August 30, 2022
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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

44 Statewide Deaths Reported Since August 26th

Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress combating COVID-19.  

"As we look toward the fall, it is vital that New Yorkers remain vigilant in keeping themselves and their loved ones safe and healthy," Governor Hochul said. "Take advantage of the vaccine by staying up to date on doses. Consider testing before gatherings or travel, and if you test positive, talk to your doctor about potential treatment options."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:   

  • Cases Per 100k - 17.17
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k - 21.09
  • Test Results Reported - 61,846
  • Total Positive - 3,355
  • Percent Positive - 4.78%**   
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 6.35%  
  • Patient Hospitalization - 2,329 (+8) 
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 856
  • Patients in ICU - 248 (-3)  
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 94 (-1)
  • Total Discharges - 336,560 (+718)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 44 
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 57,628

** 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: HERDS data collection from health care facilities was paused due to the weekend from 8/27/2022-8/28/2022. Data from those days were submitted in Monday's report. Where noted, totals include three days of cumulative data from 8/27/2022-8/29/2022. As a result, some data may appear higher than recent trends. Data affected is marked with an asterisk.   

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 - 73,656

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 27, 2022

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Monday, August 29, 2022

Capital Region  

16.67

16.37

16.55

Central New York  

18.59

18.66

18.96

Finger Lakes  

12.78

12.59

12.42

Long Island  

25.71

25.51

25.07

Mid-Hudson  

20.14

19.85

19.79

Mohawk Valley  

20.08

19.78

18.78

New York City  

23.60

23.18

22.87

North Country  

20.46

19.91

19.95

Southern Tier  

20.74

20.76

20.78

Western New York  

18.35

18.28

17.85

Statewide  

21.63

21.34

21.09

  

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

  

Region

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Monday, August 29, 2022

 

 

Capital Region

8.74%

8.79%

8.88%

 

 

Central New York

9.44%

9.49%

9.12%

 

 

Finger Lakes

7.23%

7.07%

6.92%

 

 

Long Island

8.10%

7.98%

7.91%

 

 

Mid-Hudson

6.29%

5.53%

5.20%

 

 

Mohawk Valley

11.50%

11.48%

11.04%

 

 

New York City

5.69%

5.28%

5.20%

 

 

North Country

10.86%

10.63%

10.54%

 

 

Southern Tier

8.82%

8.73%

8.65%

 

 

Western New York

12.77%

12.45%

12.32%

 

 

Statewide

6.89%

6.49%

6.35%

 

 

  

** 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 27, 2022

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Monday, August 29, 2022

Bronx

6.96%

6.96%

6.86%

Kings

4.63%

3.89%

3.85%

New York

4.96%

4.98%

4.98%

Queens

7.19%

7.01%

6.87%

Richmond

6.15%

5.83%

5.66%

  

** 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. 

  

Since August 26th, 3,355 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 5,916,160. A geographic breakdown is as follows: 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

71,147

52

Allegany

9,888

6

Broome

52,869

30

Cattaraugus

17,600

21

Cayuga

18,453

13

Chautauqua

26,972

21

Chemung

24,175

15

Chenango

10,705

4

Clinton

20,105

18

Columbia

12,229

7

Cortland

12,084

3

Delaware

9,164

5

Dutchess

75,434

37

Erie

246,702

137

Essex

6,852

1

Franklin

10,914

8

Fulton

14,790

10

Genesee

15,232

4

Greene

9,916

1

Hamilton

994

-

Herkimer

15,972

8

Jefferson

23,735

37

Lewis

6,788

7

Livingston

13,171

5

Madison

15,279

-

Monroe

175,912

55

Montgomery

13,609

4

Nassau

487,002

256

Niagara

55,088

36

NYC

2,755,671

1,598

Oneida

62,665

30

Onondaga

130,401

89

Ontario

23,487

11

Orange

123,985

56

Orleans

9,689

5

Oswego

30,913

22

Otsego

12,006

6

Putnam

28,017

16

Rensselaer

37,860

22

Rockland

106,758

56

Saratoga

55,695

41

Schenectady

39,541

21

Schoharie

5,903

4

Schuyler

4,000

3

Seneca

6,839

5

St. Lawrence

24,165

17

Steuben

22,999

5

Suffolk

502,680

276

Sullivan

21,699

15

Tioga

12,651

4

Tompkins

23,955

33

Ulster

38,080

17

Warren

16,748

8

Washington

14,167

5

Wayne

19,812

7

Westchester

299,741

180

Wyoming

9,269

1

Yates

3,983

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

102

57

55.9%

45

44.1%

Central New York

87

52

59.8%

35

40.2%

Finger Lakes

161

62

38.5%

99

61.5%

Long Island

419

173

41.3%

246

58.7%

Mid-Hudson

260

105

40.4%

155

59.6%

Mohawk Valley

36

19

52.8%

17

47.2%

New York City

1,005

415

41.3%

590

58.7%

North Country

49

26

53.1%

23

46.9%

Southern Tier

82

33

40.2%

49

59.8%

Western New York

128

46

35.9%

82

64.1%

Statewide

2,329

988

42.4%

1,341

57.6%

  

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). 

 
Since August 26th, there were 44 total new deaths reported due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 57,628. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:   

 

County

New Deaths

Bronx

5

Broome

1

Chautauqua

1

Erie

1

Greene

1

Kings

7

Livingston

1

Monroe

1

Montgomery

1

New York

1

Niagara

1

Onondaga

3

Orange

2

Queens

9

Richmond

1

Saratoga

1

St. Lawrence

1

Suffolk

3

Wayne

1

Westchester

2

  

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.

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

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