December 15, 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

Announces New New York State Vaccine, Testing, and Booster Site Open in Broome County

277,391 Vaccine Doses Administered Over Last 24 Hours

71 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Yesterday

Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress combating COVID-19. Governor Hochul also announced the opening of a new NewYork State vaccine, testing, and booster site in Broome County at the Former Davis College-Robb Activity Center (400 Riverside Drive, Johnson City, NY). The site will open tomorrow, December 16, at 12PM and will operate from 8AM to 7PM moving forward. The site will conduct testing on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and vaccinations on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. It will be closed on Sundays. Vaccinations at the site will be available by appointment and for walk-ins and serve those aged 5 and above. Both Pfizer/BioNTech and Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be available and the first-doses, second-doses and booster-doses will be offered.

"As we continue to combat the winter surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, it is more important than ever to make vaccines, testing and boosters widely available across the state in order to keep ourselves and each other from getting seriously ill due to COVID-19," Governor Hochul said. "There is no time like the present to get your vaccine if you haven't yet and your booster if you have. Mask up, wash your hands, and let's enjoy a COVID-free holiday season with our loved ones."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported - 232,509
  • Total Positive - 12,944
  • Percent Positive - 5.57%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 4.83%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 3,784 (+12)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 557
  • Patients in ICU - 727 (-4)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 423 (+4)
  • Total Discharges - 221,299 (+493)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 71
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 47,316

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 - 60,148

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 - 31,734,013
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours - 277,391
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days - 974,879
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose - 87.3%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series - 79.5%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 93.6%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 82.0%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose - 75.9%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series - 68.4%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 81.2%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 70.5%

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

REGION

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Monday, December 13, 2021

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Capital Region

60.17

58.65

59.16

Central New York

66.17

64.92

65.10

Finger Lakes

64.86

61.42

60.26

Long Island

68.97

67.74

70.79

Mid-Hudson

46.90

47.72

49.28

Mohawk Valley

76.48

74.80

73.15

New York City

40.95

42.59

46.84

North Country

68.09

66.63

64.00

Southern Tier

86.79

85.21

89.64

Western New York

67.77

66.17

63.52

Statewide

54.11

54.15

56.43

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

REGION

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Monday, December 13, 2021

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Capital Region

6.52%

6.43%

6.65%

Central New York

7.61%

7.65%

7.94%

Finger Lakes

8.52%

8.39%

8.52%

Long Island

6.66%

6.77%

7.12%

Mid-Hudson

4.57%

4.59%

4.65%

Mohawk Valley

7.77%

7.77%

7.85%

New York City

2.81%

2.90%

3.16%

North Country

7.73%

7.72%

7.67%

Southern Tier

6.25%

6.24%

6.56%

Western New York

9.38%

9.27%

9.23%

Statewide

4.62%

4.65%

4.83%

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

BOROUGH

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Monday, December 13, 2021

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Bronx

2.60%

2.70%

2.91%

Kings

2.68%

2.76%

2.99%

New York

2.29%

2.42%

2.80%

Queens

3.25%

3.32%

3.54%

Richmond

4.46%

4.55%

4.62%

Yesterday, 12,944 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total compiled by HERDS to 2,856,505. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Total Omicron Cases Confirmed Statewide: 50*

Albany

36,773

161

-

Allegany

6,569

18

-

Broome

30,403

161

1

Cattaraugus

10,866

39

-

Cayuga

10,511

60

-

Chautauqua

16,466

83

-

Chemung

13,930

73

-

Chenango

6,137

42

-

Clinton

8,847

38

-

Columbia

6,276

37

-

Cortland

6,559

21

-

Delaware

4,993

37

-

Dutchess

40,109

153

-

Erie

134,688

433

-

Essex

3,291

27

-

Franklin

6,000

32

-

Fulton

8,509

37

-

Genesee

9,475

41

-

Greene

5,356

34

-

Hamilton

563

2

-

Herkimer

9,188

72

-

Jefferson

12,448

42

-

Lewis

4,548

33

-

Livingston

7,899

58

-

Madison

8,165

68

-

Monroe

104,710

380

-

Montgomery

7,799

36

-

Nassau

238,425

1,080

5

Niagara

31,385

132

-

NYC

1,178,593

5,084

27

Oneida

35,786

215

4

Onondaga

63,907

325

1

Ontario

12,878

64

-

Orange

65,729

276

-

Orleans

6,088

33

-

Oswego

15,599

104

-

Otsego

6,064

53

-

Putnam

13,932

75

-

Rensselaer

19,015

101

-

Rockland

57,289

194

-

Saratoga

27,214

161

-

Schenectady

20,725

93

-

Schoharie

3,089

28

-

Schuyler

2,166

18

-

Seneca

3,615

28

-

St. Lawrence

14,177

86

-

Steuben

13,766

56

-

Suffolk

270,596

1,312

8

Sullivan

10,464

76

-

Tioga

6,987

42

-

Tompkins

8,843

238

2

Ulster

20,331

77

-

Warren

8,113

49

-

Washington

7,533

62

-

Wayne

11,393

56

-

Westchester

153,696

548

1

Wyoming

5,825

34

-

Yates

2,204

26

-

Unknown

-

-

1

* 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, 71 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 47,316. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Allegany

2

Bronx

1

Broome

1

Cattaraugus

2

Clinton

1

Delaware

1

Dutchess

2

Erie

7

Fulton

1

Genesee

1

Greene

1

Kings

4

Livingston

1

Manhattan

2

Monroe

6

Nassau

3

Niagara

2

Oneida

2

Onondaga

3

Ontario

2

Otsego

1

Putnam

1

Queens

8

Richmond

2

Rockland

1

Saratoga

1

St. Lawrence

1

Suffolk

5

Tompkins

1

Warren

1

Washington

1

Westchester

2

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 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, 83,224 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 81,895 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

875,258

62,631**

800,081

63,200**

Central New York

622,395

140

574,549

710

Finger Lakes

826,838

255

762,564

1,249

Long Island

2,045,145

2,218

1,818,870

2,591

Mid-Hudson

1,598,047

2,686

1,401,544

2,802

Mohawk Valley

313,236

198

289,263

430

New York City

7,389,852

13,550

6,552,733

8,370

North Country

290,926

93

261,883

738

Southern Tier

420,967

364

385,497

359

Western New York

910,337

1,089

830,078

1,446

Statewide

15,293,001

83,224

13,677,062

81,895

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.

** Increase in the Capital Region is due to large data submission from a single organization based in Albany.

As of 12/14

Hospital

Nursing Home

ACF

LHCSA

Hospice

CHHA

Total

Total employee terminations due to being unvaccinated

5,681

1.10%

2,374

1.57%

338

1.09%

7,419

2.58%

81

1.32%

117

0.84%

16,010

Total employee resignations and retirements due to being unvaccinated

2,277

0.44%

63

0.04%

15

0.05%

3,003

1.04%

77

1.25%

116

0.83%

5,551

Total on furlough/unpaid leave due to being unvaccinated and unwilling to get vaccinated

1,489

0.29%

785

0.52%

84

0.27%

8,284

2.88%

13

0.21%

110

0.79%

10,765

Total on furlough/unpaid leave due to being unvaccinated BUT now awaiting first dose

52

0.01%

1,426

0.94%

479

1.55%

2,898

1.01%

10

0.16%

4

0.03%

4,869

Total INACTIVE employees from categories above

9,499

4,648

916

21,604

181

347

37,195

Total ACTIVE employees reported 12/14/21

507,330

146,828

29,994

266,002

5,976

13,645

792,953

Grand Total

516,829

151,476

30,910

287,606

6,157

13,992

1,006,970

Percentages are estimates. They are based on self-reported data for 12/14/21. The denominators are active employees reported for 12/14/21 plus the inactive categories above; they do not include workforce fluctuations that may have occurred in addition to these categories above.

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

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