September 27, 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

37 Statewide Deaths Reported from September 24 to September 26

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

"As we welcome the fall, I urge New Yorkers to remain vigilant, be sure 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 - 17.07
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k - 23.35
  • Test Results Reported - 46,679
  • Total Positive - 3,335
  • Percent Positive - 6.46 %**
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 6.52%**   
  • Patient Hospitalization - 2,274 (+88)*
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 897*
  • Patients in ICU - 236 (+18)*
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 88 (+13)*
  • Total Discharges - 344,807 (+710)*
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 37*
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 58,061*

** 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 - 74,227

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

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Monday, September 26, 2022

Capital Region

23.08

23.52

24.10

Central New York

30.06

30.32

30.19

Finger Lakes

17.61

17.63

17.44

Long Island

29.47

28.78

28.55

Mid-Hudson

23.98

23.93

23.72

Mohawk Valley

28.11

28.47

28.29

New York City

22.27

22.04

22.09

North Country

24.00

23.42

23.25

Southern Tier

24.17

23.81

23.29

Western New York

18.45

18.63

18.74

Statewide

23.56

23.39

23.35

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

Region

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Monday, September 26, 2022

Capital Region

10.55%

10.59%

10.81%

Central New York

11.08%

11.38%

11.35%

Finger Lakes

8.02%

8.01%

7.93%

Long Island

7.96%

7.79%

7.74%

Mid-Hudson

6.03%

6.09%

5.76%

Mohawk Valley

12.94%

13.20%

12.90%

New York City

5.03%

5.04%

4.87%

North Country

10.20%

10.05%

9.80%

Southern Tier

9.01%

8.90%

8.53%

Western New York

11.43%

11.37%

11.17%

Statewide

6.69%

6.71%

6.52%

** 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

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Monday, September 26, 2022

Bronx

6.19%

6.14%

5.84%

Kings

3.76%

3.78%

3.49%

New York

5.29%

5.42%

5.42%

Queens

6.13%

6.12%

6.12%

Richmond

5.71%

5.65%

5.92%

** 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, 3,335 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 6,029,297. A geographic breakdown is as follows:   

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

72,664

44

Allegany

10,134

5

Broome

54,074

30

Cattaraugus

18,052

11

Cayuga

18,909

19

Chautauqua

27,508

10

Chemung

24,678

14

Chenango

10,991

6

Clinton

20,595

13

Columbia

12,628

29

Cortland

12,443

13

Delaware

9,375

4

Dutchess

77,045

67

Erie

251,407

157

Essex

7,022

2

Franklin

11,224

6

Fulton

15,274

19

Genesee

15,504

13

Greene

10,121

19

Hamilton

1,008

-

Herkimer

16,308

13

Jefferson

24,462

40

Lewis

6,899

-

Livingston

13,395

3

Madison

15,613

9

Monroe

178,682

69

Montgomery

13,966

19

Nassau

496,688

270

Niagara

55,935

29

NYC

2,803,560

1,372

Oneida

64,146

45

Onondaga

133,437

91

Ontario

23,947

9

Orange

126,409

67

Orleans

9,849

1

Oswego

31,826

22

Otsego

12,294

8

Putnam

28,640

15

Rensselaer

38,682

28

Rockland

108,735

55

Saratoga

56,934

39

Schenectady

40,454

29

Schoharie

6,045

3

Schuyler

4,064

2

Seneca

6,999

2

St. Lawrence

24,694

13

Steuben

23,486

13

Suffolk

513,338

304

Sullivan

22,198

14

Tioga

12,958

5

Tompkins

24,623

27

Ulster

39,056

33

Warren

17,153

11

Washington

14,481

14

Wayne

20,256

12

Westchester

304,956

160

Wyoming

9,377

3

Yates

4,096

5

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

134

86

64.2%

48

35.8%

Central New York

91

54

59.3%

37

40.7%

Finger Lakes

210

76

36.2%

134

63.8%

Long Island

404

184

45.5%

220

54.5%

Mid-Hudson

252

99

39.3%

153

60.7%

Mohawk Valley

64

36

56.3%

28

43.8%

New York City

836

326

39.0%

510

61.0%

North Country

57

32

56.1%

25

43.9%

Southern Tier

82

36

43.9%

46

56.1%

Western New York

144

69

47.9%

75

52.1%

Statewide

2,274

998

43.9%

1,276

56.1%

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, 9/24 to Monday, 9/26, there were 37 total new deaths were reported due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 58,061. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

County

New Deaths  

Allegany

1

Bronx

1

Broome

1

Dutchess

3

Erie

1

Franklin

1

Kings

2

Monroe

4

Nassau

4

New York

1

Oneida

1

Onondaga

2

Ontario

1

Queens

4

Rensselaer

1

Richmond

1

Suffolk

3

Tompkins

1

Ulster

1

Westchester

3

Grand Total

37

Important Note: HERDS data collection from health care facilities was paused due to the weekend from 09/24/2022-09/25/2022. Where noted, totals include three days of cumulative data from 09/24/2022-09/26/2022. 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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