September 14, 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

17 Statewide Deaths Reported Yesterday

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

"With school back in session, I urge New Yorkers to remain vigilant in keeping themselves, their loved ones, and their communities 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."

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.

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 - 26.77
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k - 19.90
  • Test Results Reported - 75,114
  • Total Positive - 5,231
  • Percent Positive - 6.17 %**
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 6.79%**
  • Patient Hospitalization - 2,159 (-33)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 359
  • Patients in ICU - 229 (-2)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 86 (+10)
  • Total Discharges - 340,953 (+378)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 17
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 57,874

** 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 - 73,958

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 11, 2022

Monday, September 12, 2022

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Capital Region

16.00

16.58

17.74

Central New York

19.29

20.56

21.94

Finger Lakes

12.41

12.81

13.41

Long Island

22.06

22.62

24.37

Mid-Hudson

16.69

17.60

18.33

Mohawk Valley

19.78

20.55

22.73

New York City

18.04

18.63

19.89

North Country

16.03

17.25

20.66

Southern Tier

17.74

18.05

20.49

Western New York

16.16

16.71

18.17

Statewide

17.91

18.56

19.90

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

Region

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Monday, September 12, 2022

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Capital Region

8.59%

8.65%

9.04%

Central New York

9.80%

10.02%

9.85%

Finger Lakes

7.40%

7.48%

7.38%

Long Island

7.74%

7.73%

7.63%

Mid-Hudson

5.78%

6.91%

6.62%

Mohawk Valley

12.21%

12.07%

12.08%

New York City

5.23%

5.57%

5.34%

North Country

9.10%

9.51%

9.89%

Southern Tier

8.97%

8.96%

9.06%

Western New York

12.15%

12.40%

12.36%

Statewide

6.56%

6.96%

6.79%

** 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 11, 2022

Monday, September 12, 2022

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Bronx

5.69%

5.69%

5.67%

Kings

4.15%

5.11%

4.47%

New York

5.11%

4.99%

5.07%

Queens

6.75%

6.69%

6.66%

Richmond

5.89%

5.92%

5.84%

** 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, 5,231 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 5,972,214. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

71,924

62

Allegany

10,023

7

Broome

53,516

62

Cattaraugus

17,865

18

Cayuga

18,670

13

Chautauqua

27,263

23

Chemung

24,447

31

Chenango

10,832

11

Clinton

20,327

22

Columbia

12,383

23

Cortland

12,270

19

Delaware

9,260

6

Dutchess

76,154

62

Erie

249,049

217

Essex

6,926

6

Franklin

11,062

34

Fulton

14,985

21

Genesee

15,334

12

Greene

9,991

6

Hamilton

1,001

-

Herkimer

16,131

22

Jefferson

24,072

42

Lewis

6,846

3

Livingston

13,280

9

Madison

15,439

13

Monroe

177,271

96

Montgomery

13,754

16

Nassau

491,795

448

Niagara

55,528

46

NYC

2,780,306

2,196

Oneida

63,419

85

Onondaga

131,673

113

Ontario

23,685

18

Orange

125,143

104

Orleans

9,754

3

Oswego

31,321

46

Otsego

12,153

6

Putnam

28,312

36

Rensselaer

38,210

34

Rockland

107,629

62

Saratoga

56,312

49

Schenectady

39,986

41

Schoharie

5,974

7

Schuyler

4,027

3

Seneca

6,918

8

St. Lawrence

24,411

30

Steuben

23,238

18

Suffolk

507,897

602

Sullivan

21,955

24

Tioga

12,797

20

Tompkins

24,303

43

Ulster

38,501

28

Warren

16,932

21

Washington

14,329

21

Wayne

20,012

13

Westchester

302,271

240

Wyoming

9,318

4

Yates

4,030

6

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

128

72

56.3%

56

43.8%

Central New York

76

48

63.2%

28

36.8%

Finger Lakes

208

76

36.5%

132

63.5%

Long Island

387

156

40.3%

231

59.7%

Mid-Hudson

235

75

31.9%

160

68.1%

Mohawk Valley

51

31

60.8%

20

39.2%

New York City

805

312

38.8%

493

61.2%

North Country

40

28

70.0%

12

30.0%

Southern Tier

92

44

47.8%

48

52.2%

Western New York

137

60

43.8%

77

56.2%

Statewide

2,159

902

41.8%

1,257

58.2%

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 17 total new deaths were reported due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 57,874. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

County

New Deaths

Bronx

2

Kings

2

Monroe

1

Otsego

1

Queens

3

Schenectady

1

Suffolk

5

Sullivan

1

Westchester

1

Grand Total

17

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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