September 1, 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

16 Statewide Deaths Reported Yesterday

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

"With the fall season rapidly approaching, I remind all New Yorkers to remain vigilant in order to keep themselves and their loved ones healthy," Governor Hochul said. "Take advantage of the vaccine and booster by staying up to date on doses. Test before gatherings or travel and if you test positive, talk to your doctor about potential treatment options."

This week, the Food and Drug Administration issued emergency use authorization for both the Moderna and Pfizer updated COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, designed to target Omicron subvariants and provide even more protection against COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) could approve these new boosters as early as Friday.  

Today's data is summarized briefly below:   

  • Cases Per 100k - 25.28
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k - 20.65
  • Test Results Reported - 70,806
  • Total Positive - 4,941
  • Percent Positive - 6.70%**
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 5.83%**   
  • Patient Hospitalization - 2,309 (-23)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 395
  • Patients in ICU - 254 (+13)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 85 (-4)
  • Total Discharges - 337,325 (+402)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 16
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 57,658

** 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 - 73,689

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

REGION     

Monday, August 29, 2022

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Capital Region     

16.55

17.47

17.12

Central New York     

18.96

19.03

19.05

Finger Lakes     

12.42

11.93

11.80

Long Island     

25.07

25.10

24.69

Mid-Hudson     

19.79

19.70

19.34

Mohawk Valley     

18.78

18.07

18.52

New York City     

22.87

22.39

22.18

North Country     

19.95

19.50

18.24

Southern Tier     

20.78

20.60

21.53

Western New York     

17.85

18.05

17.74

Statewide     

21.09

20.88

20.65

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

Region

Monday, August 29, 2022

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Capital Region

8.88%

9.23%

9.15%

Central New York

9.12%

9.31%

9.28%

Finger Lakes

6.92%

6.97%

6.90%

Long Island

7.91%

7.91%

7.79%

Mid-Hudson

5.20%

4.20%

4.09%

Mohawk Valley

11.04%

10.80%

10.96%

New York City

5.20%

4.75%

4.74%

North Country

10.54%

10.61%

9.78%

Southern Tier

8.65%

8.49%

8.80%

Western New York

12.32%

12.49%

12.01%

Statewide

6.35%

5.88%

5.83%

** 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 29, 2022

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Bronx

6.86%

6.74%

6.60%

Kings

3.85%

3.21%

3.15%

New York

4.98%

4.85%

4.84%

Queens

6.87%

6.70%

6.86%

Richmond

5.66%

5.67%

5.81%

** 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 4,941 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 5,925,453. A geographic breakdown is as follows:   

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

71,298

80

Allegany

9,903

8

Broome

52,987

75

Cattaraugus

17,661

28

Cayuga

18,496

25

Chautauqua

27,023

26

Chemung

24,212

20

Chenango

10,739

18

Clinton

20,141

22

Columbia

12,247

8

Cortland

12,103

13

Delaware

9,190

16

Dutchess

75,549

70

Erie

247,099

209

Essex

6,857

3

Franklin

10,935

15

Fulton

14,818

13

Genesee

15,244

7

Greene

9,928

5

Hamilton

995

-

Herkimer

15,999

16

Jefferson

23,777

20

Lewis

6,803

5

Livingston

13,195

16

Madison

15,303

15

Monroe

176,115

113

Montgomery

13,637

16

Nassau

487,777

410

Niagara

55,169

44

NYC

2,759,736

2,173

Oneida

62,779

57

Onondaga

130,597

97

Ontario

23,522

14

Orange

124,187

97

Orleans

9,696

3

Oswego

30,986

33

Otsego

12,033

14

Putnam

28,070

30

Rensselaer

37,930

29

Rockland

106,891

61

Saratoga

55,798

56

Schenectady

39,616

43

Schoharie

5,914

4

Schuyler

4,003

2

Seneca

6,852

7

St. Lawrence

24,209

19

Steuben

23,028

17

Suffolk

503,522

451

Sullivan

21,753

26

Tioga

12,673

13

Tompkins

24,031

39

Ulster

38,152

38

Warren

16,780

12

Washington

14,195

16

Wayne

19,838

10

Westchester

300,187

251

Wyoming

9,279

5

Yates

3,996

8

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

116

65

56.0%

51

44.0%

Central New York

94

56

59.6%

38

40.4%

Finger Lakes

163

65

39.9%

98

60.1%

Long Island

412

170

41.3%

242

58.7%

Mid-Hudson

251

101

40.2%

150

59.8%

Mohawk Valley

34

14

41.2%

20

58.8%

New York City

991

399

40.3%

592

59.7%

North Country

43

20

46.5%

23

53.5%

Southern Tier

80

29

36.3%

51

63.8%

Western New York

125

52

41.6%

73

58.4%

Statewide

2,309

971

42.1%

1,338

57.9%

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).   

Yesterday, there were 16 total new deaths were reported due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 57,658. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

County

New Deaths

Broome

1

Dutchess

1

Erie

1

Kings

2

Monroe

2

New York

4

Oneida

1

Queens

1

Ulster

1

Washington

1

Westchester

1

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.   

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.

Contact the Governor’s Press Office

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

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