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Gov. Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State’s Progress Combatting Covid-19

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

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.

“As we approach the spring holidays of Easter and Passover, it’s important we all do what we can to protect our families and reduce the spread of COVID-19,” Governor Hochul said. “Make sure everyone in your family who’s eligible is vaccinated and boosted. If you’re attending family gatherings or traveling, take a test before and after. And if you test positive, talk to a doctor about the available treatments.” 

Today’s data is summarized briefly below: 

  • Cases Per 100k 22.30
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k– 18.54 (18.73*)
  • Test Results Reported119,484
  • Total Positive – 4,358
  • Percent Positive 3.67% **
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 3.22%** (3.26%*,**)
  • Patient Hospitalization 904 (+19)
  • Patients Newly Admitted 171
  • Patients in ICU 120 (+6)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation 52 (+6) 
  • Total Discharges 291,511 (+160)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 6
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 55,183

* These figures include at-home tests which Onondaga County, unlike other counties, has provided in their daily reporting to the New York State Department of Health. Future reporting from Onondaga County will not include home test data to ensure alignment and consistency with other counties.

** 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.  

  • Total deaths reported to and compiled by the CDC  70,354

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 37,626,110
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours 38,193
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days 193,248
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 92.1%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 83.5%
  • 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) – 86.2%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with at least one vaccine dose (CDC)  82.6%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 72.7%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 81.6%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 73.9%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 89.7%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 76.3% 

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

REGION  

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Monday, April 4, 2022

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Capital Region 

14.12

14.52

15.05

Central New York 

41.50 (49.08*)

42.50 (47.27*)

44.60 (49.37*)

Finger Lakes 

16.79

17.36

18.64

Long Island 

14.27

14.14

14.74

Mid-Hudson 

16.07

16.26

17.60

Mohawk Valley 

22.55

23.40

24.23

New York City 

17.26

17.37

17.97

North Country 

19.47

21.55

20.39

Southern Tier 

23.11

23.65

25.79

Western New York 

12.37

12.83

13.61

Statewide 

17.46 (17.76*)

17.73 (17.92*)

18.54 (18.73*)

 

* These figures include at-home tests which Onondaga County, unlike other counties, has provided in their daily reporting to the New York State Department of Health. Future reporting from Onondaga County will not include home test data to ensure alignment and consistency with other counties.   

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

Region

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Monday, April 4, 2022

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Capital Region

3.92%

3.97%

4.20%

Central New York

8.15% (9.64%*)

8.68% (9.66%*)

9.34% (10.38%*)

Finger Lakes

4.46%

4.67%

5.16%

Long Island

3.13%

3.13%

3.31%

Mid-Hudson

3.13%

3.38%

3.61%

Mohawk Valley

4.16%

Mark Ziobro
Mark Ziobrohttps://uticaphoenixnet.wpcomstaging.com
Mark is the current Managing Editor for The Utica Phoenix, and a Central New York Native.
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