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New York COVID update Thursday, July 21


ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — As of Thursday, July 21, the COVID-19 daily average is 8.97%, according to officials. Health officials said the total number of positive cases is 8,096 statewide.

The total number of COVID-19 hospitalizations statewide as of Wednesday is 2,654, an increase of 16. Health officials said, statewide, there have been 24 deaths reported.

According to the Health Electronic Response Data System (HERDS), the total number of deaths reported since the onset of the pandemic is now 56,878. HERDS reported that the total number of deaths by healthcare facilities is 72,556 in addition to the total number of deaths reported to and compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statewide.

Officials said this daily COVID-19 provisional death certificate data reported by NYS DOH and NYC to the CDC includes those who died in any location. In addition to hospitals, nursing homes, adult care facilities, at home, in hospice, and in other settings.  

Thursday’s data is below: 

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

REGION   Monday, July 18, 2022 Tuesday, July 19, 2022 Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Capital Region   20.42 20.90 22.31
Central New York   15.75 15.55 16.14
Finger Lakes   12.68 12.72 13.03
Long Island   41.31 43.85 43.64
Mid-Hudson   29.75 32.15 31.84
Mohawk Valley   14.69 14.66 14.69
New York City   49.07 51.84 49.86
North Country   15.99 16.03 15.31
Southern Tier   14.40 14.83 15.12
Western New York   15.38 16.16 15.59
Statewide   35.43 37.36 36.52

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

Region Monday, July 18, 2022 Tuesday, July 19, 2022 Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Capital Region 9.46% 9.76% 10.29%
Central New York 7.02% 7.18% 7.62%
Finger Lakes 6.87% 6.87% 7.03%
Long Island 10.07% 10.35% 10.54%
Mid-Hudson 9.19% 9.38% 9.62%
Mohawk Valley 8.50% 8.56% 8.73%
New York City 8.82% 9.02% 8.98%
North Country 8.70% 9.03% 9.09%
Southern Tier 6.64% 6.85% 6.80%
Western New York 10.39% 10.90% 10.46%
Statewide 8.93% 9.15% 9.19%

** 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 Monday, July 18, 2022 Tuesday, July 19, 2022 Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Bronx 8.84% 8.94% 8.96%
Kings 8.48% 8.80% 8.64%
New York 7.73% 7.80% 7.86%
Queens 10.33% 10.58% 10.52%
Richmond 8.68% 8.76% 8.74%

** 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.  

As of Thursday, July 20, 8,096 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 5,706,513. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County Total Positive New Positive
Albany 68,752 126
Allegany 9,704 5
Broome 51,526 30
Cattaraugus 17,031 8
Cayuga 18,013 13
Chautauqua  26,157 18
Chemung 23,628 11
Chenango 10,365 5
Clinton  19,483 19
Columbia 11,771 21
Cortland 11,777 10
Delaware 8,889 7
Dutchess 72,741 104
Erie 240,473 165
Essex 6,662 11
Franklin 10,614 13
Fulton 14,253 9
Genesee  14,984 7
Greene 9,665 14
Hamilton 968 –  
Herkimer 15,501 8
Jefferson  22,818 16
Lewis 6,632 –  
Livingston 12,897 14
Madison  14,896 10
Monroe 172,080 118
Montgomery 13,227 17
Nassau  468,799  753
Niagara  53,813 31
NYC 2,646,787  4,445
Oneida 61,050  28
Onondaga 126,888 116
Ontario 22,828 26
Orange 119,577 165
Orleans 9,502 5
Oswego 29,943  21
Otsego 11,547 9
Putnam  27,087 36
Rensselaer  36,651 59
Rockland   103,184 112
Saratoga  53,927 63
Schenectady   38,349 79
Schoharie 5,691 3
Schuyler 3,917 4
Seneca 6,680 15
St. Lawrence    23,421 20
Steuben   22,412   22
Suffolk     484,147  736
Sullivan   20,774 24
Tioga   12,293 7
Tompkins   23,078 33
Ulster  36,693                                                             64
Warren 16,134 21
Washington  13,758 10
Wayne  19,353 17
Westchester 289,786 386
Wyoming 9,048 5
Yates                                                    3,889 2

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 98 65 66.3% 33 33.7%
Central New York 48 23 47.9% 25 52.1%
Finger Lakes 186 57 30.6% 129 69.4%
Long Island 504 227 45.0% 277 55.0%
Mid-Hudson 305 126 41.3% 179 58.7%
Mohawk Valley 31 16 51.6% 15 48.4%
New York City 1,293 542 41.9% 751 58.1%
North Country 42 26 61.9% 16 38.1%
Southern Tier 63 29 46.0% 34 54.0%
Western New York 84 36 42.9% 48 57.1%
Statewide 2,654 1,147 43.2% 1,507 56.8%

As of Thursday, July 20, 24 total new deaths were reported due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 56,878. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

County New Deaths
Broome 1
Erie 2
Kings 2
Nassau 3
Orange 1
Otsego 1
Queens 4
Richmond 2
Rockland 1
Suffolk 3
Ulster 2
Westchester 2
Grand Total 24

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