April 20, 2022
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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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