July 18, 2022
Albany, NY

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

25 Statewide Deaths Reported on Friday, July 15

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.

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, July 15.

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

"With new variants spreading throughout the state, we must remain vigilant and continue using the tools we have at our disposal to protect against and treat COVID-19," Governor Hochul said. "Make sure you are up to date on your vaccine and booster doses, and consult with 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, talk to your doctor about treatment options."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Cases Per 100k - 25.46
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k - 37.58
  • Test Results Reported - 49,188
  • Total Positive - 4,976
  • Percent Positive - 9.45%**
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 8.95%**
  • Patient Hospitalization - 2,461 (+3)*
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 456*
  • Patients in ICU - 230 (-7)*
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 74 (-5)*
  • Total Discharges - 320,856 (+341)*
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 25*
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 56,785*

 

** 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 - 72,480

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.

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

 

REGION

Friday, July 15, 2022

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Capital Region

21.08

21.38

20.79

Central New York

14.59

15.01

15.35

Finger Lakes

11.97

12.33

12.58

Long Island

44.62

44.66

45.73

Mid-Hudson

31.04

31.14

30.89

Mohawk Valley

12.98

13.36

13.78

New York City

51.27

52.29

52.46

North Country

15.34

15.41

15.86

Southern Tier

14.33

14.10

14.38

Western New York

14.27

14.60

14.71

Statewide

36.82

37.35

37.58

 

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

 

Region

Friday, July 15, 2022

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Capital Region

9.71%

9.59%

9.52%

Central New York

6.75%

6.78%

6.92%

Finger Lakes

6.56%

6.62%

6.84%

Long Island

10.25%

10.07%

10.07%

Mid-Hudson

8.91%

9.37%

9.37%

Mohawk Valley

7.48%

7.59%

7.94%

New York City

8.84%

8.91%

8.85%

North Country

8.12%

8.38%

8.77%

Southern Tier

6.92%

6.89%

6.60%

Western New York

10.07%

10.05%

10.28%

Statewide

8.91%

8.97%

8.95%

 

** 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

Friday, July 15, 2022

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Bronx

8.79%

8.66%

8.76%

Kings

8.19%

8.61%

8.50%

New York

7.87%

7.71%

7.79%

Queens

10.61%

10.61%

10.45%

Richmond

9.16%

9.02%

8.72%

 

** 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.

 

On Friday, July 15, 4,976 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 5,684,192. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

68,498

25

Allegany

9,692

3

Broome

51,438

20

Cattaraugus

17,000

3

Cayuga

17,983

7

Chautauqua

26,089

13

Chemung

23,590

6

Chenango

10,351

2

Clinton

19,425

17

Columbia

11,738

8

Cortland

11,756

4

Delaware

8,864

7

Dutchess

72,491

47

Erie

239,971

94

Essex

6,638

10

Franklin

10,590

4

Fulton

14,227

7

Genesee

14,970

7

Greene

9,631

4

Hamilton

967

-

Herkimer

15,466

9

Jefferson

22,769

4

Lewis

6,629

1

Livingston

12,867

4

Madison

14,866

6

Monroe

171,776

79

Montgomery

13,194

5

Nassau

466,709

467

Niagara

53,715

24

NYC

2,634,039

2,889

Oneida

60,955

25

Onondaga

126,605

60

Ontario

22,777

14

Orange

119,065

67

Orleans

9,489

7

Oswego

29,887

17

Otsego

11,513

3

Putnam

27,008

15

Rensselaer

36,540

23

Rockland

102,818

92

Saratoga

53,778

49

Schenectady

38,207

37

Schoharie

5,680

2

Schuyler

3,908

-

Seneca

6,663

3

St. Lawrence

23,375

11

Steuben

22,365

10

Suffolk

482,321

442

Sullivan

20,721

13

Tioga

12,275

6

Tompkins

22,990

7

Ulster

36,567

33

Warren

16,087

11

Washington

13,732

6

Wayne

19,313

13

Westchester

288,695

234

Wyoming

9,038

-

Yates

3,881

 

 

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

49

52.7%

44

47.3%

Central New York

45

30

66.7%

15

33.3%

Finger Lakes

183

58

31.7%

125

68.3%

Long Island

500

211

42.2%

289

57.8%

Mid-Hudson

275

110

40.0%

165

60.0%

Mohawk Valley

31

16

51.6%

15

48.4%

New York City

1,151

481

41.8%

670

58.2%

North Country

35

25

71.4%

10

28.6%

Southern Tier

58

23

39.7%

35

60.3%

Western New York

90

40

44.4%

50

55.6%

Statewide

2,461

1,043

42.4%

1,418

57.6%

 

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).

 

On Friday, July 15, 25 total new deaths were reported due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 56,785. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

 

County

New Deaths

Bronx

3

Chautauqua

1

Delaware

1

Genesee

1

Greene

1

Kings

4

Lewis

1

New York

2

Onondaga

1

Queens

7

Richmond

1

Ulster

1

Westchester

1

Grand Total

25

 

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.

 

Contact the Governor’s Press Office

Contact us by phone:

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

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