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

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

“We have come a long way in the past two years, so let’s continue to use the tools we know help protect against, treat and prevent serious illness from COVID-19,” Governor Hochul said. “I know first-hand how tests can help stop the spread to our vulnerable loved ones, so let’s keep using this critical tool. I also encourage every New Yorker to make sure you are fully vaccinated and up to date on your booster doses. And if you test positive, talk to your doctor about available treatments. This is how we will continue to move forward through the pandemic safely.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:   

  • Cases Per 100k – 33.65
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k – 47.96
  • Test Results Reported – 91,949
  • Total Positive – 6,575
  • Percent Positive – 6.32%**  
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 7.03%**
  • Patient Hospitalization – 2,369 (+134)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 367
  • Patients in ICU – 217 (+22)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation – 91 (+2)
  • Total Discharges – 299,529 (+209)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 21
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 55,647

** 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 – 71,056   

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 – 38,537,747
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 16,336
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 147,870
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 92.5%  
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 83.8%  
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 95.0%  
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 87.0%  
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 83.2%  
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 73.2%  
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 82.0%  
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 74.2%  
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 90.3%  
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 77.0%      

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
















REGION  

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Monday, May 9, 2022

Capital Region  

54.28

54.87

55.00

Central New York  

43.53

43.27

42.72

Finger Lakes  

42.64

43.34

43.90

Long Island  

51.84

53.10

54.76

Mid-Hudson  

43.74

45.24

45.93

Mohawk Valley  

48.98

50.66

51.57

New York City  

44.25

44.47

43.88

North Country  

37.40

36.96

37.75

Southern Tier  

51.79

52.15

53.64

Western New York  

60.13

61.21

62.43

Statewide  

47.06

47.70

47.96

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
















Region

Saturday, May 7,


2022

Sunday, May 8,


2022

Monday, May 9,


2022

Capital Region

11.75%

11.85%

12.42%

Central New York

10.38%

10.34%

10.26%

Finger Lakes

13.18%

13.38%

13.56%

Long Island

9.72%

9.84%

9.96%

Mid-Hudson

7.82%

7.50%

6.88%

Mohawk Valley

9.27%

9.60%

9.74%

New York City

4.91%

4.91%

4.67%

North Country

8.78%

8.66%

8.81%

Southern Tier

9.63%

9.71%

9.74%

Western New York

17.84%

18.07%

18.25%

Statewide

7.23%

7.24%

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.  

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, May 7,


2022

Sunday, May 8,


2022

Monday, May 9,


2022

Bronx

3.51%

3.58%

3.62%

Kings

4.21%

4.12%

3.66%

New York

6.66%

6.73%

6.62%

Queens

5.05%

5.11%

5.08%

Richmond

4.97%

5.19%

5.28%

** 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 6,575 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 5,228,137. A geographic breakdown is as follows:































































County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

63,093

112

Allegany

9,243

9

Broome

48,673

124

Cattaraugus

16,040

14

Cayuga

17,321

14

Chautauqua

24,433

47

Chemung

22,497

33

Chenango

9,805

21

Clinton

17,948

36

Columbia

10,698

24

Cortland

11,320

11

Delaware

8,221

22

Dutchess

66,665

89

Erie

225,534

543

Essex

6,073

9

Franklin

10,015

10

Fulton

13,385

23

Genesee

14,331

27

Greene

9,025

8

Hamilton

916

1

Herkimer

14,774

33

Jefferson

21,305

61

Lewis

6,389

11

Livingston

12,268

18

Madison

14,264

19

Monroe

162,668

229

Montgomery

12,422

21

Nassau

423,242

628

Niagara

50,763

153

NYC

2,397,221

2,216

Oneida

58,083

114

Onondaga

121,351

113

Ontario

21,496

24

Orange

110,739

132

Orleans

9,068

20

Oswego

28,719

32

Otsego

10,601

15

Putnam

24,746

21

Rensselaer

33,625

58

Rockland

95,792

104

Saratoga

49,553

67

Schenectady

35,099

59

Schoharie

5,316

5

Schuyler

3,707

3

Seneca

6,360

4

St. Lawrence

22,385

12

Steuben

21,087

24

Suffolk

442,999

605

Sullivan

19,130

14

Tioga

11,652

27

Tompkins

20,985

42

Ulster

33,660

60

Warren

14,635

19

Washington

12,783

37

Wayne

18,419

17

Westchester

263,254

363

Wyoming

8,658

17

Yates

3,683

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

195

130

66.7%

65

33.3%

Central New York

115

71

61.7%

44

38.3%

Finger Lakes

363

137

37.7%

226

62.3%

Long Island

347

171

49.3%

176

50.7%

Mid-Hudson

230

141

61.3%

89

38.7%

Mohawk Valley

64

35

54.7%

29

45.3%

New York City

636

270

42.5%

366

57.5%

North Country

71

38

53.5%

33

46.5%

Southern Tier

135

57

42.2%

78

57.8%

Western New York

213

104

48.8%

109

51.2%

Statewide

2,369

1,154

48.7%

1,215

51.3%

 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, 21 total new deaths were reported due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 55,647. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:



















County

New Deaths

Bronx

1

Erie

1

Herkimer

1

Monroe

1

Montgomery

1

Nassau

3

Niagara

1

Oneida

1

Ontario

1

Orleans

1

Schenectady

2

Suffolk

5

Tioga

1

Washington

1

All New York State mass vaccination sites are open to eligible New Yorkers aged 5 and older, with walk-in vaccination available at all sites on a first-come, first-serve basis for people aged 12 and older. Information on which sites require appointments for children in the 5-11 age group is available on our website. People who prefer to make an appointment at a state-run mass vaccination site can do so on the Am I Eligible App or by calling 1-833-NYS-4-VAX. People may also contact their local health department, pharmacy, doctor or hospital to schedule appointments where vaccines are available, or visit vaccines.gov to find information on vaccine appointments near them.      

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.          

Yesterday, 1,795 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 1,560 completed their vaccine series. A geographic breakdown of New Yorkers who have been vaccinated by region is as follows:
































Regional Vaccination Data by Provider Location

 

 

 

 

People with at least one vaccine dose

People with complete vaccine series

Region

Cumulative

Total

Increase over past 24 hours

Cumulative

Total

Increase over past 24 hours

Capital Region

973,363

95

890,545

73

Central New York

651,118

78

602,961

84

Finger Lakes

871,386

-46

809,316

-36

Long Island

2,208,798

400

1,967,419

331

Mid-Hudson

1,728,091

271

1,517,788

241

Mohawk Valley

327,784

31

305,276

21

New York City

8,108,963

752

7,197,291

670

North Country

307,909

40

278,800

33

Southern Tier

444,465

87

407,260

53

Western New York

962,932

87

887,026

90

Statewide

16,584,809

1,795

14,863,682

1,560

 

 

 

 

 

Booster/Additional Shots

 

 

 

Region

Cumulative

Total

Increase over past 24 hours

Increase over past 7 days

 

Capital Region

532,772

766

8,894

 

Central New York

361,796

446

6,089

 

Finger Lakes

558,801

580

8,940

 

Long Island

1,276,840

1,821

16,885

 

Mid-Hudson

992,388

1,492

15,359

 

Mohawk Valley

186,997

195

3,024

 

New York City

3,289,707

3,302

40,298

 

North Country

169,109

280

2,984

 

Southern Tier

251,677

277

4,393

 

Western New York

597,159

870

9,646

 

Statewide

8,217,246

10,029

116,512

 

The COVID-19 VaccineTracker 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.   

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