August 5, 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  

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

"As we continue to prepare for a potential surge of COVID in the fall, we urge New Yorkers to utilize the tools we have to keep yourself and your loved ones safe," Governor Hochul said. "Stay up to date on your vaccine, take a test when gathering, traveling, or if you feel unwell, and if you do test positive, talk to your doctor about potential treatments. We have come such a long way in our fight against COVID, and we must remain vigilant to keep that progress going."

Today's data is summarized briefly below: 

  • Cases Per 100k - 33.27
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k - 31.05
  • Test Results Reported - 74,529
  • Total Positive - 6,502
  • Percent Positive - 8.46%**
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 8.59%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 2,550 (-78)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 418
  • Patients in ICU - 224 (-19)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 81 (-6)
  • Total Discharges - 328,174 (+445)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 20
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 57,175

** 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 - 73,028

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.

NOTE: Vaccine data is now 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. 

  • Total vaccine doses administered- 39,830,261
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days- 87,041
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose- 93.1%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series- 84.5%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC)- 95.0%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC)- 88.1%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with at least one vaccine dose (CDC)- 84.9%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with completed vaccine series (CDC)- 74.6%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose- 83.0%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series- 75.0%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC)- 91.7%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC)- 78.2%

Each region's 7-day average of cases per 100K population is as follows:

REGION  

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 

Thursday, August 4, 2022 

Capital Region  

20.98

21.09

20.40

Central New York  

18.11

18.53

18.79

Finger Lakes  

13.54

13.74

13.72

Long Island  

37.18

37.07

36.40

Mid-Hudson  

30.75

30.60

30.68

Mohawk Valley  

18.72

19.34

20.05

New York City  

39.42

39.98

39.17

North Country  

14.63

14.59

14.29

Southern Tier  

18.26

17.81

18.26

Western New York  

15.97

16.37

16.51

Statewide  

31.21

31.48

31.05

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

Region

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Capital Region

10.43%

10.53%

10.15%

Central New York

8.63%

8.76%

9.00%

Finger Lakes

7.63%

7.62%

7.60%

Long Island

9.65%

9.65%

9.61%

Mid-Hudson

8.86%

9.04%

9.15%

Mohawk Valley

10.35%

10.64%

10.65%

New York City

8.04%

8.06%

7.96%

North Country

8.21%

8.07%

8.21%

Southern Tier

8.21%

8.12%

8.50%

Western New York

11.35%

11.45%

11.55%

Statewide

8.59%

8.63%

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

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Bronx

9.13%

8.98%

8.81%

Kings

7.32%

7.44%

7.25%

New York

6.91%

6.83%

6.80%

Queens

9.38%

9.37%

9.42%

Richmond

8.35%

8.43%

8.17%

** 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, 6,502 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 5,801,675. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

69,739

69

Allegany

9,768

4

Broome

52,066

33

Cattaraugus

17,207

18

Cayuga

18,168

7

Chautauqua

26,404

17

Chemung

23,811

12

Chenango

10,465

6

Clinton

19,699

20

Columbia

11,963

13

Cortland

11,896

9

Delaware

9,002

12

Dutchess

73,916

81

Erie

242,945

190

Essex

6,736

5

Franklin

10,708

5

Fulton

14,417

17

Genesee

15,072

4

Greene

9,765

2

Hamilton

976

1

Herkimer

15,686

16

Jefferson

23,119

22

Lewis

6,663

3

Livingston

13,002

4

Madison

15,037

10

Monroe

173,671

129

Montgomery

13,382

16

Nassau

477,207

520

Niagara

54,319

43

NYC

2,698,761

3,407

Oneida

61,593

55

Onondaga

128,280

106

Ontario

23,075

13

Orange

121,508

130

Orleans

9,567

3

Oswego

30,258

28

Otsego

11,738

8

Putnam

27,498

24

Rensselaer

37,149

28

Rockland

104,850

134

Saratoga

54,638

67

Schenectady

38,851

43

Schoharie

5,777

6

Schuyler

3,954

2

Seneca

6,744

9

St. Lawrence

23,674

13

Steuben

22,646

29

Suffolk

492,530

579

Sullivan

21,142

29

Tioga

12,431

11

Tompkins

23,457

34

Ulster

37,221

50

Warren

16,407

22

Washington

13,906

9

Wayne

19,537

15

Westchester

294,582

349

Wyoming

9,164

5

Yates

3,928

6

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

59

58.4%

42

41.6%

Central New York

77

35

45.5%

42

54.5%

Finger Lakes

195

55

28.2%

140

71.8%

Long Island

453

184

40.6%

269

59.4%

Mid-Hudson

269

120

44.6%

149

55.4%

Mohawk Valley

36

22

61.1%

14

38.9%

New York City

1,243

466

37.5%

777

62.5%

North Country

33

21

63.6%

12

36.4%

Southern Tier

56

32

57.1%

24

42.9%

Western New York

87

34

39.1%

53

60.9%

Statewide

2,550

1,028

40.3%

1,522

59.7%

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 57,175. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:  

County

New Deaths                                  

Albany

1

Chautauqua

1

Erie

1

Kings

3

Livingston

1

Monroe

2

New York

1

Queens

5

Richmond

1

Rockland

1

Suffolk

2

Washington

1

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-BioNTech COVID-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.

A geographic breakdown of New Yorkers who have been vaccinated and boosted by region is as follows:

Regional Vaccination Data by Provider Location

 

People with complete vaccine series

Region

Cumulative
Total

Cumulative
Total

Capital Region

979,290

896,576

Central New York

656,045

607,239

Finger Lakes

881,470

816,619

Long Island

2,233,817

1,990,548

Mid-Hudson

1,751,327

1,536,614

Mohawk Valley

330,335

307,803

New York City

8,225,954

7,285,166

North Country

310,485

280,934

Southern Tier

452,551

412,609

Western New York

973,597

895,022

Statewide

16,794,871

15,029,130

 

Booster/Additional Shots

 

Region

Cumulative
Total

Increase over past 7  days

Capital Region

590,479

2,835

Central New York

395,561

2,099

Finger Lakes

618,080

3,229

Long Island

1,413,795

6,919

Mid-Hudson

1,114,516

6,395

Mohawk Valley

206,094

1,155

New York City

3,653,364

21,005

North Country

185,770

845

Southern Tier

280,468

1,616

Western New York

656,460

3,422

Statewide

9,114,587

49,520

The COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker Dashboard is available to update New Yorkers on the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. The New York State Department of Health requires vaccinating facilities to report all COVID-19 vaccine administration data within 24 hours; the vaccine administration data on the dashboard is updated daily to reflect the most up-to-date metrics in the state's vaccination effort. New York State Department of Health-reported data from NYSIIS and CIR differs slightly from federally reported data, which is inclusive of federally administered doses and other minor differences. Both numbers are included in the release above.

Contact the Governor’s Press Office

Contact us by phone:

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

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