May 24, 2022
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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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Statewide 7-Day Average Case Rate Lowest Since May 6 — Seven Days of Consecutive Decline

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

24 Statewide Deaths Reported Yesterday

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

"As we are continuing to monitor the numbers, I encourage all New Yorkers to continue taking advantage of the tools we have available to protect against and treat COVID-19," Governor Hochul said. "The best way to avoid serious illness from COVID-19 is by keeping up to date with your vaccination and booster doses. Be sure to get tested to ensure you're not spreading the virus to your loved ones. If you test positive, talk to your doctor about treatment. The worst thing we could let happen is let our guard down, so continue to remain vigilant so we can move forward safely through this pandemic."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:   

  • Cases Per 100k - 30.65
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k - 45.36
  • Test Results Reported - 57,135
  • Total Positive - 5,990
  • Percent Positive - 10.45%**  
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 8.04%**
  • Patient Hospitalization - 2,724 (+137)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 394
  • Patients in ICU - 237 (+5)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 96 (+4)
  • Total Discharges - 304,837 (+221)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 24
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 55,970

** 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 - 71,457

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 - 38,799,846
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours - 12,808
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days - 110,631
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose - 92.5%  
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series - 84.0%  
  • 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) - 87.3%  
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 83.5%  
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 73.4%  
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose - 82.1%  
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series - 74.4%  
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 90.5%  
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 77.3%          

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

REGION  

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Monday, May 23, 2022

Capital Region

51.09

49.88

47.15

Central New York

25.59

24.37

22.44

Finger Lakes

32.16

31.26

29.75

Long Island

60.53

59.10

58.49

Mid-Hudson

47.91

46.92

46.16

Mohawk Valley

35.80

34.29

32.88

New York City

49.01

49.85

47.19

North Country

32.67

31.10

29.53

Southern Tier

42.40

41.66

40.44

Western New York

46.46

45.05

42.34

Statewide

47.63

47.30

45.36

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

Region

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Monday, May 23, 2022

Capital Region

12.18%

11.76%

11.51%

Central New York

7.22%

6.79%

6.42%

Finger Lakes

11.33%

11.27%

11.06%

Long Island

10.62%

10.49%

10.53%

Mid-Hudson

9.61%

9.51%

9.62%

Mohawk Valley

9.42%

9.02%

8.69%

New York City

6.25%

6.31%

6.32%

North Country

8.19%

7.83%

7.68%

Southern Tier

9.43%

9.21%

9.06%

Western New York

15.55%

15.12%

14.61%

Statewide

8.11%

8.04%

8.04%

** 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 21, 2022

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Monday, May 23, 2022

Bronx

4.15%

4.29%

4.50%

Kings

6.50%

6.48%

6.49%

New York

6.88%

6.97%

6.80%

Queens

6.45%

6.52%

6.54%

Richmond

7.70%

7.74%

7.59%

     

** 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 5,990 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 5,359,259. A geographic breakdown is as follows: 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

65,213

65

Allegany

9,432

7

Broome

50,041

46

Cattaraugus

16,459

18

Cayuga

17,578

9

Chautauqua

25,219

36

Chemung

22,951

10

Chenango

10,043

12

Clinton

18,466

14

Columbia

11,123

15

Cortland

11,485

5

Delaware

8,466

5

Dutchess

68,606

102

Erie

232,506

326

Essex

6,269

9

Franklin

10,225

9

Fulton

13,675

15

Genesee

14,650

15

Greene

9,268

5

Hamilton

930

-

Herkimer

15,021

8

Jefferson

21,893

26

Lewis

6,512

5

Livingston

12,523

4

Madison

14,526

12

Monroe

166,582

114

Montgomery

12,731

12

Nassau

435,724

565

Niagara

52,238

49

NYC

2,452,847

2,779

Oneida

59,268

51

Onondaga

123,217

59

Ontario

21,955

11

Orange

113,346

100

Orleans

9,272

6

Oswego

29,188

11

Otsego

10,958

20

Putnam

25,465

33

Rensselaer

34,690

34

Rockland

97,776

81

Saratoga

51,304

61

Schenectady

36,397

42

Schoharie

5,465

5

Schuyler

3,796

5

Seneca

6,477

5

St. Lawrence

22,745

12

Steuben

21,639

21

Suffolk

454,609

610

Sullivan

19,671

25

Tioga

11,929

15

Tompkins

21,775

41

Ulster

34,656

43

Warren

15,221

14

Washington

13,208

12

Wayne

18,779

11

Westchester

270,633

353

Wyoming

8,846

10

Yates

3,772

2
      

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

200

125

62.5%

75

37.5%

Central New York

74

42

56.8%

32

43.2%

Finger Lakes

351

109

31.1%

242

68.9%

Long Island

484

228

47.1%

256

52.9%

Mid-Hudson

253

111

43.9%

142

56.1%

Mohawk Valley

47

21

44.7%

26

55.3%

New York City

892

352

39.5%

540

60.5%

North Country

70

44

62.9%

26

37.1%

Southern Tier

113

40

35.4%

73

64.6%

Western New York

240

123

51.3%

117

48.8%

Statewide

2,724

1,195

43.9%

1,529

56.1%

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 55,970. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:  

County

New Deaths                                  

Bronx

1

Broome

4

Dutchess

1

Erie

1

Genesee

1

Herkimer

1

Jefferson

1

Kings

1

Livingston

1

Monroe

1

New York

2

Orange

2

Schenectady

1

Suffolk

5

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 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, 1,506 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 1,426 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

971,845

76

891,800

65

Central New York

650,717

21

603,727

38

Finger Lakes

872,045

81

810,800

73

Long Island

2,208,290

301

1,971,918

273

Mid-Hudson

1,726,142

213

1,521,363

195

Mohawk Valley

327,634

17

305,668

10

New York City

8,126,759

648

7,213,791

613

North Country

307,787

17

279,164

17

Southern Tier

445,489

63

408,140

54

Western New York

963,377

69

888,716

88

Statewide

16,600,085

1,506

14,895,087

1,426

 

 

 

 

 

Booster/Additional Shots

 

 

 

Region

Cumulative
Total

Increase over past 24 hours

Increase over past 7  days

 

Capital Region

548,566

661

6,965

 

Central New York

370,367

213

3,564

 

Finger Lakes

573,574

545

6,537

 

Long Island

1,312,650

1,989

16,710

 

Mid-Hudson

1,020,876

1,443

12,861

 

Mohawk Valley

191,851

134

2,120

 

New York City

3,375,605

3,581

43,095

 

North Country

173,184

115

1,578

 

Southern Tier

258,896

292

3,341

 

Western New York

611,883

707

6,556

 

Statewide

8,437,452

9,680

103,327

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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