April 7, 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

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

Important Note: Effective Monday, April 4, the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is no longer requiring testing facilities that use COVID-19 rapid antigen tests to report negative results. As a result, New York State's percent positive metric will be computed using only lab-reported PCR results. Positive antigen tests will still be reported to New York State and reporting of new daily cases and cases per 100k will continue to include both PCR and antigen tests. Due to this change and other factors, including changes in testing practices, the most reliable metric to measure virus impact on a community is the case per 100,000 data -- not percent positivity.

"As we approach the spring holidays and prepare to gather with family and friends, it is important that we do not let our guard down," Governor Hochul said. "Make sure you are taking a test before you travel and if you test positive for the virus talk to your doctor about treatments that are available. The vaccine remains the most effective tool at preventing serious illness so make sure everyone in your family is vaccinated and boosted if eligible."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Cases Per 100k - 29.60
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k - 19.68
  • Test Results Reported - 145,684
  • Total Positive - 5,784
  • Percent Positive - 3.68%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 3.39
  • Patient Hospitalization - 948 (+44)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 198
  • Patients in ICU - 127 (+7)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 56 (+4)
  • Total Discharges - 291,679 (+168)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 10
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 55,193

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 - 70,374

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 - 37,662,876
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours - 36,766
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days - 210,887
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose - 92.1%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series - 83.5%
  • 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) - 86.3%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 82.6%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 72.7%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose - 81.6%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series - 73.9%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 89.7%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 76.3%

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

REGION

Monday, April 4, 2022

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Capital Region

14.52

15.05

16.30

Central New York

42.50 (47.27*)

44.60 (49.37*)

47.40

Finger Lakes

17.36

18.64

20.76

Long Island

14.14

14.74

16.21

Mid-Hudson

16.26

17.60

18.88

Mohawk Valley

23.40

24.23

25.46

New York City

17.37

17.97

18.69

North Country

21.55

20.39

20.46

Southern Tier

23.65

25.79

27.31

Western New York

12.83

13.61

14.55

Statewide

17.73 (17.92*)

18.54 (18.73*)

19.68

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

Region

Monday, April 4, 2022

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Capital Region

3.97%

4.20%

4.52%

Central New York

8.68% (9.66%*)

9.34% (10.38%*)

9.86%

Finger Lakes

4.67%

5.16%

5.76%

Long Island

3.13%

3.31%

3.49%

Mid-Hudson

3.38%

3.61%

3.78%

Mohawk Valley

4.26%

4.60%

4.30%

New York City

2.26%

2.34%

2.40%

North Country

4.55%

4.56%

4.63%

Southern Tier

3.93%

4.50%

5.05%

Western New York

4.21%

4.67%

5.14%

Statewide

3.05% (3.09%*)

3.22% (3.26%*)

3.39%

* These figures include at-home tests which Onondaga County, unlike other counties, has provided in their daily reporting to the New York State Department of Health. Future reporting from Onondaga County will not include home test data to ensure alignment and consistency with other counties.

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

Monday, April 4, 2022

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Bronx

1.20%

1.24%

1.27%

Kings

2.10%

2.14%

2.26%

New York

3.23%

3.41%

3.46%

Queens

2.02%

2.13%

2.17%

Richmond

2.33%

2.28%

2.19%

Yesterday 5,784 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 4,998,782. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

59,192

86

Allegany

8,938

7

Broome

45,450

97

Cattaraugus

15,449

8

Cayuga

16,418

48

Chautauqua

23,574

8

Chemung

21,373

19

Chenango

9,323

9

Clinton

16,825

34

Columbia

10,088

12

Cortland

10,703

31

Delaware

7,806

15

Dutchess

64,095

55

Erie

209,268

222

Essex

5,712

8

Franklin

9,539

19

Fulton

12,659

16

Genesee

13,669

14

Greene

8,651

7

Hamilton

874

1

Herkimer

13,861

17

Jefferson

20,116

29

Lewis

6,154

5

Livingston

11,646

13

Madison

13,292

38

Monroe

152,441

272

Montgomery

11,917

10

Nassau

404,538

466

Niagara

47,936

32

NYC

2,311,639

2,346

Oneida

53,644

123

Onondaga

103,778 (113,728*)

301

Ontario

20,044

35

Orange

106,828

102

Orleans

8,617

2

Oswego

26,562

116

Otsego

9,959

9

Putnam

23,713

26

Rensselaer

31,492

35

Rockland

92,550

90

Saratoga

46,210

49

Schenectady

33,002

36

Schoharie

5,019

5

Schuyler

3,501

10

Seneca

5,985

15

St. Lawrence

21,311

24

Steuben

19,941

14

Suffolk

427,155

328

Sullivan

18,429

26

Tioga

10,778

21

Tompkins

18,938

51

Ulster

31,821

59

Warren

13,659

24

Washington

12,092

10

Wayne

17,307

32

Westchester

251,677

286

Wyoming

8,281

7

Yates

3,393

4

* These figures include at-home tests which Onondaga County, unlike other counties, has provided in their daily reporting to the New York State Department of Health. Future reporting from Onondaga County will not include home test data to ensure alignment and consistency with other counties.

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

53

41

77.4%

12

22.6%

Central New York

72

41

56.9%

31

43.1%

Finger Lakes

129

33

25.6%

96

74.4%

Long Island

140

62

44.3%

78

55.7%

Mid-Hudson

85

37

43.5%

48

56.5%

Mohawk Valley

27

16

59.3%

11

40.7%

New York City

309

117

37.9%

192

62.1%

North Country

34

15

44.1%

19

55.9%

Southern Tier

46

21

45.7%

25

54.3%

Western New York

53

29

54.7%

24

45.3%

Statewide

948

412

43.5%

536

56.5%

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, 10 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 55,193. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

County

New Deaths

Chenango

1

Kings

3

Monroe

1

Niagara

2

Richmond

1

Ulster

1

Westchester

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, 3,259 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 4,356 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

969,883

127

887,939

126

Central New York

648,585

71

600,523

101

Finger Lakes

868,053

164

805,795

156

Long Island

2,196,372

361

1,956,529

449

Mid-Hudson

1,716,803

470

1,507,651

442

Mohawk Valley

326,560

32

304,115

49

New York City

8,065,235

1,737

7,160,142

2,742

North Country

306,463

64

277,674

56

Southern Tier

441,379

51

404,471

64

Western New York

958,889

182

882,743

171

Statewide

16,498,222

3,259

14,787,582

4,356

Booster/Additional Shots

Region

Cumulative
Total

Increase over past 24 hours

Increase over past 7 days

Capital Region

478,551

2,093

12,961

Central New York

321,746

1,769

10,274

Finger Lakes

499,808

2,402

13,924

Long Island

1,167,660

3,812

24,071

Mid-Hudson

894,012

3,989

20,575

Mohawk Valley

170,079

605

3,959

New York City

3,043,581

9,322

50,020

North Country

150,771

676

3,784

Southern Tier

227,568

1,004

5,263

Western New York

540,263

1,941

11,501

Statewide

7,494,039

27,613

156,332

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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