March 24, 2022
Albany, NY

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

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19
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911 Hospitalizations - Under 1,000 for Seven Consecutive Days 

Highest Daily Test Results in Past Three Weeks

5 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Yesterday

Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress combating COVID-19. Additionally, Governor Hochul today announced that Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Commissioner Jackie Bray was on-site for the delivery of 100,000 over-the-counter COVID tests at the Food Bank of Central New York in Syracuse today, as food banks across the state this week are receiving test kits from the State. Photos of the delivery are available here. These efforts are part of Governor Hochul’s previously announced plan to make 20 million over-the-counter tests available to various organizations, primarily schools and adult-care facilities, throughout the spring. DHSES and the New York National Guard will continue to work together to distribute millions of tests over the coming months to help keep New Yorkers safe.

“New Yorkers have shown time and time again that they are resilient in the face of crises, and the COVID-19 pandemic has been no different,” Governor Hochul said. “While hard work has led to enormous progress, we cannot afford to let our guard down. The vaccine and booster are key to moving forward safely through this pandemic, and I encourage all New Yorkers to take advantage of these tools so we can continue to keep ourselves and loved ones safe and healthy.

Today's data is summarized briefly below:  

  • Test Results Reported – 162,273
  • Total Positive – 3,450
  • Percent Positive – 2.13%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive 2.02%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 911 (-22)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 120
  • Patients in ICU – 150 (-11)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation – 68 (-2)
  • Total Discharges 289,824 (+150)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 5
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 55,070   

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 – 70,108 

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 – 37,362,271
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 14,129
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 92,009
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 92.0%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 83.4%
  • 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) – 86.0%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with at least one vaccine dose (CDC)  82.3%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 72.4%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 81.4%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 73.7%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 89.4% 
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 76.0%

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

REGION

Monday, March 21, 2022

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Capital Region

8.82

10.42

10.40

Central New York

27.78

35.22

36.68

Finger Lakes

6.92

8.38

8.67

Long Island

7.68

8.38

9.10

Mid-Hudson

10.71

11.66

11.92

Mohawk Valley

10.42

13.16

13.48

New York City

9.56

10.60

11.80

North Country

16.74

17.42

17.22

Southern Tier

11.44

13.16

15.19

Western New York

7.60

8.25

8.61

Statewide

10.04

11.36

12.18

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

REGION

Monday, March 21, 2022

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Capital Region

2.76%

2.98%

3.11%

Central New York

6.57%

7.50%

7.89%

Finger Lakes

2.30%

2.43%

2.47%

Long Island

1.91%

1.99%

2.08%

Mid-Hudson

2.27%

2.33%

2.32%

Mohawk Valley

2.92%

3.30%

3.37%

New York City

1.24%

1.35%

1.44%

North Country

3.54%

3.62%

3.49%

Southern Tier

2.42%

2.49%

2.84%

Western New York

1.78%

1.86%

1.97%

Statewide

1.78%

1.94%

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

Monday, March 21, 2022

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Bronx

0.66%

0.70%

0.74%

Brooklyn

1.16%

1.30%

1.37%

Manhattan

1.87%

2.04%

2.12%

Queens

1.04%

1.13%

1.19%

Staten Island

1.07%

1.16%

1.30%

Yesterday 3,450 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 4,950,497. A geographic breakdown is as follows: 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

58,593

42

Allegany

8,891

5

Broome

44,870

41

Cattaraugus

15,355

3

Cayuga

15,984

33

Chautauqua

23,483

8

Chemung

21,189

16

Chenango

9,237

2

Clinton

16,602

28

Columbia

9,992

0

Cortland

10,481

28

Delaware

7,643

9

Dutchess

63,651

23

Erie

207,427

99

Essex

5,593

10

Franklin

9,400

14

Fulton

12,494

10

Genesee

13,597

3

Greene

8,558

5

Hamilton

868

3

Herkimer

13,689

14

Jefferson

19,902

14

Lewis

6,125

0

Livingston

11,563

1

Madison

12,936

17

Monroe

150,525

103

Montgomery

11,803

9

Nassau

401,205

222

Niagara

47,629

26

NYC

2,291,669

1,576

Oneida

52,777

47

Onondaga

110,504

276

Ontario

19,752

20

Orange

106,049

46

Orleans

8,566

2

Oswego

25,618

55

Otsego

9,803

11

Putnam

23,473

9

Rensselaer

31,155

10

Rockland

91,830

43

Saratoga

45,762

28

Schenectady

32,683

22

Schoharie

4,963

1

Schuyler

3,423

2

Seneca

5,860

7

St. Lawrence

20,957

22

Steuben

19,761

12

Suffolk

424,819

128

Sullivan

18,304

3

Tioga

10,641

12

Tompkins

18,125

103

Ulster

31,444

32

Warren

13,463

19

Washington

11,997

3

Wayne

17,084

14

Westchester

249,121

151

Wyoming

8,260

1

Yates

3,349

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

59

40

67.80%

19

32.20%

Central New York

56

29

51.80%

27

48.20%

Finger Lakes

130

41

31.50%

89

68.50%

Long Island

143

60

42.00%

83

58.00%

Mid-Hudson

77

35

45.50%

42

54.50%

Mohawk Valley

28

12

42.90%

16

57.10%

New York City

285

99

34.70%

186

65.30%

North Country

35

17

48.60%

18

51.40%

Southern Tier

43

19

44.20%

24

55.80%

Western New York

55

27

49.10%

28

50.90%

Statewide

911

379

41.60%

532

58.40%

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, 5 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 55,070. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:  

County

New Deaths

Cayuga

1

Monroe

1

Queens

3

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, 3,337 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 3,771 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

968,201

124

886,196

128

Central New York

647,565

102

599,369

105

Finger Lakes

866,585

133

804,091

197

Long Island

2,191,196

365

1,950,660

453

Mid-Hudson

1,711,949

414

1,502,609

347

Mohawk Valley

326,025

69

303,481

65

New York City

8,044,828

1,752

7,142,334

2,048

North Country

305,720

121

276,877

107

Southern Tier

440,565

72

403,584

60

Western New York

957,246

185

880,724

261

Statewide

16,459,880

3,337

14,749,925

3,771

 

Booster/Additional Shots

Region

Cumulative
Total

Increase over past 24 hours

Increase over past 7  days

Capital Region

462,995

248

1,919

Central New York

309,839

207

1,685

Finger Lakes

483,238

337

1,840

Long Island

1,135,628

1,065

7,103

Mid-Hudson

866,969

961

5,458

Mohawk Valley

165,296

91

768

New York City

2,971,867

3,341

23,640

North Country

146,214

97

641

Southern Tier

220,909

207

1,181

Western New York

526,223

384

2,115

Statewide

7,289,178

6,938

46,350

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.  

Contact the Governor's Press Office

Contact us by phone:

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

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