December 2, 2022
Albany, NY

Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing and Treatment

26 Statewide Deaths Reported on December 1

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

"With the holiday season upon us, I urge New Yorkers to take advantage of all available tools to keep themselves, their loved ones and their communities safe and healthy," Governor Hochul said. "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 is also urging New Yorkers to take common prevention measures - like staying up to date on vaccines and practicing proper hygiene - to protect from Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), flu and COVID-19 and reduce the patient burden on local hospitals. Influenza is spreading quickly, with the number of laboratory-confirmed cases statewide and hospitalizations having spiked recently.

Governor Hochul previously launched a public awareness campaign featuring New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett speaking directly to New Yorkers about three viruses - 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:

  • Cases Per 100k - 31.76
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k - 24.17
  • Test Results Reported - 77,384
  • Total Positive - 6,207
  • Percent Positive - 7.53%**
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 7.57%**
  • Patient Hospitalization - 3,316 (+5)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 543
  • Patients in ICU - 288 (-1)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 110 (-5)
  • Total Discharges - 368,236 (+515)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 26
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 59,517

** Due to the test reporting policy change by the federal Department of Health and Human Services 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 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 - 75,867

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.

  • Total vaccine doses administered - 42,877,649
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours - 22,963
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days - 105,263
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series - 85.2%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 90.0%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older who are up to date - 12.4%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with completed vaccine series - 74.2%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 75.8%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 who are up to date - 4.3%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 5-11 with completed vaccine series - 39.6%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 5-11 with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 40.3%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 5-11 who are up to date - 1.9%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 0-4 with completed vaccine series - 6.2%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 0-4 with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 40.3%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 0-4 who are up to data - 6.2%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series - 76.1%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 80.1%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers who are up to date - 10.6%

Each region's 7-day average of cases per 100K population is as follows:

Region

Tuesday, November 29,

2022

Wednesday, November 30,

2022

Thursday, December 1,

2022

Capital Region

9.57

10.67

11.42

Central New York

7.24

7.59

8.18

Finger Lakes

8.15

9.25

9.87

Long Island

29.27

31.83

35.64

Mid-Hudson

21.27

23.07

24.95

Mohawk Valley

7.65

8.36

8.74

New York City

26.69

28.38

30.06

North Country

7.67

9.55

10.26

Southern Tier

11.85

14.15

14.83

Western New York

7.80

8.61

8.79

Statewide

20.86

22.50

24.17

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

Region

Tuesday, November 29,

2022

Wednesday, November 30,

2022

Thursday, December 1,

2022

Capital Region

5.38%

5.60%

5.62%

Central New York

3.62%

3.62%

3.51%

Finger Lakes

4.25%

4.51%

4.48%

Long Island

8.27%

8.51%

8.76%

Mid-Hudson

7.92%

8.19%

8.31%

Mohawk Valley

4.28%

4.05%

4.03%

New York City

8.09%

8.16%

8.16%

North Country

4.50%

5.33%

5.29%

Southern Tier

5.21%

5.69%

5.75%

Western New York

6.44%

6.57%

6.82%

Statewide

7.37%

7.53%

7.57%

** Due to the test reporting policy change by the federal Department of Health and Human Services 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

Tuesday, November 29,

2022

Wednesday, November 30,

2022

Thursday, December 1,

2022

Bronx

7.75%

8.12%

8.09%

Kings

7.91%

7.91%

7.90%

New York

7.57%

7.62%

7.52%

Queens

9.05%

9.11%

9.20%

Richmond

7.24%

7.12%

7.03%

** 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, 6,207 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 6,293,064. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

75,771

57

Allegany

10,434

2

Broome

56,502

46

Cattaraugus

18,692

6

Cayuga

19,691

7

Chautauqua

28,463

15

Chemung

25,887

19

Chenango

11,453

8

Clinton

21,600

15

Columbia

13,153

5

Cortland

12,876

11

Delaware

9,718

4

Dutchess

80,415

78

Erie

259,844

88

Essex

7,359

4

Franklin

11,702

5

Fulton

16,012

12

Genesee

16,079

4

Greene

10,460

10

Hamilton

1,057

-

Herkimer

16,901

9

Jefferson

25,774

23

Lewis

7,096

4

Livingston

13,924

7

Madison

16,278

4

Monroe

185,010

95

Montgomery

14,521

2

Nassau

519,964

666

Niagara

57,730

23

NYC

2,931,518

3,188

Oneida

66,619

18

Onondaga

138,063

46

Ontario

25,088

12

Orange

131,928

124

Orleans

10,182

4

Oswego

33,332

15

Otsego

12,775

6

Putnam

29,915

29

Rensselaer

40,310

31

Rockland

113,020

119

Saratoga

59,213

25

Schenectady

42,033

20

Schoharie

6,338

5

Schuyler

4,229

3

Seneca

7,359

3

St. Lawrence

25,563

6

Steuben

24,533

16

Suffolk

536,900

791

Sullivan

23,355

19

Tioga

13,582

6

Tompkins

25,611

11

Ulster

40,954

29

Warren

18,105

11

Washington

15,132

14

Wayne

21,103

14

Westchester

317,936

410

Wyoming

9,703

2

Yates

4,299

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

102

64

62.70%

38

37.30%

Central New York

66

35

53.00%

31

47.00%

Finger Lakes

275

69

25.10%

206

74.90%

Long Island

660

310

47.00%

350

53.00%

Mid-Hudson

361

163

45.20%

198

54.80%

Mohawk Valley

24

18

75.00%

6

25.00%

New York City

1,572

642

40.80%

930

59.20%

North Country

45

24

53.30%

21

46.70%

Southern Tier

80

26

32.50%

54

67.50%

Western New York

131

44

33.60%

87

66.40%

Statewide

3,316

1,395

42.10%

1,921

57.90%

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 26 total new deaths were reported due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 59,517. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

County

New Deaths

Bronx

2

Chenango

1

Dutchess

1

Franklin

1

Genesee

1

Kings

4

Nassau

2

New York

3

Ontario

1

Orange

1

Queens

4

Richmond

2

Suffolk

2

Westchester

1

Grand Total

26

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, 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.

A geographic breakdown of New Yorkers who have been vaccinated and boosted by region is as follows:

Regional Vaccination Data by Provider Location

People with complete vaccine series

People who are up to date

Region

Cumulative
Total

Cumulative
Total

Capital Region

909,059

182,698

Central New York

614,849

117,584

Finger Lakes

829,614

190,943

Long Island

2,016,418

282,860

Mid-Hudson

1,563,407

259,428

Mohawk Valley

310,966

55,118

New York City

7,426,443

707,063

North Country

284,217

52,029

Southern Tier

418,519

83,774

Western New York

908,104

183,239

Statewide

15,281,596

2,114,736

Booster/Additional Shots

Region

Cumulative
Total

Increase over past 7 days

Capital Region

778,996

5,676

Central New York

517,368

4,018

Finger Lakes

819,436

6,349

Long Island

1,754,153

11,885

Mid-Hudson

1,426,507

10,367

Mohawk Valley

265,273

2,021

New York City

4,510,018

32,138

North Country

241,714

1,928

Southern Tier

368,301

3,151

Western New York

847,225

5,902

Statewide

11,528,991

83,435

The COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker Dashboard is available to update New Yorkers on the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. The New York State Department of Health requires vaccinating facilities to report all COVID-19 vaccine administration data within 24 hours; the vaccine administration data on the dashboard is updated daily to reflect the most up-to-date metrics in the state's vaccination effort. New York State Department of Health-reported data from NYSIIS and CIR differs slightly from federally reported data, which is inclusive of federally administered doses and other minor differences. Both numbers are included in the release above.

The vaccination data reported in today's release has been updated to include New Yorkers who are "up to date." Up to date represents the total number of individuals who have completed all COVID-19 vaccinations, including the bivalent booster, as appropriate per age and clinical recommendations (CDC At-A-Glance COVID-19 Vaccination Schedules).

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