May 17, 2022
Albany, NY

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

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

FDA Authorizes First Booster Dose for Five to 11 Year Olds

With Just Over Half of the Eligible Population Boosted, Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Take Advantage of Tools that Protect Against COVID-19

24 Statewide Deaths Reported Yesterday

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

"Today, the Food and Drug Administration authorized the first COVID-19 booster dose for five to 11 year olds. Following approval from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, New Yorkers will be able to safely provide this life-saving tool to their children," Governor Hochul said. “In the meantime, I am calling on our parents and guardians to do what they can to keep themselves and their loved ones safe. That includes getting boosted, if you haven’t already. Let’s continue to work together and take care of one another, New York.”

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

· Cases Per 100k – 44.25

· 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k – 50.50

· Test Results Reported – 86,429

· Total Positive – 8,647

· Percent Positive – 9.42%**

· 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 7.66%**

· Patient Hospitalization - 2,649 (+152)

· Patients Newly Admitted - 401

· Patients in ICU - 245 (+12)

· Patients in ICU with Intubation - 95 (+4)

· Total Discharges - 302,066 (+231)

· New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 24

· Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 55,816

** 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 - 71,264

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 - 38,689,215

· Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 17,081

· Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 151,468

· Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose - 92.6%

· Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series - 83.9%

· 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) - 87.2%

· Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 83.3%

· Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 73.3%

· Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose - 82.1%

· Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series - 74.3%

· Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 90.4%

· Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 77.2%

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

REGION Saturday, May 14, 2022Sunday, May 15, 2022Monday, May 16, 2022
Capital Region 55.7456.1157.04
Central New York 33.5532.9633.18
Finger Lakes 41.5440.9940.38
Long Island 60.3662.4162.72
Mid-Hudson 51.8152.8353.31
Mohawk Valley 44.4543.3341.80
New York City 42.9143.8147.42
North Country 38.3639.6238.97
Southern Tier 51.9052.0850.12
Western New York 61.5260.1459.43
Statewide 48.3148.9850.50

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

RegionSaturday, May 14, 2022Sunday, May 15, 2022Monday, May 16, 2022
Capital Region12.23%12.35%12.28%
Central New York8.85%8.91%8.89%
Finger Lakes13.50%13.49%13.15%
Long Island10.65%10.89%10.79%
Mid-Hudson8.00%8.62%9.51%
Mohawk Valley9.57%9.31%9.05%
New York City4.51%4.72%5.18%
North Country9.26%9.57%9.32%
Southern Tier10.40%10.51%10.28%
Western New York18.70%18.50%18.20%
Statewide7.11%7.34%7.66%

** 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 NYCSaturday, May 14, 2022Sunday, May 15, 2022Monday, May 16, 2022
Bronx3.63%3.76%3.75%
Kings3.75%4.01%5.00%
New York5.49%5.62%5.94%
Queens4.98%5.16%5.26%
Richmond5.89%6.02%6.50%

** 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 8,647 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 5,297,214. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

CountyTotal PositiveNew Positive
Albany64,221140
Allegany9,34211
Broome49,43468
Cattaraugus16,26023
Cayuga17,46621
Chautauqua24,85665
Chemung22,76326
Chenango9,93413
Clinton18,22327
Columbia10,94116
Cortland11,4227
Delaware8,3459
Dutchess67,63497
Erie229,641497
Essex6,1868
Franklin10,1377
Fulton13,54924
Genesee14,52220
Greene9,17514
Hamilton923-
Herkimer14,9097
Jefferson21,65738
Lewis6,46511
Livingston12,4299
Madison14,41519
Monroe164,926209
Montgomery12,58520
Nassau429,832684
Niagara51,661102
NYC2,425,1024,342
Oneida58,77365
Onondaga122,458125
Ontario21,75314
Orange112,149136
Orleans9,19216
Oswego29,01529
Otsego10,78832
Putnam25,13945
Rensselaer34,19466
Rockland96,874133
Saratoga50,52879
Schenectady35,79592
Schoharie5,39711
Schuyler3,7603
Seneca6,4348
St. Lawrence22,58330
Steuben21,41326
Suffolk448,876612
Sullivan19,38925
Tioga11,80010
Tompkins21,39954
Ulster34,23547
Warren14,95031
Washington13,03917
Wayne18,61215
Westchester267,231378
Wyoming8,7477
Yates3,7367

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:

RegionCOVID-19 Patients currently hospitalizedAdmitted due to COVID or complications of COVID% Admitted due to COVID or complications of COVIDAdmitted 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 Region22714162.1%8637.9%
Central New York1136456.6%4943.4%
Finger Lakes37814939.4%22960.6%
Long Island43020848.4%22251.6%
Mid-Hudson23612653.4%11046.6%
Mohawk Valley704361.4%2738.6%
New York City73931041.9%42958.1%
North Country684058.8%2841.2%
Southern Tier1384935.5%8964.5%
Western New York25013052.0%12048.0%
Statewide2,6491,26047.6%1,38952.4%

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, 24 total new deaths were reported due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 55,816. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

CountyNew Deaths
Albany2
Broome1
Columbia1
Herkimer1
Kings4
Monroe2
Nassau1
New York3
Onondaga1
Ontario1
Queens1
Rockland1
Suffolk2
Tompkins1
Westchester2

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 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, 2,009 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 1,575 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 dosePeople with complete vaccine series
RegionCumulative
Total
Increase over past 24 hoursCumulative
Total
Increase over past 24 hours
Capital Region974,03571891,17267
Central New York651,58758603,35739
Finger Lakes872,14679810,12972
Long Island2,211,2883591,969,571253
Mid-Hudson1,730,2612431,519,604192
Mohawk Valley328,06025305,49824
New York City8,117,8041,0267,205,765768
North Country308,15038278,99727
Southern Tier445,23939407,68142
Western New York963,69471887,89391
Statewide16,602,2642,00914,879,6671,575
Booster/Additional Shots
RegionCumulative
Total
Increase over past 24 hoursIncrease over past 7 days
Capital Region541,6018908,829
Central New York366,8033545,007
Finger Lakes567,0376858,236
Long Island1,295,9402,17819,100
Mid-Hudson1,008,0151,56915,627
Mohawk Valley189,7312012,734
New York City3,332,5104,45742,803
North Country171,6062872,497
Southern Tier255,5552623,878
Western New York605,3276178,168
Statewide8,334,12511,500116,879

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.

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