August 4, 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

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.

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 monitor the numbers and prepare for any potential surges in the fall, I remind all New Yorkers to take advantage of the tools we have 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 - 40.46
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k - 31.48
  • Test Results Reported - 88,251
  • Total Positive - 7,906
  • Percent Positive - 8.61%**
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 8.59%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 2,628 (-69)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 423
  • Patients in ICU - 243 (-6)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 87 (2)
  • Total Discharges - 327,729 (456)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 22
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 57,155

** 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 - 72,894

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  

Monday, August 1, 2022

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Capital Region  

21.07

20.98

21.09

Central New York  

17.22

18.11

18.53

Finger Lakes  

13.59

13.54

13.74

Long Island  

38.04

37.18

37.07

Mid-Hudson  

30.72

30.75

30.6

Mohawk Valley  

17.19

18.72

19.34

New York City  

38.98

39.42

39.98

North Country  

15.24

14.63

14.59

Southern Tier  

18.12

18.26

17.81

Western New York  

16.22

15.97

16.37

Statewide  

31.10

31.21

31.48

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

REGION  

Monday, August 1, 2022

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Capital Region

10.39%

10.43%

10.53%

Central New York

8.22%

8.63%

8.76%

Finger Lakes

7.73%

7.63%

7.62%

Long Island

9.74%

9.65%

9.65%

Mid-Hudson

9.32%

8.86%

9.04%

Mohawk Valley

9.74%

10.35%

10.64%

New York City

8.06%

8.04%

8.06%

North Country

8.19%

8.21%

8.07%

Southern Tier

7.99%

8.21%

8.12%

Western New York

11.11%

11.35%

11.45%

Statewide

8.64%

8.59%

8.63%

** 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 **:

REGION  

Monday, August 1, 2022

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Bronx

9.20%

9.13%

8.98%

Kings

7.28%

7.32%

7.44%

New York

7.05%

6.91%

6.83%

Queens

9.33%

9.38%

9.37%

Richmond

8.31%

8.35%

8.43%

** 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, 7,906 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 5,795,173 A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

69,670

74

Allegany

9,764

6

Broome

52,033

36

Cattaraugus

17,189

14

Cayuga

18,161

11

Chautauqua

26,387

20

Chemung

23,799

17

Chenango

10,459

14

Clinton

19,679

18

Columbia

11,950

33

Cortland

11,887

15

Delaware

8,990

7

Dutchess

73,835

92

Erie

242,755

200

Essex

6,731

2

Franklin

10,703

6

Fulton

14,400

14

Genesee

15,068

8

Greene

9,763

13

Hamilton

975

-

Herkimer

15,670

15

Jefferson

23,097

21

Lewis

6,660

4

Livingston

12,998

7

Madison

15,027

15

Monroe

173,542

138

Montgomery

13,366

10

Nassau

476,687

633

Niagara

54,276

44

NYC

2,695,354

4,449

Oneida

61,538

48

Onondaga

128,174

113

Ontario

23,062

18

Orange

121,378

151

Orleans

9,564

11

Oswego

30,230

28

Otsego

11,730

15

Putnam

27,474

36

Rensselaer

37,121

39

Rockland

104,716

169

Saratoga

54,571

41

Schenectady

38,808

49

Schoharie

5,771

10

Schuyler

3,952

3

Seneca

6,735

7

St. Lawrence

23,661

27

Steuben

22,617

17

Suffolk

491,951

653

Sullivan

21,113

38

Tioga

12,420

15

Tompkins

23,423

28

Ulster

37,171

51

Warren

16,385

27

Washington

13,897

15

Wayne

19,522

19

Westchester

294,233

331

Wyoming

9,159

8

Yates

3,922

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

112

65

58.0%

47

42.0%

Central New York

83

41

49.4%

42

50.6%

Finger Lakes

203

54

26.6%

149

73.4%

Long Island

458

195

42.6%

263

57.4%

Mid-Hudson

279

123

44.1%

156

55.9%

Mohawk Valley

36

21

58.3%

15

41.7%

New York City

1,271

489

38.5%

782

61.5%

North Country

32

21

65.6%

11

34.4%

Southern Tier

59

36

61.0%

23

39.0%

Western New York

95

43

45.3%

52

54.7%

Statewide

2,628

1,088

41.4%

1,540

58.6%

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).

Yesterday, there were 22 total new deaths reported due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 57,155. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

County

New Deaths                                  

Albany

1

Bronx

1

Chenango

1

Columbia

1

Dutchess

1

Erie

1

Fulton

1

Kings

4

Nassau

1

Onondaga

1

Queens

6

Richmond

1

Tioga

1

Westchester

1

Grand Total

22

Contact the Governor’s Press Office

Contact us by phone:

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

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