August 11, 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

21 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 navigate through this pandemic, remember that vaccinations, boosters, testing and treatment are the best tools we have to keep one another safe and healthy as we plan to respond to potential surges this fall," Governor Hochul said. "I encourage New Yorkers to take advantage of what's available to them and to talk to their doctors to discuss treatment options and preventative measures."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Cases Per 100k - 34.47
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k - 27.94
  • Test Results Reported - 96,392
  • Total Positive - 6,736
  • Percent Positive - 6.45%**
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 7.56%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 2,502 (-49)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 406
  • Patients in ICU - 237 (+2)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 87 (+10)
  • Total Discharges - 330,277 (+436)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 21
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 57,296

** 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 - 73,198

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 8, 2022

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Capital Region

19.66

19.78

19.53

Central New York

19.69

19.71

19.09

Finger Lakes

12.92

13.09

12.81

Long Island

34.66

33.90

33.26

Mid-Hudson

28.75

28.02

27.62

Mohawk Valley

19.37

19.52

19.40

New York City

38.24

35.84

34.32

North Country

15.65

16.37

16.98

Southern Tier

16.72

15.66

15.32

Western New York

15.82

15.68

15.59

Statewide

30.03

28.79

27.94

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

Region

Monday, August 8, 2022

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Capital Region

9.67%

9.86%

9.55%

Central New York

9.21%

8.98%

8.83%

Finger Lakes

7.46%

7.57%

7.51%

Long Island

9.35%

9.38%

9.10%

Mid-Hudson

9.23%

7.78%

6.73%

Mohawk Valley

10.47%

10.57%

10.65%

New York City

7.91%

7.29%

6.94%

North Country

9.16%

9.38%

9.69%

Southern Tier

8.12%

7.89%

7.28%

Western New York

11.07%

10.83%

10.69%

Statewide

8.51%

7.98%

7.56%

** 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

Monday, August 8, 2022

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Bronx

8.47%

8.44%

8.36%

Kings

7.26%

5.78%

5.26%

New York

6.78%

6.82%

6.66%

Queens

9.43%

9.14%

8.89%

Richmond

8.14%

8.11%

7.80%

** 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, 6,736 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 5,833,392. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

70,117

71

Allegany

9,796

2

Broome

52,217

34

Cattaraugus

17,297

19

Cayuga

18,229

13

Chautauqua

26,528

26

Chemung

23,893

20

Chenango

10,502

8

Clinton

19,786

12

Columbia

12,009

7

Cortland

11,947

10

Delaware

9,041

8

Dutchess

74,368

107

Erie

243,766

190

Essex

6,775

11

Franklin

10,752

16

Fulton

14,499

21

Genesee

15,100

6

Greene

9,797

5

Hamilton

983

2

Herkimer

15,761

18

Jefferson

23,228

24

Lewis

6,685

3

Livingston

13,045

9

Madison

15,089

6

Monroe

174,233

137

Montgomery

13,430

7

Nassau

480,031

580

Niagara

54,491

38

NYC

2,715,532

3,557

Oneida

61,833

42

Onondaga

128,823

85

Ontario

23,175

23

Orange

122,219

155

Orleans

9,583

4

Oswego

30,427

34

Otsego

11,803

12

Putnam

27,647

34

Rensselaer

37,376

43

Rockland

105,359

106

Saratoga

54,858

50

Schenectady

39,010

46

Schoharie

5,808

8

Schuyler

3,960

3

Seneca

6,765

2

St. Lawrence

23,795

28

Steuben

22,730

16

Suffolk

495,217

578

Sullivan

21,280

16

Tioga

12,470

8

Tompkins

23,559

25

Ulster

37,430

54

Warren

16,500

24

Washington

13,981

26

Wayne

19,617

12

Westchester

296,107

332

Wyoming

9,192

2

Yates

3,941

1

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

96

57

59.4%

39

40.6%

Central New York

82

44

53.7%

38

46.3%

Finger Lakes

186

53

28.5%

133

71.5%

Long Island

472

221

46.8%

251

53.2%

Mid-Hudson

281

121

43.1%

160

56.9%

Mohawk Valley

44

21

47.7%

23

52.3%

New York City

1,175

474

40.3%

701

59.7%

North Country

34

20

58.8%

14

41.2%

Southern Tier

49

26

53.1%

23

46.9%

Western New York

83

34

41.0%

49

59.0%

Statewide

2,502

1,071

42.8%

1,431

57.2%

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 21 total new deaths reported due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 57,296. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

County

New Deaths

Cattaraugus

1

Kings

3

Monroe

1

Nassau

3

New York

1

Queens

6

Richmond

1

Saratoga

1

Suffolk

3

Westchester

1

Contact the Governor's Press Office

Contact us by phone:

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

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