December 28, 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

96,049 Vaccine Doses Administered Over Last 24 Hours

77 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide

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

“With just three days left in the year, let's make a New Year's resolution to beat this pandemic in 2022," Governor Hochul said. “Let's start by celebrating New Year's safely this weekend. Before visiting friends and family, please get yourself tested and make sure you are vaccinated and boosted, if eligible. Please remember to wear a mask when gathering with others. If we all do what’s right, we can make 2022 a very different year from the hardships we've had to endure so far.”

Today's data is summarized briefly below.

· Test Results Reported – 210,996

· Total Positive – 40,780

· Percent Positive – 19.33%

· 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 13.36%

· Patient Hospitalization - 6,173 (+647)

· Patients Newly Admitted – 1,148

· Patients in ICU - 945 (+32)

· Patients in ICU with Intubation - 519 (+18)

· Total Discharges - 227,712 (+457)

· New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 77

· Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 48,150


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 - 61,084


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 – 33,229,440

· Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 96,049

· Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 680,721

· Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose - 88.7%

· Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 80.4%

· 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) - 82.7%

· Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose - 77.5%

· Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series - 69.5%

· Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 83.4%

· Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 71.5%

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

Region

Saturday,

December 25, 2021

Sunday,

December 26, 2021

Monday,

December 27, 2021

Capital Region

72.50

69.65

70.19

Central New York

73.28

70.52

70.06

Finger Lakes

54.51

52.60

52.17

Long Island

216.10

221.05

234.68

Mid-Hudson

140.16

141.03

152.56

Mohawk Valley

64.44

59.52

55.05

New York City

256.70

262.01

285.85

North Country

46.44

43.27

42.83

Southern Tier

70.34

66.75

63.32

Western New York

68.37

68.80

71.52

Statewide

178.37

180.82

194.36

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

Region

Saturday,

December 25, 2021

Sunday,

December 26, 2021

Monday,

December 27, 2021

Capital Region

9.23%

9.47%

9.96%

Central New York

9.05%

9.19%

9.38%

Finger Lakes

8.85%

9.16%

9.45%

Long Island

14.79%

15.42%

16.26%

Mid-Hudson

11.04%

11.55%

12.53%

Mohawk Valley

9.40%

9.17%

9.43%

New York City

11.76%

12.63%

13.70%

North Country

7.07%

6.92%

7.10%

Southern Tier

7.89%

7.87%

8.01%

Western New York

9.69%

10.03%

10.55%

Statewide

11.70%

12.41%

13.36%

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

Saturday,

December 25, 2021

Sunday,

December 26, 2021

Monday,

December 27, 2021

Bronx

13.78%

14.96%

16.46%

Kings

11.47%

12.29%

13.32%

New York

10.50%

11.04%

11.87%

Queens

12.70%

13.63%

14.65%

Richmond

12.34%

13.17%

14.08%

Yesterday, 40,780 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 3,251,712. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

39,492

216

Allegany

6,881

16

Broome

32,524

128

Cattaraugus

11,323

23

Cayuga

11,059

11

Chautauqua

17,325

42

Chemung

14,657

34

Chenango

6,559

20

Clinton

9,568

35

Columbia

6,752

61

Cortland

7,024

15

Delaware

5,338

6

Dutchess

43,436

278

Erie

142,843

776

Essex

3,537

7

Franklin

6,290

10

Fulton

8,874

16

Genesee

9,940

18

Greene

5,875

35

Hamilton

591

7

Herkimer

9,835

51

Jefferson

12,949

46

Lewis

4,696

8

Livingston

8,299

8

Madison

8,717

14

Monroe

109,989

289

Montgomery

8,150

5

Nassau

274,475

3,523

Niagara

33,283

166

NYC

1,418,247

27,774

Oneida

37,851

81

Onondaga

68,287

309

Ontario

13,675

35

Orange

71,387

461

Orleans

6,346

19

Oswego

16,628

35

Otsego

6,452

13

Putnam

15,124

20

Rensselaer

20,431

124

Rockland

62,396

679

Saratoga

29,483

126

Schenectady

21,635

24

Schoharie

3,310

4

Schuyler

2,353

4

Seneca

3,819

4

St. Lawrence

14,885

34

Steuben

14,364

12

Suffolk

303,339

2,811

Sullivan

11,459

61

Tioga

7,416

11

Tompkins

11,030

20

Ulster

21,676

111

Warren

8,782

34

Washington

8,049

20

Wayne

12,010

21

Westchester

172,563

2,049

Wyoming

6,109

17

Yates

2,325

3

Given the rate of spread of Omicron, it is more meaningful to now report the percentage of Omicron variants as reported to the public COVID-19 sequence databases, than continue to report counts of individual cases. This percentage can then be related to the total positive COVID case count in the state. This process is consistent with how the New York State Department of Health has reported on all other variants online: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-variant-data

Data this morning in the GISAID database, the largest repository of SARS-CoV-2 sequences in the world, show the Omicron variant comprised 73.3% of uploaded sequences from NYS between 12/14/21 and 12/27/21. This is a further increase from that previously reported and is ongoing evidence of the rate of spread of this variant.

It should be noted that similar data reported from the CDC, updated this week, uses a statistical model to project the variant percentages for a more recent timeframe. This projection approach partly explains a higher percentage for the Omicron variant reported by CDC this week.

Over Saturday and Sunday, 77 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total compiled by HERDS to 48,150. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence

Bronx

8

Clinton

1

Columbia

1

Erie

4

Franklin

1

Kings

14

Manhattan

3

Monroe

3

Montgomery

1

Nassau

4

Oneida

2

Onondaga

1

Ontario

1

Queens

10

Rensselaer

1

Richmond

1

Saratoga

2

Seneca

1

Steuben

2

Suffolk

7

Ulster

1

Washington

1

Wayne

3

Westchester

4

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, 24,613 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 12,487 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

935,965

1,175

853,485

643

Central New York

627,579

654

579,818

518

Finger Lakes

834,917

851

770,323

697

Long Island

2,078,763

4,658

1,838,661

1,860

Mid-Hudson

1,626,252

3,407

1,420,707

1,580

Mohawk Valley

315,758

281

291,973

217

New York City

7,572,658

11,805

6,656,740

5,635

North Country

293,521

310

264,524

319

Southern Tier

425,086

422

388,569

271

Western New York

920,601

1,050

840,564

747

Statewide

15,631,100

24,613

13,905,364

12,487

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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