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

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47,870 Positives Yesterday, Down from Surge-High 90,132 on January 7

Percent Positivity 14.62% Yesterday, Down from Surge-High 23.17% on January 2

12,169 New Yorkers Hospitalized Yesterday, Down 38 Hospitalizations From Day Before

187 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Yesterday

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 15,2022 — Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress combating COVID-19.

“We are turning the corner on the winter surge, but we’re not through this yet,” Governor Hochul said. “Please keep getting vaccinated, getting the booster dose, getting our children vaccinated, and wearing non-cloth masks. Let’s not undo all the hard work we’ve put in to bring the numbers down.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

·         Test Results Reported – 327,427

·         Total Positive – 47,870

·         Percent Positive – 14.62%

·         7-Day Average Percent Positive – 17.59%

·         Patient Hospitalization – 12,169 (-38)

·         Patients Newly Admitted – 1,843

·         Patients in ICU – 1653 (+34)

·         Patients in ICU with Intubation – 896 (+32)

·         Total Discharges – 252,862 (+1,736)

·         New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 187

·         Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 50,522

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 – 34,913,218

·         Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 101,571

·         Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 615,418

·         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 – 81.2%

·         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 – 79.2%

·         Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 70.8%

·         Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 86.0%

·         Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 72.9%

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

Region Wednesday, January 12, 2022 Thursday,  January 13, 2022 Friday,

January 14, 2022

Capital Region 242.23 237.95 222.79
Central New York 279.87 260.16 251.06
Finger Lakes 203.39 200.99 187.04
Long Island 345.17 320.18 285.50
Mid-Hudson 318.01 300.19 269.54
Mohawk Valley 206.18 203.50 190.72
New York City 437.76 398.92 357.18
North Country 191.97 190.71 186.10
Southern Tier 214.93 209.17 198.68
Western New York 248.70 244.71 224.04
Statewide 346.93 322.76 291.86

 

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

Region Wednesday, January 12, 2022 Thursday,  January 13, 2022 Friday,

January 14, 2022

Capital Region 18.88% 18.95% 18.21%
Central New York 21.87% 20.98% 20.83%
Finger Lakes 19.15% 18.99% 18.60%
Long Island 23.29% 22.17% 20.86%
Mid-Hudson 20.08% 19.20% 17.47%
Mohawk Valley 17.39% 17.84% 17.62%
New York City 18.45% 17.55% 16.44%
North Country 17.28% 17.11% 17.08%
Southern Tier 15.33% 15.01% 14.98%
Western New York 22.70% 22.58% 21.88%
Statewide 19.42% 18.65% 17.59%

 

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 Wednesday, January 12, 2022 Thursday,  January 13, 2022 Friday,

January 14, 2022

Bronx 20.34% 19.32% 17.84%
Kings 17.05% 16.28% 15.19%
New York 15.03% 14.16% 13.42%
Queens 21.39% 20.41% 19.20%
Richmond 19.15% 17.81% 16.69%

 

Yesterday, 47,870 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 4,456,080. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County Total Positive New Positive
Albany 50,940 730
Allegany 7,669 37
Broome 39,317 299
Cattaraugus 12,956 98
Cayuga 13,689 154
Chautauqua 20,341 202
Chemung 18,314 239
Chenango 7,798 81
Clinton 12,662 230
Columbia 8,464 72
Cortland 8,731 112
Delaware 6,548 61
Dutchess 57,058 637
Erie 184,143 1,890
Essex 4,547 64
Franklin 7,533 89
Fulton 10,473 117
Genesee 12,030 147
Greene 7,466 70
Hamilton 734 2
Herkimer 11,860 136
Jefferson 16,135 215
Lewis 5,430 50
Livingston 9,947 116
Madison 10,797 120
Monroe 135,739 1,308
Montgomery 10,027 120
Nassau 371,873 3,154
Niagara 42,282 438
NYC 2,081,128 23,054
Oneida 45,927 436
Onondaga 91,347 1,659
Ontario 16,805 161
Orange 96,264 1,064
Orleans 7,563 113
Oswego 20,814 263
Otsego 8,146 92
Putnam 21,431 234
Rensselaer 26,560 354
Rockland 83,819 824
Saratoga 38,907 468
Schenectady 28,087 398
Schoharie 4,111 57
Schuyler 2,907 29
Seneca 4,775 70
St. Lawrence 17,267 214
Steuben 16,747 151
Suffolk 395,134 3,563
Sullivan 16,101 218
Tioga 9,049 93
Tompkins 14,460 237
Ulster 27,133 354
Warren 11,407 150
Washington 10,141 143
Wayne 14,502 143
Westchester 229,897 2,230
Wyoming 7,336 75
Yates 2,812 35

 

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 412 303 74% 109 26%
Central New York 333 244 73% 89 27%
Finger Lakes 746 421 56% 325 44%
Long Island 2,161 1,296 60% 865 40%
Mid-Hudson 1,317 826 63% 491 37%
Mohawk Valley 154 109 71% 45 29%
New York City 6,086 3,187 52% 2,899 48%
North Country 98 53 54% 45 46%
Southern Tier 209 134 64% 75 36%
Western New York 653 422 65% 231 35%
Statewide 12,169 6,995 57% 5,174 43%

 

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, 187 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 50,522. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County New Deaths
Bronx 20
Broome 2
Cayuga 1
Chautauqua 2
Chemung 2
Chenango 1
Clinton 1
Dutchess 7
Erie 6
Essex 2
Franklin 1
Greene 1
Herkimer 1
Kings 25
Manhattan 17
Monroe 5
Montgomery 1
Nassau 14
Niagara 2
Onondaga 3
Ontario 2
Orange 3
Orleans 1
Oswego 1
Putnam 1
Queens 26
Rensselaer 1
Richmond 5
Rockland 3
Saratoga 2
Seneca 1
Suffolk 16
Sullivan 1
Ulster 3
Washington 1
Westchester 6

 

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, 20,578 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 15,140 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 dose People with complete vaccine series
Region Cumulative
Total
Increase over past 24 hours Cumulative
Total
Increase over past 24 hours
Capital Region 950,683 763 865,184 386
Central New York 635,408 639 586,019 280
Finger Lakes 848,478 -1,520 782,278 -1,654
Long Island 2,125,850 3,530 1,870,978 1,987
Mid-Hudson 1,662,597 2,760 1,446,508 1,676
Mohawk Valley 319,947 244 295,735 130
New York City 7,785,998 10,060 6,801,544 9,218
North Country 297,549 225 268,109 127
Southern Tier 431,998 2,847 393,735 2,430
Western New York 936,926 1,030 854,455 560
Statewide 15,995,434 20,578 14,164,545 15,140

 

Booster/Additional Shots
Region Cumulative
Total
Increase over past 24 hours Increase over past 7  days
Capital Region 402,570 3,597 23,081
Central New York 257,031 2,910 16,894
Finger Lakes 410,025 3,921 24,556
Long Island 793,642 9,626 57,615
Mid-Hudson 640,203 8,390 45,016
Mohawk Valley 138,915 1,273 7,426
New York City 1,968,895 22,738 131,048
North Country 120,875 1,144 8,377
Southern Tier 187,798 2,007 11,727
Western New York 448,261 3,440 23,724
Statewide 5,368,215 59,046 349,464

 

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

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