May 26, 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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Statewide 7-Day Average Case Rate Lowest Since May 5 — Nine Days of Consecutive Decline

Cases Continue to Trend Down Across All Regions Compared to Previous Week

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

16 Statewide Deaths Reported Yesterday

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

"As we head into the Memorial Day weekend and prepare to travel and gather with loved ones, I encourage everyone 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. Tests can help stop the spread to our vulnerable loved ones, so let's keep using this critical tool. If you test positive, talk to your doctor about treatments. Let's continue to look out for each as we work to move forward safely through this pandemic."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:   

  • Cases Per 100k - 46.93
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k - 42.81
  • Test Results Reported - 132,106
  • Total Positive - 9,172
  • Percent Positive - 6.59%**  
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 7.68%**
  • Patient Hospitalization - 2,518 (-135)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 436
  • Patients in ICU - 243 (+9)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 91 (-1)
  • Total Discharges - 305,841 (+518)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 16
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 56,004

** 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 - 71,485

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 - 38,848,629
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours - 30,820
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days - 112,570
  • 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) - 73.5%  
  • 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  

Monday, May 23, 2022

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Capital Region

47.15

44.60

41.91

Central New York

22.44

21.79

19.62

Finger Lakes

29.75

28.17

26.60

Long Island

58.49

58.29

57.36

Mid-Hudson

46.16

45.60

43.86

Mohawk Valley

32.88

31.53

29.00

New York City

47.19

46.30

45.47

North Country

29.53

29.84

26.94

Southern Tier

40.44

38.57

35.70

Western New York

42.34

39.02

35.72

Statewide

45.36

44.29

42.81

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

Region

Monday, May 23, 2022

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Capital Region

11.51%

11.03%

10.65%

Central New York

6.42%

6.35%

5.79%

Finger Lakes

11.06%

10.50%

10.10%

Long Island

10.53%

10.64%

10.68%

Mid-Hudson

9.62%

9.72%

8.68%

Mohawk Valley

8.69%

8.50%

8.09%

New York City

6.32%

6.37%

6.18%

North Country

7.68%

7.62%

6.83%

Southern Tier

9.06%

8.36%

8.04%

Western New York

14.61%

14.14%

12.95%

Statewide

8.04%

8.03%

7.68%

** 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 23, 2022

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Bronx

4.50%

4.55%

4.30%

Kings

6.49%

6.46%

6.28%

New York

6.80%

6.79%

6.74%

Queens

6.54%

6.70%

6.48%

Richmond

7.59%

7.63%

7.50%   

** 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 9,172 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 5,377,292. A geographic breakdown is as follows: 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

65,501

163

Allegany

9,456

13

Broome

50,175

58

Cattaraugus

16,499

24

Cayuga

17,618

18

Chautauqua

25,289

38

Chemung

23,009

27

Chenango

10,072

14

Clinton

18,518

27

Columbia

11,166

21

Cortland

11,507

9

Delaware

8,521

27

Dutchess

68,844

139

Erie

233,171

361

Essex

6,294

13

Franklin

10,251

15

Fulton

13,720

22

Genesee

14,689

16

Greene

9,287

10

Hamilton

931

1

Herkimer

15,050

11

Jefferson

21,966

33

Lewis

6,524

6

Livingston

12,557

15

Madison

14,553

13

Monroe

167,014

208

Montgomery

12,771

25

Nassau

437,519

857

Niagara

52,394

84

NYC

2,461,131

4,229

Oneida

59,387

52

Onondaga

123,413

96

Ontario

22,018

24

Orange

113,694

175

Orleans

9,299

12

Oswego

29,240

30

Otsego

11,008

28

Putnam

25,565

43

Rensselaer

34,909

160

Rockland

98,045

151

Saratoga

51,497

113

Schenectady

36,533

80

Schoharie

5,478

8

Schuyler

3,803

5

Seneca

6,484

4

St. Lawrence

22,797

15

Steuben

21,695

31

Suffolk

456,370

865

Sullivan

19,752

42

Tioga

11,972

19

Tompkins

21,883

52

Ulster

34,775

67

Warren

15,292

36

Washington

13,254

23

Wayne

18,810

15

Westchester

271,657

505

Wyoming

8,885

22

Yates

3,780

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

175

110

62.9%

65

37.1%

Central New York

77

38

49.4%

39

50.6%

Finger Lakes

340

97

28.5%

243

71.5%

Long Island

461

206

44.7%

255

55.3%

Mid-Hudson

225

96

42.7%

129

57.3%

Mohawk Valley

32

17

53.1%

15

46.9%

New York City

809

305

37.7%

504

62.3%

North Country

69

38

55.1%

31

44.9%

Southern Tier

83

38

45.8%

45

54.2%

Western New York

247

109

44.1%

138

55.9%

Statewide

2,518

1,054

41.9%

1,464

58.1%

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, 16 total new deaths were reported due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 56,004. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

County

New Deaths                                  

Bronx

1

Erie

1

Kings

3

Nassau

1

Onondaga

1

Queens

2

Richmond

2

St. Lawrence

1

Steuben

1

Suffolk

3

Grand Total

16

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, 4,098 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 3,311 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

970,860

135

891,386

146

Central New York

650,893

120

603,914

132

Finger Lakes

871,907

188

810,916

184

Long Island

2,209,119

467

1,972,740

448

Mid-Hudson

1,726,739

354

1,522,026

394

Mohawk Valley

327,706

51

305,767

64

New York City

8,128,641

2,154

7,216,542

1,588

North Country

307,884

70

279,259

78

Southern Tier

445,955

376

408,322

108

Western New York

963,681

183

889,011

169

Statewide

16,603,385

4,098

14,899,883

3,311

 

Booster/Additional Shots

 

 

Region

Cumulative
Total

Increase over past 24 hours

Increase over past 7  days

Capital Region

551,125

1,492

7,449

Central New York

371,913

1,087

3,778

Finger Lakes

576,494

1,819

7,200

Long Island

1,318,600

3,289

17,484

Mid-Hudson

1,026,223

3,117

14,381

Mohawk Valley

192,619

518

2,240

New York City

3,391,241

8,454

46,527

North Country

174,026

660

1,726

Southern Tier

260,296

856

3,693

Western New York

614,829

1,655

7,561

Statewide

8,477,366

22,947

112,039

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.   

Contact the Governor’s Press Office

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

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