June 21, 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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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 on Friday, June 17

NOTE: Updates to the CDC's cumulative death data files were paused starting June 6, 2022, while the CDC upgrades its system. Reporting is expected to resume on June 21, 2022. Any questions about this should be directed to the CDC. During this time, total deaths and new daily deaths reported through HERDS will continue as normal.

Important Note: HERDS data collection from health care facilities is not currently required on weekends or holidays. The survey will resume today and the facility/death data will be displayed in tomorrow's report. The numbers below with an asterisk were reported on Friday, June 17.

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

"It is important that we keep our guard up and utilize the tools we have at our disposal to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe and healthy," Governor Hochul said. "If you haven't, get vaccinated and boosted when eligible. Make sure to get tested if you are experiencing symptoms, and stay home if you're not feeling well. If you do test positive, talk to your doctor about available treatments."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:    

  • Cases Per 100k - 18.93
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k - 24.48
  • Test Results Reported - 49,901
  • Total Positive - 3,700
  • Percent Positive - 7.06%**
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 5.18%**
  • Patient Hospitalization - 1,842 (0)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 316*
  • Patients in ICU - 211 (0)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 71 (-5)
  • Total Discharges - 312,878 (+291)*
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 22*
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 56,397*

** 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 - 39,228,003
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours - 8,579
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days - 89,075
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose - 92.7%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series - 84.2%
  • 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) - 87.7%   
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 84.0%   
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 73.9%   
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose - 82.3%   
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series - 74.6%   
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 90.9%   
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 77.6%   

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

REGION   

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Monday, June 20, 2022

Capital Region 

14.62

14.40

14.39

Central New York 

9.71

9.51

9.80

Finger Lakes 

8.85

8.72

8.70

Long Island 

31.04

31.07

30.84

Mid-Hudson 

24.37

24.49

23.87

Mohawk Valley 

12.16

12.45

11.13

New York City 

32.64

32.42

32.47

North Country 

11.46

11.22

11.39

Southern Tier 

11.04

10.99

10.74

Western New York 

9.43

9.13

8.71

Statewide 

24.75

24.62

24.48

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

Region 

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Monday, June 20, 2022

Capital Region

6.40%

6.27%

6.23%

Central New York

3.91%

3.85%

4.02%

Finger Lakes

4.64%

4.57%

4.60%

Long Island

7.59%

7.78%

7.80%

Mid-Hudson

5.36%

5.35%

5.38%

Mohawk Valley

4.73%

4.78%

4.70%

New York City

4.63%

4.73%

4.73%

North Country

4.91%

4.98%

5.15%

Southern Tier

3.79%

3.79%

4.00%

Western New York

6.00%

5.61%

5.62%

Statewide

5.10%

5.16%

5.18%

** 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, June 18, 2022

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Monday, June 20, 2022

Bronx

3.80%

3.74%

3.85%

Kings

3.93%

4.04%

3.87%

New York

5.41%

5.52%

5.64%

Queens

5.37%

5.54%

5.71%

Richmond

5.23%

5.31%

5.33%

** 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 3,700 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 5,519,413. A geographic breakdown is as follows:   

County 

Total Positive 

New Positive 

Albany

67,094

27

Allegany

9,576

1

Broome

50,836

14

Cattaraugus

16,790

8

Cayuga

17,780

9

Chautauqua

25,752

9

Chemung

23,333

4

Chenango

10,237

3

Clinton

19,046

7

Columbia

11,446

13

Cortland

11,645

2

Delaware

8,714

1

Dutchess

70,572

29

Erie

236,581

74

Essex

6,478

-

Franklin

10,437

1

Fulton

14,021

5

Genesee

14,842

6

Greene

9,469

8

Hamilton

946

2

Herkimer

15,305

6

Jefferson

22,381

17

Lewis

6,583

1

Livingston

12,710

5

Madison

14,715

6

Monroe

169,333

36

Montgomery

13,003

1

Nassau

450,992

349

Niagara

53,071

10

NYC

2,538,268

2,217

Oneida

60,275

13

Onondaga

124,868

49

Ontario

22,371

11

Orange

116,251

35

Orleans

9,395

1

Oswego

29,563

4

Otsego

11,260

4

Putnam

26,263

18

Rensselaer

35,810

13

Rockland

100,249

63

Saratoga

52,679

26

Schenectady

37,472

14

Schoharie

5,561

4

Schuyler

3,865

1

Seneca

6,577

1

St. Lawrence

23,126

9

Steuben

22,047

5

Suffolk

468,361

260

Sullivan

20,256

6

Tioga

12,138

3

Tompkins

22,477

13

Ulster

35,693

21

Warren

15,702

6

Washington

13,545

6

Wayne

19,042

5

Westchester

279,795

233

Wyoming

8,985

4

Yates

3,831

1

Below is data from Friday, June 17 that shows how many hospitalized individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 and 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

106

63

59.4%

43

40.6%

Central New York

44

21

47.7%

23

52.3%

Finger Lakes

204

55

27.0%

149

73.0%

Long Island

347

144

41.5%

203

58.5%

Mid-Hudson

187

79

42.2%

108

57.8%

Mohawk Valley

26

13

50.0%

13

50.0%

New York City

770

290

37.7%

480

62.3%

North Country

35

19

54.3%

16

45.7%

Southern Tier

45

19

42.2%

26

57.8%

Western New York

78

35

44.9%

43

55.1%

Statewide

1,842

738

40.1%

1,104

59.9%

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).       

On Friday, June 17, there were 22 total new deaths reported due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 56,397. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:  

County

New Deaths

Bronx

2

Cayuga

1

Chenango

1

Erie

2

Kings

4

Monroe

2

Nassau

2

New York

1

Niagara

1

Queens

2

Schenectady

1

Suffolk

2

Washington

1

Grand Total

22

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, 1,424 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 1,120 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

972,658

56

893,313

35

 

 

Central New York

652,079

41

605,215

32

 

 

Finger Lakes

874,015

44

813,132

55

 

 

Long Island

2,216,292

268

1,979,477

211

 

 

Mid-Hudson

1,732,994

203

1,527,856

159

 

 

Mohawk Valley

328,425

13

306,545

18

 

 

New York City

8,158,471

686

7,242,214

542

 

 

North Country

308,601

13

279,963

11

 

 

Southern Tier

448,539

32

410,412

15

 

 

Western New York

965,888

68

891,311

42

 

 

Statewide

16,657,962

1,424

14,949,438

1,120

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Booster/Additional Shots

 

 

 

 

 

Region

Cumulative
Total

Increase over past 24 hours

Increase over past 7 days

 

 

 

Capital Region

568,479

374

3,871

 

 

 

Central New York

381,583

216

2,001

 

 

 

Finger Lakes

594,325

444

4,007

 

 

 

Long Island

1,359,458

983

9,010

 

 

 

Mid-Hudson

1,064,678

1,137

8,968

 

 

 

Mohawk Valley

198,238

97

1,227

 

 

 

New York City

3,501,913

2,072

25,877

 

 

 

North Country

179,398

106

908

 

 

 

Southern Tier

269,204

189

1,869

 

 

 

Western New York

632,621

318

3,707

 

 

 

Statewide

8,749,897

5,936

61,445

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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