(WSYR-TV) — After this past weekend saw nearly 900 positive tests, Onondaga County’s COVID numbers now see a decline in many areas. 

County Executive Ryan McMahon tweeted Tuesday that 165 people tested positive via lab results Tuesday with an additional 32 at-home tests – both numbers are down from this weekend. McMahon also noted that 99 county residents are in the hospital with COVID and 11 of those patients are in the ICU. Once again, both of those numbers are down. There are also no new deaths to report. 

According to the county’s COVID statistics page, the 99 hospitalized with the coronavirus is the lowest number Onondaga County has seen since April 23 when 97 residents were in the hospital.

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

“We have the tools to fight this virus and we know what works,” Governor Hochul said. “Make sure you and your loved ones are vaccinated and get the booster if eligible. If you are not feeling well get tested, no matter how mild the symptoms. If you test positive, talk to your doctor about treatments that are available.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:   

  • Cases Per 100k – 31.82
  • 7-Day Average Cases Per 100k – 38.16
  • Test Results Reported – 66,835
  • Total Positive – 6,219
  • Percent Positive – 8.90%**  
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 6.79%**
  • Patient Hospitalization – 2,050 (+130)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 302
  • Patients in ICU – 206 (+7)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation – 70 (+0)
  • Total Discharges – 297,211 (+158)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 13
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 55,523

** 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 – 70,889

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 – 38,389,877
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 18,146
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 164,791
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 92.4%  
  • 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) – 86.9%  
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 83.1%  
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 12-17 with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 73.1%  
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 81.9%  
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 74.2%  
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 90.2%  
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 76.9%  

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

REGION  Saturday, April 30, 2022Sunday, May 1, 2022Monday, May 2, 2022
Capital Region  47.6447.2347.77
Central New York  46.2044.9744.07
Finger Lakes  44.9443.3343.21
Long Island  38.4339.3641.10
Mid-Hudson  33.2733.6534.64
Mohawk Valley  52.5751.4051.13
New York City  28.3529.0730.63
North Country  38.3938.4638.36
Southern Tier  51.1450.0350.62
Western New York  58.4058.0858.15
Statewide  36.8837.1138.16

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

RegionSaturday, April 30, 2022Sunday, May 1, 2022Monday, May 2, 2022
Capital Region10.90%10.63%10.22%
Central New York10.44%10.21%9.85%
Finger Lakes13.35%12.93%12.93%
Long Island7.81%7.95%8.30%
Mid-Hudson5.73%6.43%6.50%
Mohawk Valley9.54%9.18%9.11%
New York City4.09%4.09%4.18%
North Country9.10%9.00%9.06%
Southern Tier9.60%9.36%9.48%
Western New York17.45%17.31%17.45%
Statewide6.76%6.77%6.79%

** 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 NYCSaturday, April 30, 2022Sunday, May 1, 2022Monday, May 2, 2022
Bronx2.74%2.69%2.73%
Kings3.71%3.76%3.64%
New York4.51%4.49%4.82%
Queens4.87%4.85%5.03%
Richmond4.45%4.31%4.28%

** 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 6,219 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 5,162,526. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

CountyTotal PositiveNew Positive
Albany61,935120
Allegany9,12314
Broome47,97871
Cattaraugus15,87622
Cayuga17,14723
Chautauqua24,06430
Chemung22,17526
Chenango9,68610
Clinton17,64919
Columbia10,51017
Cortland11,1848
Delaware8,1135
Dutchess65,84272
Erie221,004500
Essex5,97110
Franklin9,88313
Fulton13,20919
Genesee14,15024
Greene8,9217
Hamilton9083
Herkimer14,56225
Jefferson20,96843
Lewis6,3298
Livingston12,09810
Madison14,06728
Monroe160,323190
Montgomery12,27414
Nassau417,503490
Niagara49,90982
NYC2,371,4262,566
Oneida57,124100
Onondaga119,941132
Ontario21,15828
Orange109,519111
Orleans8,94220
Oswego28,31728
Otsego10,42312
Putnam24,43332
Rensselaer33,05949
Rockland94,746100
Saratoga48,60383
Schenectady34,42643
Schoharie5,23710
Schuyler3,6721
Seneca6,2918
St. Lawrence22,21621
Steuben20,71934
Suffolk437,854414
Sullivan18,94923
Tioga11,44018
Tompkins20,46765
Ulster33,10752
Warren14,33332
Washington12,54723
Wayne18,12917
Westchester259,924281
Wyoming8,55112
Yates3,6121

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 Region16411067.1%5432.9%
Central New York1389065.2%4834.8%
Finger Lakes34412436.0%22064.0%
Long Island26712948.3%13851.7%
Mid-Hudson18710857.8%7942.2%
Mohawk Valley472859.6%1940.4%
New York City52621841.4%30858.6%
North Country673450.7%3349.3%
Southern Tier1234637.4%7762.6%
Western New York18711058.8%7741.2%
Statewide2,05099748.6%1,05351.4%

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, 13 total new deaths were reported due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 55,523. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

CountyNew Deaths
Chautauqua1
Dutchess1
Erie2
Kings2
Livingston1
Monroe1
New York1
Onondaga1
Orleans1
Saratoga1
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, 2,040 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 1,822 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 Region972,65266889,89484  
Central New York650,67659602,47451  
Finger Lakes870,89178808,71979  
Long Island2,206,3943351,965,252244  
Mid-Hudson1,726,2544671,515,899490  
Mohawk Valley327,55929305,05025  
New York City8,100,8518007,189,257687  
North Country307,66120278,57533  
Southern Tier443,64066406,80038  
Western New York962,133120886,16291  
Statewide16,568,7112,04014,848,0821,822  
       
Booster/Additional Shots     
RegionCumulative
Total
Increase over past 24 hoursIncrease over past 7 days   
Capital Region523,8781,02611,817   
Central New York355,7074957,055   
Finger Lakes549,8611,02411,268   
Long Island1,259,9551,93218,841   
Mid-Hudson977,0291,88916,845   
Mohawk Valley183,9732553,328   
New York City3,249,4093,78041,153   
North Country166,1253473,587   
Southern Tier247,2844825,257   
Western New York587,51386311,206   
Statewide8,100,73412,093130,357