May 3, 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's 7-Day Average Case Rate - Once the Highest in State During Recent Uptick - Now Lowest Since March 29

Finger Lakes 7-Day Average Case Rates Continue to Plateau

Governor Hochul Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing, and Treatment

13 Statewide Deaths Reported Yesterday

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

"We have the tools to fight this virus and we know what works," Governor Hochul said. "Make sure you and your loved ones are vaccinated and get the booster if eligible. If you are not feeling well get tested, no matter how mild the symptoms. If you test positive, talk to your doctor about treatments that are available."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:   

  • Cases Per 100k - 31.82
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k - 38.16
  • Test Results Reported - 66,835
  • Total Positive - 6,219
  • Percent Positive - 8.90%**  
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 6.79%**
  • Patient Hospitalization - 2,050 (+130)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 302
  • Patients in ICU - 206 (+7)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 70 (+0)
  • Total Discharges - 297,211 (+158)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 13
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 55,523

** 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 - 70,889

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 - 38,389,877
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours - 18,146
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days - 164,791
  • 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 - 83.8%  
  • 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) - 86.9%  
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 83.1%  
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 73.1%  
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose - 81.9%  
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series - 74.2%  
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 90.2%  
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 76.9%  

       

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

       

REGION  

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Monday, May 2, 2022

Capital Region  

47.64

47.23

47.77

Central New York  

46.20

44.97

44.07

Finger Lakes  

44.94

43.33

43.21

Long Island  

38.43

39.36

41.10

Mid-Hudson  

33.27

33.65

34.64

Mohawk Valley  

52.57

51.40

51.13

New York City  

28.35

29.07

30.63

North Country  

38.39

38.46

38.36

Southern Tier  

51.14

50.03

50.62

Western New York  

58.40

58.08

58.15

Statewide  

36.88

37.11

38.16


  

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

       

Region

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Monday, May 2, 2022

Capital Region

10.90%

10.63%

10.22%

Central New York

10.44%

10.21%

9.85%

Finger Lakes

13.35%

12.93%

12.93%

Long Island

7.81%

7.95%

8.30%

Mid-Hudson

5.73%

6.43%

6.50%

Mohawk Valley

9.54%

9.18%

9.11%

New York City

4.09%

4.09%

4.18%

North Country

9.10%

9.00%

9.06%

Southern Tier

9.60%

9.36%

9.48%

Western New York

17.45%

17.31%

17.45%

Statewide

6.76%

6.77%

6.79%

** 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

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Monday, May 2, 2022

Bronx

2.74%

2.69%

2.73%

Kings

3.71%

3.76%

3.64%

New York

4.51%

4.49%

4.82%

Queens

4.87%

4.85%

5.03%

Richmond

4.45%

4.31%

4.28%

** 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 6,219 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 5,162,526. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

61,935

120

Allegany

9,123

14

Broome

47,978

71

Cattaraugus

15,876

22

Cayuga

17,147

23

Chautauqua

24,064

30

Chemung

22,175

26

Chenango

9,686

10

Clinton

17,649

19

Columbia

10,510

17

Cortland

11,184

8

Delaware

8,113

5

Dutchess

65,842

72

Erie

221,004

500

Essex

5,971

10

Franklin

9,883

13

Fulton

13,209

19

Genesee

14,150

24

Greene

8,921

7

Hamilton

908

3

Herkimer

14,562

25

Jefferson

20,968

43

Lewis

6,329

8

Livingston

12,098

10

Madison

14,067

28

Monroe

160,323

190

Montgomery

12,274

14

Nassau

417,503

490

Niagara

49,909

82

NYC

2,371,426

2,566

Oneida

57,124

100

Onondaga

119,941

132

Ontario

21,158

28

Orange

109,519

111

Orleans

8,942

20

Oswego

28,317

28

Otsego

10,423

12

Putnam

24,433

32

Rensselaer

33,059

49

Rockland

94,746

100

Saratoga

48,603

83

Schenectady

34,426

43

Schoharie

5,237

10

Schuyler

3,672

1

Seneca

6,291

8

St. Lawrence

22,216

21

Steuben

20,719

34

Suffolk

437,854

414

Sullivan

18,949

23

Tioga

11,440

18

Tompkins

20,467

65

Ulster

33,107

52

Warren

14,333

32

Washington

12,547

23

Wayne

18,129

17

Westchester

259,924

281

Wyoming

8,551

12

Yates

3,612

1


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

164

110

67.1%

54

32.9%

Central New York

138

90

65.2%

48

34.8%

Finger Lakes

344

124

36.0%

220

64.0%

Long Island

267

129

48.3%

138

51.7%

Mid-Hudson

187

108

57.8%

79

42.2%

Mohawk Valley

47

28

59.6%

19

40.4%

New York City

526

218

41.4%

308

58.6%

North Country

67

34

50.7%

33

49.3%

Southern Tier

123

46

37.4%

77

62.6%

Western New York

187

110

58.8%

77

41.2%

Statewide

2,050

997

48.6%

1,053

51.4%

  

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, 13 total new deaths were reported due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 55,523. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

 

County

New Deaths

Chautauqua

1

Dutchess

1

Erie

2

Kings

2

Livingston

1

Monroe

1

New York

1

Onondaga

1

Orleans

1

Saratoga

1

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, 2,040 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 1,822 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

972,652

66

889,894

84

 

 

Central New York

650,676

59

602,474

51

 

 

Finger Lakes

870,891

78

808,719

79

 

 

Long Island

2,206,394

335

1,965,252

244

 

 

Mid-Hudson

1,726,254

467

1,515,899

490

 

 

Mohawk Valley

327,559

29

305,050

25

 

 

New York City

8,100,851

800

7,189,257

687

 

 

North Country

307,661

20

278,575

33

 

 

Southern Tier

443,640

66

406,800

38

 

 

Western New York

962,133

120

886,162

91

 

 

Statewide

16,568,711

2,040

14,848,082

1,822

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Booster/Additional Shots

 

 

 

 

 

Region

Cumulative
Total

Increase over past 24 hours

Increase over past 7 days

 

 

 

Capital Region

523,878

1,026

11,817

 

 

 

Central New York

355,707

495

7,055

 

 

 

Finger Lakes

549,861

1,024

11,268

 

 

 

Long Island

1,259,955

1,932

18,841

 

 

 

Mid-Hudson

977,029

1,889

16,845

 

 

 

Mohawk Valley

183,973

255

3,328

 

 

 

New York City

3,249,409

3,780

41,153

 

 

 

North Country

166,125

347

3,587

 

 

 

Southern Tier

247,284

482

5,257

 

 

 

Western New York

587,513

863

11,206

 

 

 

Statewide

8,100,734

12,093

130,357

 

 

 

 

   

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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