September 23, 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

10 Statewide Deaths Reported Yesterday

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

"With the fall season now underway, I urge New Yorkers to remain vigilant and to use the tools that are available to keep 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."

Governor Hochul continues to urge New Yorkers to get their 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 is encouraging New Yorkers to get their annual flu vaccine as flu season approaches. The flu vaccine is recommended for almost everyone 6 months and older. The flu virus and the virus that causes COVID-19 may simultaneously spread this fall and winter, so getting vaccinated against both is the best way to stay healthy and to avoid added stress to the health care system.

For information about flu vaccine clinics, contact the local health department or visit Vaccines.gov/find-vaccines.

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Cases Per 100k - 27.52
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k - 24.11
  • Test Results Reported - 71,073
  • Total Positive - 5,378
  • Percent Positive - 7.31%**
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 6.61%**
  • Patient Hospitalization - 2,196 (-12)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 391
  • Patients in ICU - 223 (1)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 76 (-12)
  • Total Discharges - 343,748 (387)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 10
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 58,007

** 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 - 74,125

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 - 40,196,940
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours - 6,862
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days - 32,438
  • 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) - 88.6%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 85.6%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 75.1%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose - 83.4%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series - 75.4%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 92.3%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 78.8%

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

REGION

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Capital Region

19.62

20.17

21.84

Central New York

26.91

27.65

28.26

Finger Lakes

15.66

16.17

16.77

Long Island

28.53

30.27

31.56

Mid-Hudson

24.08

24.87

25.34

Mohawk Valley

24.49

24.64

26.73

New York City

21.29

22.27

23.06

North Country

24.07

24.58

23.77

Southern Tier

22.36

22.93

23.42

Western New York

18.73

19.18

18.41

Statewide

22.45

23.38

24.11

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

Region

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Capital Region

9.42%

9.47%

10.03%

Central New York

10.43%

10.67%

10.78%

Finger Lakes

7.32%

7.57%

7.73%

Long Island

8.18%

8.07%

8.05%

Mid-Hudson

5.85%

6.14%

6.06%

Mohawk Valley

11.24%

11.63%

12.35%

New York City

4.89%

4.99%

4.98%

North Country

10.41%

10.60%

10.25%

Southern Tier

8.22%

8.85%

8.75%

Western New York

11.52%

11.51%

11.10%

Statewide

6.48%

6.61%

6.61%

** 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 20, 2022

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Bronx

6.08%

6.40%

6.30%

Kings

3.60%

3.64%

3.68%

New York

5.11%

5.24%

5.23%

Queens

6.11%

6.22%

6.16%

Richmond

5.69%

5.69%

5.63%

** 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, 5,378 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 6,014,256. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

72,468

71

Allegany

10,106

5

Broome

53,925

61

Cattaraugus

17,995

18

Cayuga

18,843

22

Chautauqua

27,460

21

Chemung

24,622

13

Chenango

10,961

25

Clinton

20,516

16

Columbia

12,550

79

Cortland

12,392

24

Delaware

9,352

14

Dutchess

76,815

68

Erie

250,790

209

Essex

7,004

9

Franklin

11,194

16

Fulton

15,201

35

Genesee

15,462

17

Greene

10,055

9

Hamilton

1,008

-

Herkimer

16,250

22

Jefferson

24,356

27

Lewis

6,891

1

Livingston

13,362

20

Madison

15,566

22

Monroe

178,302

145

Montgomery

13,904

29

Nassau

495,429

424

Niagara

55,819

26

NYC

2,797,347

2,210

Oneida

63,927

59

Onondaga

132,884

151

Ontario

23,878

30

Orange

126,129

130

Orleans

9,827

7

Oswego

31,687

39

Otsego

12,259

17

Putnam

28,567

23

Rensselaer

38,535

54

Rockland

108,508

129

Saratoga

56,768

61

Schenectady

40,327

46

Schoharie

6,028

11

Schuyler

4,056

7

Seneca

6,974

3

St. Lawrence

24,613

24

Steuben

23,418

23

Suffolk

511,949

485

Sullivan

22,147

21

Tioga

12,919

10

Tompkins

24,529

26

Ulster

38,902

55

Warren

17,100

27

Washington

14,441

12

Wayne

20,203

23

Westchester

304,297

235

Wyoming

9,365

5

Yates

4,074

7

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

122

79

64.8%

43

35.2%

Central New York

93

54

58.1%

39

41.9%

Finger Lakes

203

72

35.5%

131

64.5%

Long Island

391

191

48.8%

200

51.2%

Mid-Hudson

238

105

44.1%

133

55.9%

Mohawk Valley

52

29

55.8%

23

44.2%

New York City

826

310

37.5%

516

62.5%

North Country

52

27

51.9%

25

48.1%

Southern Tier

79

45

57.0%

34

43.0%

Western New York

140

59

42.1%

81

57.9%

Statewide

2,196

971

44.2%

1,225

55.8%

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 10 total new deaths were reported due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 58,007. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

County

New Deaths

Kings

2

Madison

1

Onondaga

1

Queens

4

Suffolk

1

Ulster

1

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

983,827

900,706

Central New York

659,189

609,851

Finger Lakes

887,020

820,873

Long Island

2,246,244

2,000,964

Mid-Hudson

1,762,990

1,545,934

Mohawk Valley

331,782

308,992

New York City

8,278,289

7,327,239

North Country

311,841

282,015

Southern Tier

454,738

414,712

Western New York

979,149

899,711

Statewide

16,895,069

15,110,997

Booster/Additional Shots

Region

Cumulative
Total

Increase over past 7 days

Capital Region

599,579

586

Central New York

401,965

306

Finger Lakes

629,733

463

Long Island

1,434,709

938

Mid-Hudson

1,133,370

894

Mohawk Valley

209,650

103

New York City

3,725,436

4,313

North Country

188,548

99

Southern Tier

285,644

149

Western New York

667,434

461

Statewide

9,276,068

8,312

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.

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