November 8, 2022
Albany, NY

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

66 Statewide Deaths Reported from November 5th to November 7th

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

"With the weather cooling and with winter just around the corner, I urge New Yorkers to remain vigilant and use all available tools to keep themselves and loved ones in their communities safe and healthy," 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."

Last week, Governor Hochul launched a new public awareness campaign featuring New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett speaking directly to New Yorkers about three viruses - Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), flu and COVID-19 - now circulating in the state with similar symptoms and the potential to cause serious illness. Produced by the New York State Department of Health, the videos include a short clip and a longer version geared toward parents; and a version aimed specifically at health care providers.     

Governor Hochul continues to remind New Yorkers that children ages 5 and older may now receive the bivalent booster shots that are recommended to increase protection against COVID-19. 

The Governor also urges 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 encourages New Yorkers to get their annual flu vaccine as flu season is widespread across New York State. The flu virus and the virus that causes COVID-19 are both 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 last month. 

For information about flu vaccine clinics, contact the local health department or visit vaccines.gov/find-vaccines/.

Today's data is summarized briefly below:    

  1. Cases Per 100k - 16.99
  2. 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k - 20.90
  3. Test Results Reported - 42,723
  4. Total Positive - 3,321
  5. Percent Positive - 6.84%**
  6. 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 5.90%**      
  7. Patient Hospitalization - 2,948 (+144)
  8. Patients Newly Admitted - 1060*
  9. Patients in ICU - 302 (+14)
  10. Patients in ICU with Intubation - 105 (+18)
  11. Total Discharges - 359,548 (+820)*
  12. New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 66*
  13. Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 58,992*  

** 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 - 75,275

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 

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Sunday, November 6, 2022

Monday, November 7, 2022

Capital Region 

15.55

14.92

14.54

Central New York 

11.85

11.75

11.64

Finger Lakes 

12.07

12.21

12.50

Long Island 

23.82

24.19

24.49

Mid-Hudson 

19.43

19.78

20.38

Mohawk Valley 

14.22

14.13

14.10

New York City 

23.72

24.23

24.89

North Country 

14.93

14.87

14.63

Southern Tier 

17.51

17.74

17.65

Western New York 

13.37

13.57

13.48

Statewide 

20.23

20.53

20.90

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

Region 

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Sunday, November 6, 2022

Monday, November 7, 2022

Capital Region

6.60%

6.59%

6.60%

Central New York

5.40%

5.34%

5.13%

Finger Lakes

5.50%

5.52%

5.52%

Long Island

5.95%

5.94%

6.03%

Mid-Hudson

5.82%

5.87%

5.86%

Mohawk Valley

6.65%

6.48%

6.40%

New York City

5.56%

5.58%

5.62%

North Country

7.17%

7.07%

6.76%

Southern Tier

7.15%

7.19%

7.01%

Western New York

8.06%

8.03%

8.09%

Statewide

5.88%

5.88%

5.90%

** 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 

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Sunday, November 6, 2022

Monday, November 7, 2022

Bronx

6.54%

6.52%

6.59%

Kings

4.34%

4.43%

4.50%

New York

5.79%

5.78%

5.74%

Queens

6.82%

6.77%

6.82%

Richmond

5.48%

5.45%

5.44%

** 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, 3,321 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 6,195,494. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

75,022

29

Allegany

10,345

-

Broome

55,904

25

Cattaraugus

18,556

6

Cayuga

19,532

6

Chautauqua

28,285

13

Chemung

25,521

17

Chenango

11,307

2

Clinton

21,366

4

Columbia

13,000

10

Cortland

12,767

4

Delaware

9,627

3

Dutchess

79,237

54

Erie

257,902

75

Essex

7,281

6

Franklin

11,621

1

Fulton

15,856

5

Genesee

15,949

5

Greene

10,347

3

Hamilton

1,046

-

Herkimer

16,788

7

Jefferson

25,445

22

Lewis

7,048

-

Livingston

13,795

3

Madison

16,157

3

Monroe

183,196

67

Montgomery

14,412

6

Nassau

510,212

299

Niagara

57,298

18

NYC

2,878,009

1,785

Oneida

66,143

32

Onondaga

137,136

41

Ontario

24,813

8

Orange

130,169

73

Orleans

10,099

2

Oswego

33,109

11

Otsego

12,669

3

Putnam

29,421

11

Rensselaer

39,915

11

Rockland

111,216

40

Saratoga

58,697

25

Schenectady

41,659

13

Schoharie

6,271

3

Schuyler

4,192

1

Seneca

7,281

-

St. Lawrence

25,433

4

Steuben

24,214

13

Suffolk

527,661

278

Sullivan

22,954

17

Tioga

13,416

3

Tompkins

25,333

11

Ulster

40,440

30

Warren

17,861

7

Washington

14,964

3

Wayne

20,900

9

Westchester

312,806

190

Wyoming

9,638

3

Yates

4,253

1

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

148

88

59.5%

60

40.5%

Central New York

101

55

54.5%

46

45.5%

Finger Lakes

305

88

28.9%

217

71.1%

Long Island

496

235

47.4%

261

52.6%

Mid-Hudson

299

121

40.5%

178

59.5%

Mohawk Valley

47

24

51.1%

23

48.9%

New York City

1,209

523

43.3%

686

56.7%

North Country

64

29

45.3%

35

54.7%

Southern Tier

114

36

31.6%

78

68.4%

Western New York

165

80

48.5%

85

51.5%

Statewide

2,948

1,279

43.4%

1,669

56.6%

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).      

From Saturday, November 5th to Monday, November 7th, there were 66 total new deaths were reported due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 58,992. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:  

County

New Deaths                                  

Albany

4

Bronx

2

Broome

1

Clinton

2

Cortland

1

Erie

3

Essex

1

Franklin

1

Greene

1

Kings

6

Monroe

6

Nassau

7

New York

5

Niagara

1

Onondaga

1

Ontario

1

Orange

2

Oswego

1

Queens

6

Rensselaer

1

Schenectady

1

Schoharie

1

St. Lawrence

1

Suffolk

5

Warren

1

Westchester

4

Grand Total

66

Important Note: HERDS data collection from health care facilities was paused due to the weekend and resumed on 11/07/2022. Where noted, totals include three days of cumulative data from 11/05/2022-11/07/2022. 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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