August 8, 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

16 Statewide Deaths Reported on Friday, August 5

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 is not currently required on weekends or holidays. The survey will resume today and the facility/death data will be displayed in tomorrow's report. The numbers below with an asterisk were reported on Friday, August 5.

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 - 17.53
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k - 29.38
  • Test Results Reported - 37,797
  • Total Positive - 3,425
  • Percent Positive - 8.96%**
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 8.51%    
  • Patient Hospitalization - 2,520 (-30)*
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 428*
  • Patients in ICU - 213 (-11)* 
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 83 (+2)*
  • Total Discharges - 328,587 (413)*
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 16*
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 57,191*

** 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 - 73,090

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    

Friday, August 5, 2022

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Capital Region    

20.33

20.05

20.04

Central New York    

18.86

19.40

19.10

Finger Lakes    

13.73

13.18

13.11

Long Island    

35.01

33.21

32.22

Mid-Hudson    

29.63

29.37

28.56

Mohawk Valley    

19.87

20.40

20.40

New York City    

38.80

37.99

37.57

North Country    

14.70

14.83

14.87

Southern Tier    

17.65

17.06

16.93

Western New York    

16.36

15.68

15.60

Statewide    

30.54

29.82

29.38

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

REGION    

Friday, August 5, 2022

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Capital Region 

9.96%

9.84%

9.82%

Central New York 

9.22%

9.14%

9.01%

Finger Lakes 

7.85%

7.67%

7.59%

Long Island 

9.57%

9.49%

9.38%

Mid-Hudson 

9.37%

9.22%

9.22%

Mohawk Valley 

10.72%

10.88%

10.79%

New York City 

7.93%

7.92%

7.90%

North Country 

8.50%

8.66%

8.87%

Southern Tier 

8.38%

8.17%

8.13%

Western New York 

11.28%

11.10%

11.13%

Statewide 

8.59%

8.54%

8.51%

** 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    

Friday, August 5, 2022

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Bronx

8.63%

8.52%

8.40%

Kings

7.30%

7.23%

7.22%

New York

6.84%

6.86%

6.83%

Queens

9.36%

9.36%

9.44%

Richmond

7.92%

8.24%

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, 3,425 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 5,815,584. A geographic breakdown is as follows:   

Albany

69,931

35

Allegany

9,784

2

Broome

52,135

18

Cattaraugus

17,238

4

Cayuga

18,194

7

Chautauqua

26,460

14

Chemung

23,851

14

Chenango

10,485

6

Clinton

19,751

15

Columbia

11,975

4

Cortland

11,909

4

Delaware

9,021

1

Dutchess

74,133

54

Erie

243,314

86

Essex

6,755

3

Franklin

10,728

11

Fulton

14,450

14

Genesee

15,082

3

Greene

9,779

5

Hamilton

979

-

Herkimer

15,716

2

Jefferson

23,150

10

Lewis

6,670

-

Livingston

13,024

6

Madison

15,065

9

Monroe

173,926

71

Montgomery

13,407

6

Nassau

478,330

312

Niagara

54,393

18

NYC

2,706,346

1,791

Oneida

61,700

24

Onondaga

128,533

61

Ontario

23,120

9

Orange

121,854

105

Orleans

9,575

2

Oswego

30,327

21

Otsego

11,763

3

Putnam

27,558

14

Rensselaer

37,248

27

Rockland

105,067

49

Saratoga

54,742

34

Schenectady

38,918

19

Schoharie

5,793

7

Schuyler

3,957

-

Seneca

6,755

2

St. Lawrence

23,723

3

Steuben

22,695

14

Suffolk

493,487

263

Sullivan

21,206

15

Tioga

12,445

3

Tompkins

23,492

2

Ulster

37,314

19

Warren

16,446

12

Washington

13,934

9

Wayne

19,579

13

Westchester

295,260

164

Wyoming

9,176

3

Yates

3,936

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

103

62

60.2%

41

39.8%

Central New York

68

31

45.6%

37

54.4%

Finger Lakes

198

59

29.8%

139

70.2%

Long Island

454

178

39.2%

276

60.8%

Mid-Hudson

275

130

47.3%

145

52.7%

Mohawk Valley

35

23

65.7%

12

34.3%

New York City

1,205

458

38.0%

747

62.0%

North Country

37

23

62.2%

14

37.8%

Southern Tier

59

31

52.5%

28

47.5%

Western New York

86

31

36.0%

55

64.0%

Statewide

2,520

1,026

40.7%

1,494

59.3%

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).   

On Friday, August 5th there were 16 total new deaths reported due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 57,191. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:    

County 

New Deaths                                    

Bronx

1

Jefferson

1

Kings

2

Nassau

1

Onondaga

1

Queens

1

Richmond

4

Rockland

1

Schenectady

1

Suffolk

2

Westchester

1

Grand Total

16

Contact the Governor’s Press Office

Contact us by phone:

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

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