April 25, 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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Central New York 7-Day Average Case Rates - Highest in State - Continue to Level Off 

Governor Hochul Reminds New Yorker to Use the Toolkit: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing, and Treatment  

10 Statewide Deaths Reported Yesterday

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

"The vaccine is still the most effective tool we have to prevent serious illness," Governor Hochul said. "Make sure you and your friends and family are vaccinated and boosted if eligible. If you are experiencing symptoms make sure you get tested, and if you test positive, talk to your doctor about available treatments. Let's continue to use the tools and move forward safely through this pandemic."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Cases Per 100k - 24.49
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k - 32.52
  • Test Results Reported - 70,000
  • Total Positive - 4,786
  • Percent Positive - 6.74**
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 6.87%**
  • Patient Hospitalization - 1,588 (+63)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 241
  • Patients in ICU - 181 (+3)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 70 (+4)
  • Total Discharges - 295,158 (+181)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 10
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 55,394

** 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 - 70,658

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 - 38,203,735
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours - 13,435
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days - 197,404
  • 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) - 86.7%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 83.0%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 73.0%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose - 81.9%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series - 74.0%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) -90.1%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 76.8%

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

REGION

Friday, April 22, 2022

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Capital Region

33.81

34.23

36.51

Central New York

51.38

50.77

51.14

Finger Lakes

37.82

42.12

43.19

Long Island

29.70

30.63

30.30

Mid-Hudson

28.25

28.34

28.36

Mohawk Valley

46.69

46.39

46.13

New York City

27.85

26.86

26.93

North Country

30.79

31.20

31.74

Southern Tier

43.92

45.38

46.62

Western New York

40.28

42.43

44.17

Statewide

31.97

32.16

32.52

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

Region

Friday, April 22, 2022

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Capital Region

10.96%

11.38%

11.79%

Central New York

11.97%

11.60%

11.57%

Finger Lakes

13.01%

13.37%

13.72%

Long Island

6.43%

6.67%

6.71%

Mid-Hudson

6.07%

5.71%

5.10%

Mohawk Valley

10.26%

10.32%

10.25%

New York City

4.70%

4.72%

4.69%

North Country

8.57%

8.59%

8.70%

Southern Tier

9.78%

9.56%

9.73%

Western New York

14.76%

15.21%

15.39%

Statewide

6.78%

6.92%

6.87%

** 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

Friday, April 22, 2022

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Bronx

3.01%

3.23%

3.24%

Kings

4.35%

4.19%

4.11%

New York

5.46%

5.39%

5.30%

Queens

5.05%

5.29%

5.39%

Richmond

5.42%

5.91%

6.04%

** 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 4,786 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 5,105,538. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

60,876

107

Allegany

9,053

6

Broome

47,197

78

Cattaraugus

15,678

16

Cayuga

16,950

9

Chautauqua

23,817

20

Chemung

21,864

24

Chenango

9,562

14

Clinton

17,348

26

Columbia

10,330

13

Cortland

11,068

25

Delaware

8,001

6

Dutchess

65,217

45

Erie

216,136

459

Essex

5,881

9

Franklin

9,747

17

Fulton

13,008

13

Genesee

13,950

21

Greene

8,820

8

Hamilton

891

1

Herkimer

14,361

14

Jefferson

20,628

20

Lewis

6,242

2

Livingston

11,931

15

Madison

13,844

22

Monroe

157,753

279

Montgomery

12,134

12

Nassau

412,805

354

Niagara

49,028

61

NYC

2,351,769

1,547

Oneida

56,000

96

Onondaga

118,231

200

Ontario

20,810

41

Orange

108,510

89

Orleans

8,804

14

Oswego

27,903

39

Otsego

10,254

18

Putnam

24,164

23

Rensselaer

32,463

46

Rockland

93,943

56

Saratoga

47,667

110

Schenectady

33,852

61

Schoharie

5,146

3

Schuyler

3,630

4

Seneca

6,208

7

St. Lawrence

21,942

20

Steuben

20,405

25

Suffolk

433,824

310

Sullivan

18,755

19

Tioga

11,211

17

Tompkins

19,933

11

Ulster

32,645

42

Warren

14,034

24

Washington

12,331

5

Wayne

17,851

34

Westchester

257,145

210

Wyoming

8,447

13

Yates

3,541

6

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

112

74

66.1%

38

33.9%

Central New York

125

76

60.8%

49

39.2%

Finger Lakes

296

128

43.2%

168

56.8%

Long Island

183

90

49.2%

93

50.8%

Mid-Hudson

141

74

52.5%

67

47.5%

Mohawk Valley

62

36

58.1%

26

41.9%

New York City

418

158

37.8%

260

62.2%

North Country

43

18

41.9%

25

58.1%

Southern Tier

86

41

47.7%

45

52.3%

Western New York

122

71

58.2%

51

41.8%

Statewide

1,588

766

48.2%

822

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, 10 total new deaths were reported due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 55,358. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

County

New Deaths

Albany

2

Delaware

1

Kings

3

Monroe

1

Onondaga

2

Suffolk

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, 1,264 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 1,147completed 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

971,840

54

888,978

50

Central New York

650,131

22

601,901

21

Finger Lakes

870,143

30

807,904

22

Long Island

2,203,779

182

1,962,760

145

Mid-Hudson

1,723,538

179

1,513,489

101

Mohawk Valley

327,327

20

304,787

13

New York City

8,091,845

691

7,170,219

721

North Country

307,391

15

278,268

7

Southern Tier

443,129

25

406,321

11

Western New York

961,115

46

885,126

56

Statewide

16,550,238

1,264

14,819,753

1,147

         

Booster/Additional Shots

     

Region

Cumulative
Total

Increase over past 24 hours

Increase over past 7 days

 

Capital Region

510,957

743

11,210

 

Central New York

347,609

398

9,552

 

Finger Lakes

537,163

566

13,552

 

Long Island

1,238,490

1,507

34,968

 

Mid-Hudson

958,009

985

29,631

 

Mohawk Valley

180,127

178

3,479

 

New York City

3,203,369

4,107

72,567

 

North Country

162,055

217

4,450

 

Southern Tier

241,546

236

4,706

 

Western New York

574,651

854

12,490

 

Statewide

7,953,976

9,791

196,605

 

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.

Contact the Governor’s Press Office

Contact us by phone:

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

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