September 7, 2022
Albany, NY

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

Photos of Governor Hochul Receiving Bivalent COVID-19 Booster Shot Are Available Here and B-Roll is Available Here

58 Statewide Deaths Reported from September 3 to September 6

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

"With the updated boosters available this week, I urge all New Yorkers to take steps to better protect themselves against COVID-19," Governor Hochul said. "Take advantage of the latest tools and resources at our disposal in order to keep our families and our communities safe. Test before gatherings or travel and if you test positive, talk to your doctor about potential treatment options."

Earlier today, Governor Hochul announced the availability of bivalent COVID-19 vaccine boosters, which are designed to add Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 variants and bolster previous vaccination protection. COVID-19 boosters are now available from Pfizer-BioNTech for anyone age 12 or older and from Moderna for those 18 or older.

To schedule an appointment for a booster, New Yorkers should contact their local pharmacy, local county health department, or healthcare provider. New Yorkers can also visit vaccines.gov, text their ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find nearby locations.

In addition, Governor Hochul announced that masking will now be optional in multiple settings where they were previously required, including on public transportation, in for-hire vehicles, at airports, homeless shelters, correctional facilities, and detention centers. Masks will continue to be required at adult care and health care facilities regulated by the state Department of Health, and in clinical settings regulated by the Office of Mental Health, Office of Addiction Services and Supports, and Office for People With Developmental Disabilities.

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Cases Per 100k - 17.33
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k - 17.89
  • Test Results Reported - 41,881
  • Total Positive - 3,386
  • Percent Positive - 7.25%**
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 5.95%**   
  • Patient Hospitalization - 2,225 (+69)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 1,024*
  • Patients in ICU - 235 (-3)*
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 88 (+1)*
  • Total Discharges - 338,872 (+788)*
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 58*
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 57,752*

** 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 - 73,796

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

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Monday, September 5, 2022

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Capital Region

17.28

16.43

15.50

Central New York

17.89

17.00

16.21

Finger Lakes

11.39

11.40

10.91

Long Island

23.55

22.46

22.19

Mid-Hudson

18.32

17.44

17.04

Mohawk Valley

18.34

18.13

17.19

New York City

20.75

19.54

18.79

North Country

17.12

15.31

13.84

Southern Tier

21.05

20.49

19.16

Western New York

16.58

16.04

14.80

Statewide

19.56

18.60

17.89

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

Region

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Monday, September 5, 2022

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Capital Region

9.66%

9.48%

9.16%

Central New York

8.97%

9.22%

9.26%

Finger Lakes

7.37%

7.37%

7.35%

Long Island

8.08%

8.07%

8.22%

Mid-Hudson

3.46%

3.65%

4.05%

Mohawk Valley

11.60%

11.91%

12.04%

New York City

4.53%

4.48%

4.84%

North Country

9.89%

9.29%

8.90%

Southern Tier

9.37%

9.62%

9.96%

Western New York

12.40%

12.23%

12.16%

Statewide

5.59%

5.62%

5.95%

** 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

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Monday, September 5, 2022

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Bronx

6.20%

6.10%

6.19%

Kings

2.89%

2.78%

3.34%

New York

4.74%

4.76%

4.75%

Queens

7.04%

7.10%

7.13%

Richmond

6.11%

6.18%

6.21%

** 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 3,386 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 5,944,986. A geographic breakdown is as follows:   

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

71,560

48

Allegany

9,946

8

Broome

53,225

33

Cattaraugus

17,732

12

Cayuga

18,568

15

Chautauqua

27,109

22

Chemung

24,302

16

Chenango

10,772

1

Clinton

20,211

4

Columbia

12,291

14

Cortland

12,157

9

Delaware

9,219

4

Dutchess

75,786

47

Erie

247,859

109

Essex

6,879

3

Franklin

10,977

4

Fulton

14,878

8

Genesee

15,278

3

Greene

9,959

15

Hamilton

998

1

Herkimer

16,043

4

Jefferson

23,874

11

Lewis

6,820

4

Livingston

13,221

5

Madison

15,355

7

Monroe

176,598

77

Montgomery

13,684

9

Nassau

489,516

333

Niagara

55,325

19

NYC

2,768,612

1,455

Oneida

63,017

47

Onondaga

131,001

81

Ontario

23,568

8

Orange

124,608

74

Orleans

9,716

2

Oswego

31,101

17

Otsego

12,079

9

Putnam

28,155

17

Rensselaer

38,033

14

Rockland

107,263

104

Saratoga

56,015

35

Schenectady

39,769

26

Schoharie

5,943

6

Schuyler

4,012

2

Seneca

6,879

6

St. Lawrence

24,280

10

Steuben

23,109

12

Suffolk

505,332

369

Sullivan

21,847

19

Tioga

12,729

6

Tompkins

24,144

12

Ulster

38,280

24

Warren

16,841

9

Washington

14,252

8

Wayne

19,904

13

Westchester

301,046

151

Wyoming

9,299

3

Yates

4,010

2

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

106

62

58.5%

44

41.5%

Central New York

72

42

58.3%

30

41.7%

Finger Lakes

170

64

37.6%

106

62.4%

Long Island

405

181

44.7%

224

55.3%

Mid-Hudson

262

101

38.5%

161

61.5%

Mohawk Valley

63

35

55.6%

28

44.4%

New York City

892

364

40.8%

528

59.2%

North Country

32

17

53.1%

15

46.9%

Southern Tier

89

33

37.1%

56

62.9%

Western New York

134

58

43.3%

76

56.7%

Statewide

2,225

957

43.0%

1,268

57.0%

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, 9/3 to Tuesday, 9/6, there were 58 total new deaths were reported due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 57,752. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

County

New Deaths

Bronx

3

Broome

3

Cattaraugus

1

Chautauqua

1

Chenango

1

Clinton

1

Dutchess

1

Herkimer

1

Kings

13

Monroe

2

Nassau

5

New York

1

Niagara

1

Onondaga

1

Ontario

2

Oswego

3

Queens

4

Rockland

2

Saratoga

1

Suffolk

9

Sullivan

1

Wayne

1

Grand Total

58

Important Note: HERDS data collection from health care facilities was paused due to the weekend and holiday on 9/3/2022 to 9/5/22 and resumed on 9/6/2022. Where noted, totals include four days of cumulative data from 9/3/2022-9/6/2022. As a result, some data may appear higher than recent trends. Data affected is marked with an asterisk.

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.   

Contact the Governor’s Press Office

Contact us by phone:

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

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