Governor Hochul Provides May 13th 2022 Update to 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

25 Statewide Deaths Reported Yesterday

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

“The best way to prevent serious illness and hospitalization from COVID-19 is by getting fully vaccinated and staying up to date on your booster doses,” Governor Hochul said. “While more than 3 in 4 of all New Yorkers are fully vaccinated, and over half of all eligible New Yorkers have received a booster dose, that still isn’t enough. We need more New Yorkers to use this important tool so we can continue to protect our loved ones and our communities from COVID-19.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Cases Per 100k – 58.78
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k – 49.26
  • Test Results Reported – 204,032
  • Total Positive – 11,486
  • Percent Positive – 5.06%**
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 7.09%**
  • Patient Hospitalization – 2,340 (+9)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 471
  • Patients in ICU – 248 (+23)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation – 92 (-9)
  • Total Discharges – 300,786 (+428)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 25
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 55,715

** 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 – 71,111

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 – 38,615,559
  •        Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 27,196
  •        Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 147,086
  •        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 – 83.9%
  •        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) – 87.1%
  •        Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 83.3%
  •        Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 73.3%
  •        Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 82.0%
  •        Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 74.3%
  •        Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 90.3%
  •        Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 77.1%

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

REGION  
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Thursday, May 12, 2022
Capital Region  
55.39
55.21
55.63
Central New York  
40.80
38.21
36.84
Finger Lakes  
42.60
42.83
43.33
Long Island  
56.26
58.69
59.53
Mid-Hudson  
47.27
48.70
51.22
Mohawk Valley  
50.25
48.69
47.13
New York City  
44.99
49.26
44.34
North Country  
39.04
40.06
40.41
Southern Tier  
53.84
53.80
51.97
Western New York  
61.99
63.86
64.13
Statewide  
48.66
51.03
49.26

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

Region
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Thursday, May 12, 2022
Capital Region
12.39%
12.29%
12.26%
Central New York
9.86%
9.13%
9.03%
Finger Lakes
13.34%
13.38%
13.57%
Long Island
10.42%
10.50%
10.54%
Mid-Hudson
7.33%
7.79%
7.87%
Mohawk Valley
10.08%
9.38%
9.25%
New York City
4.80%
4.92%
4.58%
North Country
9.30%
8.97%
9.37%
Southern Tier
9.95%
9.82%
9.77%
Western New York
18.33%
18.67%
18.46%
Statewide
7.18%
7.19%
7.09%

** 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
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Thursday, May 12, 2022
Bronx
3.75%
3.77%
3.61%
Kings
3.86%
4.17%
3.87%
New York
6.56%
6.40%
5.74%
Queens
5.16%
5.13%
4.95%
Richmond
5.35%
5.91%
5.66%

** 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 11,486 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 5,263,205. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
63,641
180
Allegany
9,289
14
Broome
49,052
105
Cattaraugus
16,162
49
Cayuga
17,392
17
Chautauqua
24,641
85
Chemung
22,641
38
Chenango
9,880
22
Clinton
18,083
49
Columbia
10,793
21
Cortland
11,386
21
Delaware
8,277
16
Dutchess
67,114
152
Erie
227,761
702
Essex
6,133
17
Franklin
10,085
26
Fulton
13,450
22
Genesee
14,434
39
Greene
9,070
15
Hamilton
920
1
Herkimer
14,850
23
Jefferson
21,483
61
Lewis
6,429
12
Livingston
12,350
26
Madison
14,345
26
Monroe
163,860
397
Montgomery
12,495
24
Nassau
426,436
1,050
Niagara
51,213
144
NYC
2,411,391
4,369
Oneida
58,481
121
Onondaga
121,938
211
Ontario
21,639
53
Orange
111,438
225
Orleans
9,141
25
Oswego
28,875
49
Otsego
10,694
27
Putnam
24,954
79
Rensselaer
33,943
93
Rockland
96,329
187
Saratoga
50,082
192
Schenectady
35,463
146
Schoharie
5,347
11
Schuyler
3,730
6
Seneca
6,400
9
St. Lawrence
22,493
39
Steuben
21,277
61
Suffolk
445,774
975
Sullivan
19,258
41
Tioga
11,743
24
Tompkins
21,214
70
Ulster
33,960
104
Warren
14,801
62
Washington
12,916
41
Wayne
18,531
28
Westchester
265,305
857
Wyoming
8,708
16
Yates
3,715
11

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
194
115
59.3%
79
40.7%
Central New York
107
61
57.0%
46
43.0%
Finger Lakes
352
129
36.6%
223
63.4%
Long Island
364
185
50.8%
179
49.2%
Mid-Hudson
220
117
53.2%
103
46.8%
Mohawk Valley
46
26
56.5%
20
43.5%
New York City
670
293
43.7%
377
56.3%
North Country
50
27
54.0%
23
46.0%
Southern Tier
120
51
42.5%
69
57.5%
Western New York
217
110
50.7%
107
49.3%
Statewide
2,340
1,114
47.6%
1,226
52.4%

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, 25 total new deaths were reported due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 55,715. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

County
New Deaths
Allegany
1
Bronx
1
Chenango
1
Columbia
1
Erie
3
Greene
1
Kings
4
Monroe
1
Nassau
1
Niagara
1
Oneida
1
Orange
1
Orleans
1
Queens
1
Rensselaer
2
Suffolk
2
Tioga
1
Ulster
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, 3,245 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 2,666 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
973,732
145
890,840
85
Central New York
651,351
97
603,182
70
Finger Lakes
871,792
140
809,747
130
Long Island
2,209,902
400
1,968,424
349
Mid-Hudson
1,729,212
450
1,518,700
327
Mohawk Valley
327,946
57
305,387
36
New York City
8,113,492
1,520
7,201,582
1,422
North Country
308,011
36
278,904
44
Southern Tier
444,985
199
407,474
65
Western New York
963,371
201
887,429
138
Statewide
16,593,794
3,245
14,871,669
2,666
Booster/Additional Shots
Region
Cumulative
Total
Increase over past 24 hours
Increase over past 7  days
Capital Region
537,260
1,559
8,720
Central New York
364,738
1,070
5,424
Finger Lakes
563,284
1,400
8,441
Long Island
1,285,273
3,168
17,358
Mid-Hudson
1,000,229
3,139
15,613
Mohawk Valley
188,522
585
2,872
New York City
3,310,573
6,916
40,935
North Country
170,518
553
2,647
Southern Tier
253,624
724
4,152
Western New York
601,355
1,554
9,009
Statewide
8,275,376
20,668
115,171

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.