August 9, 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

58 Statewide Deaths Reported from 08/06 to 08/08

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 8/6/2022-8/7/2022. Data from those days were submitted in Monday's report. Where noted, totals include three days of cumulative data from 8/6/2022-8/8/2022. As a result, some data may appear higher than recent trends. Data affected is marked with an asterisk.

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 potential COVID-19 surges this fall, New Yorkers must also make their own preparations and take advantage of the tools and resources at our disposal to keep themselves and their loved ones healthy," Governor Hochul said. "I encourage New Yorkers who are not up to date on their vaccine and booster doses to get caught up immediately. Test early and frequently, and if you do test positive, talk to your doctor about potential treatment."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Cases Per 100k - 27.02
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k - 30.03
  • Test Results Reported - 48,881
  • Total Positive - 5,280
  • Percent Positive - 10.01%**
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 8.51%**
  • Patient Hospitalization - 2,601 (+81)*
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 1,012
  • Patients in ICU - 216 (+3)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 78 (-5)
  • Total Discharges - 329,391 (+804)*
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 58*
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 57,251*

** 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

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Monday, August 8, 2022

Capital Region

20.05

20.04

19.66

Central New York

19.40

19.10

19.69

Finger Lakes

13.18

13.11

12.92

Long Island

33.21

32.22

34.66

Mid-Hudson

29.37

28.56

28.75

Mohawk Valley

20.40

20.40

19.37

New York City

37.99

37.57

38.24

North Country

14.83

14.87

15.65

Southern Tier

17.06

16.93

16.72

Western New York

15.68

15.60

15.82

Statewide

29.82

29.38

30.03

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

REGION

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Monday, August 8, 2022

Capital Region

9.84%

9.82%

9.67%

Central New York

9.14%

9.01%

9.21%

Finger Lakes

7.67%

7.59%

7.46%

Long Island

9.49%

9.38%

9.35%

Mid-Hudson

9.22%

9.22%

9.23%

Mohawk Valley

10.88%

10.79%

10.47%

New York City

7.92%

7.90%

7.91%

North Country

8.66%

8.87%

9.16%

Southern Tier

8.17%

8.13%

8.12%

Western New York

11.10%

11.13%

11.07%

Statewide

8.54%

8.51%

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 **:

Borough in NYC

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Monday, August 8, 2022

Bronx

8.52%

8.40%

8.47%

Kings

7.23%

7.22%

7.26%

New York

6.86%

6.83%

6.78%

Queens

9.36%

9.44%

9.43%

Richmond

8.24%

8.17%

8.14%

** 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, 5,280 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 5,820,864. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

69,970

39

Allegany

9,784

-

Broome

52,155

20

Cattaraugus

17,246

8

Cayuga

18,204

10

Chautauqua

26,475

15

Chemung

23,865

14

Chenango

10,487

2

Clinton

19,764

13

Columbia

11,987

12

Cortland

11,922

13

Delaware

9,025

4

Dutchess

74,179

46

Erie

243,438

124

Essex

6,757

2

Franklin

10,732

4

Fulton

14,455

5

Genesee

15,087

5

Greene

9,785

6

Hamilton

980

1

Herkimer

15,726

10

Jefferson

23,175

25

Lewis

6,676

6

Livingston

13,025

1

Madison

15,073

8

Monroe

173,986

60

Montgomery

13,410

3

Nassau

478,892

562

Niagara

54,423

30

NYC

2,709,106

2,760

Oneida

61,732

32

Onondaga

128,620

87

Ontario

23,131

11

Orange

121,934

80

Orleans

9,577

2

Oswego

30,356

29

Otsego

11,777

14

Putnam

27,586

28

Rensselaer

37,264

16

Rockland

105,147

80

Saratoga

54,761

19

Schenectady

38,936

18

Schoharie

5,795

2

Schuyler

3,957

-

Seneca

6,757

2

St. Lawrence

23,741

18

Steuben

22,704

9

Suffolk

494,166

679

Sullivan

21,235

29

Tioga

12,455

10

Tompkins

23,504

12

Ulster

37,338

24

Warren

16,459

13

Washington

13,939

5

Wayne

19,584

5

Westchester

295,502

242

Wyoming

9,180

4

Yates

3,938

2

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

99

57

57.6%

42

42.4%

Central New York

87

50

57.5%

37

42.5%

Finger Lakes

197

58

29.4%

139

70.6%

Long Island

487

219

45.0%

268

55.0%

Mid-Hudson

270

123

45.6%

147

54.4%

Mohawk Valley

40

19

47.5%

21

52.5%

New York City

1,236

497

40.2%

739

59.8%

North Country

40

32

80.0%

8

20.0%

Southern Tier

62

27

43.5%

35

56.5%

Western New York

83

35

42.2%

48

57.8%

Statewide

2,601

1,117

42.9%

1,484

57.1%

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, 8/6 to Monday, 8/8, there were 58 total new deaths reported due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 57,251. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

County

New Deaths

Albany

1

Bronx

4

Cattaraugus

1

Dutchess

3

Erie

3

Genesee

1

Kings

6

Madison

2

Monroe

4

Montgomery

1

Nassau

8

New York

6

Onondaga

1

Putnam

1

Queens

8

Richmond

1

Warren

1

Westchester

5

Wyoming

1

Grand Total

58

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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