December 9, 2021
Albany, NY

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

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

145,152 Vaccine Doses Administered Over Last 24 Hours

54 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Yesterday

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

"The surge in cases should be an alarm going off," Governor Hochul said. "We know the tools to help stop the spread of this deadly virus and prevent people from getting seriously ill from COVID-19: Get vaccinated, get the booster shot, wear a mask. Let's use those tools to enjoy the holidays safely and finally put this pandemic in the rear-view mirror."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported - 249,960
  • Total Positive - 12,491
  • Percent Positive - 5.00%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 4.78%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 3,498 (+9)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 511
  • Patients in ICU - 656 (+23)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 364 (+12)
  • Total Discharges - 218,876 (+467)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 54
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 46,903

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 - 59,719

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 - 30,904,286
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours - 145,152
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days - 899,212
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose - 86.5%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series - 78.8%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 92.1%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 81.3%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose - 75.1%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series - 67.5%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 79.7%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 69.3%

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

REGION

Monday, December 6, 2021

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Capital Region

71.7469.3766.57

Central New York

71.6271.5770.67

Finger Lakes

79.8476.8675.92

Long Island

58.2559.6660.03

Mid-Hudson

41.6842.8543.35

Mohawk Valley

83.8785.2583.04

New York City

25.6926.9930.21

North Country

76.4875.3572.90

Southern Tier

81.5880.9080.07

Western New York

86.7582.4779.05

Statewide

48.6948.9649.83

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

REGION

Monday, December 6, 2021

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Capital Region

7.52%

7.03%

7.02%

Central New York

7.93%

7.78%

7.77%

Finger Lakes

10.14%

9.58%

9.59%

Long Island

5.98%

6.04%

6.09%

Mid-Hudson

4.63%

4.63%

4.56%

Mohawk Valley

8.29%

8.38%

8.58%

New York City

2.35%

2.35%

2.55%

North Country

8.58%

8.27%

8.36%

Southern Tier

6.01%

6.00%

6.14%

Western New York

11.12%

10.66%

10.46%

Statewide

4.87%

4.75%

4.78%

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

BOROUGH

Monday, December 6, 2021

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Bronx

2.36%

2.39%

2.68%

Kings

2.28%

2.32%

2.48%

New York

1.62%

1.60%

1.68%

Queens

2.90%

2.89%

3.14%

Richmond

3.81%

3.88%

4.28%

Yesterday, 12,491 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total compiled by HERDS to 2,791,804. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County Total Positive New Positive Total Omicron Cases Confirmed Statewide: 19*
Albany35,905176-
Allegany6,39042-
Broome29,5361781
Cattaraugus10,59480-
Cayuga10,20859-
Chautauqua15,972108-
Chemung13,55393-
Chenango5,92343-
Clinton8,56764-
Columbia6,07451-
Cortland6,37365-
Delaware4,80443-
Dutchess39,239167-
Erie131,586727-
Essex3,17726-
Franklin5,81424-
Fulton8,25860-
Genesee9,19762-
Greene5,21240-
Hamilton5396-
Herkimer8,89153-
Jefferson12,09371-
Lewis4,41419-
Livingston7,66562-
Madison7,84455-
Monroe102,528624-
Montgomery7,60536-
Nassau232,962911-
Niagara30,434187-
NYC1,155,3114,25312**
Oneida34,8141762
Onondaga62,372354-
Ontario12,485108-
Orange64,278259-
Orleans5,90939-
Oswego15,050107-
Otsego5,81445-
Putnam13,56557-
Rensselaer18,447125-
Rockland56,511149-
Saratoga26,350169-
Schenectady20,230105-
Schoharie2,96022-
Schuyler2,08123-
Seneca3,50032-
St. Lawrence13,729126-
Steuben13,369105-
Suffolk264,0321,1323
Sullivan10,15066-
Tioga6,76869-
Tompkins7,84673-
Ulster19,84997-
Warren7,83262-
Washington7,25161-
Wayne11,021100-
Westchester151,1093661
Wyoming5,69062-
Yates2,12417-

* These case counts represent those known cases that have been confirmed by a state approved laboratory, and do not fully represent the total cases likely in the population.

**Due to over counting of cases yesterday, total has been revised down 1 case

Yesterday, 54 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 46,959. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Albany

1

Allegany

1

Bronx

3

Cattaraugus

1

Erie

5

Essex

1

Fulton

2

Genesee

1

Jefferson

3

Kings

4

Livingston

1

Monroe

1

Montgomery

1

Nassau

1

Niagara

4

Oneida

2

Onondaga

1

Orange

1

Orleans

1

Queens

3

Rensselaer

1

Richmond

2

Rockland

1

Saratoga

3

Schenectady

1

Schuyler

2

Steuben

1

Suffolk

1

Ulster

1

Wayne

2

Westchester

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 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 new 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, 25,317 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 24,049 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 dosePeople with complete vaccine series
RegionCumulative
Total
Increase over past 24 hoursCumulative
Total
Increase over past 24 hours
Capital Region808,451879730,6221,864
Central New York620,192424569,155843
Finger Lakes823,1721,035755,6861,371
Long Island2,032,1462,3601,804,4722,528
Mid-Hudson1,585,7562,4831,388,0952,539
Mohawk Valley311,696241287,284410
New York City7,314,74016,0916,502,48212,015
North Country289,721236259,412515
Southern Tier418,157433382,649512
Western New York904,4721,135821,5551,452
Statewide15,108,50325,31713,501,41224,049

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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Albany: (518) 474 - 8418
New York City: (212) 681 - 4640

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