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 

Cayuga  

18,204 

10 

Chautauqua  

26,475 

15 

Chemung  

23,865 

14 

Chenango  

10,487 

Clinton  

19,764 

13 

Columbia  

11,987 

12 

Cortland  

11,922 

13 

Delaware  

9,025 

Dutchess  

74,179 

46 

Erie  

243,438 

124 

Essex  

6,757 

Franklin  

10,732 

Fulton  

14,455 

Genesee  

15,087 

Greene  

9,785 

Hamilton  

980 

Herkimer  

15,726 

10 

Jefferson  

23,175 

25 

Lewis  

6,676 

Livingston  

13,025 

Madison  

15,073 

Monroe  

173,986 

60 

Montgomery  

13,410 

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 

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 

Schuyler  

3,957 

Seneca  

6,757 

St. Lawrence  

23,741 

18 

Steuben  

22,704 

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 

Wayne  

19,584 

Westchester  

295,502 

242 

Wyoming  

9,180 

Yates  

3,938 

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% 

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 

Bronx 

Cattaraugus 

Dutchess 

Erie 

Genesee 

Kings 

Madison 

Monroe 

Montgomery 

Nassau 

New York 

Onondaga 

Putnam 

Queens 

Richmond 

Warren 

Westchester 

Wyoming 

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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