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

The following article is from the Office of Governor Kathy Hochul.

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

"As we continue to respond to new variants and prepare for potential surges during this upcoming fall, it is crucial that New Yorkers take precautions to keep themselves and their loved ones safe and healthy," Governor Hochul said. "The vaccine is the best asset we have to keep COVID at bay and I encourage those who are not up to date on their doses to get caught up immediately. Take a test if you feel unwell and if you do test positive, talk to your doctor about potential treatment."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Cases Per 100k - 25.37
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k - 34.81
  • Test Results Reported - 45,808
  • Total Positive - 4,957
  • Percent Positive - 10.22%**
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 9.14%**
  • Patient Hospitalization - 2,746 (+97)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 498*
  • Patients in ICU - 280 (+27)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 85 (+6)
  • Total Discharges - 324,318 (+835)*
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 51*
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 56,971*

** 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 - 72,680

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, July 23, 2022

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Monday, July 25, 2022

Capital Region

21.54

21.33

21.88

Central New York

17.41

17.59

17.61

Finger Lakes

13.19

13.28

13.62

Long Island

42.90

43.20

43.52

Mid-Hudson

32.61

32.95

32.97

Mohawk Valley

15.51

15.90

15.84

New York City

46.28

46.05

45.07

North Country

16.06

16.74

15.99

Southern Tier

16.61

16.90

16.86

Western New York

16.34

16.47

16.48

Statewide

35.12

35.15

34.81

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

Region

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Monday, July 25, 2022

Capital Region

10.44%

10.29%

10.38%

Central New York

8.43%

8.53%

8.60%

Finger Lakes

7.31%

7.34%

7.42%

Long Island

10.49%

10.52%

10.52%

Mid-Hudson

9.82%

9.85%

9.67%

Mohawk Valley

8.85%

8.72%

8.72%

New York City

8.80%

8.82%

8.71%

North Country

8.86%

9.10%

8.80%

Southern Tier

7.23%

7.75%

7.71%

Western New York

10.99%

11.00%

11.11%

Statewide

9.17%

9.21%

9.14%

** 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, July 23, 2022

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Monday, July 25, 2022

Bronx

9.09%

8.97%

8.89%

Kings

8.30%

8.42%

8.28%

New York

7.72%

7.60%

7.46%

Queens

10.30%

10.38%

10.36%

Richmond

8.56%

8.73%

8.59%

** 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, 4,957 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 5,737,230. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

69,040

45

Allegany

9,726

6

Broome

51,705

30

Cattaraugus

17,079

12

Cayuga

18,066

14

Chautauqua

26,249

21

Chemung

23,682

7

Chenango

10,393

2

Clinton

19,548

6

Columbia

11,815

8

Cortland

11,816

5

Delaware

8,935

3

Dutchess

73,120

59

Erie

241,261

143

Essex

6,688

-

Franklin

10,645

2

Fulton

14,294

9

Genesee

15,014

6

Greene

9,689

4

Hamilton

972

-

Herkimer

15,559

14

Jefferson

22,921

14

Lewis

6,640

1

Livingston

12,936

7

Madison

14,939

6

Monroe

172,574

89

Montgomery

13,277

11

Nassau

471,679

478

Niagara

53,953

26

NYC

2,663,707

2,596

Oneida

61,209

30

Onondaga

127,315

78

Ontario

22,907

18

Orange

120,177

104

Orleans

9,518

-

Oswego

30,035

16

Otsego

11,598

10

Putnam

27,213

23

Rensselaer

36,811

40

Rockland

103,741

114

Saratoga

54,148

46

Schenectady

38,499

16

Schoharie

5,716

4

Schuyler

3,925

-

Seneca

6,706

7

St. Lawrence

23,505

12

Steuben

22,466

8

Suffolk

486,929

513

Sullivan

20,871

17

Tioga

12,335

8

Tompkins

23,167

20

Ulster

36,847

18

Warren

16,217

12

Washington

13,789

6

Wayne

19,404

5

Westchester

291,286

199

Wyoming

9,078

8

Yates

3,896

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

117

80

68.4%

37

31.6%

Central New York

58

35

60.3%

23

39.7%

Finger Lakes

196

61

31.1%

135

68.9%

Long Island

498

210

42.2%

288

57.8%

Mid-Hudson

274

107

39.1%

167

60.9%

Mohawk Valley

28

18

64.3%

10

35.7%

New York City

1,359

576

42.4%

783

57.6%

North Country

48

36

75.0%

12

25.0%

Southern Tier

80

30

37.5%

50

62.5%

Western New York

88

33

37.5%

55

62.5%

Statewide

2,746

1,186

43.2%

1,560

56.8%

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 7/23 to Monday 7/25, there were 51 total new deaths reported to COVID-19, bringing the total to 56,971. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

County

New Deaths

Bronx

2

Broome

1

Dutchess

1

Kings

8

Monroe

3

Montgomery

1

Nassau

4

New York

2

Onondaga

1

Otsego

1

Queens

10

Rockland

2

Saratoga

1

Suffolk

6

Tompkins

1

Ulster

2

Washington

2

Wayne

1

Westchester

2

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.

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