October 3, 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 on September 30

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

"As October begins and the weather gets colder, I urge New Yorkers to remain vigilant and use all available tools to keep themselves, their loved ones, and their communities safe and healthy," Governor Hochul said. "Stay up to date on vaccinations and be sure to test before you travel or attend a gathering. If you test positive, talk to your doctor about your 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 health care 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 - 14.09
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k - 21.66
  • Test Results Reported - 39,247
  • Total Positive - 2,754
  • Percent Positive - 6.42%**
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 6.79%**
  • Patient Hospitalization - 2,279 (-27)*
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 407*
  • Patients in ICU - 240 (+3)*
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 88 (-1)*
  • Total Discharges - 346,357 (+403)*
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 20*
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 58,144*

** 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.

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

REGION

Friday, September 30, 2022

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Capital Region

21.50

21.53

21.78

Central New York

30.45

28.08

27.85

Finger Lakes

17.39

17.25

17.92

Long Island

25.70

25.52

25.59

Mid-Hudson

21.41

21.74

21.50

Mohawk Valley

26.11

25.70

25.85

New York City

20.86

20.84

20.59

North Country

25.03

24.31

24.79

Southern Tier

21.42

21.03

21.05

Western New York

18.64

17.77

17.93

Statewide

21.91

21.72

21.66

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

Region

Friday, September 30, 2022

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Capital Region

9.95%

9.96%

9.93%

Central New York

10.93%

10.84%

10.69%

Finger Lakes

8.19%

8.25%

8.47%

Long Island

7.52%

7.49%

7.52%

Mid-Hudson

6.44%

6.48%

6.39%

Mohawk Valley

11.66%

11.80%

11.58%

New York City

5.34%

5.31%

5.21%

North Country

10.57%

10.46%

10.41%

Southern Tier

8.54%

8.43%

8.47%

Western New York

11.30%

11.00%

11.00%

Statewide

6.91%

6.86%

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

Friday, September 30, 2022

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Bronx

5.57%

5.61%

5.50%

Kings

4.26%

4.07%

3.92%

New York

5.55%

5.59%

5.49%

Queens

6.16%

6.27%

6.20%

Richmond

7.24%

7.65%

8.09%

** 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, 2,754 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 6,055,593. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

73,031

40

Allegany

10,188

7

Broome

54,347

21

Cattaraugus

18,139

4

Cayuga

19,044

11

Chautauqua

27,623

19

Chemung

24,817

9

Chenango

11,043

5

Clinton

20,762

17

Columbia

12,685

5

Cortland

12,517

4

Delaware

9,415

5

Dutchess

77,378

31

Erie

252,478

126

Essex

7,070

3

Franklin

11,307

14

Fulton

15,395

17

Genesee

15,572

9

Greene

10,155

2

Hamilton

1,014

-

Herkimer

16,385

4

Jefferson

24,654

23

Lewis

6,920

1

Livingston

13,481

16

Madison

15,715

6

Monroe

179,437

98

Montgomery

14,056

11

Nassau

498,703

219

Niagara

56,130

23

NYC

2,814,292

1,068

Oneida

64,524

38

Onondaga

134,215

80

Ontario

24,127

25

Orange

127,073

51

Orleans

9,907

5

Oswego

32,095

32

Otsego

12,363

8

Putnam

28,794

12

Rensselaer

38,906

31

Rockland

109,137

44

Saratoga

57,284

65

Schenectady

40,642

25

Schoharie

6,081

1

Schuyler

4,092

6

Seneca

7,049

4

St. Lawrence

24,830

9

Steuben

23,602

9

Suffolk

515,835

282

Sullivan

22,314

12

Tioga

13,036

10

Tompkins

24,729

4

Ulster

39,314

30

Warren

17,286

12

Washington

14,569

7

Wayne

20,377

12

Westchester

306,112

115

Wyoming

9,412

-

Yates

4,135

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

116

74

63.8%

42

36.2%

Central New York

101

60

59.4%

41

40.6%

Finger Lakes

221

73

33.0%

148

67.0%

Long Island

412

174

42.2%

238

57.8%

Mid-Hudson

281

118

42.0%

163

58.0%

Mohawk Valley

72

39

54.2%

33

45.8%

New York City

834

296

35.5%

538

64.5%

North Country

56

29

51.8%

27

48.2%

Southern Tier

85

34

40.0%

51

60.0%

Western New York

101

47

46.5%

54

53.5%

Statewide

2,279

944

41.4%

1,335

58.6%

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 20 total new deaths were reported due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 58,144. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

County

New Deaths

Cattaraugus

1

Erie

2

Genesee

1

Jefferson

1

Kings

3

Nassau

2

Oneida

1

Onondaga

1

Queens

3

Rockland

1

St. Lawrence

1

Suffolk

1

Westchester

2

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 30th.

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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