July 27, 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

19 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.

"As we continue to respond to new variants and prepare for potential surges in the fall, New Yorkers must take precautions to keep themselves and their loved ones safe and healthy," Governor Hochul said. "The vaccine is the best tool we have to prevent serious hospitalization from COVID-19, and I encourage those who are not up to date on their vaccine and booster doses to get caught up immediately. Take a test if you feel unwell and if you do test positive, talk to your doctor about potential treatment."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:   

 

  • Cases Per 100k - 37.55
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k - 33.74
  • Test Results Reported - 80,138
  • Total Positive - 7,338
  • Percent Positive - 8.78%**  
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 8.90%**
  • Patient Hospitalization - 2,788 (+42)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 511
  • Patients in ICU - 286 (+6)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 89 (4)
  • Total Discharges - 324,756 (+438)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 19
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 56,990

     

** 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 - 72,716

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 24, 2022

Monday, July 25, 2022

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Capital Region  

21.33

21.88

21.95

Central New York  

17.59

17.61

17.81

Finger Lakes  

13.28

13.62

13.79

Long Island  

43.20

43.52

42.79

Mid-Hudson  

32.95

32.97

31.40

Mohawk Valley  

15.90

15.84

15.66

New York City  

46.05

45.07

43.18

North Country  

16.74

15.99

16.37

Southern Tier  

16.90

16.86

17.11

Western New York  

16.47

16.48

16.46

Statewide  

35.15

34.81

33.74

 

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

       

REGION

Sunday July 24, 2022

Monday, July 25, 2022

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Capital Region

10.29%

10.38%

10.24%

Central New York

8.53%

8.60%

8.59%

Finger Lakes

7.34%

7.42%

7.54%

Long Island

10.52%

10.52%

10.31%

Mid-Hudson

9.85%

9.67%

9.55%

Mohawk Valley

8.72%

8.72%

8.48%

New York City

8.82%

8.71%

8.41%

North Country

9.10%

8.80%

8.48%

Southern Tier

7.75%

7.71%

7.53%

Western New York

11.00%

11.11%

10.71%

Statewide

9.21%

9.14%

8.90%

    

** 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 24, 2022

Monday, July 25, 2022

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Bronx

8.97%

8.89%

8.77%

Kings

8.42%

8.28%

7.90%

New York

7.60%

7.46%

7.20%

Queens

10.38%

10.36%

9.97%

Richmond

8.73%

8.59%

8.48%

     

** 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, 7,338 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 5,744,568. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

                                                     69,137

   97

Allegany

9,730

4

Broome

                                                     51,740

35

Cattaraugus

 17,089

10

Cayuga

                                                     18,079

 13

Chautauqua

                                                     26,267

 18

Chemung

                                                     23,700

  18

Chenango

                                                     10,400

   7

Clinton

                                                     19,559

11

Columbia

                                                     11,820

  5

Cortland

11,820

 4

Delaware

                                                        8,942

7

Dutchess

                                                     73,205

85

Erie

   241,453

192

Essex

                                                        6,696

  8

Franklin

                                                     10,650

5

Fulton

                                                     14,306

   12

Genesee

  15,020

 6

Greene

                                                        9,699

  10

Hamilton

 972

       -  

Herkimer

15,562

  3

Jefferson

22,956

   35

Lewis

6,643

3

Livingston

                                                     12,943

 7

Madison

                                                     14,955

16

Monroe

 172,695

121

Montgomery

                                                     13,286

 9

Nassau

472,377

   698

Niagara

                                                     54,004

   51

NYC

2,667,728

 4,021

Oneida

                                                     61,244

 35

Onondaga

  127,406

 91

Ontario

                                                     22,922

 15

Orange

120,339

 162

Orleans

                                                        9,525

 7

Oswego

                                                     30,054

19

Otsego

                                                     11,607

9

Putnam

                                                     27,240

 27

Rensselaer

 36,854

43

Rockland

  103,862

121

Saratoga

                                                     54,201

  53

Schenectady

                                                     38,541

   42

Schoharie

                                                        5,722

6

Schuyler

                                                        3,928

3

Seneca

                                                        6,711

 5

St. Lawrence

                                                     23,523

 18

Steuben

                                                     22,484

 18

Suffolk

487,585

656

Sullivan

                                                     20,899

28

Tioga

                                                     12,344

9

Tompkins

                                                     23,209

42

Ulster

                                                     36,896

  49

Warren

                                                     16,233

16

Washington

                                                     13,796

 7

Wayne

                                                     19,416

 12

Westchester

  291,613

 327

Wyoming

9,083

     5

Yates

3,898

      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

114

79

69.3%

35

30.7%

Central New York

69

40

58.0%

29

42.0%

Finger Lakes

194

53

27.3%

141

72.7%

Long Island

507

220

43.4%

287

56.6%

Mid-Hudson

291

100

34.4%

191

65.6%

Mohawk Valley

31

19

61.3%

12

38.7%

New York City

1,368

576

42.1%

792

57.9%

North Country

57

39

68.4%

18

31.6%

Southern Tier

75

36

48.0%

39

52.0%

Western New York

82

31

37.8%

51

62.2%

Statewide

2,788

1,193

42.8%

1,595

57.2%

  

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, 19 total new deaths were reported due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 56,990. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

 

County

New Deaths

Albany

1

Chautauqua

1

Erie

1

Kings

3

Monroe

2

Nassau

1

New York

2

Queens

3

Richmond

2

Rockland

1

Warren

1

Westchester

1

Grand Total

19

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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