March 21, 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

55% of Hospitalizations Admitted for Non-COVID Reason

New York State Ranks First Among Large States For Fully Vaccinated Total Population

New York State Ranks First Among Large States For Fully Vaccinated 12-17 Year Olds

6 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Yesterday

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

"We are closely monitoring BA.2, and will continue to stay vigilant by making tests, vaccines and boosters widely available," Governor Kathy Hochul said. "The best way to keep the numbers down is by using the tools we know work. If you feel sick, get tested. If you test positive, talk to a doctor right away about treatments. Together we will continue to move forward safely through this pandemic."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported - 55,561
  • Total Positive - 1,099
  • Percent Positive - 1.98%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 1.92%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 901 (+1)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 91
  • Patients in ICU - 159 (0)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 71 (-6)
  • Total Discharges - 289,454 (+103)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 6
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 55,048

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 - 69,980

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 - 37,322,036
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours - 7,915
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days - 91,277
  • 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

Friday, March 18, 2022

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Capital Region

8.95

8.74

8.98

Central New York

27.95

27.04

27.45

Finger Lakes

7.49

7.1

6.97

Long Island

7.85

7.86

8.01

Mid-Hudson

9.95

11.24

11.33

Mohawk Valley

11.75

11.48

10.86

New York City

10.8

11.11

11.35

North Country

17.49

17.29

17.08

Southern Tier

12.32

11.55

11.62

Western New York

7.66

7.58

7.67

Statewide

10.64

10.81

10.96

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

REGION

Friday, March 18, 2022

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Capital Region

2.52%

2.59%

2.73%

Central New York

6.08%

6.21%

6.39%

Finger Lakes

2.25%

2.20%

2.24%

Long Island

1.88%

1.89%

1.95%

Mid-Hudson

2.18%

2.36%

2.40%

Mohawk Valley

2.92%

2.99%

2.96%

New York City

1.39%

1.41%

1.45%

North Country

3.72%

3.68%

3.61%

Southern Tier

2.41%

2.38%

2.41%

Western New York

1.85%

1.82%

1.82%

Statewide

1.85%

1.87%

1.92%

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

BOROUGH

Friday, March 18, 2022

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Bronx

0.81%

0.83%

0.84%

Kings

1.41%

1.38%

1.40%

New York

1.95%

2.03%

2.11%

Queens

1.14%

1.17%

1.20%

Richmond

1.12%

1.11%

1.19%

Yesterday 1,099 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 4,941,675. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

58,482

16

Allegany

8,877

-

Broome

44,777

6

Cattaraugus

15,341

2

Cayuga

15,880

4

Chautauqua

23,457

3

Chemung

21,158

5

Chenango

9,223

1

Clinton

16,558

6

Columbia

9,974

2

Cortland

10,427

9

Delaware

7,622

-

Dutchess

63,584

7

Erie

207,147

38

Essex

5,568

5

Franklin

9,348

5

Fulton

12,456

3

Genesee

13,588

-

Greene

8,518

1

Hamilton

856

-

Herkimer

13,652

1

Jefferson

19,857

6

Lewis

6,123

-

Livingston

11,556

1

Madison

12,874

3

Monroe

150,251

38

Montgomery

11,775

2

Nassau

400,664

100

Niagara

47,554

20

NYC

2,287,969

518

Oneida

52,648

3

Onondaga

109,618

71

Ontario

19,695

4

Orange

105,929

13

Orleans

8,555

1

Oswego

25,450

3

Otsego

9,765

3

Putnam

23,437

1

Rensselaer

31,124

9

Rockland

91,718

18

Saratoga

45,661

13

Schenectady

32,613

3

Schoharie

4,952

-

Schuyler

3,415

1

Seneca

5,836

1

St. Lawrence

20,902

7

Steuben

19,735

5

Suffolk

424,512

59

Sullivan

18,286

1

Tioga

10,610

-

Tompkins

17,943

4

Ulster

31,350

10

Warren

13,429

5

Washington

11,972

1

Wayne

17,049

1

Westchester

248,766

60

Wyoming

8,253

-

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:

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

62

39

62.9%

23

37.1%

Central New York

49

30

61.2%

19

38.8%

Finger Lakes

131

44

33.6%

87

66.4%

Long Island

140

60

42.9%

80

57.1%

Mid-Hudson

73

34

46.6%

39

53.4%

Mohawk Valley

24

12

50.0%

12

50.0%

New York City

292

111

38.0%

181

62.0%

North Country

39

13

33.3%

26

66.7%

Southern Tier

34

16

47.1%

18

52.9%

Western New York

57

29

50.9%

28

49.1%

Statewide

901

388

43.1%

513

56.9%

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, 6 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 55,048. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

County

New Deaths

Bronx

1

Cattaraugus

1

Jefferson

1

Kings

1

Ontario

1

Suffolk

1

Grand Total

6

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 authorizedfor 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, 1,556 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 2,241 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

967,828

39

885,807

68

Central New York

647,294

22

599,075

48

Finger Lakes

866,265

50

803,686

81

Long Island

2,189,992

247

1,949,402

319

Mid-Hudson

1,710,681

124

1,501,556

182

Mohawk Valley

325,860

11

303,329

28

New York City

8,039,951

938

7,136,459

1,367

North Country

305,352

17

276,653

16

Southern Tier

440,371

21

403,394

28

Western New York

956,886

87

880,214

104

Statewide

16,450,480

1,556

14,739,575

2,241

Booster/Additional Shots

Region

Cumulative
Total

Increase over past 24 hours

Increase over past 7 days

Capital Region

462,122

174

1,770

Central New York

308,897

128

1,313

Finger Lakes

482,407

147

1,782

Long Island

1,132,547

714

6,689

Mid-Hudson

864,431

422

5,201

Mohawk Valley

164,974

63

788

New York City

2,962,087

2,091

23,487

North Country

145,946

47

749

Southern Tier

220,423

74

1,066

Western New York

525,239

209

2,130

Statewide

7,269,073

4,069

44,975

The COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker 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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