Finger Lakes 7-Day Average Case Rates Continue to Plateau
Milestone Reached: More Than 75 Million Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Tests Provided to New Yorkers in Recent Months as Part of the State's Ongoing At-Home Distribution Plan
Governor Hochul Encourages New Yorkers to Keep Using the Tools to Protect Against and Treat COVID-19: Vaccines, Boosters, Testing, and Treatment
Central New York Case Rates Continue to Decline, Finger Lakes Case Rates Continue to Plateau
13 Statewide Deaths Reported Yesterday
Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress combating COVID-19, while also announcing that the State has now distributed more than 75 million over-the-counter COVID-19 tests as part of the administration's ongoing efforts to keep communities safe during the Spring and Summer months. At-home rapid tests continue to be distributed at regular intervals to New Yorkers, including at schools and nursing homes, throughout the state.
"We have the tools to move forward safely through this pandemic - vaccines, boosters, tests and treatments," Governor Hochul said. "If you haven't already, schedule your vaccination and get boosted for additional protection as soon as you're eligible. Remember to get tested if you're feeling sick, and if you are positive, talk to your doctor about treatments. Let's continue looking out for each other so we can keep our loved ones safe and healthy."
Today's data is summarized briefly below:
- Cases Per 100k - 46.77
- 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k - 39.21
- Test Results Reported - 115,263
- Total Positive - 9,139
- Percent Positive - 7.66%**
- 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 6.94%**
- Patient Hospitalization - 2,119 (+69)
- Patients Newly Admitted - 430
- Patients in ICU - 204 (-2)
- Patients in ICU with Intubation - 71 (+1)
- Total Discharges - 297,547 (+336)
- New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 13
- Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 55,536
** 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 - 70,915
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 - 38,414,764
- Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours - 24,887
- Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days - 159,417
- Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose - 92.4%
- 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) - 86.9%
- Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 83.1%
- Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 73.1%
- Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose - 81.9%
- Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series - 74.2%
- Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 90.2%
- Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 76.9%
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