August 2, 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 7/30 to 08/01

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 7/30/2022-07/31/2022. Data from those days were submitted in Monday's report. Where noted, totals include three days of cumulative data from 07/30/2022-08/01/2022. 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.

"We're continuing to prepare for any potential COVID-19 surges this fall, but New Yorkers must also make their own preparations and take advantage of the tools to keep themselves and their loved ones safe and healthy," Governor Hochul said. "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 - 22.41
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k - 31.10
  • Test Results Reported - 43,577
  • Total Positive - 4,380
  • Percent Positive - 9.65%**  
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 8.64%**
  • Patient Hospitalization - 2,698 (+33)*
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 986
  • Patients in ICU - 248 (-11)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 84 (-1)
  • Total Discharges - 326,884 (+776)*
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 46*
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 57,112*

** 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 - 72,847

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 30, 2022

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Monday, August 1, 2022

Capital Region

21.34

21.33

21.07

Central New York

17.04

17.30

17.22

Finger Lakes

14.17

13.98

13.59

Long Island

40.22

39.22

38.04

Mid-Hudson

30.98

30.94

30.72

Mohawk Valley

16.75

16.51

17.19

New York City

40.59

39.37

38.98

North Country

15.75

14.87

15.24

Southern Tier

18.23

18.08

18.12

Western New York

16.95

16.76

16.22

Statewide

32.25

31.53

31.10

 

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

       

REGION

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Monday, August 1, 2022

Capital Region

10.09%

10.35%

10.39%

Central New York

8.24%

8.34%

8.22%

Finger Lakes

7.80%

7.73%

7.73%

Long Island

9.96%

9.86%

9.74%

Mid-Hudson

9.06%

9.09%

9.32%

Mohawk Valley

9.44%

9.70%

9.74%

New York City

8.24%

8.15%

8.06%

North Country

8.58%

8.04%

8.19%

Southern Tier

8.10%

8.03%

7.99%

Western New York

11.49%

11.37%

11.11%

Statewide

8.75%

8.69%

8.64%

    

** 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 30, 2022

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Monday, August 1, 2022

Bronx

9.28%

9.32%

9.20%

Kings

7.52%

7.34%

7.28%

New York

7.08%

7.07%

7.05%

Queens

9.61%

9.47%

9.33%

Richmond

8.59%

8.42%

8.31%

     

** 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, 4,380 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 5,779,780. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

69,504

42

Allegany

9,754

3

Broome

51,955

31

Cattaraugus

17,159

19

Cayuga

18,139

12

Chautauqua

26,346

9

Chemung

23,768

7

Chenango

10,437

1

Clinton

19,649

7

Columbia

11,912

9

Cortland

11,857

8

Delaware

8,975

6

Dutchess

73,670

33

Erie

242,376

107

Essex

6,722

1

Franklin

10,691

5

Fulton

14,362

11

Genesee

15,050

4

Greene

9,744

5

Hamilton

975

-

Herkimer

15,638

12

Jefferson

23,057

19

Lewis

6,654

-

Livingston

12,986

5

Madison

14,998

12

Monroe

173,293

72

Montgomery

13,349

10

Nassau

475,473

375

Niagara

54,201

17

NYC

2,686,623

2,364

Oneida

61,435

37

Onondaga

127,943

68

Ontario

23,019

6

Orange

121,075

91

Orleans

9,550

4

Oswego

30,169

15

Otsego

11,701

29

Putnam

27,407

19

Rensselaer

37,049

31

Rockland

104,425

82

Saratoga

54,476

24

Schenectady

38,719

21

Schoharie

5,752

2

Schuyler

3,942

2

Seneca

6,728

1

St. Lawrence

23,618

14

Steuben

22,576

10

Suffolk

490,695

381

Sullivan

21,046

12

Tioga

12,387

4

Tompkins

23,371

19

Ulster

37,090

20

Warren

16,333

17

Washington

13,871

8

Wayne

19,489

7

Westchester

293,535

241

Wyoming

9,146

4

Yates

3,916

5

     

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

110

68

61.8%

42

38.2%

Central New York

83

43

51.8%

40

48.2%

Finger Lakes

186

48

25.8%

138

74.2%

Long Island

469

213

45.4%

256

54.6%

Mid-Hudson

277

122

44.0%

155

56.0%

Mohawk Valley

34

23

67.6%

11

32.4%

New York City

1,336

541

40.5%

795

59.5%

North Country

38

27

71.1%

11

28.9%

Southern Tier

67

38

56.7%

29

43.3%

Western New York

98

38

38.8%

60

61.2%

Statewide

2,698

1,161

43.0%

1,537

57.0%

  

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, 7/30 to Monday, 8/1,, there were 46 total new deaths reported due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 57,112. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

 

County

New Deaths

Albany

1

Bronx

2

Cattaraugus

1

Columbia

1

Cortland

1

Delaware

1

Dutchess

1

Erie

2

Genesee

1

Kings

3

Monroe

2

Nassau

5

New York

1

Oneida

2

Onondaga

1

Orange

1

Putnam

1

Queens

7

Richmond

1

Rockland

1

Suffolk

2

Tioga

1

Wayne

3

Westchester

4

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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