(WSYR-TV) — Onondaga County COVID numbers are reaching lows it has not seen since August of 2021

County Executive Ryan McMahon tweeted Wednesday that 58 people tested positive for COVID-19; 16 stemming from at-home results. 

37 residents are in the hospital with the virus, which is the lowest since August 14, 2021, when 30 people were in the hospital. Three patients are in the Intensive Care Unit, which marks nearly a month since the county saw double digit ICU patients. 

There were also no new COVID-19 related deaths. 

Upstate Infectious Diseases Dr. Joe Domachowske joined NewsChannel 9 Wednesday to discuss his level of confidence in the safety of vaccines for the youngest age group. You can watch the interview in the video player below:  

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

“I urge all New Yorkers remain vigilant as we continue to navigate through the pandemic,” Governor Hochul said. “Be sure to take a test before traveling and stay home if you feel unwell, and by keeping up to date with vaccinations and booster doses, we can keep our families and loved ones safe. Let’s continue to use the tools we have available to us in order to mitigate future potential surges.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:    

  • Cases Per 100k – 27.01
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k – 25.66
  • Test Results Reported – 93,581
  • Total Positive – 5,279
  • Percent Positive  5.29%**
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 5.38%**
  • Patient Hospitalization –  1,907 (-31)  
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 322
  • Patients in ICU – 207 (+9)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation – 74 (+1)    
  • Total Discharges – 311,913 (+317) 
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 7
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 56,352

** 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 – 71,670

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 – 39,153,677           
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 14,749
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 130,949
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 92.7%   
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 84.1%   
  • 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) – 87.6%   
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 83.9%   
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 73.8%   
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 82.3%   
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 74.6%   
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 90.8%   
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 77.6%   

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

REGION   Sunday, June 12, 2022Monday, June 13, 2022Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Capital Region 17.7517.3716.35
Central New York 10.8910.8910.32
Finger Lakes 10.209.9010.17
Long Island 33.1231.9931.16
Mid-Hudson 25.6525.4625.26
Mohawk Valley 11.2411.8611.75
New York City 38.1237.4133.53
North Country 15.4815.0014.63
Southern Tier 12.6612.0712.12
Western New York 11.7911.8511.09
Statewide 28.1427.6025.66

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

Region Sunday, June 12, 2022Monday, June 13, 2022Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Capital Region 7.08%7.09%6.87%
Central New York 4.23%4.23%3.99%
Finger Lakes 5.03%4.86%5.01%
Long Island 7.53%7.39%7.42%
Mid-Hudson 5.36%5.41%5.29%
Mohawk Valley 4.46%4.39%4.37%
New York City 5.13%5.15%5.03%
North Country 5.34%5.22%5.24%
Southern Tier 4.48%4.05%4.12%
Western New York 6.86%6.68%6.54%
Statewide 5.49%5.47%5.38%

** 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 Sunday, June 12, 2022Monday, June 13, 2022Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Bronx 3.88%3.83%3.85%
Kings 4.41%4.50%4.58%
New York 6.06%6.06%5.39%
Queens 5.91%5.86%5.82%
Richmond 5.55%5.48%6.02%

** 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 5,279 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 5,491,202. A geographic breakdown is as follows:   

County Total Positive New Positive 
Albany66,84845
Allegany9,5567
Broome50,74528
Cattaraugus16,74713
Cayuga17,7419
Chautauqua25,70211
Chemung23,29617
Chenango10,2166
Clinton18,95716
Columbia11,39517
Cortland11,6253
Delaware8,6847
Dutchess70,27689
Erie236,096106
Essex6,4629
Franklin10,4062
Fulton13,9626
Genesee14,8184
Greene9,42817
Hamilton9401
Herkimer15,26910
Jefferson22,31723
Lewis6,578
Livingston12,68911
Madison14,6833
Monroe168,98792
Montgomery12,9737
Nassau448,160483
Niagara52,99127
NYC2,522,0412,865
Oneida60,12829
Onondaga124,56248
Ontario22,28917
Orange115,791114
Orleans9,3865
Oswego29,51019
Otsego11,2387
Putnam26,13226
Rensselaer35,65920
Rockland99,74073
Saratoga52,49030
Schenectady37,35029
Schoharie5,5382
Schuyler3,8551
Seneca6,5595
St. Lawrence23,0639
Steuben22,00715
Suffolk465,999453
Sullivan20,18424
Tioga12,1073
Tompkins22,36325
Ulster35,52237
Warren15,63923
Washington13,50610
Wayne18,9974
Westchester278,227310
Wyoming8,9583
Yates3,8154

Below is data from yesterday that shows how many hospitalized individuals have tested positive for COVID-19 and 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 1317255.0%5945.0%
Central New York 472859.6%1940.4%
Finger Lakes 2416527.0%17673.0%
Long Island 34315645.5%18754.5%
Mid-Hudson 1928946.4%10353.6%
Mohawk Valley 261142.3%1557.7%
New York City 73629339.8%44360.2%
North Country 321753.1%1546.9%
Southern Tier 451942.2%2657.8%
Western New York 1144438.6%7061.4%
Statewide 1,90779441.6%1,11358.4%

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, were 7 total new deaths reported due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 56,352. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:  

CountyNew Deaths                                  
Bronx1
Genesee1
Kings2
Richmond1
Suffolk2

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, 2,481 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 2,323 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 Region972,26378892,88589  
Central New York651,85456604,97059  
Finger Lakes873,629122812,722116  
Long Island2,214,6643041,977,949284  
Mid-Hudson1,731,6812301,526,695216  
Mohawk Valley328,28436306,36937  
New York City8,152,3121,3177,236,4251,254  
North Country308,42628279,80622  
Southern Tier448,070209410,038149  
Western New York965,430101890,83097  
Statewide16,646,6132,48114,938,6892,323  
       
Booster/Additional Shots     
RegionCumulative
Total
Increase over past 24 hoursIncrease over past 7  days   
Capital Region565,3917837,083   
Central New York379,8903083,311   
Finger Lakes591,0187007,474   
Long Island1,351,7981,35017,385   
Mid-Hudson1,056,9771,26714,925   
Mohawk Valley197,2152042,223   
New York City3,480,0374,00129,400   
North Country178,6571671,805   
Southern Tier267,6763413,584   
Western New York629,5226088,165   
Statewide8,698,1819,72995,355