September 9, 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

11 Statewide Deaths Reported Yesterday

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

"As we look toward the fall, I urge New Yorkers to 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. Test before gatherings or travel and if you test positive, talk to your doctor about potential treatment options."

Earlier this week, Governor Hochul announced the availability of bivalent COVID-19 vaccine boosters 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, county health department, or healthcare provider; 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 is 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 are still 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 - 21.81
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k - 17.64
  • Test Results Reported - 62,519
  • Total Positive - 4,263
  • Percent Positive - 6.71%**
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 5.94%**   
  • Patient Hospitalization - 2,179 (-20)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 356
  • Patients in ICU - 234 (+5)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 86 (1)
  • Total Discharges - 339,552 (+339)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 11
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 57,782

** 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 - 73,826

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.   

  • Total vaccine doses administered - 40,132,820           
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours - 11,380
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days - 33,151
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose - 93.3%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series - 84.7%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 95.0%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 88.4%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 85.4%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 74.9%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose - 83.3%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series - 75.3%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 92.1%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 78.5%

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

REGION

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Capital Region

15.50

14.58

14.80

Central New York

16.21

16.06

17.19

Finger Lakes

10.91

10.26

11.15

Long Island

22.19

21.86

21.99

Mid-Hudson

17.04

16.00

16.15

Mohawk Valley

17.19

17.40

17.99

New York City

18.79

18.14

18.44

North Country

13.84

14.01

14.76

Southern Tier

19.16

17.81

18.05

Western New York

14.80

14.36

15.07

Statewide

17.89

17.28

17.64

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

Region

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Capital Region

9.16%

9.13%

8.75%

Central New York

9.26%

9.38%

9.14%

Finger Lakes

7.35%

7.31%

7.22%

Long Island

8.22%

8.20%

8.09%

Mid-Hudson

4.05%

3.93%

3.93%

Mohawk Valley

12.04%

12.32%

11.88%

New York City

4.84%

4.86%

4.88%

North Country

8.90%

9.07%

8.65%

Southern Tier

9.96%

9.37%

9.17%

Western New York

12.16%

12.27%

11.91%

Statewide

5.95%

5.95%

5.94%

** 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, September 6, 2022

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Bronx

6.19%

6.12%

6.05%

Kings

3.34%

3.35%

3.35%

New York

4.75%

4.89%

5.15%

Queens

7.13%

7.07%

6.98%

Richmond

6.21%

6.01%

5.94%

** 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 4,263 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 5,953,349. A geographic breakdown is as follows:   

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

71,685

78

Allegany

9,969

15

Broome

53,328

62

Cattaraugus

17,784

25

Cayuga

18,601

16

Chautauqua

27,154

18

Chemung

24,345

24

Chenango

10,796

11

Clinton

20,241

12

Columbia

12,308

9

Cortland

12,190

23

Delaware

9,230

6

Dutchess

75,875

39

Erie

248,256

215

Essex

6,894

7

Franklin

10,996

12

Fulton

14,910

15

Genesee

15,296

12

Greene

9,965

2

Hamilton

998

-

Herkimer

16,070

13

Jefferson

23,936

27

Lewis

6,831

3

Livingston

13,244

11

Madison

15,384

16

Monroe

176,802

133

Montgomery

13,713

13

Nassau

490,247

304

Niagara

55,387

33

NYC

2,772,212

1,811

Oneida

63,153

68

Onondaga

131,224

123

Ontario

23,601

26

Orange

124,777

94

Orleans

9,729

9

Oswego

31,166

30

Otsego

12,098

10

Putnam

28,203

30

Rensselaer

38,089

28

Rockland

107,383

56

Saratoga

56,107

47

Schenectady

39,837

46

Schoharie

5,949

3

Schuyler

4,019

4

Seneca

6,892

7

St. Lawrence

24,323

30

Steuben

23,153

23

Suffolk

506,038

338

Sullivan

21,880

18

Tioga

12,747

5

Tompkins

24,201

32

Ulster

38,353

41

Warren

16,871

21

Washington

14,278

10

Wayne

19,938

18

Westchester

301,374

177

Wyoming

9,305

3

Yates

4,014

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

97

58

59.8%

39

40.2%

Central New York

70

35

50.0%

35

50.0%

Finger Lakes

166

54

32.5%

112

67.5%

Long Island

409

173

42.3%

236

57.7%

Mid-Hudson

271

91

33.6%

180

66.4%

Mohawk Valley

68

35

51.5%

33

48.5%

New York City

845

342

40.5%

503

59.5%

North Country

35

24

68.6%

11

31.4%

Southern Tier

85

32

37.6%

53

62.4%

Western New York

133

62

46.6%

71

53.4%

Statewide

2,179

906

41.6%

1,273

58.4%

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 11 total new deaths were reported due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 57,782. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

County

New Deaths

Kings

2

Nassau

1

New York

1

Oneida

1

Onondaga

1

Oswego

1

Queens

1

Suffolk

2

Westchester

1

Grand Total

11

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  

982,925

899,713

Central New York  

658,472

609,260

Finger Lakes  

885,831

819,918

Long Island  

2,243,890

1,998,609

Mid-Hudson  

1,760,760

1,543,794

Mohawk Valley  

331,474

308,714

New York City  

8,266,920

7,315,852

North Country  

311,618

281,771

Southern Tier  

454,341

414,260

Western New York  

977,899

898,625

Statewide  

16,874,130

15,090,516

   

   

   

Booster/Additional Shots   

   

Region   

Cumulative
Total  

Increase over past 7  days  

Capital Region  

598,592

477

Central New York  

401,349

263

Finger Lakes  

628,866

541

Long Island  

1,432,744

1,059

Mid-Hudson  

1,132,070

1,086

Mohawk Valley  

209,433

204

New York City  

3,716,928

5,258

North Country  

188,384

123

Southern Tier  

285,367

301

Western New York  

666,492

557

Statewide  

9,260,225

9,869

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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