June 3, 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

Statewide 7-Day Average Case Rate Has Dropped Approximately 58 Percent Since Recent High

COVID-19 Hospital Admissions Down Nearly 20 Percent Over Last Week Versus Prior Seven Days

25 Counties Now Considered "Low" per CDC Community Level Map, Previously Just 9; NYC Moved to "Medium", Previously was "High"

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

22 Statewide Deaths Reported Yesterday

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

"While we continue to see numbers head in the right direction, we aren't letting our guard down when it comes to boosting our preparedness for any potential surges later this year," Governor Hochul said. "I encourage New Yorkers to keep using the tools we have available to us to keep each other safe and healthy. Be sure to keep up to date with vaccinations and booster doses to protect yourself and your loved ones from serious illness and hospitalization. Test often, especially if you are experiencing symptoms, and if you test positive, talk to your doctor about available treatments."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Cases Per 100k - 40.31
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k - 29.84
  • Test Results Reported - 128,887
  • Total Positive - 7,877
  • Percent Positive - 5.63%**
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 6.53%**
  • Patient Hospitalization - 2,332 (-77)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 377
  • Patients in ICU - 221 (+2)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 85 (+5)
  • Total Discharges - 308,426 (+414)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 22
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 56,151

** 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 - 71,670

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 - 38,974,246
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours - 17,279
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days - 100,522
  • 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 - 84.1%
  • 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) - 87.5%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 83.7%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 73.6%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose - 82.2%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series - 74.5%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 90.7%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 77.5%

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

REGION

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Capital Region

30.44

27.10

26.68

Central New York

14.48

13.41

12.45

Finger Lakes

16.16

14.39

14.11

Long Island

41.83

37.92

37.51

Mid-Hudson

33.64

32.40

31.94

Mohawk Valley

22.31

25.55

24.14

New York City

37.50

34.54

34.14

North Country

20.73

20.12

19.71

Southern Tier

22.48

22.09

21.39

Western New York

22.65

20.06

19.27

Statewide

32.78

30.32

29.84

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

Region

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Capital Region

9.40%

9.06%

8.75%

Central New York

5.48%

5.79%

4.97%

Finger Lakes

7.89%

7.54%

6.97%

Long Island

9.75%

9.45%

9.36%

Mid-Hudson

7.23%

7.67%

7.54%

Mohawk Valley

7.53%

7.74%

7.39%

New York City

5.78%

5.61%

5.48%

North Country

6.28%

6.88%

6.20%

Southern Tier

7.28%

7.04%

6.86%

Western New York

10.46%

10.25%

9.83%

Statewide

6.85%

6.73%

6.53%

** 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

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Bronx

4.15%

4.07%

4.07%

Kings

5.80%

5.28%

5.00%

New York

6.49%

6.51%

6.44%

Queens

6.09%

6.20%

6.19%

Richmond

6.36%

6.11%

5.93%

** 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 7,877 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 5,426,651. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

66,182

117

Allegany

9,506

7

Broome

50,465

34

Cattaraugus

16,631

17

Cayuga

17,676

11

Chautauqua

25,538

31

Chemung

23,147

27

Chenango

10,148

11

Clinton

18,729

39

Columbia

11,260

27

Cortland

11,563

6

Delaware

8,618

14

Dutchess

69,470

115

Erie

234,717

230

Essex

6,382

13

Franklin

10,327

11

Fulton

13,848

20

Genesee

14,755

6

Greene

9,340

11

Hamilton

935

2

Herkimer

15,202

8

Jefferson

22,119

17

Lewis

6,552

7

Livingston

12,629

17

Madison

14,612

15

Monroe

167,960

141

Montgomery

12,872

13

Nassau

442,252

807

Niagara

52,683

41

NYC

2,485,454

4,019

Oneida

59,817

36

Onondaga

123,965

69

Ontario

22,133

19

Orange

114,681

145

Orleans

9,341

4

Oswego

29,360

16

Otsego

11,135

22

Putnam

25,840

43

Rensselaer

35,243

53

Rockland

98,829

126

Saratoga

51,984

58

Schenectady

37,003

72

Schoharie

5,513

6

Schuyler

3,833

3

Seneca

6,511

6

St. Lawrence

22,927

11

Steuben

21,872

22

Suffolk

460,665

684

Sullivan

19,979

32

Tioga

12,046

14

Tompkins

22,135

30

Ulster

35,132

47

Warren

15,473

20

Washington

13,389

19

Wayne

18,906

15

Westchester

274,640

465

Wyoming

8,933

5

Yates

3,794

1

Below is data reported yesterday 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

160

96

60.0%

64

40.0%

Central New York

55

28

50.9%

27

49.1%

Finger Lakes

299

88

29.4%

211

70.6%

Long Island

403

180

44.7%

223

55.3%

Mid-Hudson

257

112

43.6%

145

56.4%

Mohawk Valley

50

30

60.0%

20

40.0%

New York City

803

311

38.7%

492

61.3%

North Country

55

33

60.0%

22

40.0%

Southern Tier

66

23

34.8%

43

65.2%

Western New York

184

68

37.0%

116

63.0%

Statewide

2,332

969

41.6%

1,363

58.4%

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, there were 22 total new deaths reported due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 56,151. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

County

New Deaths

Broome

1

Herkimer

1

Kings

2

Monroe

3

Nassau

3

New York

1

Niagara

1

Oswego

1

Queens

1

Rensselaer

1

Saratoga

1

Steuben

1

Suffolk

2

Ulster

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 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, 2,550 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 2,124 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

971,392

62

891,963

74

Central New York

651,250

67

604,356

67

Finger Lakes

872,532

109

811,575

84

Long Island

2,211,201

293

1,974,709

258

Mid-Hudson

1,728,722

245

1,524,002

251

Mohawk Valley

327,943

43

306,006

27

New York City

8,138,217

1,484

7,224,212

1,154

North Country

308,107

52

279,476

35

Southern Tier

446,613

146

408,884

124

Western New York

964,318

49

889,669

50

Statewide

16,620,295

2,550

14,914,852

2,124

Booster/Additional Shots

Region

Cumulative
Total

Increase over past 24 hours

Increase over past 7 days

Capital Region

556,997

710

4,551

Central New York

375,726

579

3,188

Finger Lakes

582,241

744

4,492

Long Island

1,331,849

1,506

10,591

Mid-Hudson

1,038,542

1,695

9,935

Mohawk Valley

194,467

262

1,535

New York City

3,429,795

5,179

30,948

North Country

176,224

443

1,807

Southern Tier

263,355

475

2,466

Western New York

620,452

647

4,333

Statewide

8,569,648

12,240

73,846

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.

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