September 28, 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

20 Statewide Deaths Reported Yesterday

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

"As the weather gets colder bringing us back indoors, 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 https://www.vaccines.gov/find-vaccines/

Today's data is summarized briefly below:  

  • Cases Per 100k - 24.60
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k - 22.79
  • Test Results Reported - 64,823
  • Total Positive - 4,808
  • Percent Positive - 7.03%**
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 6.66%**   
  • Patient Hospitalization - 2,276 (+2)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 417
  • Patients in ICU - 218 (-18)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 87 (-1)
  • Total Discharges - 345,219 (+412)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 20
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 58,081

** 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 - 74,237

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 25, 2022

Monday, September 26, 2022

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Capital Region

23.52

24.10

24.03

Central New York

30.32

30.19

30.86

Finger Lakes

17.63

17.44

17.18

Long Island

28.78

28.55

27.42

Mid-Hudson

23.93

23.72

23.02

Mohawk Valley

28.47

28.29

27.67

New York City

22.04

22.09

21.48

North Country

23.42

23.25

23.02

Southern Tier

23.81

23.29

22.72

Western New York

18.63

18.74

18.48

Statewide

23.39

23.35

22.79

   

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

   

Region

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Monday, September 26, 2022

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Capital Region

10.59%

10.81%

10.94%

Central New York

11.38%

11.35%

11.61%

Finger Lakes

8.01%

7.93%

7.96%

Long Island

7.79%

7.74%

7.53%

Mid-Hudson

6.09%

5.76%

5.90%

Mohawk Valley

13.20%

12.90%

13.08%

New York City

5.04%

4.87%

5.00%

North Country

10.05%

9.80%

9.92%

Southern Tier

8.90%

8.53%

8.94%

Western New York

11.37%

11.17%

11.35%

Statewide

6.71%

6.52%

6.66%

   

** 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 25, 2022

Monday, September 26, 2022

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Bronx

6.14%

5.84%

5.68%

Kings

3.78%

3.49%

3.74%

New York

5.42%

5.42%

5.33%

Queens

6.12%

6.12%

6.14%

Richmond

5.65%

5.92%

6.22%

   

** 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, 4,808 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 6,034,105. A geographic breakdown is as follows:   

 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

72,732

68

Allegany

10,146

12

Broome

54,130

56

Cattaraugus

18,071

19

Cayuga

18,942

33

Chautauqua

27,520

12

Chemung

24,715

37

Chenango

10,997

6

Clinton

20,617

22

Columbia

12,639

11

Cortland

12,456

13

Delaware

9,380

5

Dutchess

77,104

59

Erie

251,605

198

Essex

7,030

8

Franklin

11,232

8

Fulton

15,293

19

Genesee

15,513

9

Greene

10,127

6

Hamilton

1,009

1

Herkimer

16,322

14

Jefferson

24,505

43

Lewis

6,909

10

Livingston

13,409

14

Madison

15,642

29

Monroe

178,819

137

Montgomery

13,978

12

Nassau

497,061

373

Niagara

55,984

49

NYC

2,805,453

1,893

Oneida

64,232

86

Onondaga

133,592

155

Ontario

23,983

36

Orange

126,548

139

Orleans

9,863

14

Oswego

31,877

51

Otsego

12,308

14

Putnam

28,675

35

Rensselaer

38,720

38

Rockland

108,813

78

Saratoga

57,006

72

Schenectady

40,479

25

Schoharie

6,055

10

Schuyler

4,068

4

Seneca

7,009

10

St. Lawrence

24,724

30

Steuben

23,503

17

Suffolk

513,753

415

Sullivan

22,229

31

Tioga

12,970

12

Tompkins

24,655

32

Ulster

39,102

46

Warren

17,180

27

Washington

14,499

18

Wayne

20,281

25

Westchester

305,150

194

Wyoming

9,386

9

Yates

4,105

9

  

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 

124 

82 

66.1% 

42 

33.9% 

Central New York 

100 

55 

55.0% 

45 

45.0% 

Finger Lakes 

208 

68 

32.7% 

140 

67.3% 

Long Island 

415 

187 

45.1% 

228 

54.9% 

Mid-Hudson 

257 

104 

40.5% 

153 

59.5% 

Mohawk Valley 

63 

34 

54.0% 

29 

46.0% 

New York City 

851 

325 

38.2% 

526 

61.8% 

North Country 

63 

36 

57.1% 

27 

42.9% 

Southern Tier 

70 

29 

41.4% 

41 

58.6% 

Western New York 

125 

56 

44.8% 

69 

55.2% 

Statewide

2,276

976

42.9%

1,300

57.1%

 

     

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).   

   

Yesterday, September 27, there were 20 total new deaths were reported due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 58,081. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:    

County

New Deaths                                  

Bronx

1

Cattaraugus

1

Chemung

1

Kings

1

Monroe

1

Nassau

2

Niagara

1

Oneida

1

Orange

1

Queens

2

Rensselaer

1

Richmond

2

Schenectady

1

St. Lawrence

1

Wayne

1

Westchester

2

Grand Total

20

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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