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State News: Gov. 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.

“As we continue to monitor the numbers closely, I encourage New Yorkers to continue using the tools to protect against and treat COVID-19,” Governor Hochul said. “The best way to avoid serious illness from COVID-19 is by keeping up to date with your vaccination and booster doses. Be sure to get tested to ensure you’re not spreading the virus to your loved ones. If you test positive, talk to your doctor about treatment. Let’s not let our guard down as we work to move forward safely through this pandemic.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:   

·         Cases Per 100k – 45.34

·         7-Day Average Cases Per 100k – 44.29

·         Test Results Reported – 104,776

·         Total Positive – 8,861

·         Percent Positive – 8.23%**  

·         7-Day Average Percent Positive – 8.03%**

·         Patient Hospitalization – 2,653 (-71)

·         Patients Newly Admitted – 437

·         Patients in ICU – 234 (-3)

·         Patients in ICU with Intubation – 92 (-4)

·         Total Discharges – 305,323 (+486)

·         New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 18

·         Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 55,988

** 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 – 71,468     

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 – 38,817,809

·         Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 17,963

·         Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 106,393

·         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 – 84.0%  

·         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) – 87.3%  

·         Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 83.5%  

·         Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 73.4%  

·         Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 82.1%  

·         Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 74.4%  

·         Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 90.5%  

·         Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 77.3%  

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

REGION  

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Monday, May 23, 2022

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Capital Region

49.88

47.15

44.60

Central New York

24.37

22.44

21.79

Finger Lakes

31.26

29.75

28.17

Long Island

59.10

58.49

58.29

Mid-Hudson

46.92

46.16

45.60

Mohawk Valley

34.29

32.88

31.53

New York City

49.85

47.19

46.30

North Country

31.10

29.53

29.84

Southern Tier

41.66

40.44

38.57

Western New York

45.05

42.34

39.02

Statewide

47.30

45.36

44.29

 

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

Region

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Monday, May 23, 2022

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Capital Region

11.76%

11.51%

11.03%

Central New York

6.79%

6.42%

6.35%

Finger Lakes

11.27%

11.06%

10.50%

Long Island

10.49%

 

 
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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