August 12, 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 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 - 30.46
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k - 27.54
  • Test Results Reported - 93,089
  • Total Positive - 5,952
  • Percent Positive - 5.70%**
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 7.08%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 2,447 (-55)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 398
  • Patients in ICU - 239 (+2)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 81 (-6)
  • Total Discharges - 330,694 (+417)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 20
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 57,316

** 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 - 73,214

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- 39,906,213
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days- 75,952
  • 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)- 88.2%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with at least one vaccine dose (CDC)- 85.0%
  • 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- 83.1%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series- 75.1%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC)- 91.7%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC)- 78.3%

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

REGION

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Capital Region

19.78

19.53

19.83

Central New York

19.71

19.09

18.72

Finger Lakes

13.09

12.81

12.81

Long Island

33.90

33.26

33.54

Mid-Hudson

28.02

27.62

26.88

Mohawk Valley

19.52

19.40

18.78

New York City

35.84

34.32

33.55

North Country

16.37

16.98

18.04

Southern Tier

15.66

15.32

14.53

Western New York

15.68

15.59

15.49

Statewide

28.79

27.94

27.54

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

Region

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Capital Region

9.86%

9.55%

9.48%

Central New York

8.98%

8.83%

8.76%

Finger Lakes

7.57%

7.51%

7.51%

Long Island

9.38%

9.10%

8.96%

Mid-Hudson

7.78%

6.73%

5.71%

Mohawk Valley

10.57%

10.65%

10.54%

New York City

7.29%

6.94%

6.46%

North Country

9.38%

9.69%

10.55%

Southern Tier

7.89%

7.28%

6.83%

Western New York

10.83%

10.69%

10.58%

Statewide

7.98%

7.56%

7.08%

** 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 9, 2022

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Bronx

8.44%

8.36%

8.29%

Kings

5.78%

5.26%

4.56%

New York

6.82%

6.66%

6.47%

Queens

9.14%

8.89%

8.64%

Richmond

8.11%

7.80%

7.57%

** 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, 5,952 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 5,839,344. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

70,186

69

Allegany

9,799

3

Broome

52,248

31

Cattaraugus

17,313

16

Cayuga

18,238

9

Chautauqua

26,549

21

Chemung

23,908

15

Chenango

10,509

7

Clinton

19,813

27

Columbia

12,024

15

Cortland

11,953

6

Delaware

9,045

4

Dutchess

74,447

79

Erie

243,953

187

Essex

6,780

5

Franklin

10,760

8

Fulton

14,517

18

Genesee

15,102

2

Greene

9,802

5

Hamilton

983

-

Herkimer

15,777

16

Jefferson

23,261

33

Lewis

6,692

7

Livingston

13,057

12

Madison

15,100

11

Monroe

174,343

110

Montgomery

13,436

6

Nassau

480,582

551

Niagara

54,527

36

NYC

2,718,484

2,952

Oneida

61,874

41

Onondaga

128,920

97

Ontario

23,206

31

Orange

122,354

135

Orleans

9,587

4

Oswego

30,444

17

Otsego

11,817

14

Putnam

27,669

22

Rensselaer

37,410

34

Rockland

105,476

117

Saratoga

54,944

86

Schenectady

39,048

38

Schoharie

5,810

2

Schuyler

3,963

3

Seneca

6,771

6

St. Lawrence

23,815

20

Steuben

22,744

14

Suffolk

495,822

605

Sullivan

21,310

30

Tioga

12,480

10

Tompkins

23,579

20

Ulster

37,473

43

Warren

16,519

19

Washington

13,991

10

Wayne

19,631

14

Westchester

296,357

250

Wyoming

9,200

8

Yates

3,942

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

59

61.5%

37

38.5%

Central New York

74

40

54.1%

34

45.9%

Finger Lakes

166

48

28.9%

118

71.1%

Long Island

453

214

47.2%

239

52.8%

Mid-Hudson

263

108

41.1%

155

58.9%

Mohawk Valley

38

17

44.7%

21

55.3%

New York City

1,184

487

41.1%

697

58.9%

North Country

35

18

51.4%

17

48.6%

Southern Tier

47

24

51.1%

23

48.9%

Western New York

91

43

47.3%

48

52.7%

Statewide

2,447

1,058

43.2%

1,389

56.8%

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 57,316. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

County

New Deaths

Bronx

2

Cayuga

1

Clinton

2

Columbia

1

Dutchess

1

Erie

2

Kings

1

Livingston

1

Madison

1

New York

1

Queens

1

Richmond

2

Suffolk

2

Westchester

2

Grand Total

20

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 at least one vaccine dose

People with complete vaccine series

Region

Cumulative
Total

Cumulative
Total

Capital Region

980,092

897,397

Central New York

656,566

607,656

Finger Lakes

882,428

817,358

Long Island

2,236,130

1,992,401

Mid-Hudson

1,753,613

1,538,305

Mohawk Valley

330,589

308,010

New York City

8,234,956

7,292,254

North Country

310,760

281,102

Southern Tier

452,954

413,017

Western New York

974,684

896,023

Statewide

16,812,772

15,043,523

     

Booster/Additional Shots

 

Region

Cumulative
Total

Increase over past 7 days

Capital Region

592,640

2,161

Central New York

397,274

1,713

Finger Lakes

620,821

2,741

Long Island

1,419,286

5,491

Mid-Hudson

1,119,456

4,940

Mohawk Valley

207,043

949

New York City

3,670,302

16,938

North Country

186,501

731

Southern Tier

281,874

1,406

Western New York

659,261

2,801

Statewide

9,154,458

39,871

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

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

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