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October 27, 2022
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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

27 Statewide Deaths Reported Yesterday

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

"This fall, New Yorkers must remain vigilant and to use all available tools to protect themselves and their loved ones," Governor Hochul said. "Be sure to stay up to date on vaccine doses, and test before gatherings or travel. If you test positive, talk to your doctor about potential treatment options."

Governor Hochul announced last week that children ages 5 and older may now receive the bivalent booster shots that are recommended to increase protection against COVID-19. The State Department of Health updated its guidance after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended its emergency use authorization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its clinical guidance, which collectively will allow more children to safely boost their immunity against COVID-19.

The Governor continues to urge New Yorkers to get their bivalent COVID-19 vaccine boosters. 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 is continuing 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. Advertisements in both English and Spanish language began running earlier this month.

Yesterday, Governor Hochul and the State Department of Health warned New Yorkers that COVID-19, seasonal flu, and RSV cases are all rising and encouraged New Yorkers to get flu and COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters, and take important prevention steps including distancing, masking and hygiene during the cold weather months.

For more information about flu vaccine clinics, contact the local health department or visit vaccines.gov/find-vaccines/ and for to find a COVID-19 vaccine site visit https://www.vaccines.gov/search/.

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Cases Per 100k - 26.13
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k - 19.38
  • Test Results Reported - 82,117
  • Total Positive - 5,106
  • Percent Positive - 5.48**
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 5.41%**
  • Patient Hospitalization - 2,822 (-34)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 483*
  • Patients in ICU - 283 (-4)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 120 (+1)
  • Total Discharges - 355,360 (+478)*
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 27
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 58,703

** 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 - 74,900

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 24, 2022

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Capital Region

16.20

15.91

15.62

Central New York

16.99

16.23

16.51

Finger Lakes

14.06

14.04

14.37

Long Island

21.81

22.11

22.47

Mid-Hudson

18.64

18.09

19.42

Mohawk Valley

17.40

16.93

16.54

New York City

20.00

20.54

20.84

North Country

16.30

16.54

16.50

Southern Tier

18.30

18.44

18.03

Western New York

15.98

15.73

15.47

Statewide

18.92

19.06

19.38

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

Region

Monday, October 24, 2022

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Capital Region

8.01%

7.87%

7.60%

Central New York

7.60%

7.27%

7.08%

Finger Lakes

6.66%

6.59%

6.44%

Long Island

6.05%

6.12%

6.09%

Mid-Hudson

5.87%

5.06%

4.91%

Mohawk Valley

8.43%

8.15%

7.78%

New York City

4.82%

4.64%

4.51%

North Country

8.02%

7.94%

7.96%

Southern Tier

7.48%

7.28%

7.17%

Western New York

10.09%

10.08%

9.92%

Statewide

5.82%

5.57%

5.41%

** 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 24, 2022

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Bronx

5.24%

5.25%

5.61%

Kings

3.76%

3.38%

3.12%

New York

5.19%

5.36%

5.31%

Queens

5.77%

5.86%

5.80%

Richmond

5.38%

5.04%

5.08%

** 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, 5,106 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 6,148,940. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

74,484

67

Allegany

10,295

4

Broome

55,469

33

Cattaraugus

18,462

12

Cayuga

19,420

14

Chautauqua

28,144

24

Chemung

25,277

26

Chenango

11,225

8

Clinton

21,245

25

Columbia

12,902

8

Cortland

12,689

11

Delaware

9,565

6

Dutchess

78,621

73

Erie

256,290

179

Essex

7,226

8

Franklin

11,565

14

Fulton

15,736

14

Genesee

15,849

9

Greene

10,290

7

Hamilton

1,028

-

Herkimer

16,694

15

Jefferson

25,182

26

Lewis

7,025

5

Livingston

13,722

21

Madison

16,067

12

Monroe

182,127

142

Montgomery

14,324

9

Nassau

506,048

422

Niagara

56,947

42

NYC

2,854,547

2,306

Oneida

65,754

48

Onondaga

136,479

100

Ontario

24,631

22

Orange

129,212

120

Orleans

10,050

11

Oswego

32,917

32

Otsego

12,598

11

Putnam

29,211

25

Rensselaer

39,644

36

Rockland

110,553

162

Saratoga

58,278

45

Schenectady

41,370

40

Schoharie

6,228

7

Schuyler

4,162

4

Seneca

7,217

5

St. Lawrence

25,299

13

Steuben

24,039

19

Suffolk

523,819

424

Sullivan

22,764

22

Tioga

13,330

19

Tompkins

25,168

16

Ulster

40,064

46

Warren

17,724

14

Washington

14,862

14

Wayne

20,757

35

Westchester

310,513

264

Wyoming

9,596

6

Yates

4,236

4

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

178

105

59.0%

73

41.0%

Central New York

99

58

58.6%

41

41.4%

Finger Lakes

310

84

27.1%

226

72.9%

Long Island

466

205

44.0%

261

56.0%

Mid-Hudson

294

105

35.7%

189

64.3%

Mohawk Valley

63

32

50.8%

31

49.2%

New York City

1,081

431

39.9%

650

60.1%

North Country

76

40

52.6%

36

47.4%

Southern Tier

99

41

41.4%

58

58.6%

Western New York

156

70

44.9%

86

55.1%

Statewide

2,822

1,171

41.5%

1,651

58.5%

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 27 total new deaths were reported due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 58,703. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

County

New Deaths

Bronx

2

Broome

2

Dutchess

1

Erie

1

Essex

1

Fulton

1

Kings

1

Monroe

1

Nassau

2

Queens

7

Richmond

1

Saratoga

1

Schenectady

1

Schoharie

1

Schuyler

1

Suffolk

3

Grand Total

27

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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