December 16, 2021
Albany, NY

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

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237,596 Vaccine Doses Administered Over Last 24 Hours     

53 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Yesterday      

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

“This is a public health crisis. We must not make light of the winter surge that we are facing, and we should continue to encourage everyone we know to get vaccinated, get the booster and wear a mask,” Governor Hochul said. “Let’s all get through this holiday season safely. There are testing sites and boosters widely available across the state in order to keep ourselves and our loved ones from getting seriously ill due to COVID- 19.” 

Today's data is summarized briefly below:  

  • Test Results Reported – 277,956
  • Total Positive – 18,276
  • Percent Positive – 6.58%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 5.11%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 3,765 (-19)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 526
  • Patients in ICU – 762 (+35)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation – 433 (+10)
  • Total Discharges – 221,831 (+532)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 53
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 47,370

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 – 60,152

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 – 31,971,609
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 237,596
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 1,067,323
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 87.7%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 79.8%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 93.8%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 82.1%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 76.3%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 68.7%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 81.4%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 70.7%

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

REGION

Monday, December 13, 2021

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Wednesday, December 14, 2021

Capital Region

58.65

59.16

58.08

Central New York

64.92

65.10

65.10

Finger Lakes

61.42

60.26

56.25

Long Island

67.74

70.79

77.86

Mid-Hudson

47.72

49.28

52.92

Mohawk Valley

74.80

73.15

74.21

New York City

42.59

46.84

53.75

North Country

66.63

64.00

61.51

Southern Tier

85.21

89.64

96.54

Western New York

66.17

63.52

62.21

Statewide

54.15

56.43

60.66

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

REGION

Monday, December 13, 2021

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Wednesday, December 14, 2021

Capital Region

6.43%

6.65%

6.34%

Central New York

7.65%

7.94%

7.58%

Finger Lakes

8.39%

8.52%

8.18%

Long Island

6.77%

7.12%

7.53%

Mid-Hudson

4.59%

4.65%

5.02%

Mohawk Valley

7.77%

7.85%

7.85%

New York City

2.90%

3.16%

3.56%

North Country

7.72%

7.67%

7.23%

Southern Tier

6.24%

6.56%

6.70%

Western New York

9.27%

9.23%

9.29%

Statewide

4.65%

4.83%

5.11%

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 13, 2021

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Wednesday, December 14, 2021

Bronx

2.70%

2.91%

3.15%

Kings

2.76%

2.99%

3.41%

New York

2.42%

2.80%

3.45%

Queens

3.32%

3.54%

3.81%

Richmond

4.55%

4.62%

4.70%

Yesterday, 18,276 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total compiled by HERDS to 2,874,781. A geographic breakdown is as follows:  
 

County  

Total Positive  

New Positive  

Total Omicron Cases Confirmed Statewide: 59*

Albany

36,959

186

-

Allegany

6,618

49

-

Broome

30,617

214

1

Cattaraugus

10,925

59

-

Cayuga

10,579

68

-

Chautauqua

16,577

111

-

Chemung

14,010

80

-

Chenango

6,190

53

-

Clinton

8,917

70

-

Columbia

6,301

25

-

Cortland

6,604

45

-

Delaware

5,029

36

-

Dutchess

40,340

231

-

Erie

135,342

654

-

Essex

3,309

18

-

Franklin

6,033

33

-

Fulton

8,547

38

-

Genesee

9,534

59

-

Greene

5,384

28

-

Hamilton

565

2

-

Herkimer

9,254

66

-

Jefferson

12,501

53

-

Lewis

4,565

17

-

Livingston

7,940

41

-

Madison

8,229

64

-

Monroe

105,131

421

-

Montgomery

7,834

35

-

Nassau

240,073

1,648

6

Niagara

31,529

144

-

NYC

1,186,911

8,318

30

Oneida

36,003

217

4

Onondaga

64,227

320

1

Ontario

12,959

81

-

Orange

66,065

336

-

Orleans

6,115

27

-

Oswego

15,742

143

-

Otsego

6,113

49

-

Putnam

14,000

68

-

Rensselaer

19,102

87

-

Rockland

57,487

198

-

Saratoga

27,399

185

-

Schenectady

20,814

89

-

Schoharie

3,112

23

-

Schuyler

2,192

26

-

Seneca

3,640

25

-

St. Lawrence

14,247

70

-

Steuben

13,838

72

-

Suffolk

272,396

1,800

14

Sullivan

10,550

86

-

Tioga

7,048

61

-

Tompkins

9,234

391

2

Ulster

20,435

104

-

Warren

8,169

56

-

Washington

7,584

51

-

Wayne

11,471

78

-

Westchester

154,426

730

1

Wyoming

5,844

19

-

Yates

2,222

18

-

Unknown

-

-

-

* 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, 53 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 47,370. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:    

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Bronx

1

Broome

1

Cattaraugus

1

Cayuga

1

Chautauqua

2

Erie

6

Essex

1

Greene

1

Kings

2

Manhattan

3

Monroe

2

Nassau

1

Niagara

3

Onondaga

5

Ontario

1

Queens

6

Richmond

2

Saratoga

2

Schenectady

2

St. Lawrence

1

Suffolk

5

Sullivan

1

Ulster

1

Wayne

1

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 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, 71,107 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 64,396 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

924,575

49,317

848,479

48,398

Central New York

622,668

273

575,220

671

Finger Lakes

827,382

544

763,428

864

Long Island

2,048,829

3,684

1,821,210

2,340

Mid-Hudson

1,600,514

2,467

1,403,771

2,227

Mohawk Valley

313,392

156

289,654

391

New York City

7,403,397

13,545

6,560,084

7,351

North Country

291,165

239

262,096

213

Southern Tier

421,314

347

385,868

371

Western New York

910,872

535

831,648

1,570

Statewide

15,364,108

71,107

13,741,458

64,396

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.

Contact us by phone:

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

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