August 3, 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

20 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.

NOTE: Updates to the CDC's cumulative death data files are being delayed, as the CDC upgrades its system. Any questions about this should be directed to the CDC. During this time, total deaths and new daily deaths reported through HERDS will continue as normal.

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

"As we continue to prepare for any potential surges in the fall, be sure to use the tools now that help protect against and treat COVID-19," Governor Hochul said. "The vaccine and booster are the best tools 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 - 38.31
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k - 31.21
  • Test Results Reported - 83,549
  • Total Positive - 7,487
  • Percent Positive - 8.50%**
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 8.59%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 2,697 (-1)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 437
  • Patients in ICU - 249 (+1)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 85 (+1)
  • Total Discharges - 327,273 (+389)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 20
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 57,133

** 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

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Monday, August 1, 2022

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Capital Region

21.33

21.07

20.98

Central New York

17.30

17.22

18.11

Finger Lakes

13.98

13.59

13.54

Long Island

39.22

38.04

37.18

Mid-Hudson

30.94

30.72

30.75

Mohawk Valley

16.51

17.19

18.72

New York City

39.37

38.98

39.42

North Country

14.87

15.24

14.63

Southern Tier

18.08

18.12

18.26

Western New York

16.76

16.22

15.97

Statewide

31.53

31.10

31.21

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

Region

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Monday, August 1, 2022

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Capital Region

10.35%

10.39%

10.43%

Central New York

8.34%

8.22%

8.63%

Finger Lakes

7.73%

7.73%

7.63%

Long Island

9.86%

9.74%

9.65%

Mid-Hudson

9.09%

9.32%

8.86%

Mohawk Valley

9.70%

9.74%

10.35%

New York City

8.15%

8.06%

8.04%

North Country

8.04%

8.19%

8.21%

Southern Tier

8.03%

7.99%

8.21%

Western New York

11.37%

11.11%

11.35%

Statewide

8.69%

8.64%

8.59%

** 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 31, 2022

Monday, August 1, 2022

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Bronx

9.32%

9.20%

9.13%

Kings

7.34%

7.28%

7.32%

New York

7.07%

7.05%

6.91%

Queens

9.47%

9.33%

9.38%

Richmond

8.42%

8.31%

8.35%

** 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, 7,487 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 5,787,267 A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

69,596

92

Allegany

9,758

4

Broome

51,997

42

Cattaraugus

17,175

16

Cayuga

18,150

11

Chautauqua

26,367

21

Chemung

23,782

14

Chenango

10,445

8

Clinton

19,661

12

Columbia

11,917

5

Cortland

11,872

15

Delaware

8,983

8

Dutchess

73,743

73

Erie

242,555

179

Essex

6,729

7

Franklin

10,697

6

Fulton

14,386

24

Genesee

15,060

10

Greene

9,750

6

Hamilton

975

-

Herkimer

15,655

17

Jefferson

23,076

19

Lewis

6,656

2

Livingston

12,991

5

Madison

15,012

14

Monroe

173,404

111

Montgomery

13,356

7

Nassau

476,054

581

Niagara

54,232

31

NYC

2,690,905

4,282

Oneida

61,490

55

Onondaga

128,061

118

Ontario

23,044

25

Orange

121,227

152

Orleans

9,553

3

Oswego

30,202

33

Otsego

11,715

14

Putnam

27,438

31

Rensselaer

37,082

33

Rockland

104,547

122

Saratoga

54,530

54

Schenectady

38,759

40

Schoharie

5,761

9

Schuyler

3,949

7

Seneca

6,728

-

St. Lawrence

23,634

16

Steuben

22,600

24

Suffolk

491,298

603

Sullivan

21,075

29

Tioga

12,405

18

Tompkins

23,395

24

Ulster

37,120

30

Warren

16,358

25

Washington

13,882

11

Wayne

19,503

14

Westchester

293,902

367

Wyoming

9,151

5

Yates

3,919

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

116

72

62.1%

44

37.9%

Central New York

83

44

53.0%

39

47.0%

Finger Lakes

195

47

24.1%

148

75.9%

Long Island

459

203

44.2%

256

55.8%

Mid-Hudson

281

125

44.5%

156

55.5%

Mohawk Valley

36

25

69.4%

11

30.6%

New York City

1,337

533

39.9%

804

60.1%

North Country

41

29

70.7%

12

29.3%

Southern Tier

57

35

61.4%

22

38.6%

Western New York

92

41

44.6%

51

55.4%

Statewide

2,697

1,154

42.8%

1,543

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, there were 20 total new deaths reported due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 57,133. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

County

New Deaths

Bronx

2

Kings

5

Montgomery

1

Nassau

2

New York

1

Onondaga

1

Queens

3

Richmond

1

Rockland

1

Suffolk

2

Washington

1

Contact the Governor’s Press Office

Contact us by phone:

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

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