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Governor Hochul provides Covid-19 report to New Yorkers, data lovers delight


Statewide Hospitalizations Below 2,600 – Lowest Since Before Thanksgiving, Statewide 7-Day Average Positivity Is Below 2.5%, 38 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Yesterday

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

“The vaccine is a key tool to beat back this virus and keep our families safe,” Governor Hochul said. “Parents and guardians, please talk to your pediatrician or health care provider about getting your children vaccinated, and boosted if eligible, if you haven’t already.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:      

  • Test Results Reported – 170,969
  • Total Positive – 2,640
  • Percent Positive – 1.54%  
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 2.23%     
  • Patient Hospitalization – 2,574 (-171)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 270
  • Patients in ICU – 443 (-17)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation – 245 (-13)
  • Total Discharges  283,641 (+403)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 38 
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 54,451   

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 – 68,628   

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 – 36,710,674
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 11,621
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 230,837
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 91.5%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 82.7%    
  • 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) – 85.3% 
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with at least one vaccine dose (CDC)  81.0%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 71.0%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 80.9% 
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 72.9%      
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 88.5%      
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 75.2%     

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

REGION      Saturday, February 192022 Friday, February 182022 Thursday, February 172022 
Capital Region  21.7823.3322.99
Central New York  28.9230.7633.34
Finger Lakes  16.3817.3018.45
Long Island  12.5213.2814.25
Mid-Hudson  14.3215.0215.36
Mohawk Valley  25.9625.9927.20
New York City  13.1913.7014.39
North Country  35.9437.3440.51
Southern Tier  30.1730.4031.91
Western New York  17.7618.1019.26
Statewide  16.2016.8917.75

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

RegionThursday, February 17, 2022Friday, February 18, 2022Saturday, February 19, 2022
Capital Region4.22%4.26%4.00%
Central New York6.37%5.88%5.51%
Finger Lakes4.25%3.97%3.83%
Long Island2.66%2.50%2.32%
Mohawk Valley4.75%4.66%4.58%
New York City1.52%1.43%1.35%
North Country7.53%7.12%6.97%
Southern Tier3.78%3.63%3.49%
Western New York4.98%4.66%4.50%

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 NYCThursday, February 17, 2022Friday, February 18, 2022Saturday, February 19, 2022
New York1.72%1.61%1.59%

Yesterday 2,640 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 4,886,801. A geographic breakdown is as follows:     

County New Positive 
Albany 37
Allegany 9
Broome 73
Cattaraugus 14
Cayuga 21
Chautauqua 15
Chemung 20
Chenango 8
Clinton 34
Columbia 12
Cortland 14
Delaware 8
Dutchess 25
Erie 156
Essex 8
Franklin 19
Fulton 13
Genesee 2
Greene 9
Hamilton 1
Herkimer 14
Jefferson 28
Lewis 2
Livingston 10
Madison 4
Monroe 89
Montgomery 14
Nassau 133
Niagara 26
NYC 999
Oneida 40
Onondaga 96
Ontario 21
Orange 42
Orleans 3
Oswego 28
Otsego 19
Putnam 9
Rensselaer 22
Rockland 21
Saratoga 37
Schenectady 19
Schoharie 4
Schuyler 3
Seneca 6
St. Lawrence 31
Steuben 18
Suffolk 152
Sullivan 14
Tioga 10
Tompkins 54
Ulster 30
Warren 12
Washington 16
Wayne 9
Westchester 102
Wyoming 1
Yates 4

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:      

RegionCOVID-19 Patients currently hospitalizedAdmitted due to COVID or complications of COVID% Admitted due to COVID or complications of COVIDAdmitted 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 Region1549058.4%6441.6%
Central New York1036765.0%3635.0%
Finger Lakes33215145.5%18154.5%
Long Island41019447.3%21652.7%
Mohawk Valley533871.7%1528.3%
New York City94538841.1%55758.9%
North Country673552.2%3247.8%
Southern Tier975556.7%4243.3%
Western New York19210554.7%8745.3%

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 (      

Yesterday, 38 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 54,451. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:      

New Death Breadown by county 
CountyNew Deaths                                  
New York1
St. Lawrence1
Grand Total38

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 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, 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, 398 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 2,262 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 dosePeople with complete vaccine series  
Increase over past 24 hoursCumulative
Increase over past 24 hours
Capital Region963,839108881,172183
Central New York644,982125595,900198
Finger Lakes862,142165798,537270
Long Island2,176,285-1101,929,696570
Mohawk Valley324,44340301,40673
New York City7,972,482-1477,040,39374
North Country303,08411274,12489
Southern Tier438,71515401,404124
Western New York952,268153873,717300
Booster/Additional Shots    
Increase over past 24 hoursIncrease over past 7  days 
Capital Region451,8355986,440 
Central New York301,2945025,432 
Finger Lakes471,7718348,775 
Long Island1,087,2862,37226,978 
Mohawk Valley160,4712292,967 
New York City2,745,6302,06961,177 
North Country141,3951852,904 
Southern Tier214,5222463,418 
Western New York512,5577199,193 

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.      

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