December 12, 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

112,716 Vaccine Doses Administered Over Last 24 Hours

60 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Yesterday

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

"The COVID-19 winter surge has significantly limited hospital bed capacity in many parts of the state, which is why it is more important than ever that we utilize the tools we have at our disposal to keep ourselves and our families safe and healthy this season," Governor Hochul said. "The vaccine is effective at reducing the risk of hospitalization from COVID-19, and I encourage every New Yorker to get theirs, or their booster, as soon as possible. Wear a mask, wash your hands, and remember we are not powerless. Do everything you can to protect your community."
Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported - 249,793
  • Total Positive - 11,577
  • Percent Positive - 4.63%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 4.61%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 3,574 (-29)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 451
  • Patients in ICU - 693 (+5)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 388 (+9)
  • Total Discharges - 220,194 (+484)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 60
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 47,135

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 - 59,784

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 - 31,298,772
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours - 112,716
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days - 863,384
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose - 86.8%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series - 79.0%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 93.3%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 81.9%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose - 75.4%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series - 67.8%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 80.8%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 70.3%

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

REGION

Dec. 9

Dec. 10

Dec. 11

Capital Region

63.93

63.58

61.72

Central New York

69.19

68.46

64.96

Finger Lakes

72.68

67.48

65.68

Long Island

60.74

64.24

64.90

Mid-Hudson

43.63

45.56

45.78

Mohawk Valley

80.57

80.86

77.21

New York City

31.43

34.12

37.03

North Country

69.39

69.15

68.64

Southern Tier

78.44

81.90

85.42

Western New York

77.68

73.21

70.64

Statewide

49.81

51.13

51.98

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

Region

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Friday, December 10, 2021

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Capital Region

6.73%

6.60%

6.54%

Central New York

7.71%

7.49%

7.45%

Finger Lakes

9.12%

8.73%

8.54%

Long Island

6.20%

6.34%

6.49%

Mid-Hudson

4.57%

4.53%

4.55%

Mohawk Valley

8.21%

8.06%

7.77%

New York City

2.52%

2.56%

2.70%

North Country

7.67%

7.73%

7.76%

Southern Tier

6.03%

6.03%

6.25%

Western New York

10.19%

9.88%

9.53%

Statewide

4.66%

4.58%

4.61%

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

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Friday, December 10, 2021

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Bronx

2.59%

2.49%

2.54%

Kings

2.47%

2.47%

2.59%

New York

1.77%

1.95%

2.13%

Queens

3.01%

3.01%

3.13%

Richmond

4.16%

4.13%

4.45%

Yesterday, 11,577 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total compiled by HERDS to 2,826,302. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Total Omicron Cases Confirmed Statewide: 34*

Albany

36,401

113

-

Allegany

6,503

34

-

Broome

30,087

150

1

Cattaraugus

10,755

40

-

Cayuga

10,370

45

-

Chautauqua

16,244

64

-

Chemung

13,773

69

-

Chenango

6,048

32

-

Clinton

8,746

70

-

Columbia

6,192

39

-

Cortland

6,501

37

-

Delaware

4,912

23

-

Dutchess

39,719

158

-

Erie

133,442

508

-

Essex

3,248

28

-

Franklin

5,910

26

-

Fulton

8,401

40

-

Genesee

9,349

53

-

Greene

5,278

13

-

Hamilton

557

6

-

Herkimer

9,048

37

-

Jefferson

12,324

73

-

Lewis

4,488

27

-

Livingston

7,797

37

-

Madison

8,026

58

-

Monroe

103,793

393

-

Montgomery

7,715

28

-

Nassau

235,824

943

2

Niagara

30,989

163

-

NYC

1,166,561

4,293

22

Oneida

35,309

127

2

Onondaga

63,178

243

-

Ontario

12,720

73

-

Orange

65,072

255

-

Orleans

6,026

33

-

Oswego

15,348

85

-

Otsego

5,948

34

-

Putnam

13,772

58

-

Rensselaer

18,819

116

-

Rockland

56,856

99

-

Saratoga

26,876

163

-

Schenectady

20,533

80

-

Schoharie

3,028

20

-

Schuyler

2,137

17

-

Seneca

3,563

16

-

St. Lawrence

14,011

66

-

Steuben

13,649

81

-

Suffolk

267,652

1,227

4

Sullivan

10,321

45

-

Tioga

6,911

34

-

Tompkins

8,377

319

2

Ulster

20,157

115

-

Warren

8,004

66

-

Washington

7,388

45

-

Wayne

11,219

71

-

Westchester

152,506

459

1

Wyoming

5,757

16

-

Yates

2,164

14

-

Grand Total

2,826,302

11,577

34

* 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.

Yesterday, 60 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 47,135. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Albany

1

Bronx

1

Broome

2

Chautauqua

4

Dutchess

1

Erie

8

Essex

1

Fulton

1

Genesee

1

Herkimer

1

Kings

4

Livingston

1

Madison

1

Manhattan

2

Monroe

4

Nassau

2

Niagara

2

Onondaga

1

Ontario

3

Orange

3

Orleans

2

Queens

4

Saratoga

1

St. Lawrence

1

Steuben

1

Suffolk

1

Sullivan

1

Ulster

1

Warren

1

Washington

1

Westchester

2

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, 21,047 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 21,365 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

811,164

868

734,722

1,191

Central New York

621,527

332

572,490

1,054

Finger Lakes

825,378

528

759,688

1,604

Long Island

2,039,061

1,587

1,813,213

1,957

Mid-Hudson

1,591,824

1,415

1,395,550

1,975

Mohawk Valley

312,373

162

288,321

291

New York City

7,358,368

14,142

6,532,775

10,177

North Country

290,420

193

260,642

328

Southern Tier

419,959

981

384,656

678

Western New York

907,575

839

826,801

2,110

Statewide

15,177,649

21,047

13,568,858

21,365

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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