(WSYR-TV) — Despite the number of hospitalizations continuing to decline, Onondaga County has announced four new deaths related to COVID-19. 

County Executive Ryan McMahon tweeted Monday that four residents, two women in their 80s and two men in their 50s and 70s, died over the weekend. There was no word as to whether they had underlying conditions. 

Currently the county has 78 residents in the hospital with COVID, that is the lowest number of patients for Onondaga County since April 13. Six of those patients are in the Intensive Care Unit, according to McMahon. 

Over 800 people in Onondaga County tested positive for COVID-19 during the three-day stretch. McMahon tweeted that 625 people tested positive through a lab, and 197 people reported an at-home positive test. 

Dr. Stephen Thomas, Global Health Director At Upstate University Hospital, joined NewsChannel 9 Monday to discuss the numbers, and about how long one might be infectious after testing positive for COVID-19. You can watch the interview in the video player below:

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

“As we continue to monitor the numbers, I encourage New Yorkers to keep using the tools to protect against, treat and prevent serious illness from COVID-19,” Governor Hochul said. “Get your vaccine, your second dose, or your booster when you’re eligible and get your children fully vaccinated. Get vaccinated before traveling and seeing vulnerable loved ones and if you test positive, ask your doctor about possible treatments. We will continue to make sure these tools are available to all New Yorkers so we can keep moving forward safely through this pandemic.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:   

  • Cases Per 100k – 30.65
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k – 47.70
  • Test Results Reported – 79,763
  • Total Positive – 5,989
  • Percent Positive – 6.95%**  
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 7.24%**
  • Patient Hospitalization – 2,235 (+71)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 320
  • Patients in ICU – 195 (-2)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation – 89 (+8)
  • Total Discharges – 299,320 (+265)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 18
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 55,625

** 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 – 71,004

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 – 38,521,411
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 11,687
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 149,680
  • 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 – 83.8%
  • 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) – 87.0% 
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 83.2%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 73.2%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 82.0%  
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 74.2% 
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 90.3% 
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 77.0%  

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

REGION  Friday, May 6, 2022Saturday, May 7, 2022Sunday, May 8, 2022
Capital Region  54.8354.2854.87
Central New York  43.2243.5343.27
Finger Lakes  42.0542.6443.34
Long Island  48.0951.8453.10
Mid-Hudson  41.2343.7445.24
Mohawk Valley  47.5748.9850.66
New York City  41.3744.2544.47
North Country  36.3537.4036.96
Southern Tier  51.1451.7952.15
Western New York  60.8860.1361.21
Statewide  44.9347.0647.70

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

RegionFriday, May 6, 2022Saturday, May 7, 2022Sunday, May 8, 2022
Capital Region11.53%11.75%11.85%
Central New York10.37%10.38%10.34%
Finger Lakes13.11%13.18%13.38%
Long Island9.29%9.72%9.84%
Mid-Hudson7.59%7.82%7.50%
Mohawk Valley8.97%9.27%9.60%
New York City4.67%4.91%4.91%
North Country8.41%8.78%8.66%
Southern Tier9.43%9.63%9.71%
Western New York17.86%17.84%18.07%
Statewide7.05%7.23%7.24%

** 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 NYCFriday, May 6, 2022Saturday, May 7, 2022Sunday, May 8, 2022
Bronx3.29%3.51%3.58%
Kings3.87%4.21%4.12%
New York6.42%6.66%6.73%
Queens4.86%5.05%5.11%
Richmond4.82%4.97%5.19%

** 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.  

Yesterday 5,989 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 5,221,562. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

CountyTotal PositiveNew Positive
Albany62,981112
Allegany9,2348
Broome48,54940
Cattaraugus16,02613
Cayuga17,30717
Chautauqua24,38637
Chemung22,46437
Chenango9,7845
Clinton17,91224
Columbia10,67418
Cortland11,3099
Delaware8,1994
Dutchess66,576104
Erie224,991489
Essex6,0645
Franklin10,00511
Fulton13,36218
Genesee14,30423
Greene9,0175
Hamilton9151
Herkimer14,74118
Jefferson21,24426
Lewis6,3787
Livingston12,25014
Madison14,24511
Monroe162,439228
Montgomery12,40122
Nassau422,614567
Niagara50,61089
NYC2,395,0052,102
Oneida57,96997
Onondaga121,238142
Ontario21,47230
Orange110,607109
Orleans9,04810
Oswego28,68735
Otsego10,58614
Putnam24,72540
Rensselaer33,56745
Rockland95,68883
Saratoga49,486109
Schenectady35,04043
Schoharie5,3114
Schuyler3,7041
Seneca6,3565
St. Lawrence22,37310
Steuben21,06335
Suffolk442,394534
Sullivan19,11618
Tioga11,6256
Tompkins20,94318
Ulster33,60058
Warren14,61628
Washington12,74628
Wayne18,40232
Westchester262,891379
Wyoming8,6415
Yates3,6827

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 Region19513267.7%6332.3%
Central New York1187261.0%4639.0%
Finger Lakes34713137.8%21662.2%
Long Island31515950.5%15649.5%
Mid-Hudson22012556.8%9543.2%
Mohawk Valley673755.2%3044.8%
New York City58524041.0%34559.0%
North Country633250.8%3149.2%
Southern Tier1215243.0%6957.0%
Western New York20411254.9%9245.1%
Statewide2,2351,09248.9%1,14351.1%

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, 18 total new deaths were reported due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 55,625. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

CountyNew Deaths                                  
Erie3
Kings2
Monroe3
Nassau2
New York1
Onondaga1
Oswego1
Putnam1
Queens2
Saratoga1
Wayne1

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, 1,596 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 1,333 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
RegionCumulative
Total
Increase over past 24 hoursCumulative
Total
Increase over past 24 hours
Capital Region973,26857890,47238
Central New York651,04041602,87740
Finger Lakes871,43260809,35259
Long Island2,208,3982641,967,088218
Mid-Hudson1,727,8201981,517,547155
Mohawk Valley327,75322305,25516
New York City8,108,2117887,196,621669
North Country307,86928278,76718
Southern Tier444,37833407,20722
Western New York962,845105886,93698
Statewide16,583,0141,59614,862,1221,333
     
Booster/Additional Shots   
RegionCumulative
Total
Increase over past 24 hoursIncrease over past 7  days 
Capital Region532,0067039,154 
Central New York361,3504776,138 
Finger Lakes558,2217709,384 
Long Island1,275,0191,76716,996 
Mid-Hudson990,8961,31415,756 
Mohawk Valley186,8022463,084 
New York City3,286,4054,21440,776 
North Country168,8291813,051 
Southern Tier251,4003514,598 
Western New York596,2899599,639 
Statewide8,207,21710,982118,576