Cumulative
Total

Increase over past 24 hours

Increase over past 7  days

Capital Region

461,948

258

1,722

Central New York

308,769

179

1,291

Finger Lakes

482,260

207

1,779

Long Island

1,131,833

1,057

6,738

Mid-Hudson

864,009

681

5,185

Mohawk Valley

164,911

137

760

New York City

2,959,996

4,121

23,308

North Country

145,899

64

789

Southern Tier

220,349

108

1,032

Western New York

525,030

318

2,132

Statewide

7,265,004

7,130

44,736

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.

Contact the Governor’s Press Office

Contact us by phone:

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

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