May 17, 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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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, 2022

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Monday, May 16, 2022

Capital Region  

55.74

56.11

57.04

Central New York  

33.55

32.96

33.18

Finger Lakes  

41.54

40.99

40.38

Long Island  

60.36

62.41

62.72

Mid-Hudson  

51.81

52.83

53.31

Mohawk Valley  

44.45

43.33

41.80

New York City  

42.91

43.81

47.42

North Country  

38.36

39.62

38.97

Southern Tier  

51.90

52.08

50.12

Western New York  

61.52

60.14

59.43

Statewide  

48.31

48.98

50.50

 

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

       

Region

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Monday, May 16, 2022

Capital Region

12.23%

12.35%

12.28%

Central New York

8.85%

8.91%

8.89%

Finger Lakes

13.50%

13.49%

13.15%

Long Island

10.65%

10.89%

10.79%

Mid-Hudson

8.00%

8.62%

9.51%

Mohawk Valley

9.57%

9.31%

9.05%

New York City

4.51%

4.72%

5.18%

North Country

9.26%

9.57%

9.32%

Southern Tier

10.40%

10.51%

10.28%

Western New York

18.70%

18.50%

18.20%

Statewide

7.11%

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 NYC

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Monday, May 16, 2022

Bronx

3.63%

3.76%

3.75%

Kings

3.75%

4.01%

5.00%

New York

5.49%

5.62%

5.94%

Queens

4.98%

5.16%

5.26%

Richmond

5.89%

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: 

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

64,221

140

Allegany

9,342

11

Broome

49,434

68

Cattaraugus

16,260

23

Cayuga

17,466

21

Chautauqua

24,856

65

Chemung

22,763

26

Chenango

9,934

13

Clinton

18,223

27

Columbia

10,941

16

Cortland

11,422

7

Delaware

8,345

9

Dutchess

67,634

97

Erie

229,641

497

Essex

6,186

8

Franklin

10,137

7

Fulton

13,549

24

Genesee

14,522

20

Greene

9,175

14

Hamilton

923

-

Herkimer

14,909

7

Jefferson

21,657

38

Lewis

6,465

11

Livingston

12,429

9

Madison

14,415

19

Monroe

164,926

209

Montgomery

12,585

20

Nassau

429,832

684

Niagara

51,661

102

NYC

2,425,102

4,342

Oneida

58,773

65

Onondaga

122,458

125

Ontario

21,753

14

Orange

112,149

136

Orleans

9,192

16

Oswego

29,015

29

Otsego

10,788

32

Putnam

25,139

45

Rensselaer

34,194

66

Rockland

96,874

133

Saratoga

50,528

79

Schenectady

35,795

92

Schoharie

5,397

11

Schuyler

3,760

3

Seneca

6,434

8

St. Lawrence

22,583

30

Steuben

21,413

26

Suffolk

448,876

612

Sullivan

19,389

25

Tioga

11,800

10

Tompkins

21,399

54

Ulster

34,235

47

Warren

14,950

31

Washington

13,039

17

Wayne

18,612

15

Westchester

267,231

378

Wyoming

8,747

7

Yates

3,736

7

 

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

227

141

62.1%

86

37.9%

Central New York

113

64

56.6%

49

43.4%

Finger Lakes

378

149

39.4%

229

60.6%

Long Island

430

208

48.4%

222

51.6%

Mid-Hudson

236

126

53.4%

110

46.6%

Mohawk Valley

70

43

61.4%

27

38.6%

New York City

739

310

41.9%

429

58.1%

North Country

68

40

58.8%

28

41.2%

Southern Tier

138

49

35.5%

89

64.5%

Western New York

250

130

52.0%

120

48.0%

Statewide

2,649

1,260

47.6%

1,389

52.4%

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:

 

County

New Deaths

Albany

2

Broome

1

Columbia

1

Herkimer

1

Kings

4

Monroe

2

Nassau

1

New York

3

Onondaga

1

Ontario

1

Queens

1

Rockland

1

Suffolk

2

Tompkins

1

Westchester

2

 

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 websitePeople 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.govtext 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 dose

People with complete vaccine series

Region

Cumulative
Total

Increase over past 24 hours

Cumulative
Total

Increase over past 24 hours

Capital Region

974,035

71

891,172

67

Central New York

651,587

58

603,357

39

Finger Lakes

872,146

79

810,129

72

Long Island

2,211,288

359

1,969,571

253

Mid-Hudson

1,730,261

243

1,519,604

192

Mohawk Valley

328,060

25

305,498

24

New York City

8,117,804

1,026

7,205,765

768

North Country

308,150

38

278,997

27

Southern Tier

445,239

39

407,681

42

Western New York

963,694

71

887,893

91

Statewide

16,602,264

2,009

14,879,667

1,575

         

Booster/Additional Shots

     

Region

Cumulative
Total

Increase over past 24 hours

Increase over past 7  days

 

Capital Region

541,601

890

8,829

 

Central New York

366,803

354

5,007

 

Finger Lakes

567,037

685

8,236

 

Long Island

1,295,940

2,178

19,100

 

Mid-Hudson

1,008,015

1,569

15,627

 

Mohawk Valley

189,731

201

2,734

 

New York City

3,332,510

4,457

42,803

 

North Country

171,606

287

2,497

 

Southern Tier

255,555

262

3,878

 

Western New York

605,327

617

8,168

 

Statewide

8,334,125

11,500

116,879

 
         

 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.   

Contact the Governor's Press Office

Contact us by phone:

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

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