July 15, 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

20 Statewide Deaths Reported Yesterday

NOTE: Beginning June 24, 2022, the Vaccine data will be updated weekly on Fridays to align with CDC's updated data refresh schedule. For additional information on COVID-19 Vaccination Data provided by CDC, see https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#vaccinations_vacc-total-admin-rate-total.   

NOTE: Updates to the CDC's cumulative death data files are being delayed, as the CDC upgrades its system. 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. 

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

"New Yorkers have worked hard to keep each other safe from COVID-19, but with new variants spreading throughout the state, we must maintain remain vigilant in using the tools," Governor Hochul said. "Stay up to date on your vaccine and booster doses, and talk to your child's pediatrician about getting them vaccinated as soon as possible. If you're traveling or feel unwell, get tested, and if you do test positive, consult your doctor about treatment options." 

Today's data is summarized briefly below: 

  • Cases Per 100k - 41.44
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k - 36.84
  • Test Results Reported - 88,497
  • Total Positive - 8,098
  • Percent Positive - 8.53%**
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 8.99%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 2,458 (-2)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 437
  • Patients in ICU - 237 (+4)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 79 (+9)
  • Total Discharges - 320,449 (+416)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 20
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 56,760

** 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 - 72,417

This dailyCOVID-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.

NOTE: Vaccine data is now updated weekly on Fridays to align with CDC's updated data refresh schedule. For additional information on COVID-19 Vaccination Data provided by CDC, see https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#vaccinations_vacc-total-admin-rate-total. 

  • Total vaccine doses administered- 39,531,669
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours- 18,490
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days- 91,137
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose- 92.9%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series- 84.3%
  • 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)- 87.9%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with at least one vaccine dose (CDC)- 84.6%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with completed vaccine series (CDC)- 74.3%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose- 82.6%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series- 74.8%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC)- 91.3%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC)- 77.9%

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

REGION 

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Capital Region 

18.36

20.30

20.84

Central New York 

13.45

13.87

14.52

Finger Lakes 

11.46

12.31

12.12

Long Island 

44.77

46.44

45.13

Mid-Hudson 

32.19

32.15

31.44

Mohawk Valley 

12.69

12.57

12.86

New York City 

48.09

49.89

51.09

North Country 

13.98

15.24

15.45

Southern Tier 

14.60

14.15

13.54

Western New York 

13.20

14.08

14.39

Statewide 

35.28

36.54

36.84

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

Region

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Capital Region

8.89%

9.17%

9.45%

Central New York

6.66%

6.56%

6.65%

Finger Lakes

6.51%

6.78%

6.72%

Long Island

10.53%

10.49%

10.32%

Mid-Hudson

8.89%

8.86%

8.55%

Mohawk Valley

6.78%

6.88%

7.27%

New York City

9.45%

9.14%

9.07%

North Country

7.54%

8.01%

8.21%

Southern Tier

6.36%

6.70%

6.60%

Western New York

9.40%

9.87%

9.82%

Statewide

9.21%

9.08%

8.99%

** 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, July 12, 2022

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Bronx

9.54%

9.13%

8.98%

Kings

8.63%

8.53%

8.37%

New York

8.83%

8.22%

8.07%

Queens

10.88%

10.77%

10.94%

Richmond

10.24%

9.45%

9.44%

** 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, 8,098 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 5,664,659. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County    

Total Positive    

New Positive    

Albany

68,347

85

Allegany

9,681

5

Broome

51,353

24

Cattaraugus

16,983

11

Cayuga

17,956

17

Chautauqua

26,045

18

Chemung

23,556

8

Chenango

10,342

2

Clinton

19,378

18

Columbia

11,709

5

Cortland

11,736

4

Delaware

8,840

6

Dutchess

72,304

77

Erie

239,589

190

Essex

6,615

7

Franklin

10,566

9

Fulton

14,204

13

Genesee

14,955

8

Greene

9,618

15

Hamilton

967

-  

Herkimer

15,442

9

Jefferson

22,736

19

Lewis

6,623

 3

Livingston

12,852

5

Madison

14,844

10

Monroe

171,480

115

Montgomery

13,173

7

Nassau

464,997

 733

Niagara

53,637

40

NYC

2,622,235

4,760

Oneida

60,879

30

Onondaga

126,406

100

Ontario

 22,727

14

Orange

118,774

128

Orleans

9,477

6

Oswego

29,842

12

Otsego

11,489

15

Putnam

26,953

30

Rensselaer

36,429

33

Rockland

102,527

130

Saratoga

53,643

54

Schenectady

38,102

47

Schoharie

5,668

11

Schuyler

3,905

-  

Seneca

6,655

7

St. Lawrence

23,339

19

Steuben

22,335

15

Suffolk

480,702

693

Sullivan

20,674

 16

Tioga

12,255

8

Tompkins

22,939

 24

Ulster

36,474

31

Warren

16,043

29

Washington

13,704

14

Wayne

19,273

 7

Westchester

287,770

 397

Wyoming

9,035

2

Yates

3,877

3

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

93

53

57.0%

40

43.0%

Central New York

47

29

61.7%

18

38.3%

Finger Lakes

193

61

31.6%

132

68.4%

Long Island

483

203

42.0%

280

58.0%

Mid-Hudson

261

97

37.2%

164

62.8%

Mohawk Valley

28

13

46.4%

15

53.6%

New York City

1,171

472

40.3%

699

59.7%

North Country

35

25

71.4%

10

28.6%

Southern Tier

47

21

44.7%

26

55.3%

Western New York

100

43

43.0%

57

57.0%

Statewide

2,458

1,017

41.4%

1,441

58.6%

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 20 total new deaths reported due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 56,760. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:  

County

New Deaths                                  

Bronx

1

Cayuga

1

Cortland

1

Kings

2

Monroe

4

Nassau

1

New York

1

Queens

3

Schenectady

1

Suffolk

2

Ulster

1

Westchester

2

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-BioNTech COVID-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.

A geographic breakdown of New Yorkers who have been vaccinated and boosted 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

Cumulative
Total

Capital Region

976,123

894,662

Central New York

653,988

606,108

Finger Lakes

878,204

814,448

Long Island

2,225,489

1,984,669

Mid-Hudson

1,743,200

1,530,965

Mohawk Valley

329,293

307,106

New York City

8,182,126

7,263,139

North Country

309,556

280,405

Southern Tier

450,929

411,547

Western New York

970,349

892,700

Statewide

16,719,257

14,985,749

 

 

 

Booster/Additional Shots

 

Region

Cumulative
Total

Increase over past 7 days

Capital Region

579,548

3,282

Central New York

387,710

1,890

Finger Lakes

605,589

3,657

Long Island

1,386,073

8,461

Mid-Hudson

1,089,763

7,486

Mohawk Valley

201,905

1,162

New York City

3,578,901

23,278

North Country

182,365

953

Southern Tier

274,477

1,783

Western New York

643,258

3,435

Statewide

8,929,589

55,387

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

Contact us by phone:

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

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