New York Governor Updates Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State’s Progress Combating COVID-19

New York (STL.News) Governor Kathy Hochul updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress combating COVID-19.

“I’m proud of the work New Yorkers have been putting in to keep the numbers down and protect our vulnerable loved ones,” Governor Hochul said.  “While we are continuing to see promising trends, we are not through the winter surge yet and it is critical that we continue to use the tools that will help stop the spread.  Our best weapon is the vaccine, so if you haven’t, get your shot today and make sure you get your second dose and booster as well.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

Test Results Reported – 204,126
Total Positive – 26,772
Percent Positive – 13.12%
7-Day Average Percent Positive – 15.68%
Patient Hospitalization – 11,751 (+38)
Patients Newly Admitted – 1,196
Patients in ICU – 1,602 (-11)
Patients in ICU with Intubation – 900 (-10)
Total Discharges – 255,748 (+1,070)
New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 152
Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 50,836

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 deaths reported to and compiled by the CDC – 62,891

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 – 35,033,604
Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 42,512
Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 593,556
Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 90.2%
Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 81.3%
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) – 83.7%
Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 79.4%
Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 70.9%
Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 86.1%
Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 73.0%

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

Region
Friday, January 14, 2022
Saturday,

January 15,

2022

Sunday,

January 16, 2022

Capital Region
222.79
214.06
201.60

Central New York
251.06
234.42
225.61

Finger Lakes
187.04
181.09
174.55

Long Island
285.50
246.23
227.38

Mid-Hudson
269.54
252.59
234.09

Mohawk Valley
190.72
182.39
180.77

New York City
357.18
333.21
301.87

North Country
186.10
181.23
172.19

Southern Tier
198.68
189.81
188.37

Western New York
224.04
213.99
209.44

Statewide
291.86
271.02
250.57

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

REGION
Friday, January 14, 2022
Saturday,

January 15, 2022

Sunday,

January 16, 2022

Capital Region
18.21%
17.59%
17.10%

Central New York
20.83%
20.57%
20.09%

Finger Lakes
18.60%
18.53%
18.21%

Long Island
20.86%
19.29%
18.47%

Mid-Hudson
17.47%
16.31%
15.49%

Mohawk Valley
17.62%
16.89%
16.71%

New York City
16.44%
15.05%
14.28%

North Country
17.08%
17.25%
16.77%

Southern Tier
14.98%
14.49%
14.24%

Western New York
21.88%
21.46%
20.92%

Statewide
17.59%
16.37%
15.68%

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

BOROUGH
Friday, January 14, 2022
Saturday,

January 15, 2022

Sunday,

January 16, 2022

Bronx
17.84%
16.11%
15.23%

Kings
15.19%
13.95%
13.30%

New York
13.42%
12.44%
11.81%

Queens
19.20%
17.63%
16.65%

Richmond
16.69%
15.18%
14.44%

Yesterday, 26,772 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 4,534,116.  A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive

Albany
51,823
326

Allegany
7,758
34

Broome
39,838
199

Cattaraugus
13,152
106

Cayuga
13,892
72

Chautauqua
20,628
134

Chemung
18,653
122

Chenango
7,905
35

Clinton
13,010
127

Columbia
8,681
43

Cortland
8,954
86

Delaware
6,629
33

Dutchess
58,133
315

Erie
187,260
1,347

Essex
4,618
23

Franklin
7,648
60

Fulton
10,667
79

Genesee
12,233
67

Greene
7,558
36

Hamilton
744
6

Herkimer
12,009
62

Jefferson
16,495
158

Lewis
5,496
25

Livingston
10,164
50

Madison
10,949
72

Monroe
137,633
713

Montgomery
10,187
72

Nassau
376,298
1,683

Niagara
42,971
292

NYC
2,123,487
13,811

Oneida
46,553
248

Onondaga
93,076
718

Ontario
17,089
90

Orange
97,731
486

Orleans
7,679
20

Oswego
21,220
154

Otsego
8,276
42

Putnam
21,747
134

Rensselaer
27,033
178

Rockland
85,695
523

Saratoga
39,662
346

Schenectady
28,634
166

Schoharie
4,198
32

Schuyler
2,966
27

Seneca
4,883
38

St. Lawrence
17,495
83

Steuben
17,031
93

Suffolk
399,673
1,624

Sullivan
16,346
57

Tioga
9,203
23

Tompkins
14,770
75

Ulster
27,618
140

Warren
11,612
79

Washington
10,333
76

Wayne
14,770
107

Westchester
233,046
978

Wyoming
7,448
35

Yates
2,856
12

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:

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
411
299
73%
112
27%

Central New York
334
252
75%
82
25%

Finger Lakes
734
428
58%
306
42%

Long Island
2,021
1,227
61%
794
39%

Mid-Hudson
1,268
802
63%
466
37%

Mohawk Valley
154
112
73%
42
27%

New York City
5,847
3,043
52%
2,804
48%

North Country
104
52
50%
52
50%

Southern Tier
208
127
61%
81
39%

Western New York
670
425
63%
245
37%

Statewide
11,751
6,767
58%
4,984
42%

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, 152 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 50,836.  A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence

County
New Deaths

Albany
4

Bronx
14

Cayuga
1

Chautauqua
1

Chemung
2

Chenango
1

Cortland
1

Dutchess
1

Erie
8

Fulton
2

Genesee
1

Herkimer
1

Kings
34

Manhattan
11

Monroe
3

Montgomery
1

Nassau
18

Niagara
2

Onondaga
1

Orange
4

Otsego
1

Queens
21

Rockland
1

Suffolk
11

Ulster
1

Washington
1

Wayne
1

Westchester
4

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, 7,461 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 7,801 completed their vaccine series.  A geographic breakdown of New Yorkers who have been vaccinatedby region is as follows:

 
People with at least one vaccine dose
People with complete vaccine series

Region
Cumulative
Total
Increase over past 24 hours
Cumulative
Total
Increase over past 24 hours

Capital Region
951,631
329
865,753
262

Central New York
636,017
154
586,300
117

Finger Lakes
849,357
351
782,611
160

Long Island
2,127,051
302
1,872,490
683

Mid-Hudson
1,663,862
337
1,447,460
456

Mohawk Valley
320,196
88
295,857
52

New York City
7,802,430
5,189
6,815,669
5,621

North Country
297,786
69
268,213
46

Southern Tier
432,444
174
393,973
103

Western New York
938,338
468
855,303
301

Statewide
16,019,112
7,461
14,183,629
7,801

 
 
 
 
 

Booster/Additional Shots
 
 
 

Region
Cumulative
Total
Increase over past 24 hours
Increase over past 7  days
 

Capital Region
406,774
1,525
23,178
 

Central New York
259,794
946
16,170
 

Finger Lakes
413,801
1,623
23,834
 

Long Island
803,908
3,702
58,291
 

Mid-Hudson
646,751
2,011
45,131
 

Mohawk Valley
140,390
569
7,400
 

New York City
2,002,369
11,864
132,862
 

North Country
121,664
411
8,116
 

Southern Tier
190,097
592
11,141
 

Western New York
453,008
1,840
24,326
 

Statewide
5,438,556
25,083
350,449
 

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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