July 19, 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

46 Statewide Deaths Reported from 7/16 to 7/18

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 was paused due to the weekend from 7/16/2022-07/17/2022. Data from those days were submitted in Monday's report. Where noted, totals include three days of cumulative data from 07/16/2022-07/18/2022. As a result, some data may appear higher than recent trends. Data affected is marked with an asterisk.

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

"As we continue to respond to new variants, we must remain vigilant and continue using the tools we have at our disposal to keep ourselves safe against and treat COVID-19," Governor Hochul said. "Be sure to keep 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 - 27.73
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k - 35.43
  • Test Results Reported - 47,464
  • Total Positive - 5,420
  • Percent Positive - 11.04%**
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 8.93%**
  • Patient Hospitalization - 2,628 (+167)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 1,045*
  • Patients in ICU - 244 (+14)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 80 (+6)
  • Total Discharges - 321,696 (+840)*
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 46*
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 56,832*

 

** 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 - 72,517

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

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Monday, July 18, 2022

Capital Region

21.38

20.79

20.42

Central New York

15.01

15.35

15.75

Finger Lakes

12.33

12.58

12.68

Long Island

44.66

45.73

41.31

Mid-Hudson

31.14

30.89

29.75

Mohawk Valley

13.36

13.78

14.69

New York City

52.29

52.46

49.07

North Country

15.41

15.86

15.99

Southern Tier

14.10

14.38

14.40

Western New York

14.60

14.71

15.38

Statewide

37.35

37.58

35.43

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

Region

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Monday, July 18, 2022

Capital Region

9.59%

9.52%

9.46%

Central New York

6.78%

6.92%

7.02%

Finger Lakes

6.62%

6.84%

6.87%

Long Island

10.07%

10.07%

10.07%

Mid-Hudson

9.37%

9.37%

9.19%

Mohawk Valley

7.59%

7.94%

8.50%

New York City

8.91%

8.85%

8.82%

North Country

8.38%

8.77%

8.70%

Southern Tier

6.89%

6.60%

6.64%

Western New York

10.05%

10.28%

10.39%

Statewide

8.97%

8.95%

8.93%

 

** 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.

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, July 16, 2022

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Monday, July 18, 2022

Bronx

8.66%

8.76%

8.84%

Kings

8.61%

8.50%

8.48%

New York

7.71%

7.79%

7.73%

Queens

10.61%

10.45%

10.33%

Richmond

9.02%

8.72%

8.68%

 

** 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.

 

Yesterday 5,420 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 5,689,612. A geographic breakdown is as follows: 

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

68,533

35

Allegany

9,694

2

Broome

51,460

22

Cattaraugus

17,009

9

Cayuga

17,992

9

Chautauqua

26,106

17

Chemung

23,598

8

Chenango

10,355

4

Clinton

19,451

26

Columbia

11,745

7

Cortland

11,759

3

Delaware

8,874

10

Dutchess

72,559

68

Erie

240,121

150

Essex

6,642

4

Franklin

10,593

3

Fulton

14,237

10

Genesee

14,971

1

Greene

9,637

6

Hamilton

967

-

Herkimer

15,479

13

Jefferson

22,784

15

Lewis

6,630

1

Livingston

12,875

8

Madison

14,876

10

Monroe

171,851

75

Montgomery

13,201

7

Nassau

467,212

503

Niagara

53,744

29

NYC

2,637,211

3,172

Oneida

60,984

29

Onondaga

126,681

76

Ontario

22,789

12

Orange

119,157

92

Orleans

9,493

4

Oswego

29,907

20

Otsego

11,531

18

Putnam

27,026

18

Rensselaer

36,559

19

Rockland

102,888

70

Saratoga

53,811

33

Schenectady

38,227

20

Schoharie

5,683

3

Schuyler

3,910

2

Seneca

6,664

1

St. Lawrence

23,383

8

Steuben

22,373

8

Suffolk

482,746

425

Sullivan

20,734

13

Tioga

12,279

4

Tompkins

23,012

22

Ulster

36,598

31

Warren

16,096

9

Washington

13,738

6

Wayne

19,321

8

Westchester

288,934

239

Wyoming

9,039

1

Yates

3,883

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

99

54

54.5%

45

45.5%

Central New York

42

22

52.4%

20

47.6%

Finger Lakes

201

64

31.8%

137

68.2%

Long Island

511

222

43.4%

289

56.6%

Mid-Hudson

293

120

41.0%

173

59.0%

Mohawk Valley

33

17

51.5%

16

48.5%

New York City

1,270

553

43.5%

717

56.5%

North Country

30

22

73.3%

8

26.7%

Southern Tier

63

27

42.9%

36

57.1%

Western New York

86

38

44.2%

48

55.8%

Statewide

2,628

1,139

43.3%

1,489

56.7%

 

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).

 

From Saturday, 7/16 to Monday 7/18, there was a total of 46 new deaths reported due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 56,832. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

 

County

New Deaths

Albany

1

Allegany

1

Bronx

2

Cayuga

1

Chemung

1

Dutchess

1

Erie

2

Genesee

1

Kings

2

Monroe

1

Nassau

7

New York

6

Niagara

1

Oneida

2

Onondaga

2

Ontario

1

Orleans

1

Putnam

1

Queens

6

Rockland

1

Saratoga

1

Schenectady

1

Suffolk

1

Westchester

2

Grand Total

46

 

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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