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

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76,279 Vaccine Doses Administered Over Last 24 Hours

99 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Yesterday

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

Kathleen Courtney Hochul is an American lawyer and politician serving as the 57th governor of New York since August 2021. A member of the Democratic Party, Hochul is the first female governor of New York.

ALBANY, NY — January 4, 2022 — “The best way to protect ourselves and our children from getting hospitalized with COVID is with the vaccine and booster,” Governor Hochul said. “As we continue to fight the winter surge, let’s continue to use these tools: Get your second dose and booster when eligible, get your children vaccinated, remember to wear a mask and stay home if you’re not feeling well. If we don’t, many more New Yorkers will continue to get sick.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 236,904
  • Total Positive – 53,276
  • Percent Positive – 22.49%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 21.81%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 10,411 (+848)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 1,758
  • Patients in ICU – 1,302 (+94)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation – 625 (+28)
  • Total Discharges – 235,245 (+887)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 99
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 48,798
    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 – 61,607
    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 – 33,869,900
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 76,279
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 640,460
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 89.3%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 80.7%
  • 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) – 82.9%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 78.2%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 69.9%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 84.0%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 71.8%

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

REGION MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY
Capital Region 139.86 155.07 158.53
Central New York 143.07 163.53 184.40
Finger Lakes 115.26 124.98 134.08
Long Island 374.87 398.82 407.77
Mid-Hudson 284.44 304.18 321.16
Mohawk Valley 116.60 126.49 138.85
New York City 439.23 457.73 462.97
North Country 84.42 92.85 99.32
Southern Tier 118.63 129.35 137.25
Western New York 151.13 171.53 189.69
Statewide 316.80 335.05 344.18

 

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

Region Saturday, January 1, 2022 Sunday, January 2, 2022 Monday, January 3, 2022
Capital Region 15.45% 16.12% 16.31%
Central New York 15.45% 16.32% 17.42%
Finger Lakes 16.22% 16.68% 17.12%
Long Island 24.16% 24.94% 25.49%
Mid-Hudson 20.79% 21.42% 21.91%
Mohawk Valley 12.84% 13.22% 13.78%
New York City 21.69% 22.31% 22.52%
North Country 12.43% 12.88% 13.37%
Southern Tier 13.07% 13.70% 14.14%
Western New York 17.13% 17.95% 18.73%
Statewide 20.87% 21.49% 21.81%

 

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 Saturday, January 1, 2022 Sunday, January 2, 2022 Monday, January 3, 2022
Bronx 26.86% 27.63% 27.99%
Kings 20.58% 21.13% 21.36%
New York 18.11% 18.66% 18.32%
Queens 22.82% 23.51% 23.94%
Richmond 22.84% 23.25% 24.03%

 

Yesterday, 53,276 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 3,722,540. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County Total Positive New Positive
Albany 42,841 234
Allegany 7,105 47
Broome 34,773 237
Cattaraugus 11,734 87
Cayuga 11,852 134
Chautauqua 18,194 154
Chemung 15,583 91
Chenango 6,931 63
Clinton 10,294 35
Columbia 7,173 21
Cortland 7,531 36
Delaware 5,681 52
Dutchess 48,429 710
Erie 156,851 2,034
Essex 3,879 30
Franklin 6,634 40
Fulton 9,246 38
Genesee 10,435 58
Greene 6,339 20
Hamilton 652 14
Herkimer 10,453 91
Jefferson 13,641 117
Lewis 4,854 33
Livingston 8,757 66
Madison 9,430 73
Monroe 117,797 770
Montgomery 8,604 37
Nassau 317,907 4,306
Niagara 36,113 457
NYC 1,690,432 30,854
Oneida 40,523 338
Onondaga 74,960 1,086
Ontario 14,592 83
Orange 81,122 1,064
Orleans 6,580 33
Oswego 17,952 188
Otsego 6,830 68
Putnam 18,156 328
Rensselaer 22,025 110
Rockland 71,182 1,247
Saratoga 32,415 213
Schenectady 23,552 134
Schoharie 3,533 18
Schuyler 2,489 22
Seneca 4,111 33
St. Lawrence 15,475 68
Steuben 14,989 48
Suffolk 340,955 3,806
Sullivan 13,080 174
Tioga 7,914 41
Tompkins 11,963 31
Ulster 23,308 219
Warren 9,553 112
Washington 8,641 59
Wayne 12,658 73
Westchester 194,964 2,676
Wyoming 6,422 53
Yates 2,451 12
Grand Total 3,722,540 53,276

 

Given the rate of spread of Omicron, it is more meaningful to report the percentage of Omicron variants uploaded to the public COVID-19 sequence databases, than to report counts of individual cases. This percentage can then be related to the total positive COVID case count in the state. This process is consistent with how the New York State Department of Health has reported on all other variants online: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-variant-data

Data this morning in the GISAID database, the largest repository of SARS-CoV-2 sequences in the world, show the Omicron variant comprised 93.8% of uploaded sequences from NYS between 12/21/21 and 1/3/22. This indicates that Omicron continues to circulate at an extremely high level across the state although there may be regional differences. These cannot be measured with statistical precision due to low sample numbers in the data from the last several days, which is a result of the inherent time lag from sample collection to testing, sequencing and data upload.

It should be noted that similar data reported from the CDC, updated this week, uses a statistical model to project the variant percentages for a more recent timeframe.

Yesterday, 99 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 48,798. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County New Deaths
Albany 1
Bronx 8
Broome 1
Dutchess 3
Erie 6
Franklin 1
Fulton 1
Genesee 1
Kings 17
Manhattan 7
Monroe 1
Nassau 5
Oneida 1
Orange 1
Oswego 1
Queens 20
Rensselaer 1
Richmond 2
Rockland 2
Schenectady 1
Steuben 2
Suffolk 10
Tioga 1
Warren 1
Westchester 4

 

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, with 10 sites open to eligible New Yorkers aged 5 and older. 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 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, 17,911 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 12,902 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 dose People with complete vaccine series  
Region Cumulative
Total
Increase over past 24 hours Cumulative
Total
Increase over past 24 hours  
Capital Region 941,751 731 857,504 659  
Central New York 630,081 327 581,856 371  
Finger Lakes 839,213 604 773,923 624  
Long Island 2,094,191 3,192 1,848,462 1,767  
Mid-Hudson 1,638,803 2,828 1,428,536 1,932  
Mohawk Valley 317,225 245 293,388 233  
New York City 7,659,705 8,542 6,703,606 5,894  
North Country 294,863 237 265,816 265  
Southern Tier 427,521 409 390,341 326  
Western New York 926,327 796 845,081 831  
Statewide 15,769,680 17,911 13,988,513 12,902  
           
           

 

       
Booster/Additional Shots    
Region Cumulative
Total
Increase over past 24 hours Increase over past 7  days
Capital Region 364,011 3,083 22,521
Central New York 229,334 1,977 14,906
Finger Lakes 367,179 3,196 21,846
Long Island 697,988 8,595 51,135
Mid-Hudson 565,616 6,835 40,194
Mohawk Valley 125,726 981 7,627
New York City 1,748,800 11,721 169,065
North Country 107,004 892 6,765
Southern Tier 167,876 1,377 10,846
Western New York 407,795 2,972 22,863
Statewide 4,781,329 41,629 367,768

 

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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Source: New York State | Executive Chamber | press.office@exec.ny.gov | 518.474.8418
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