September 2, 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

Updated COVID-19 booster shots from Moderna and Pfizer Approved; Available Next Week

16 Statewide Deaths Reported Yesterday

Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress combating COVID-19. Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved updated COVID-19 booster shots from Moderna for people ages 18 years and older and from Pfizer for people ages 12 years and older.    

"With new boosters available next week, New Yorkers will soon be able to better protect themselves from the latest variants," Governor Hochul said. "It is vital that we take advantage of the latest tools and resources at our disposal in order to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe and healthy. As we prepare for potential fall surges, I encourage New Yorkers to stay up to date on vaccines and remain vigilant." 

These boosters - designed to target Omicron subvariants and provide even more protection against COVID-19 - should be available at local health care providers sometime next week. 

Today's data is summarized briefly below:   

  • Cases Per 100k - 19.25
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k - 19.96
  • Test Results Reported - 55,728
  • Total Positive - 3,762
  • Percent Positive - 6.87%**
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 5.78%**   
  • Patient Hospitalization - 2,235 (-74)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 334
  • Patients in ICU - 235 (-19)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 85 (0)
  • Total Discharges - 337,716 (+391)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 16
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 57,674

** 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 - 73,697

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

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Capital Region

17.47

17.12

17.68

Central New York

19.03

19.05

18.37

Finger Lakes

11.93

11.80

11.44

Long Island

25.10

24.69

23.97

Mid-Hudson

19.70

19.34

18.60

Mohawk Valley

18.07

18.52

18.43

New York City

22.39

22.18

21.20

North Country

19.50

18.24

17.12

Southern Tier

20.60

21.53

21.08

Western New York

18.05

17.74

17.54

Statewide

20.88

20.65

19.96

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

Region

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Capital Region

9.23%

9.15%

9.49%

Central New York

9.31%

9.28%

9.32%

Finger Lakes

6.97%

6.90%

6.88%

Long Island

7.91%

7.79%

7.94%

Mid-Hudson

4.20%

4.09%

4.10%

Mohawk Valley

10.80%

10.96%

11.30%

New York City

4.75%

4.74%

4.59%

North Country

10.61%

9.78%

9.59%

Southern Tier

8.49%

8.80%

9.34%

Western New York

12.49%

12.01%

12.29%

Statewide

5.88%

5.83%

5.78%

** 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 30, 2022

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Bronx

6.74%

6.60%

6.39%

Kings

3.21%

3.15%

3.01%

New York

4.85%

4.84%

4.62%

Queens

6.70%

6.86%

6.90%

Richmond

5.67%

5.81%

5.71%

** 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 3,762 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 5,929,215. A geographic breakdown is as follows:   

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

71,356

58

Allegany

9,909

6

Broome

53,040

53

Cattaraugus

17,681

20

Cayuga

18,508

12

Chautauqua

27,043

20

Chemung

24,231

19

Chenango

10,746

7

Clinton

20,161

20

Columbia

12,258

11

Cortland

12,112

9

Delaware

9,198

8

Dutchess

75,602

53

Erie

247,256

157

Essex

6,861

4

Franklin

10,946

11

Fulton

14,834

16

Genesee

15,251

7

Greene

9,932

4

Hamilton

995

-

Herkimer

16,005

6

Jefferson

23,795

18

Lewis

6,808

5

Livingston

13,207

12

Madison

15,314

11

Monroe

176,215

100

Montgomery

13,656

19

Nassau

488,118

341

Niagara

55,204

35

NYC

2,761,370

1,634

Oneida

62,824

45

Onondaga

130,683

86

Ontario

23,530

8

Orange

124,283

96

Orleans

9,698

2

Oswego

31,015

29

Otsego

12,042

9

Putnam

28,084

14

Rensselaer

37,959

29

Rockland

106,957

66

Saratoga

55,854

56

Schenectady

39,653

37

Schoharie

5,921

7

Schuyler

4,007

4

Seneca

6,856

4

St. Lawrence

24,220

11

Steuben

23,042

14

Suffolk

503,797

275

Sullivan

21,766

13

Tioga

12,688

15

Tompkins

24,067

36

Ulster

38,180

28

Warren

16,798

18

Washington

14,206

11

Wayne

19,847

9

Westchester

300,348

161

Wyoming

9,281

2

Yates

3,997

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

109

64

58.7%

45

109

Central New York

83

51

61.4%

32

83

Finger Lakes

159

61

38.4%

98

159

Long Island

404

174

43.1%

230

404

Mid-Hudson

250

88

35.2%

162

250

Mohawk Valley

30

13

43.3%

17

30

New York City

952

376

39.5%

576

952

North Country

46

24

52.2%

22

46

Southern Tier

77

32

41.6%

45

77

Western New York

125

52

41.6%

73

125

Statewide

2,235

935

41.8%

1,300

2,235

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 57,674. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

County

New Deaths

Albany

1

Bronx

1

Delaware

1

Erie

1

Kings

4

Nassau

3

New York

2

Queens

1

Suffolk

2

Grand Total

16

     

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.  

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  

982,449

899,313

Central New York  

658,156

608,952

Finger Lakes  

885,269

819,404

Long Island  

2,242,579

1,997,448

Mid-Hudson  

1,759,537

1,542,793

Mohawk Valley  

331,315

308,571

New York City  

8,260,929

7,311,096

North Country  

311,462

281,647

Southern Tier  

454,125

414,029

Western New York  

977,316

898,103

Statewide  

16,863,137

15,081,356

   

   

   

Booster/Additional Shots   

   

Region   

Cumulative
Total  

Increase over past 7  days  

Capital Region  

598,115

1,540

Central New York  

401,086

1,106

Finger Lakes  

628,325

2,457

Long Island  

1,431,685

3,378

Mid-Hudson  

1,130,984

3,244

Mohawk Valley  

209,229

606

New York City  

3,711,670

12,462

North Country  

188,261

510

Southern Tier  

285,066

895

Western New York  

665,935

2,032

Statewide  

9,250,356

28,230

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

Contact us by phone:

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

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