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

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Statewide Positivity Rate Below 10% for Second Day in a Row

Cases Per 100k (7-Day Average) Declining in All Regions

179 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 22, 2022– Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress combating COVID-19.

“We are below 10% positivity rate for the second day in a row. This is extraordinary progress,” Governor Hochulsaid. “As we continue to see numbers trend downward, let’s also continue to do the right thing. Wash your hands, get the vaccine if you haven’t already, get the booster dose, and wear a mask. We will continue to see this downward trend in other parts of the state soon.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

·         Test Results Reported – 299,580

·         Total Positive – 27,643

·         Percent Positive – 9.23%

·         7-Day Average Percent Positive – 11.36%

·         Patient Hospitalization – 10,477 (-539)

·         Patients Newly Admitted – 1,264

·         Patients in ICU – 1,504 (-44)

·         Patients in ICU with Intubation – 884 (+4)

·         Total Discharges – 262,654 (1,581)

·         New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 179

·         Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 51,716

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 – 64,120

 

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 – 35,409,903

·         Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 80,188

·         Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 496,685

·         Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 90.6%

·         Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 81.6%

·         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) – 84.1%

·         Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 79.7%

·         Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 71.3%

·         Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 86.8%

·         Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 73.5%

 

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

Region Wednesday, January 19, 2022 Thursday, January 20, 2022 Friday, January 20, 2022
Capital Region 169.65 154.52 144.12
Central New York 199.16 193.19 178.55
Finger Lakes 137.47 126.46 119.99
Long Island 160.48 145.64 125.54
Mid-Hudson 177.31 156.06 136.89
Mohawk Valley 159.14 151.72 147.74
New York City 208.39 192.80 176.42
North Country 152.41 151.15 145.49
Southern Tier 149.05 140.52 135.70
Western New York 168.22 146.56 137.87
Statewide 183.67 168.51 153.73

 

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

REGION Wednesday, January 19, 2022 Thursday, January 20, 2022 Friday, January 20, 2022
Capital Region 16.23% 15.04% 14.06%
Central New York 19.32% 18.62% 17.72%
Finger Lakes 17.15% 16.03% 15.44%
Long Island 15.51% 14.41% 13.19%
Mid-Hudson 13.26% 12.43% 11.70%
Mohawk Valley 15.00% 14.32% 13.30%
New York City 11.52% 10.49% 9.60%
North Country 16.29% 16.72% 16.46%
Southern Tier 12.93% 12.64% 11.87%
Western New York 18.95% 17.65% 16.90%
Statewide 13.30% 12.27% 11.36%

 

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

BOROUGH Wednesday, January 19, 2022 Thursday, January 20, 2022 Friday, January 20, 2022
Bronx 12.35% 10.92% 9.63%
Kings 10.73% 9.81% 9.07%
New York 9.56% 8.82% 8.34%
Queens 13.56% 12.39% 11.32%
Richmond 12.14% 11.39% 10.41%

 

Yesterday, 27,643 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 4,666,373. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County Total Positive New Positive
Albany 53,772 417
Allegany 8,006 65
Broome 41,057 310
Cattaraugus 13,794 108
Cayuga 14,399 96
Chautauqua 21,516 171
Chemung 19,320 183
Chenango 8,241 85
Clinton 13,733 163
Columbia 9,028 57
Cortland 9,331 71
Delaware 6,887 44
Dutchess 59,798 334
Erie 193,127 1,177
Essex 4,821 64
Franklin 7,985 69
Fulton 11,101 111
Genesee 12,691 102
Greene 7,849 56
Hamilton 769 3
Herkimer 12,434 81
Jefferson 17,446 210
Lewis 5,658 39
Livingston 10,566 99
Madison 11,445 134
Monroe 141,338 888
Montgomery 10,595 109
Nassau 384,123 1,303
Niagara 44,279 303
NYC 2,184,847 13,422
Oneida 48,327 392
Onondaga 97,726 1,006
Ontario 17,784 147
Orange 100,607 499
Orleans 7,963 67
Oswego 22,169 206
Otsego 8,671 88
Putnam 22,308 100
Rensselaer 28,200 244
Rockland 87,911 359
Saratoga 41,310 331
Schenectady 29,930 253
Schoharie 4,435 42
Schuyler 3,078 15
Seneca 5,138 60
St. Lawrence 18,163 150
Steuben 17,621 164
Suffolk 407,837 1,420
Sullivan 17,033 132
Tioga 9,541 82
Tompkins 15,408 93
Ulster 28,662 195
Warren 12,071 129
Washington 10,757 108
Wayne 15,431 165
Westchester 237,634 827
Wyoming 7,717 66
Yates 2,985 29
     

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 410 286 69.8% 124 30.2%
Central New York 304 222 73.0% 82 27.0%
Finger Lakes 747 403 53.9% 344 46.1%
Long Island 1,754 1,015 57.9% 739 42.1%
Mid-Hudson 1,089 665 61.1% 424 38.9%
Mohawk Valley 159 105 66.0% 54 34.0%
New York City 5,060 2,601 51.4% 2,459 48.6%
North Country 104 52 50.0% 52 50.0%
Southern Tier 221 127 57.5% 94 42.5%
Western New York 629 386 61.4% 243 38.6%
Statewide 10,477 5,862 56.0% 4,615 44.0%

 

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, 179 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 51,716. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County New Deaths
Albany 1
Bronx 16
Cattaraugus 1
Chemung 1
Cortland 4
Delaware 1
Dutchess 2
Erie 10
Fulton 2
Genesee 1
Herkimer 1
Jefferson 2
Kings 25
Monroe 6
Montgomery 1
Nassau 9
New York 18
Niagara 3
Oneida 3
Onondaga 5
Ontario 1
Orange 1
Oswego 1
Otsego 1
Putnam 1
Queens 29
Rensselaer 1
Richmond 2
Rockland 1
Saratoga 2
Schenectady 1
Steuben 1
Suffolk 10
Sullivan 2
Washington 1
Wayne 1
Westchester 10
Wyoming 1

 

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 Appor 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.govto 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, 16,061 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 30,428 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 954,755 829 869,120 674
Central New York 637,886 448 588,066 319
Finger Lakes 852,133 668 785,411 525
Long Island 2,140,622 2,712 1,883,593 2,105
Mid-Hudson 1,672,786 1,685 1,455,797 1,274
Mohawk Valley 321,261 228 296,884 189
New York City 7,843,367 7,994 6,870,570 24,212
North Country 298,766 182 269,136 178
Southern Tier 434,052 393 395,460 211
Western New York 941,727 922 858,972 741
Statewide 16,097,355 16,061 14,273,009 30,428

 

Booster/Additional Shots          
Region Cumulative
Total
Increase over past 24 hours Increase over past 7  days      
Capital Region 417,761 3,031 15,191      
Central New York 270,695 2,532 13,664      
Finger Lakes 427,675 3,367 17,650      
Long Island 843,834 8,464 50,192      
Mid-Hudson 673,760 5,694 33,557      
Mohawk Valley 145,102 1,132 6,187      
New York City 2,076,179 15,608 107,284      
North Country 126,658 889 5,783      
Southern Tier 196,348 1,561 8,550      
Western New York 465,681 3,492 17,420      
Statewide 5,643,693 45,770 275,478      
             

The COVID-19VaccineTracker Dashboardis 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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