July 20, 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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Announces New COVID-19 Preparedness Initiatives to Protect Public Health and Support Ongoing Pandemic Response

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

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.

Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress combating COVID-19. Governor Hochul also today announced new COVID-19 preparedness initiatives to protect public health and support New York State's ongoing response to the pandemic, including ongoing efforts to craft a Fall Action Plan to address the potential for seasonal COVID-19 surges later this year, as well as strategies to allow students to return safely to school this fall.

"We've seen cases increase during the fall in previous years, which is why are already currently making preparations for any future potential surges," Governor Hochul said. "Make sure you stay up to date on your doses and boosters, and talk to your pediatrician about getting your children vaccinated if you have any in your care. Test early and often. And if you do test positive, talk to your doctor about possible treatment options. We will continue to make sure these tools are widely available to all New Yorkers."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Cases Per 100k - 45.06
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k - 37.36
  • Test Results Reported - 85,851
  • Total Positive - 8,805
  • Percent Positive - 10.12%**
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 9.15%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 2,638 (+10)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 474
  • Patients in ICU - 240 (-4)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 76 (-4)
  • Total Discharges - 322,130 (+434)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 22
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 56,854

** 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 - 72,538

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

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Monday, July 18, 2022

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Capital Region

20.79

20.42

20.90

Central New York

15.35

15.75

15.55

Finger Lakes

12.58

12.68

12.72

Long Island

45.73

41.31

43.85

Mid-Hudson

30.89

29.75

32.15

Mohawk Valley

13.78

14.69

14.66

New York City

52.46

49.07

51.84

North Country

15.86

15.99

16.03

Southern Tier

14.38

14.40

14.83

Western New York

14.71

15.38

16.16

Statewide

37.58

35.43

37.36

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

Region

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Monday, July 18, 2022

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Capital Region

9.52%

9.46%

9.76%

Central New York

6.92%

7.02%

7.18%

Finger Lakes

6.84%

6.87%

6.87%

Long Island

10.07%

10.07%

10.35%

Mid-Hudson

9.37%

9.19%

9.38%

Mohawk Valley

7.94%

8.50%

8.56%

New York City

8.85%

8.82%

9.02%

North Country

8.77%

8.70%

9.03%

Southern Tier

6.60%

6.64%

6.85%

Western New York

10.28%

10.39%

10.90%

Statewide

8.95%

8.93%

9.15%

** 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

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Monday, July 18, 2022

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Bronx

8.76%

8.84%

8.94%

Kings

8.50%

8.48%

8.80%

New York

7.79%

7.73%

7.80%

Queens

10.45%

10.33%

10.58%

Richmond

8.72%

8.68%

8.76%

** 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, 8,805 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 5,698,417. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

68,626

93

Allegany

9,699

5

Broome

51,496

36

Cattaraugus

17,023

14

Cayuga

18,000

8

Chautauqua

26,139

33

Chemung

23,617

19

Chenango

10,360

5

Clinton

19,464

13

Columbia

11,750

5

Cortland

11,767

8

Delaware

8,882

8

Dutchess

72,637

78

Erie

240,308

187

Essex

6,651

9

Franklin

10,601

8

Fulton

14,244

7

Genesee

14,977

6

Greene

9,651

14

Hamilton

968

1

Herkimer

15,493

14

Jefferson

22,802

18

Lewis

6,632

2

Livingston

12,883

8

Madison

14,886

10

Monroe

171,962

111

Montgomery

13,210

9

Nassau

468,046

834

Niagara

53,782

38

NYC

2,642,342

5,131

Oneida

61,022

38

Onondaga

126,772

91

Ontario

22,802

13

Orange

119,412

255

Orleans

9,497

4

Oswego

29,922

15

Otsego

11,538

7

Putnam

27,051

25

Rensselaer

36,592

33

Rockland

103,072

184

Saratoga

53,864

53

Schenectady

38,270

43

Schoharie

5,688

5

Schuyler

3,913

3

Seneca

6,665

1

St. Lawrence

23,401

18

Steuben

22,390

17

Suffolk

483,411

665

Sullivan

20,750

16

Tioga

12,286

7

Tompkins

23,045

33

Ulster

36,629

31

Warren

16,113

17

Washington

13,748

10

Wayne

19,336

15

Westchester

289,400

466

Wyoming

9,043

4

Yates

3,887

4

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

100

59

59.0%

41

41.0%

Central New York

41

18

43.9%

23

56.1%

Finger Lakes

183

55

30.1%

128

69.9%

Long Island

516

229

44.4%

287

55.6%

Mid-Hudson

286

127

44.4%

159

55.6%

Mohawk Valley

30

16

53.3%

14

46.7%

New York City

1,301

540

41.5%

761

58.5%

North Country

38

29

76.3%

9

23.7%

Southern Tier

58

29

50.0%

29

50.0%

Western New York

85

38

44.7%

47

55.3%

Statewide

2,638

1,140

43.2%

1,498

56.8%

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 56,854. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

County

New Deaths

Bronx

1

Clinton

1

Cortland

1

Dutchess

1

Kings

1

Monroe

1

Nassau

3

Orange

1

Queens

4

Richmond

1

Suffolk

4

Wayne

1

Westchester

2

Contact the Governor’s Press Office

Contact us by phone:

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

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