October 5, 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

23 Statewide Deaths Reported Yesterday

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

"As the weather gets colder and brings 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 - 22.78
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k - 21.15
  • Test Results Reported - 58,923
  • Total Positive - 4,451
  • Percent Positive - 7.30%**
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 6.97%**
  • Patient Hospitalization - 2,392 (+26)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 421
  • Patients in ICU - 230 (-18)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 83 (-4)
  • Total Discharges - 347,409 (+360)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 23
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 58,215

** 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 - 74,363

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, October 2, 2022

Monday, October 3, 2022

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Capital Region

21.78

21.30

21.20

Central New York

27.85

27.65

27.61

Finger Lakes

17.92

18.29

18.29

Long Island

25.59

25.12

24.76

Mid-Hudson

21.50

21.10

20.91

Mohawk Valley

25.85

25.76

26.43

New York City

20.59

20.33

19.92

North Country

24.79

24.89

24.11

Southern Tier

21.05

21.05

21.05

Western New York

17.93

17.72

17.73

Statewide

21.66

21.41

21.15

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

Region

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Monday, October 3, 2022

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Capital Region

9.93%

9.93%

9.82%

Central New York

10.69%

10.67%

10.65%

Finger Lakes

8.47%

8.54%

8.56%

Long Island

7.52%

7.45%

7.38%

Mid-Hudson

6.39%

6.57%

6.63%

Mohawk Valley

11.58%

11.71%

11.11%

New York City

5.21%

5.41%

5.51%

North Country

10.41%

10.49%

10.52%

Southern Tier

8.47%

8.64%

8.12%

Western New York

11.00%

10.64%

10.63%

Statewide

6.79%

6.93%

6.97%

** 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, October 2, 2022

Monday, October 3, 2022

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Bronx

5.50%

5.62%

5.69%

Kings

3.92%

4.31%

4.55%

New York

5.49%

5.48%

5.45%

Queens

6.20%

6.20%

6.12%

Richmond

8.09%

8.24%

8.26%

** 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, 4,451 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 6,063,035. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

73,180

106

Allegany

10,196

5

Broome

54,442

60

Cattaraugus

18,173

28

Cayuga

19,084

24

Chautauqua

27,670

22

Chemung

24,852

21

Chenango

11,059

11

Clinton

20,807

27

Columbia

12,699

9

Cortland

12,544

20

Delaware

9,429

10

Dutchess

77,492

79

Erie

252,808

198

Essex

7,080

8

Franklin

11,325

9

Fulton

15,442

33

Genesee

15,596

20

Greene

10,163

7

Hamilton

1,014

-

Herkimer

16,421

22

Jefferson

24,714

24

Lewis

6,929

6

Livingston

13,499

10

Madison

15,747

21

Monroe

179,664

141

Montgomery

14,088

17

Nassau

499,243

308

Niagara

56,193

38

NYC

2,817,162

1,648

Oneida

64,654

83

Onondaga

134,446

156

Ontario

24,180

29

Orange

127,270

123

Orleans

9,925

11

Oswego

32,187

58

Otsego

12,386

12

Putnam

28,832

27

Rensselaer

38,968

28

Rockland

109,253

63

Saratoga

57,377

45

Schenectady

40,687

23

Schoharie

6,095

11

Schuyler

4,097

2

Seneca

7,060

8

St. Lawrence

24,864

25

Steuben

23,645

24

Suffolk

516,492

408

Sullivan

22,360

27

Tioga

13,058

14

Tompkins

24,769

27

Ulster

39,359

32

Warren

17,318

21

Washington

14,600

18

Wayne

20,403

18

Westchester

306,454

200

Wyoming

9,435

17

Yates

4,146

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

139

92

66.2%

47

33.8%

Central New York

120

63

52.5%

57

47.5%

Finger Lakes

268

87

32.5%

181

67.5%

Long Island

426

187

43.9%

239

56.1%

Mid-Hudson

254

98

38.6%

156

61.4%

Mohawk Valley

77

40

51.9%

37

48.1%

New York City

845

309

36.6%

536

63.4%

North Country

49

24

49.0%

25

51.0%

Southern Tier

95

44

46.3%

51

53.7%

Western New York

119

57

47.9%

62

52.1%

Statewide

2,392

1,001

41.8%

1,391

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 23 total new deaths were reported due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 58,215. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

County

New Deaths

Albany

1

Broome

1

Dutchess

1

Erie

3

Kings

3

Monroe

1

New York

1

Niagara

1

Onondaga

1

Ontario

1

Orange

1

Queens

1

Richmond

1

Schoharie

1

Suffolk

3

Westchester

1

Wyoming

1

Grand Total

23

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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