October 12, 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

73 Statewide Deaths Reported October 8th to October 11th

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

"I urge New Yorkers to remain vigilant and 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 is already widespread across New York State. The flu virus and the virus that causes COVID-19 are both currently circulating, so getting vaccinated against both is the best way to stay healthy and to avoid added stress to the health care system.

The State Department of Health on Saturday announced the launch of its annual public education campaign, reminding adults and parents to get both flu and COVID-19 shots for themselves and children 6 months and older. The advertisements, which will run in both English and Spanish language, began running on Monday, October 10.

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 - 20.01
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k - 19.46
  • Test Results Reported - 62,333
  • Total Positive - 3,910
  • Percent Positive - 5.60%**
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 6.46%**   
  • Patient Hospitalization - 2,658 (+203)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 1,418*
  • Patients in ICU - 264 (+27)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 90 (+12)
  • Total Discharges - 349,649 (+1,081)*
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 73*
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 58,354*   

** 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 - 74,529

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 9, 2022

Monday, October 10, 2022

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Capital Region

20.50

20.30

20.65

Central New York

26.51

26.84

25.48

Finger Lakes

18.01

17.55

17.50

Long Island

22.80

22.65

22.03

Mid-Hudson

20.43

20.11

19.69

Mohawk Valley

26.26

26.38

24.76

New York City

18.10

18.08

17.73

North Country

22.40

22.57

22.27

Southern Tier

21.91

21.87

21.96

Western New York

18.12

18.20

17.83

Statewide

19.94

19.86

19.46

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

Region

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Monday, October 10, 2022

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Capital Region

9.87%

9.69%

9.80%

Central New York

10.95%

11.01%

10.52%

Finger Lakes

8.50%

8.38%

8.40%

Long Island

6.84%

6.78%

6.52%

Mid-Hudson

7.18%

7.29%

6.95%

Mohawk Valley

11.51%

11.57%

11.42%

New York City

4.98%

4.98%

4.68%

North Country

10.32%

10.68%

10.34%

Southern Tier

8.55%

8.75%

9.42%

Western New York

10.61%

10.91%

10.63%

Statewide

6.71%

6.73%

6.46%

** 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 9, 2022

Monday, October 10, 2022

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Bronx

5.13%

5.03%

4.84%

Kings

3.93%

3.93%

3.39%

New York

4.79%

4.85%

4.73%

Queens

5.90%

5.95%

5.92%

Richmond

7.67%

7.44%

7.50%

** 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, 3,910 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 6,089,656. A geographic breakdown is as follows:   

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

73,619

92

Allegany

10,228

6

Broome

54,804

53

Cattaraugus

18,266

26

Cayuga

19,213

19

Chautauqua

27,831

28

Chemung

25,010

21

Chenango

11,113

10

Clinton

20,966

13

Columbia

12,773

11

Cortland

12,607

12

Delaware

9,473

5

Dutchess

77,835

52

Erie

254,007

155

Essex

7,131

6

Franklin

11,414

8

Fulton

15,570

15

Genesee

15,694

12

Greene

10,199

5

Hamilton

1,017

-

Herkimer

16,516

17

Jefferson

24,869

19

Lewis

6,961

8

Livingston

13,576

13

Madison

15,893

24

Monroe

180,500

145

Montgomery

14,163

13

Nassau

501,298

283

Niagara

56,432

40

NYC

2,827,587

1,444

Oneida

65,074

58

Onondaga

135,217

115

Ontario

24,332

35

Orange

127,924

97

Orleans

9,966

7

Oswego

32,461

35

Otsego

12,461

7

Putnam

28,950

19

Rensselaer

39,195

47

Rockland

109,645

49

Saratoga

57,686

44

Schenectady

40,929

47

Schoharie

6,143

13

Schuyler

4,114

3

Seneca

7,121

8

St. Lawrence

25,028

36

Steuben

23,768

29

Suffolk

518,816

311

Sullivan

22,487

14

Tioga

13,141

22

Tompkins

24,901

30

Ulster

39,604

29

Warren

17,449

24

Washington

14,710

13

Wayne

20,533

24

Westchester

307,776

224

Wyoming

9,479

8

Yates

4,181

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 

156

92

59.0%

64

41.0%

Central New York 

140

88

62.9%

52

37.1%

Finger Lakes 

327

115

35.2%

212

64.8%

Long Island 

431

197

45.7%

234

54.3%

Mid-Hudson 

273

130

47.6%

143

52.4%

Mohawk Valley 

90

56

62.2%

34

37.8%

New York City 

907

382

42.1%

525

57.9%

North Country 

64

34

53.1%

30

46.9%

Southern Tier 

118

50

42.4%

68

57.6%

Western New York 

152

76

50.0%

76

50.0%

Statewide

2,658

1,220

45.9%

1,438

54.1%

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 October 8th to Tuesday, October 11th, there were 73 total new deaths were reported due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 58,354. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:    

County

New Deaths

Bronx

2

Cayuga

1

Chemung

2

Cortland

1

Erie

5

Essex

1

Franklin

1

Fulton

3

Herkimer

1

Kings

5

Madison

1

Monroe

5

Nassau

5

New York

6

Niagara

2

Oneida

2

Orange

3

Oswego

1

Queens

7

Richmond

2

Rockland

2

Saratoga

2

Schuyler

1

Suffolk

5

Tompkins

1

Warren

2

Westchester

3

Grand Total

73

Important Note: HERDS data collection from health care facilities was paused due to the weekend and holiday and resumed on 10/11/2022. Where noted, totals include four days of cumulative data from 10/8/2022-10/11/2022. 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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