January 3, 2022
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

26,814 Vaccine Doses Administered Over Last 24 Hours

103 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Yesterday

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

“Let’s celebrate the first day of school in 2022 by ensuring we are taking the proper precautions to keep them open through the rest of the year,” Governor Hochul said. “We know how to overcome this winter surge: Get the vaccine, get the booster, mask up, get tested and stay home if you're feeling sick. If we don't use these tools, many more in our communities will get sick."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported - 223,153
  • Total Positive - 51,698
  • Percent Positive - 23.17%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 21.49%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 9,563 (+790)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 1,637
  • Patients in ICU - 1,208 (+75)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 597 (+30)
  • Total Discharges - 234,358 (+935)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 103
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 48,689

    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 - 61,514

    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 - 33,793,621
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours - 26,814
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days - 660,230
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose - 89.2%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series - 80.6%
  • 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) - 82.9%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose - 78.1%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series - 69.8%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 84.0%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 71.8%

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

Region

Friday, December 31, 2021

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Capital Region

123.60

139.86

155.07

Central New York

130.52

143.07

163.53

Finger Lakes

104.13

115.26

124.98

Long Island

348.88

374.87

398.82

Mid-Hudson

260.99

284.44

304.18

Mohawk Valley

105.94

116.60

126.49

New York City

419.08

439.23

457.73

North Country

74.60

84.42

92.85

Southern Tier

105.03

118.63

129.35

Western New York

139.32

151.13

171.53

Statewide

297.74

316.80

335.05

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

Region

Friday, December 31, 2021

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Capital Region

14.56%

15.45%

16.12%

Central New York

14.91%

15.45%

16.32%

Finger Lakes

15.68%

16.22%

16.68%

Long Island

22.69%

24.16%

24.94%

Mid-Hudson

19.35%

20.79%

21.42%

Mohawk Valley

12.58%

12.84%

13.22%

New York City

20.56%

21.69%

22.31%

North Country

11.94%

12.43%

12.88%

Southern Tier

12.24%

13.07%

13.70%

Western New York

16.42%

17.13%

17.95%

Statewide

19.79%

20.87%

21.49%

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

Friday, December 31, 2021

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Bronx

25.50%

26.86%

27.63%

Kings

19.42%

20.58%

21.13%

New York

17.36%

18.11%

18.66%

Queens

21.74%

22.82%

23.51%

Richmond

21.44%

22.84%

23.25%

Yesterday, 51,698 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 3,669,264. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

42,607

378

Allegany

7,058

35

Broome

34,536

240

Cattaraugus

11,647

35

Cayuga

11,718

96

Chautauqua

18,040

77

Chemung

15,492

108

Chenango

6,868

31

Clinton

10,259

89

Columbia

7,152

38

Cortland

7,495

51

Delaware

5,629

24

Dutchess

47,719

553

Erie

154,817

2,037

Essex

3,849

24

Franklin

6,594

45

Fulton

9,208

45

Genesee

10,377

45

Greene

6,319

33

Hamilton

638

3

Herkimer

10,362

49

Jefferson

13,524

87

Lewis

4,821

11

Livingston

8,691

55

Madison

9,357

51

Monroe

117,027

799

Montgomery

8,567

61

Nassau

313,601

5,195

Niagara

35,656

440

NYC

1,659,578

29,246

Oneida

40,185

187

Onondaga

73,874

953

Ontario

14,509

123

Orange

80,058

925

Orleans

6,547

14

Oswego

17,764

190

Otsego

6,762

29

Putnam

17,828

259

Rensselaer

21,915

207

Rockland

69,935

848

Saratoga

32,202

406

Schenectady

23,418

223

Schoharie

3,515

12

Schuyler

2,467

17

Seneca

4,078

29

St. Lawrence

15,407

37

Steuben

14,941

66

Suffolk

337,149

4,193

Sullivan

12,906

159

Tioga

7,873

46

Tompkins

11,932

44

Ulster

23,089

234

Warren

9,441

105

Washington

8,582

80

Wayne

12,585

55

Westchester

192,288

2,242

Wyoming

6,369

24

Yates

2,439

10

Given the rate of spread of Omicron, it is more meaningful to report the percentage of Omicron variants as reported to the public COVID-19 sequence databases, than 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 90% of uploaded sequences from NYS between 12/20/21 and 1/2/22. This is actually slightly lower than the level reported yesterday, and reflects the expected fluctuations in the database with uploading batches of data from sequencing laboratories.

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 the different percentage for the Omicron variant reported by CDC this week.

Yesterday, 103 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 48,689. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Albany

2

Allegany

1

Bronx

15

Broome

2

Chautauqua

3

Columbia

1

Dutchess

1

Erie

4

Franklin

1

Kings

15

Manhattan

6

Monroe

1

Nassau

5

Niagara

1

Oneida

2

Onondaga

4

Ontario

1

Orange

1

Queens

10

Rensselaer

1

Richmond

1

Rockland

1

Saratoga

1

Schenectady

1

Steuben

1

Suffolk

8

Tompkins

1

Ulster

1

Washington

1

Wayne

4

Westchester

6

All New York State mass vaccination sites are open to eligible New Yorkers aged 12 years and older for walk-in vaccination on a first-come, first-serve basis, with 10 sites open to eligible New Yorkers aged 5 and older. People who would prefer to schedule 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, 3,456 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 4,791 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

941,020

336

856,845

324

Central New York

629,754

167

581,485

192

Finger Lakes

838,609

215

773,299

174

Long Island

2,090,999

263

1,846,695

805

Mid-Hudson

1,635,975

140

1,426,604

516

Mohawk Valley

316,980

91

293,155

325

New York City

7,651,163

1,750

6,697,712

1,926

North Country

294,626

70

265,551

68

Southern Tier

427,112

105

390,015

98

Western New York

925,531

319

844,250

363

Statewide

15,751,769

3,456

13,975,611

4,791

Booster/Additional Shots

Region

Cumulative
Total

Increase over past 24 hours

Increase over past 7 days

Capital Region

360,928

1,325

23,520

Central New York

227,357

793

15,793

Finger Lakes

363,983

871

22,496

Long Island

689,393

3,356

52,071

Mid-Hudson

558,781

1,962

40,897

Mohawk Valley

124,745

323

8,004

New York City

1,737,079

4,489

175,899

North Country

106,112

314

7,309

Southern Tier

166,499

489

11,712

Western New York

404,823

1,248

23,902

Statewide

4,739,700

15,170

381,603

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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