May 5, 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 — First Region in State to See Recent Uptick — Continues Downward Trend, Case Rate Down 12.1% Compared to Last Week

Neighboring Regions — Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley and Southern Tier — Case Rates Down Compared to Last Week

COVID-19 Hospital Admissions Declining in Central New York, Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley and Southern Tier

21 Statewide Deaths Reported Yesterday

Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress combating COVID-19, while also announcing that the State has now distributed more than 75 million over-the-counter COVID-19 tests as part of the administration's ongoing efforts to keep communities safe during the Spring and Summer months. At-home rapid tests continue to be distributed at regular intervals to New Yorkers, including at schools and nursing homes, throughout the state.

"We have the tools to protect against and treat this virus -- let's use them," Governor Hochul said. "Vaccinations are readily available and highly effective - whether it's your first dose, second, your booster or you're eligible for a second booster, if you have yet to get yours, do so immediately. If you're feeling sick, get tested, and ask your doctor about getting treatment if you test positive. By using these tools, we can continue to move forward safely through this pandemic."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:   

  • Cases Per 100k - 52.46
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k - 39.74
  • Test Results Reported - 132,139
  • Total Positive - 10,251
  • Percent Positive - 7.53%**  
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 7.17%**
  • Patient Hospitalization - 2,143 (+24)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 426
  • Patients in ICU - 205 (+1)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 69 (-2)
  • Total Discharges - 297,935 (+388)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 21
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 55,557

** 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 - 70,928

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 - 38,440,174
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours - 25,410
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days - 156,895
  • 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) - 73.2%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose - 82.0%  
  • 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) - 77.0%  

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

REGION  

Monday, May 2, 2022

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Capital Region  

47.77

49.09

51.83

Central New York  

44.07

43.53

43.53

Finger Lakes  

43.21

43.05

42.48

Long Island  

41.10

42.44

42.68

Mid-Hudson  

34.64

35.86

37.79

Mohawk Valley  

51.13

51.57

49.51

New York City  

30.63

32.19

32.82

North Country  

38.36

37.00

36.62

Southern Tier  

50.62

50.37

49.29

Western New York  

58.15

58.62

58.09

Statewide  

38.16

39.21

39.74

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

Region

Monday, May 2, 2022

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Capital Region

10.22%

10.31%

10.73%

Central New York

9.85%

9.82%

10.23%

Finger Lakes

12.93%

13.02%

13.19%

Long Island

8.30%

8.37%

8.69%

Mid-Hudson

6.50%

6.63%

6.98%

Mohawk Valley

9.11%

9.12%

9.36%

New York City

4.18%

4.44%

4.62%

North Country

9.06%

8.56%

9.07%

Southern Tier

9.48%

9.08%

9.16%

Western New York

17.45%

17.48%

17.18%

Statewide

6.79%

6.94%

7.17%

** 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, May 2, 2022

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Bronx

2.73%

2.92%

3.09%

Kings

3.64%

3.72%

3.75%

New York

4.82%

5.32%

5.75%

Queens

5.03%

5.41%

5.76%

Richmond

4.28%

4.55%

4.32%

** 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 10,251 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 5,181,916. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

62,332

238

Allegany

9,168

21

Broome

48,205

104

Cattaraugus

15,928

29

Cayuga

17,224

44

Chautauqua

24,175

55

Chemung

22,283

60

Chenango

9,730

15

Clinton

17,736

65

Columbia

10,573

30

Cortland

11,240

32

Delaware

8,150

14

Dutchess

66,111

148

Erie

222,464

769

Essex

5,998

19

Franklin

9,925

23

Fulton

13,261

27

Genesee

14,207

26

Greene

8,961

18

Hamilton

909

0

Herkimer

14,634

32

Jefferson

21,074

54

Lewis

6,344

9

Livingston

12,160

42

Madison

14,148

45

Monroe

161,151

411

Montgomery

12,320

20

Nassau

419,200

906

Niagara

50,162

131

NYC

2,378,061

3,476

Oneida

57,464

159

Onondaga

120,457

266

Ontario

21,295

67

Orange

109,896

221

Orleans

8,985

27

Oswego

28,469

94

Otsego

10,493

40

Putnam

24,546

61

Rensselaer

33,241

107

Rockland

95,018

139

Saratoga

48,915

188

Schenectady

34,676

133

Schoharie

5,263

13

Schuyler

3,688

10

Seneca

6,321

18

St. Lawrence

22,260

26

Steuben

20,844

81

Suffolk

439,320

742

Sullivan

19,003

26

Tioga

11,511

29

Tompkins

20,677

102

Ulster

33,316

144

Warren

14,433

66

Washington

12,635

47

Wayne

18,219

40

Westchester

260,908

513

Wyoming

8,585

16

Yates

3,644

13     

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

176

113

64.2%

63

35.8%

Central New York

135

82

60.7%

53

39.3%

Finger Lakes

358

139

38.8%

219

61.2%

Long Island

289

133

46.0%

156

54.0%

Mid-Hudson

198

97

49.0%

101

51.0%

Mohawk Valley

54

32

59.3%

22

40.7%

New York City

549

230

41.9%

319

58.1%

North Country

65

32

49.2%

33

50.8%

Southern Tier

121

43

35.5%

78

64.5%

Western New York

198

109

55.1%

89

44.9%

Statewide

2,143

1,010

47.1%

1,133

52.9%

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, 21 total new deaths were reported due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 55,557. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

County

New Deaths                                  

Albany

1

Bronx

1

Cayuga

1

Clinton

1

Cortland

1

Erie

3

Kings

1

Livingston

1

Monroe

1

Nassau

1

Oneida

1

Onondaga

1

Putnam

1

Queens

1

Rensselaer

1

Suffolk

1

Tompkins

1

Wayne

1

Westchester

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, 2,798 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 2,704 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

972,881

117

890,143

131

Central New York

650,819

58

602,620

72

Finger Lakes

871,100

106

808,968

137

Long Island

2,207,158

378

1,965,901

360

Mid-Hudson

1,726,726

298

1,516,519

278

Mohawk Valley

327,608

32

305,115

36

New York City

8,103,642

1,511

7,191,932

1,406

North Country

307,745

41

278,652

45

Southern Tier

444,082

137

406,972

80

Western New York

962,363

120

886,426

159

Statewide

16,574,124

2,798

14,853,248

2,704

 

Booster/Additional Shots

 

 

Region

Cumulative
Total

Increase over past 24 hours

Increase over past 7  days

Capital Region

526,795

1,491

10,723

Central New York

357,981

1,095

6,762

Finger Lakes

553,136

1,803

10,492

Long Island

1,265,046

2,762

17,876

Mid-Hudson

981,629

2,528

15,234

Mohawk Valley

185,025

565

3,079

New York City

3,262,149

7,168

40,387

North Country

167,326

677

3,503

Southern Tier

248,699

731

4,797

Western New York

590,632

1,732

10,147

Statewide

8,138,418

20,552

123,000

The COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker 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]

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

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