October 6, 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

19 Statewide Deaths Reported Yesterday

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

"With autumn coming in full swing, I urge New Yorkers 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.

Governor Hochul reminds all New Yorkers to get their annual flu vaccination, as influenza is already considered widespread across the State. Since September, cases have been increasing, with 596 laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza for the week ending October 1. As influenza and COVID-19 are circulating simultaneously, those eligible should also get a COVID booster.

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 - 24.15
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k - 20.81
  • Test Results Reported - 64,790
  • Total Positive - 4,720
  • Percent Positive - 6.98%**
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 6.89%**
  • Patient Hospitalization - 2,425 (+33)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 446
  • Patients in ICU - 229 (-1)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 86 (+3)
  • Total Discharges - 347,813 (+404)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 19
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 58,234

** 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

Monday, October 3, 2022

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Capital Region

21.07

21.20

21.30

Central New York

27.69

27.61

27.65

Finger Lakes

17.72

18.29

18.29

Long Island

24.27

24.76

25.12

Mid-Hudson

20.80

20.91

21.10

Mohawk Valley

26.11

26.43

25.76

New York City

19.47

19.92

20.33

North Country

22.09

24.11

24.89

Southern Tier

21.37

21.05

21.05

Western New York

17.99

17.73

17.72

Statewide

20.81

21.15

21.41

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

Region

Monday, October 3, 2022

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Capital Region

9.93%

9.82%

9.82%

Central New York

10.67%

10.65%

10.79%

Finger Lakes

8.54%

8.56%

8.44%

Long Island

7.45%

7.38%

7.27%

Mid-Hudson

6.57%

6.63%

6.52%

Mohawk Valley

11.71%

11.11%

10.85%

New York City

5.41%

5.51%

5.42%

North Country

10.49%

10.52%

9.80%

Southern Tier

8.64%

8.12%

8.35%

Western New York

10.64%

10.63%

10.67%

Statewide

6.93%

6.97%

6.89%

** 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

Monday, October 3, 2022

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Bronx

5.62%

5.69%

5.65%

Kings

4.31%

4.55%

4.46%

New York

5.48%

5.45%

5.27%

Queens

6.20%

6.12%

6.08%

Richmond

8.24%

8.26%

8.36%

** 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, 4,720 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 6,067,755. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

73,254

74

Allegany

10,200

4

Broome

54,508

66

Cattaraugus

18,183

10

Cayuga

19,107

23

Chautauqua

27,693

23

Chemung

24,885

33

Chenango

11,070

11

Clinton

20,836

29

Columbia

12,710

11

Cortland

12,557

13

Delaware

9,433

4

Dutchess

77,552

60

Erie

253,073

265

Essex

7,090

10

Franklin

11,340

15

Fulton

15,464

22

Genesee

15,613

17

Greene

10,170

7

Hamilton

1,016

2

Herkimer

16,437

16

Jefferson

24,749

35

Lewis

6,934

5

Livingston

13,509

10

Madison

15,769

22

Monroe

179,798

134

Montgomery

14,104

16

Nassau

499,613

370

Niagara

56,246

53

NYC

2,818,952

1,790

Oneida

64,725

71

Onondaga

134,605

159

Ontario

24,205

25

Orange

127,372

102

Orleans

9,931

6

Oswego

32,238

51

Otsego

12,397

11

Putnam

28,855

23

Rensselaer

38,999

31

Rockland

109,331

78

Saratoga

57,440

63

Schenectady

40,744

57

Schoharie

6,103

8

Schuyler

4,098

1

Seneca

7,069

9

St. Lawrence

24,880

16

Steuben

23,665

20

Suffolk

516,926

434

Sullivan

22,380

20

Tioga

13,072

14

Tompkins

24,790

21

Ulster

39,406

47

Warren

17,338

20

Washington

14,625

25

Wayne

20,419

16

Westchester

306,687

233

Wyoming

9,438

3

Yates

4,152

6

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

138

84

60.9%

54

39.1%

Central New York

128

71

55.5%

57

44.5%

Finger Lakes

274

89

32.5%

185

67.5%

Long Island

419

179

42.7%

240

57.3%

Mid-Hudson

258

102

39.5%

156

60.5%

Mohawk Valley

73

44

60.3%

29

39.7%

New York City

867

347

40.0%

520

60.0%

North Country

47

17

36.2%

30

63.8%

Southern Tier

103

48

46.6%

55

53.4%

Western New York

118

63

53.4%

55

46.6%

Statewide

2,425

1,044

43.1%

1,381

56.9%

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 19 total new deaths were reported due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 58,234. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

County

New Deaths

Albany

1

Bronx

2

Clinton

1

Columbia

1

Fulton

1

Kings

1

Monroe

1

Nassau

1

Oneida

1

Onondaga

1

Orange

1

Putnam

1

Queens

1

Rensselaer

1

Richmond

1

Schoharie

1

Westchester

2

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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