August 23, 2022
Albany, NY

Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers To Keep Using the Tools To Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing, and Treatment

53 Statewide Deaths Reported from August 20 to August 22

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 8/20/2022-8/21/2022. Data from those days were submitted in Monday's report. Where noted, totals include three days of cumulative data from 8/20/2022-8/22/2022. 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 monitor the numbers, I encourage all New Yorkers to keep using the tools we know that work to protect against COVID-19," Governor Hochul said. "Get vaccinated or boosted when you're eligible and if you haven't already. Test if you have symptoms, and if you do test positive, talk to your doctor about potential treatment. By remaining vigilant and responsible, New Yorkers will beat this virus."

Earlier this week, Governor Hochul announced updated COVID-19 guidance and frequently asked questions for schools and childcare facilities that aligns with the new CDC recommendations. Among other things, this guidance specifies that asymptomatic children exposed to COVID-19 no longer need to quarantine and that isolation is now only advised for individuals that have tested positive for the virus. Read the updated guidance and frequently asked questions here.

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Cases Per 100k - 18.91
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k - 22.98
  • Test Results Reported - 57,274
  • Total Positive - 3,695
  • Percent Positive - 5.67%**
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 6.37%**
  • Patient Hospitalization - 2,459 (+94)*
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 908
  • Patients in ICU - 260 (+29)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 99 (+10)
  • Total Discharges - 334,310 (+743)*
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 53*
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 57,515*

** 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 - 73,517

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 20, 2022

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Monday, August 22, 2022

Capital Region

18.41

18.49

18.42

Central New York

17.76

17.76

17.98

Finger Lakes

11.59

12.12

12.09

Long Island

27.09

26.76

26.75

Mid-Hudson

22.27

21.93

21.59

Mohawk Valley

20.81

20.02

20.22

New York City

26.45

26.32

26.29

North Country

20.15

19.98

19.98

Southern Tier

17.15

17.47

17.85

Western New York

16.10

16.72

17.58

Statewide

23.03

22.95

22.98

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

REGION

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Monday, August 22, 2022

Capital Region

9.67%

9.53%

9.56%

Central New York

8.97%

8.97%

8.94%

Finger Lakes

6.84%

7.26%

7.26%

Long Island

7.96%

8.00%

8.02%

Mid-Hudson

3.81%

4.30%

4.62%

Mohawk Valley

11.75%

11.60%

11.56%

New York City

5.01%

5.32%

5.48%

North Country

10.35%

10.59%

10.40%

Southern Tier

8.16%

8.46%

8.42%

Western New York

11.86%

12.61%

12.89%

Statewide

5.81%

6.18%

6.37%

** 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 20, 2022

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Monday, August 22, 2022

Bronx

7.14%

7.23%

7.31%

Kings

3.05%

3.42%

3.66%

New York

5.74%

5.68%

5.59%

Queens

7.66%

7.78%

7.79%

Richmond

6.86%

7.08%

7.01%

** 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, 3,695 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 5,887,314. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

70,775

50

Allegany

9,842

3

Broome

52,580

27

Cattaraugus

17,465

18

Cayuga

18,366

10

Chautauqua

26,795

23

Chemung

24,063

16

Chenango

10,601

13

Clinton

19,995

18

Columbia

12,163

10

Cortland

12,018

11

Delaware

9,110

6

Dutchess

75,043

42

Erie

245,577

198

Essex

6,821

4

Franklin

10,852

5

Fulton

14,700

8

Genesee

15,187

10

Greene

9,890

5

Hamilton

989

-

Herkimer

15,895

11

Jefferson

23,543

43

Lewis

6,744

4

Livingston

13,116

1

Madison

15,210

9

Monroe

175,288

72

Montgomery

13,548

5

Nassau

484,681

288

Niagara

54,845

21

NYC

2,742,226

1,783

Oneida

62,359

49

Onondaga

129,775

68

Ontario

23,368

6

Orange

123,426

81

Orleans

9,645

9

Oswego

30,732

13

Otsego

11,935

18

Putnam

27,879

14

Rensselaer

37,694

24

Rockland

106,269

49

Saratoga

55,414

20

Schenectady

39,328

15

Schoharie

5,870

5

Schuyler

3,987

2

Seneca

6,813

5

St. Lawrence

24,024

13

Steuben

22,899

5

Suffolk

500,018

331

Sullivan

21,554

12

Tioga

12,570

8

Tompkins

23,787

21

Ulster

37,896

42

Warren

16,671

6

Washington

14,111

13

Wayne

19,730

2

Westchester

298,431

147

Wyoming

9,238

2

Yates

3,963

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

104

56

53.8%

48

46.2%

Central New York

70

39

55.7%

31

44.3%

Finger Lakes

188

63

33.5%

125

66.5%

Long Island

437

201

46.0%

236

54.0%

Mid-Hudson

269

117

43.5%

152

56.5%

Mohawk Valley

37

20

54.1%

17

45.9%

New York City

1,120

460

41.1%

660

58.9%

North Country

58

22

37.9%

36

62.1%

Southern Tier

69

35

50.7%

34

49.3%

Western New York

107

46

43.0%

61

57.0%

Statewide

2,459

1,059

43.1%

1,400

56.9%

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, 8/20 to Monday, 8/22, there were 53 total new deaths reported due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 57,515. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

County

New Deaths

Albany

1

Bronx

5

Columbia

1

Cortland

1

Dutchess

1

Erie

2

Herkimer

1

Jefferson

1

Kings

9

Monroe

2

Montgomery

1

Nassau

1

New York

4

Niagara

1

Onondaga

2

Oswego

1

Queens

3

Richmond

1

Rockland

1

Saratoga

2

Schenectady

2

Steuben

1

Suffolk

5

Tompkins

1

Warren

1

Westchester

2

Grand Total

53

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.

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Contact us by phone:

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

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