(WSYR-TV) — Onondaga County had one of its deadliest periods for the month of April with four COVID-19 related deaths over the weekend, according to County Executive Ryan McMahon. 

McMahon tweeted Monday that four people died from Coronavirus. Two men in their 70s and 90s, and a woman in her 90s died in the hospital. Plus, New York State is reporting one long term care facility death. 

705 residents tested positive for COVID-19 during the weekend, which is down from last weekend’s 850 positive tests. 210 at-home positive tests were also reported. That number is also down; 239 people reported positive at-home tests last weekend.  

Courtesy of ongov.net

As for hospital numbers, ICU patient totals have declined from ten to five, but total hospitalizations are up from 96 at this point last week to 112 on Monday. 

“We are seeing positive signs but please be cautious around vulnerable friends and family,” McMahon tweeted

He also noted school testing results in Onondaga County:

  • April 4 to April 8
    • 2616 tests
      • 42 positives (1.61%)
  • April 18 to April 22
    • 2682 tests
      • 14 positives (0.52%)

The first set of numbers were the week leading up to spring break, and the second set of numbers are post spring break. Positive tests dropped more than a percentage point.

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

“The vaccine is still the most effective tool we have to prevent serious illness,” Governor Hochul said. “Make sure you and your friends and family are vaccinated and boosted if eligible. If you are experiencing symptoms make sure you get tested, and if you test positive, talk to your doctor about available treatments. Let’s continue to use the tools and move forward safely through this pandemic.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:   

  • Cases Per 100k – 24.49
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k – 32.52
  • Test Results Reported – 70,000
  • Total Positive – 4,786
  • Percent Positive – 6.74**  
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 6.87%**
  • Patient Hospitalization – 1,588 (+63)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 241
  • Patients in ICU – 181 (+3)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation – 70 (+4)
  • Total Discharges – 295,158 (+181)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 10
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 55,394

** 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 – 70,658

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 – 38,203,735
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 13,435
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 197,404
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 92.3%  
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 83.6%  
  • 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) – 86.7%  
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 83.0%  
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 73.0%  
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 81.9%  
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 74.0%  
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 90.1%  
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 76.8%  

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

REGION  Friday, April 22, 2022Saturday, April 23, 2022Sunday, April 24, 2022
Capital Region  33.8134.2336.51
Central New York  51.3850.7751.14
Finger Lakes  37.8242.1243.19
Long Island  29.7030.6330.30
Mid-Hudson  28.2528.3428.36
Mohawk Valley  46.6946.3946.13
New York City  27.8526.8626.93
North Country  30.7931.2031.74
Southern Tier  43.9245.3846.62
Western New York  40.2842.4344.17
Statewide  31.9732.1632.52

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

RegionFriday, April 22, 2022Saturday, April 23, 2022Sunday, April 24, 2022
Capital Region10.96%11.38%11.79%
Central New York11.97%11.60%11.57%
Finger Lakes13.01%13.37%13.72%
Long Island6.43%6.67%6.71%
Mid-Hudson6.07%5.71%5.10%
Mohawk Valley10.26%10.32%10.25%
New York City4.70%4.72%4.69%
North Country8.57%8.59%8.70%
Southern Tier9.78%9.56%9.73%
Western New York14.76%15.21%15.39%
Statewide6.78%6.92%6.87%

** 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, April 22, 2022Saturday, April 23, 2022Sunday, April 24, 2022
Bronx3.01%3.23%3.24%
Kings4.35%4.19%4.11%
New York5.46%5.39%5.30%
Queens5.05%5.29%5.39%
Richmond5.42%5.91%6.04%

** 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 4,786 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 5,105,538. A geographic breakdown is as follows:  

County  Total Positive  New Positive  
Albany60,876107
Allegany9,0536
Broome47,19778
Cattaraugus15,67816
Cayuga16,9509
Chautauqua23,81720
Chemung21,86424
Chenango9,56214
Clinton17,34826
Columbia10,33013
Cortland11,06825
Delaware8,0016
Dutchess65,21745
Erie216,136459
Essex5,8819
Franklin9,74717
Fulton13,00813
Genesee13,95021
Greene8,8208
Hamilton8911
Herkimer14,36114
Jefferson20,62820
Lewis6,2422
Livingston11,93115
Madison13,84422
Monroe157,753279
Montgomery12,13412
Nassau412,805354
Niagara49,02861
NYC2,351,7691,547
Oneida56,00096
Onondaga118,231200
Ontario20,81041
Orange108,51089
Orleans8,80414
Oswego27,90339
Otsego10,25418
Putnam24,16423
Rensselaer32,46346
Rockland93,94356
Saratoga47,667110
Schenectady33,85261
Schoharie5,1463
Schuyler3,6304
Seneca6,2087
St. Lawrence21,94220
Steuben20,40525
Suffolk433,824310
Sullivan18,75519
Tioga11,21117
Tompkins19,93311
Ulster32,64542
Warren14,03424
Washington12,3315
Wayne17,85134
Westchester257,145210
Wyoming8,44713
Yates3,5416

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 Region1127466.1%3833.9%
Central New York1257660.8%4939.2%
Finger Lakes29612843.2%16856.8%
Long Island1839049.2%9350.8%
Mid-Hudson1417452.5%6747.5%
Mohawk Valley623658.1%2641.9%
New York City41815837.8%26062.2%
North Country431841.9%2558.1%
Southern Tier864147.7%4552.3%
Western New York1227158.2%5141.8%
Statewide1,58876648.2%82251.8%

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, 10 total new deaths were reported due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 55,358. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:    

CountyNew Deaths
Albany2
Delaware1
Kings3
Monroe1
Onondaga2
Suffolk1

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, 1,264 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 1,147 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    
RegionCumulative
Total
Increase over past 24 hoursCumulative
Total
Increase over past 24 hours  
Capital Region971,84054888,97850  
Central New York650,13122601,90121  
Finger Lakes870,14330807,90422  
Long Island2,203,7791821,962,760145  
Mid-Hudson1,723,5381791,513,489101  
Mohawk Valley327,32720304,78713  
New York City8,091,8456917,170,219721  
North Country307,39115278,2687  
Southern Tier443,12925406,32111  
Western New York961,11546885,12656  
Statewide16,550,2381,26414,819,7531,147  
       
Booster/Additional Shots       
RegionCumulative
Total
Increase over past 24 hoursIncrease over past 7  days   
Capital Region510,95774311,210   
Central New York347,6093989,552   
Finger Lakes537,16356613,552   
Long Island1,238,4901,50734,968   
Mid-Hudson958,00998529,631   
Mohawk Valley180,1271783,479   
New York City3,203,3694,10772,567   
North Country162,0552174,450   
Southern Tier241,5462364,706   
Western New York574,65185412,490   
Statewide7,953,9769,791196,605