COVID-19 Rates Are Quickly Increasing In New York State
As we approach Easter weekend when families and friends will be coming together, the threat of COVID-19 is getting worse again. In some regions, the 7-day average positivity rates have doubled over the past month. Governor Kathy Hochul said,
As we approach the Easter and Passover holidays and we see more New Yorkers travel and gather together, let's continue to use the tools to keep each other safe and move forward through this pandemic safely. Make sure you get tested before you travel, and if you test positive, isolate from others and talk to your doctor about treatments. The number one way to protect yourself against COVID-19 is to get vaccinated. Second booster doses have been authorized for individuals 55 and up, so make sure to sign up for your booster today if you're eligible.
There are 7 of the 10 regions with 7-day average positivity rates over 5 percent - Capital Region, Central New York, Finger Lakes, Mohawk Valley, North Country, Southern Tier, and Western New York.
Eight people died on April 11, 2022, due to COVID-19. The hospitalization and Intensive Care Unit numbers increased slightly also from the previous day, while intubations decreased by three.
- COVID-19 Hospitalization - 1,128 (+68)
Newly AdmittedCOVID-19 Patients - 185
COVID-19 Patients in Intensive Care Unit - 138 (+8)
Intubated COVID-19 Patients in Intensive Care Unit - 63 (-3)
Here are the 7-day average positivity rates reported by the Governor's Office in the various regions around the state for March 10 and April 11, (the most up-to-date data):
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.
Statewide - March 10 - 1.44% / April 11 - 4.13%
Capital Region - March 10 - 2.44% / April 11 - 5.98%
Central New York - March 10 - 4.36% / April 11 - 11.22%
Finger Lakes - March 10 - 2.02% / April 11 - 8.43%
Long Island - March 10 - 1.53% / April 11 - 4.78%
Mid-Hudson - March 10 - 1.56% / April 11 - 3.89%
Mohawk Valley - March 10 - 2.18% / April 11 - 6.04%
New York City - March 10 - 1.00% / April 11 - 2.80%
North Country - March 10 - 3.14% / April 11 - 5.80%
Southern Tier - March 10 - 2.37% / April 11 - 6.86%
Western New York - March 10 - 1.86% / April 11 - 7.76%