THE GOVERNOR HOCHUL REPORT ON COVID THIS WEEK: COMBATING COVID-19, INJECTING 5-12 YEAR OLDS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. NEW COVID CASES IN MID HUDSON REGION AND LONG ISLAND SURPASS NEW CASES IN NEW YORK CITY THURSDAY– RISK OF RESURGENCE OF NEW COVID CASES OVER THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS. 9 Counties Slightly Below New York City in New Infections.

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WPCNR GOVERNOR KATHY HOCHUL’S CORONAVIRUS REPORT, WITH INSIGHT INTO WHAT FIGURES SHOW IN TRENDS By WPCNR. November 5, 2021 (EDITED UPDATED Nov 8, 2021 ):

“With our newly released guidance today for medical professionals and website with resources for parents and guardians, we are not wasting any time in helping administer the vaccine to children five to 11 years old,” Governor Hochul said. “We must work together to finally beat this pandemic by wearing our masks, washing our hands, and getting our shots, so that we can all enjoy a happy and healthy holiday season.”

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 new 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. 

EDITOR NOTES ON LOCAL TRENDS: THE MID-HUDSON REGION of Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester counties AND Nassau and Suffolk Counties surpassed the number of new infections in the 5 boroughs of New York City, displaying a provocative surge in new cases Thursday.

On Saturday, November 6, Westchester saw 84 new cases from 7,519 tested, an infection rate of 1.1% and a rise in the spread from the number of new infections two weeks ago (76 on October 23) to 1 newly infected person infecting 1.17 persons. (84 divided by 76). Saturday’s Spread Rate was 1 person infected October 23 infecting 2 persons the highest in two weeks. With Saturday’s 84 inections, the Mid-Hudson total of 239 new infections combined with the Nassau -Suffolk new infections total of 536 was 774, below the New York City five boroughs infections Saturday of 888, 114 lower. On Friday Mid-Hudson infections plus Nassau-Suffok new infects of covid surpassed New York City new cases by 930 to 893

Friday , Westchester had 98 new cases, but was surpassed for the first time in the second wave of covid (beginning in July) by Orange County reporting 101 new cases, Rockland County reporting 81. Dutchess close behind at 64 new cases. The sharp upward trend in the northern most counties in Westchester showing a possible strong surge in new cases in those counties could happen within the next two weeks.

The new Covid Infections in the 9 counties surrounding all of New York City surpassed the number of the city’s new cases, 930 to 893.

The highest number of new cases Thursday was in in Nassau County on Long Island with 243 new cases of covid reported Thursday and Suffolk County with 360 new test positives in one day Thursday. The 603 cases in 2 counties Nassau and Suffolk, almost doubled the 327 new cases Thursday in the 7 counties in the Mid-Hudson region.


Friday’s data is summarized briefly below:

The number of 930 new cases in the 9 counties in the Mid-Hudson Region and Nassau and Suffolk Counties on one day, November 4, 930 surpassed the number of new cases in New York City, 893.On Saturday the 9 counties daily new infections fell to 744 compared to New York City, 888.


·         Friday Test Results Reported – 189,162

·         Total Positive – 4,775 (98 in Westchester)
·         Percent Positive – 2.52% (1.2% in Westchester)

·         7-Day Average Percent Positive – 2.37% (Westchester, .92%)
·         Patient Hospitalization – 1,861 (-27)
·         Patients Newly Admitted – 225
·         Patients in ICU – 396 (-17)
·         Patients in ICU with Intubation – 230 (-11)
·         Total Discharges – 209,373 (+222)
·         New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 32
·         Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 45,728
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.
·         Total NY deaths reported to and compiled by the CDC – 58,181
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 – 27,542,110
·         Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 74,268
·         Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 512,283
·         Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 84.6%
·         Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 76.9%
·         Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 88.0%
·         Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 79.0%
·         Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 71.7%
·         Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 65.1%
·         Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 74.7%
·         Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 67.0%

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

REGIONTuesday, November 2, 2021Wednesday,November 3, 2021Thursday, November 4, 2021
Capital Region3.79%3.77%4.03%
Central New York4.27%4.36%4.52%
Finger Lakes5.45%5.71%5.90%
Long Island2.16%2.22%2.33%
Mid-Hudson1.73%1.72%1.86%
Mohawk Valley4.59%4.60%4.66%
New York City0.98%1.00%1.04%
North Country5.36%5.36%5.43%
Southern Tier3.22%3.14%3.06%
Western New York5.62%5.81%5.92%
Statewide2.22%2.30%2.37%

 
Each New York City borough’s 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:  

BOROUGHTuesday, November 2, 2021Wednesday,November 3, 2021Thursday, November 4, 2021
Bronx0.84%0.88%0.87%
Kings1.15%1.20%1.23%
New York0.73%0.70%0.77%
Queens0.97%1.03%1.11%
Richmond1.39%1.37%1.35%

 
Yesterday, 4,775 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 2,556,407. A geographic breakdown is as follows:  
  

CountyTotal PositiveNew Positive
Albany31,99277
Allegany5,08041
Broome25,720121
Cattaraugus8,41655
Cayuga8,99924
Chautauqua13,04169
Chemung11,55145
Chenango4,90526
Clinton7,17541
Columbia5,17013
Cortland5,64117
Delaware3,77120
Dutchess36,28564
Erie111,012454
Essex2,58325
Franklin4,56923
Fulton6,82243
Genesee7,50151
Greene4,56020
Hamilton4672
Herkimer7,24737
Jefferson9,68065
Lewis3,78516
Livingston6,11739
Madison6,58140
Monroe87,760315
Montgomery6,33813
Nassau217,281243
Niagara25,165116
NYC1,102,711893
Oneida29,829113
Onondaga54,461186
Ontario9,94453
Orange58,783101
Orleans4,71952
Oswego12,43540
Otsego4,80316
Putnam12,69821
Rensselaer15,56272
Rockland53,95981
Saratoga21,36684
Schenectady17,52949
Schoharie2,42611
Schuyler1,66211
Seneca2,84512
St. Lawrence11,33362
Steuben10,79552
Suffolk243,659360
Sullivan8,76419
Tioga5,52243
Tompkins6,74825
Ulster17,68732
Warren5,95845
Washington5,09045
Wayne8,75653
Westchester144,77698
Wyoming4,62224
Yates1,7517

 
Yesterday, 32 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total compiled through HERDS to 45,728. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:  

CountyNew Deaths
Broome2
Cattaraugus1
Chautauqua2
Cortland2
Essex1
Fulton1
Herkimer1
Jefferson1
Kings1
Manhattan1
Monroe3
Montgomery1
Niagara1
Onondaga4
Orleans1
Oswego1
Queens2
Schenectady1
Schuyler1
Steuben1
Suffolk1
Tompkins1
Wayne1

 
All New York State mass vaccination sites are open to eligible New Yorkers aged 12 years and older for walk-in vaccination on a first-come, first-serve basis. People who would prefer to schedule 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 new 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, 13,511 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 12,578 completed their vaccine series. A geographic breakdown of New Yorkers who have been vaccinated by region is as follows: 

 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 Region769,148706707,479433
Central New York597,207286555,611327
Finger Lakes782,392503730,674420
Long Island1,947,6782,2421,740,9701,469
Mid-Hudson1,506,5061,3181,340,1341,012
Mohawk Valley300,516220279,347226
New York City6,963,8057,1026,247,3897,555
North Country278,683238252,668258
Southern Tier400,414265370,220289
Western New York860,012631793,137589
Statewide14,406,36113,51113,017,62912,578

The COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker Dashboard is available to update New Yorkers on the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. The New York State Department of Health requires vaccinating facilities to report all COVID-19 vaccine administration data within 24 hours; the vaccine administration data on the dashboard is updated daily to reflect the most up-to-date metrics in the state’s vaccination effort. New York State Department of Health-reported data from NYSIIS and CIR differs slightly from federally-reported data, which is inclusive of federally-administered doses and other minor differences. Both numbers are included in the release above. 

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