July 25, 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

24 Statewide Deaths Reported on Friday, July 22

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 22.

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

"I remind all New Yorkers to remain vigilant as we continue to respond to COVID-19," Governor Hochul said. "Use the tools that we have available, and 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 - 25.68
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k - 35.15
  • Test Results Reported - 46,803
  • Total Positive - 5,018
  • Percent Positive - 9.87%**
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 9.21%**
  • Patient Hospitalization - 2,649 (+20)*
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 498*
  • Patients in ICU - 253 (+2)*
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 79 (-2)*
  • Total Discharges - 323,483 (+439)*
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 24*
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 56,918*

** 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 - 72,632

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 22, 2022

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Capital Region

21.88

21.54

21.33

Central New York

16.89

17.41

17.59

Finger Lakes

13.59

13.19

13.28

Long Island

43.23

42.90

43.20

Mid-Hudson

32.22

32.61

32.95

Mohawk Valley

15.10

15.51

15.90

New York City

47.60

46.28

46.05

North Country

15.99

16.06

16.74

Southern Tier

15.91

16.61

16.90

Western New York

16.11

16.34

16.47

Statewide

35.66

35.12

35.15

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

Region

Friday, July 22, 2022

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Capital Region

10.37%

10.44%

10.29%

Central New York

8.21%

8.43%

8.53%

Finger Lakes

7.43%

7.31%

7.34%

Long Island

10.53%

10.49%

10.52%

Mid-Hudson

9.89%

9.82%

9.85%

Mohawk Valley

8.47%

8.85%

8.72%

New York City

8.96%

8.80%

8.82%

North Country

9.16%

8.86%

9.10%

Southern Tier

6.92%

7.23%

7.75%

Western New York

10.71%

10.99%

11.00%

Statewide

9.25%

9.17%

9.21%

** 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 22, 2022

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Bronx

9.24%

9.09%

8.97%

Kings

8.46%

8.30%

8.42%

New York

7.89%

7.72%

7.60%

Queens

10.52%

10.30%

10.38%

Richmond

8.55%

8.56%

8.73%

** 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, 5,018 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 5,732,273. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

68,995

35

Allegany

9,720

3

Broome

51,675

36

Cattaraugus

17,067

4

Cayuga

18,052

7

Chautauqua

26,228

21

Chemung

23,675

8

Chenango

10,391

2

Clinton

19,542

14

Columbia

1,807

5

Cortland

11,811

6

Delaware

8,932

5

Dutchess

73,061

60

Erie

241,118

104

Essex

6,688

1

Franklin

10,643

7

Fulton

14,285

6

Genesee

15,008

6

Greene

9,685

3

Hamilton

972

2

Herkimer

15,545

12

Jefferson

22,907

32

Lewis

6,639

1

Livingston

12,929

8

Madison

14,933

4

Monroe

172,485

82

Montgomery

13,266

6

Nassau

471,201

514

Niagara

53,927

18

NYC

2,661,111

2,754

Oneida

61,179

29

Onondaga

127,237

73

Ontario

22,889

16

Orange

120,073

84

Orleans

9,518

1

Oswego

30,019

14

Otsego

11,588

7

Putnam

27,190

22

Rensselaer

36,771

25

Rockland

103,627

86

Saratoga

54,102

35

Schenectady

38,483

23

Schoharie

5,712

4

Schuyler

3,925

-

Seneca

6,699

3

St. Lawrence

23,493

10

Steuben

22,458

9

Suffolk

486,416

456

Sullivan

20,854

17

Tioga

12,327

6

Tompkins

23,147

5

Ulster

36,829

22

Warren

16,205

17

Washington

13,783

4

Wayne

19,399

10

Westchester

291,087

266

Wyoming

9,070

5

Yates

3,895

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

101

69

68.3%

32

31.7%

Central New York

50

27

54.0%

23

46.0%

Finger Lakes

191

58

30.4%

133

69.6%

Long Island

480

214

44.6%

266

55.4%

Mid-Hudson

275

115

41.8%

160

58.2%

Mohawk Valley

27

16

59.3%

11

40.7%

New York City

1,329

536

40.3%

793

59.7%

North Country

43

30

69.8%

13

30.2%

Southern Tier

70

27

38.6%

43

61.4%

Western New York

83

30

36.1%

53

63.9%

Statewide

2,649

1,122

42.4%

1,527

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 22, 24 total new deaths were reported due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 56,918. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

County

New Deaths

Albany

1

Bronx

3

Chautauqua

1

Dutchess

1

Erie

1

Kings

4

Nassau

3

New York

1

Niagara

1

Onondaga

1

Queens

3

Schenectady

1

Suffolk

1

Westchester

2

Grand Total

24

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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