April 20, 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.

"With new contagious subvariants circulating, let's be vigilant in using the tools to keep ourselves and our loved ones healthy and out of the hospital,” Governor Hochul said. “Get your vaccine, your booster, and your second booster if you’re eligible, get tested if you feel sick, and if you test positive, talk to your doctor as soon as possible about treatment. Let's keep moving forward safely through this pandemic."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Cases Per 100k – 40.23
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k – 31.67
  • Test Results Reported – 111,687
  • Total Positive – 7,862
  • Percent Positive – 6.92%**
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 5.56%**
  • Patient Hospitalization – 1,404 (+47)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 286
  • Patients in ICU – 170 (0)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation – 66 (+2)
  • Total Discharges – 293,938 (+226)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 14
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 55,329

** Due to the test reporting policy change by the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and several other factors, the most reliable metric to measure virus impact on a community is the case per 100,000 data -- not percent positivity.

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.

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.

  • Total deaths reported to and compiled by the CDC – 70,603

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 – 38,060,532
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 32,440
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 200,111
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 92.3%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 83.6%
  • 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) – 86.6%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) 82.8%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 72.9%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 81.8%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 74.0%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 89.9%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 76.6%

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

REGION

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Monday, April 18, 2022

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Capital Region

29.49

30.13

31.47

Central New York

53.50

52.91

52.93

Finger Lakes

35.12

35.95

36.94

Long Island

29.60

30.93

30.76

Mid-Hudson

25.98

26.48

26.14

Mohawk Valley

45.30

45.63

47.25

New York City

26.54

27.32

28.94

North Country

27.69

28.20

28.13

Southern Tier

40.26

40.15

41.00

Western New York

31.85

32.62

34.42

Statewide

29.99

30.71

31.67

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

Region

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Monday, April 18, 2022

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Capital Region

8.26%

8.59%

9.00%

Central New York

14.68%

14.33%

13.91%

Finger Lakes

11.11%

11.39%

11.81%

Long Island

5.46%

5.55%

5.79%

Mid-Hudson

4.61%

5.34%

5.34%

Mohawk Valley

8.76%

9.08%

9.45%

New York City

3.29%

3.38%

3.67%

North Country

7.41%

7.58%

7.65%

Southern Tier

9.22%

9.20%

9.46%

Western New York

12.76%

13.25%

13.48%

Statewide

5.12%

5.33%

5.56%

** Due to the test reporting policy change by the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and several other factors, the most reliable metric to measure virus impact on a community is the case per 100,000 data -- not percent positivity.

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

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Monday, April 18, 2022

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Bronx

1.64%

1.72%

2.20%

Kings

3.04%

3.18%

3.37%

New York

4.85%

4.85%

4.97%

Queens

2.98%

3.08%

3.45%

Richmond

3.42%

3.45%

3.98%

** Due to the test reporting policy change by the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and several other factors, the most reliable metric to measure virus impact on a community is the case per 100,000 data -- not percent positivity.

Yesterday 7,862 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 5,073,560. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

60,247

118

Allegany

9,004

5

Broome

46,655

129

Cattaraugus

15,586

25

Cayuga

16,820

35

Chautauqua

23,694

12

Chemung

21,676

44

Chenango

9,483

20

Clinton

17,173

17

Columbia

10,236

17

Cortland

10,946

23

Delaware

7,950

21

Dutchess

64,773

64

Erie

213,525

482

Essex

5,829

7

Franklin

9,673

12

Fulton

12,935

17

Genesee

13,824

23

Greene

8,764

19

Hamilton

888

2

Herkimer

14,223

32

Jefferson

20,441

38

Lewis

6,219

4

Livingston

11,817

15

Madison

13,687

40

Monroe

155,908

327

Montgomery

12,060

11

Nassau

410,511

514

Niagara

48,637

73

NYC

2,341,257

3,499

Oneida

55,307

209

Onondaga

116,954

280

Ontario

20,547

68

Orange

107,966

108

Orleans

8,733

14

Oswego

27,550

103

Otsego

10,162

21

Putnam

24,027

24

Rensselaer

32,105

43

Rockland

93,544

61

Saratoga

47,135

74

Schenectady

33,535

49

Schoharie

5,100

8

Schuyler

3,595

12

Seneca

6,146

30

St. Lawrence

21,767

56

Steuben

20,241

33

Suffolk

431,734

413

Sullivan

18,641

22

Tioga

11,054

28

Tompkins

19,626

87

Ulster

32,371

46

Warren

13,915

19

Washington

12,231

13

Wayne

17,664

57

Westchester

255,611

321

Wyoming

8,371

10

Yates

3,487

8

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

106

76

71.7%

30

28.3%

Central New York

123

79

64.2%

44

35.8%

Finger Lakes

247

115

46.6%

132

53.4%

Long Island

176

84

47.7%

92

52.3%

Mid-Hudson

131

61

46.6%

70

53.4%

Mohawk Valley

39

27

69.2%

12

30.8%

New York City

390

144

36.9%

246

63.1%

North Country

40

22

55.0%

18

45.0%

Southern Tier

68

30

44.1%

38

55.9%

Western New York

84

39

46.4%

45

53.6%

Statewide

1,404

677

48.2%

727

51.8%

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, 14 total new deaths were reported due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 55,329. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

County

New Deaths

Albany

3

Bronx

1

Chemung

1

Cortland

1

Erie

1

Franklin

1

Kings

1

Oneida

1

Richmond

1

Rockland

1

Suffolk

1

Ulster

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, 3,075 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 2,780 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

971,161

98

889,462

153

Central New York

649,432

91

601,492

87

Finger Lakes

869,455

123

807,413

143

Long Island

2,201,338

472

1,961,405

360

Mid-Hudson

1,721,385

394

1,512,222

330

Mohawk Valley

327,013

36

304,577

30

New York City

8,083,154

1,560

7,162,584

1,441

North Country

307,097

63

278,112

42

Southern Tier

442,027

95

405,172

52

Western New York

960,387

143

884,446

142

Statewide

16,532,449

3,075

14,806,885

2,780

Booster/Additional Shots

Region

Cumulative
Total

Increase over past 24 hours

Increase over past 7 days

Capital Region

503,408

2,158

12,251

Central New York

340,865

1,830

9,605

Finger Lakes

528,414

2,608

15,292

Long Island

1,209,708

3,480

19,571

Mid-Hudson

933,742

2,926

18,857

Mohawk Valley

177,731

676

3,801

New York City

3,141,586

6,768

51,308

North Country

159,103

903

4,378

Southern Tier

238,422

986

5,366

Western New York

565,687

2,348

12,707

Statewide

7,798,666

24,683

153,136

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.

4/19/2022

Hospital

Nursing Home

ACF

LHCSA

Hospice

CHHA

Total

Total employee terminations due to being unvaccinated

5,997

1.14%

2,559

1.67%

327

1.05%

8,616

2.98%

100

1.53%

163

1.19%

17,762

1.74%

Total employee resignations and retirements due to being unvaccinated

2,664

0.51%

61

0.04%

6

0.02%

4,198

1.45%

82

1.25%

145

1.06%

7,156

0.70%

Total on furlough/unpaid leave due to being unvaccinated and unwilling to get vaccinated

952

0.18%

328

0.21%

36

0.12%

5,719

1.98%

5

0.08%

74

0.54%

7,114

0.70%

Total on furlough/unpaid leave due to being unvaccinated BUT now awaiting first dose

109

0.02%

1,599

1.05%

512

1.64%

2,501

0.87%

-

0.00%

13

0.10%

4,734

0.46%

Total INACTIVE employees from categories above

9,722

4,547

881

21,034

187

395

36,766

Total ACTIVE employees

515,143

148,405

30,384

267,860

6,361

13,279

981,432

Grand Total

524,865

152,952

31,265

288,894

6,548

13,674

1,018,198

Percentages are estimates. They are based on self-reported data for 04/19/2022. The denominators are active employees reported for 04/19/2022 plus the inactive categories above; they do not include workforce fluctuations that may have occurred in addition to these categories above.

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

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