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

RegionFriday, January 14, 2022Saturday,

January 15,

2022

Sunday,

January 16, 2022

Capital Region222.79214.06201.60
Central New York251.06234.42225.61
Finger Lakes187.04181.09174.55
Long Island285.50246.23227.38
Mid-Hudson269.54252.59234.09
Mohawk Valley190.72182.39180.77
New York City357.18333.21301.87
North Country186.10181.23172.19
Southern Tier198.68189.81188.37
Western New York224.04213.99209.44
Statewide291.86271.02250.57

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

REGIONFriday, January 14, 2022Saturday,

January 15, 2022

Sunday,

January 16, 2022

Capital Region18.21%17.59%17.10%
Central New York20.83%20.57%20.09%
Finger Lakes18.60%18.53%18.21%
Long Island20.86%19.29%18.47%
Mid-Hudson17.47%16.31%15.49%
Mohawk Valley17.62%16.89%16.71%
New York City16.44%15.05%14.28%
North Country17.08%17.25%16.77%
Southern Tier14.98%14.49%14.24%
Western New York21.88%21.46%20.92%
Statewide17.59%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:

BOROUGHFriday, January 14, 2022Saturday,

January 15, 2022

Sunday,

January 16, 2022

Bronx17.84%16.11%15.23%
Kings15.19%13.95%13.30%
New York13.42%12.44%11.81%
Queens19.20%17.63%16.65%
Richmond16.69%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:

CountyTotal PositiveNew Positive
Albany51,823326
Allegany7,75834
Broome39,838199
Cattaraugus13,152106
Cayuga13,89272
Chautauqua20,628134
Chemung18,653122
Chenango7,90535
Clinton13,010127
Columbia8,68143
Cortland8,95486
Delaware6,62933
Dutchess58,133315
Erie187,2601,347
Essex4,61823
Franklin7,64860
Fulton10,66779
Genesee12,23367
Greene7,55836
Hamilton7446
Herkimer12,00962
Jefferson16,495158
Lewis5,49625
Livingston10,16450
Madison10,94972
Monroe137,633713
Montgomery10,18772
Nassau376,2981,683
Niagara42,971292
NYC2,123,48713,811
Oneida46,553248
Onondaga93,076718
Ontario17,08990
Orange97,731486
Orleans7,67920
Oswego21,220154
Otsego8,27642
Putnam21,747134
Rensselaer27,033178
Rockland85,695523
Saratoga39,662346
Schenectady28,634166
Schoharie4,19832
Schuyler2,96627
Seneca4,88338
St. Lawrence17,49583
Steuben17,03193
Suffolk399,6731,624
Sullivan16,34657
Tioga9,20323
Tompkins14,77075
Ulster27,618140
Warren11,61279
Washington10,33376
Wayne14,770107
Westchester233,046978
Wyoming7,44835
Yates2,85612

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:

RegionCOVID-19 Patients currently hospitalizedAdmitted due to COVID or complications of COVID% Admitted due to COVID or complications of COVIDAdmitted 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 Region41129973%11227%
Central New York33425275%8225%
Finger Lakes73442858%30642%
Long Island2,0211,22761%79439%
Mid-Hudson1,26880263%46637%
Mohawk Valley15411273%4227%
New York City5,8473,04352%2,80448%
North Country1045250%5250%
Southern Tier20812761%8139%
Western New York67042563%24537%
Statewide11,7516,76758%4,98442%

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
CountyNew Deaths
Albany4
Bronx14
Cayuga1
Chautauqua1
Chemung2
Chenango1
Cortland1
Dutchess1
Erie8
Fulton2
Genesee1
Herkimer1
Kings34
Manhattan11
Monroe3
Montgomery1
Nassau18
Niagara2
Onondaga1
Orange4
Otsego1
Queens21
Rockland1
Suffolk11
Ulster1
Washington1
Wayne1
Westchester4

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 dosePeople with complete vaccine series
RegionCumulative
Total
Increase over past 24 hoursCumulative
Total
Increase over past 24 hours
Capital Region951,631329865,753262
Central New York636,017154586,300117
Finger Lakes849,357351782,611160
Long Island2,127,0513021,872,490683
Mid-Hudson1,663,8623371,447,460456
Mohawk Valley320,19688295,85752
New York City7,802,4305,1896,815,6695,621
North Country297,78669268,21346
Southern Tier432,444174393,973103
Western New York938,338468855,303301
Statewide16,019,1127,46114,183,6297,801
     
Booster/Additional Shots   
RegionCumulative
Total
Increase over past 24 hoursIncrease over past 7  days 
Capital Region406,7741,52523,178 
Central New York259,79494616,170 
Finger Lakes413,8011,62323,834 
Long Island803,9083,70258,291 
Mid-Hudson646,7512,01145,131 
Mohawk Valley140,3905697,400 
New York City2,002,36911,864132,862 
North Country121,6644118,116 
Southern Tier190,09759211,141 
Western New York453,0081,84024,326 
Statewide5,438,55625,083350,449 

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.