September 12, 2022
Albany, NY

Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

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 Available Here and B-Roll Available Here

30 Statewide Deaths Reported on September 9

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

"As we continue to navigate the start of the school season, 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."

Last 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.

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 - 12.79
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k - 17.91
  • Test Results Reported - 35,623
  • Total Positive - 2,499
  • Percent Positive - 6.95%**
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 6.56%**
  • Patient Hospitalization - 2,143 (-36)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 392*
  • Patients in ICU - 230 (-4)*
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 84 (-2)*
  • Total Discharges - 339,922 (+370)*
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 30*
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 57,812*

** 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 - 73,897

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

Friday, September 9, 2022

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Capital Region

15.43

15.62

16.00

Central New York

18.33

18.94

19.29

Finger Lakes

11.66

11.99

12.41

Long Island

20.82

22.44

22.06

Mid-Hudson

15.87

16.40

16.69

Mohawk Valley

19.25

19.25

19.78

New York City

17.87

18.30

18.04

North Country

15.24

15.31

16.03

Southern Tier

18.60

18.05

17.74

Western New York

15.08

15.88

16.16

Statewide

17.37

17.94

17.91

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

Region

Friday, September 9, 2022

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Capital Region

8.77%

8.64%

8.59%

Central New York

9.35%

9.53%

9.80%

Finger Lakes

7.13%

7.38%

7.40%

Long Island

7.95%

7.74%

7.74%

Mid-Hudson

4.15%

4.42%

5.78%

Mohawk Valley

11.89%

12.00%

12.21%

New York City

4.90%

4.98%

5.23%

North Country

8.72%

8.80%

9.10%

Southern Tier

9.57%

9.17%

8.97%

Western New York

11.92%

12.28%

12.15%

Statewide

6.03%

6.15%

6.56%

** 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

Friday, September 9, 2022

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Bronx

5.87%

5.83%

5.69%

Kings

3.46%

3.64%

4.15%

New York

5.17%

5.12%

5.11%

Queens

6.93%

6.86%

6.75%

Richmond

5.64%

5.74%

5.89%

** 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 2,499 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 5,964,066. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

71,829

37

Allegany

10,007

7

Broome

53,423

17

Cattaraugus

17,834

9

Cayuga

18,643

7

Chautauqua

27,212

7

Chemung

24,405

11

Chenango

10,816

2

Clinton

20,297

21

Columbia

12,341

4

Cortland

12,239

10

Delaware

9,250

2

Dutchess

76,033

45

Erie

248,692

98

Essex

6,915

5

Franklin

11,023

10

Fulton

14,955

14

Genesee

15,319

8

Greene

9,981

1

Hamilton

1,000

2

Herkimer

16,093

4

Jefferson

23,987

13

Lewis

6,838

-

Livingston

13,264

7

Madison

15,417

14

Monroe

177,092

71

Montgomery

13,731

5

Nassau

491,130

208

Niagara

55,450

21

NYC

2,776,879

1,062

Oneida

63,293

44

Onondaga

131,478

75

Ontario

23,653

20

Orange

124,990

45

Orleans

9,745

3

Oswego

31,244

16

Otsego

12,142

5

Putnam

28,253

14

Rensselaer

38,154

17

Rockland

107,528

37

Saratoga

56,234

31

Schenectady

39,927

22

Schoharie

5,964

4

Schuyler

4,024

1

Seneca

6,907

5

St. Lawrence

24,377

14

Steuben

23,208

14

Suffolk

507,085

195

Sullivan

21,918

7

Tioga

12,775

6

Tompkins

24,237

7

Ulster

38,441

29

Warren

16,905

9

Washington

14,302

6

Wayne

19,990

15

Westchester

301,863

131

Wyoming

9,311

3

Yates

4,023

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

105

52

49.5%

53

50.5%

Central New York

80

40

50.0%

40

50.0%

Finger Lakes

167

58

34.7%

109

65.3%

Long Island

396

156

39.4%

240

60.6%

Mid-Hudson

251

87

34.7%

164

65.3%

Mohawk Valley

57

29

50.9%

28

49.1%

New York City

823

328

39.9%

495

60.1%

North Country

32

21

65.6%

11

34.4%

Southern Tier

95

43

45.3%

52

54.7%

Western New York

137

58

42.3%

79

57.7%

Statewide

2,143

872

40.7%

1,271

59.3%

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).

On Friday, September 9, there were 30 total new deaths were reported due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 57,812. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

County

New Deaths

Bronx

1

Broome

1

Chautauqua

1

Columbia

1

Erie

2

Kings

5

Livingston

1

Monroe

1

Nassau

1

New York

2

Orange

3

Putnam

1

Queens

3

Rockland

1

Suffolk

4

Ulster

1

Westchester

1

Important Note: HERDS data collection from health care facilities is not currently required on weekends or holidays. The survey will resume today and the facility/death data will be displayed in tomorrow's report. The numbers with an asterisk were reported on Friday, September 9th.

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.

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

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