April 28, 2022
Albany, NY

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

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17 Statewide Deaths Reported Yesterday

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

"We must continue to use the tools we have available to us to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe and healthy," Governor Hochul said. "Be sure to get vaccinated and boosted as soon as you are eligible - it is the best suit of armor to prevent serious illness. If you don't feel well be sure to get tested, and talk to your doctor about available treatments if you test positive."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Cases Per 100k - 48.81
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k - 34.51
  • Test Results Reported - 142,684
  • Total Positive - 9,538
  • Percent Positive - 6.33%**
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 6.87%**
  • Patient Hospitalization - 1,781 (+7)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 356
  • Patients in ICU - 190 (-3)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 69 (+6)
  • Total Discharges - 295,920 (+332)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 17
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 55,445

** 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 - 70,755

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 - 38,283,279
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours - 27,932
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days - 190,814
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose - 92.4%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series - 83.7%
  • 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) - 86.8%
  • 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 - 74.1%
  • 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

Monday, April 25, 2022

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Capital Region

38.05

40.07

42.33

Central New York

51.36

50.42

49.54

Finger Lakes

43.58

44.95

45.84

Long Island

29.53

31.15

35.05

Mid-Hudson

28.31

29.43

30.47

Mohawk Valley

47.19

47.25

50.78

New York City

26.63

24.50

26.20

North Country

32.22

33.24

34.92

Southern Tier

47.41

48.77

51.25

Western New York

46.58

49.41

52.74

Statewide

32.63

32.50

34.51

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

Region

Monday, April 25, 2022

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Capital Region

12.01%

12.46%

12.22%

Central New York

11.89%

11.66%

11.14%

Finger Lakes

13.83%

13.93%

13.57%

Long Island

6.70%

6.93%

7.23%

Mid-Hudson

5.32%

5.33%

5.16%

Mohawk Valley

10.24%

10.33%

10.09%

New York City

4.89%

4.48%

4.22%

North Country

8.65%

8.88%

9.27%

Southern Tier

9.86%

10.13%

10.02%

Western New York

15.78%

16.54%

17.04%

Statewide

7.12%

7.09%

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

Monday, April 25, 2022

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Bronx

3.28%

2.68%

2.72%

Kings

4.59%

4.30%

3.83%

New York

5.22%

4.70%

4.47%

Queens

5.62%

5.27%

5.03%

Richmond

6.23%

5.64%

5.57%

** 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 9,538 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 5,127,560. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

61,276

162

Allegany

9,077

14

Broome

47,559

171

Cattaraugus

15,757

32

Cayuga

17,031

31

Chautauqua

23,907

31

Chemung

21,998

64

Chenango

9,607

18

Clinton

17,457

50

Columbia

10,381

25

Cortland

11,123

30

Delaware

8,058

15

Dutchess

65,438

103

Erie

218,133

870

Essex

5,906

12

Franklin

9,798

24

Fulton

13,098

52

Genesee

14,038

37

Greene

8,869

16

Hamilton

904

3

Herkimer

14,447

34

Jefferson

20,760

52

Lewis

6,275

11

Livingston

11,995

28

Madison

13,950

42

Monroe

158,862

457

Montgomery

12,199

30

Nassau

414,671

835

Niagara

49,406

109

NYC

2,358,763

3,104

Oneida

56,495

202

Onondaga

118,997

321

Ontario

20,965

66

Orange

108,887

153

Orleans

8,855

21

Oswego

28,074

57

Otsego

10,337

31

Putnam

24,267

43

Rensselaer

32,679

105

Rockland

94,229

99

Saratoga

48,038

149

Schenectady

34,034

74

Schoharie

5,177

12

Schuyler

3,656

8

Seneca

6,240

10

St. Lawrence

22,072

55

Steuben

20,538

58

Suffolk

435,366

765

Sullivan

18,830

29

Tioga

11,310

38

Tompkins

20,178

91

Ulster

32,827

71

Warren

14,138

44

Washington

12,415

44

Wayne

17,971

61

Westchester

258,178

441

Wyoming

8,494

17

Yates

3,570

11

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

146

98

67.1%

48

32.9%

Central New York

139

84

60.4%

55

39.6%

Finger Lakes

325

128

39.4%

197

60.6%

Long Island

211

96

45.5%

115

54.5%

Mid-Hudson

148

79

53.4%

69

46.6%

Mohawk Valley

51

23

45.1%

28

54.9%

New York City

459

160

34.9%

299

65.1%

North Country

46

22

47.8%

24

52.2%

Southern Tier

108

45

41.7%

63

58.3%

Western New York

148

76

51.4%

72

48.6%

Statewide

1,781

811

45.5%

970

54.5%

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, 17 total new deaths were reported due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 55,445. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

County

New Deaths

Bronx

1

Erie

1

Genesee

1

Kings

2

Monroe

1

Nassau

1

New York

1

Niagara

1

Oneida

2

Onondaga

2

Orange

1

Oswego

1

Rockland

1

St. Lawrence

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, 3,013 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 2,932 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

972,153

130

889,346

158

Central New York

650,372

80

602,183

100

Finger Lakes

870,517

194

808,196

118

Long Island

2,204,814

372

1,963,845

394

Mid-Hudson

1,724,569

367

1,514,410

332

Mohawk Valley

327,419

41

304,900

48

New York City

8,095,507

1,537

7,183,857

1,467

North Country

307,508

31

278,413

44

Southern Tier

443,351

104

406,530

102

Western New York

961,503

157

885,527

169

Statewide

16,557,713

3,013

14,837,207

2,932

         

Booster/Additional Shots

     

Region

Cumulative
Total

Increase over past 24 hours

Increase over past 7 days

 

Capital Region

516,072

2,344

11,036

 

Central New York

351,219

1,404

8,740

 

Finger Lakes

542,644

2,274

12,416

 

Long Island

1,247,170

3,304

34,391

 

Mid-Hudson

966,395

3,272

29,758

 

Mohawk Valley

181,946

653

3,761

 

New York City

3,221,762

7,212

71,001

 

North Country

163,823

697

4,056

 

Southern Tier

243,902

1,082

4,884

 

Western New York

580,485

2,342

12,845

 

Statewide

8,015,418

24,584

192,888

 

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.

Note: As of Wednesday, April 27, 2022, healthcare workforce reduction due to vaccination status will no longer be reported weekly as the data is stable and remains unchanged. Please see the 4/20/22 press release "Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19" for the most recent summary. For latest data, please contact [email protected].

Contact the Governor’s Press Office

Contact us by phone:

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

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