January 4, 2022
Albany, NY

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

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76,279 Vaccine Doses Administered Over Last 24 Hours

99 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Yesterday

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

"The best way to protect ourselves and our children from getting hospitalized with COVID is with the vaccine and booster," Governor Hochul said. "As we continue to fight the winter surge, let's continue to use these tools: Get your second dose and booster when eligible, get your children vaccinated, remember to wear a mask and stay home if you're not feeling well. If we don't, many more New Yorkers will continue to get sick."

Today's data is summarized briefly below: 

  • Test Results Reported – 236,904
  • Total Positive – 53,276
  • Percent Positive – 22.49%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 21.81%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 10,411 (+848)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 1,758
  • Patients in ICU – 1,302 (+94)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation – 625 (+28)
  • Total Discharges – 235,245 (+887)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 99
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 48,798
    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 – 61,607
    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 – 33,869,900
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 76,279
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 640,460
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 89.3%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 80.7%
  • 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 – 78.2% 
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 69.9%
  • 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

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

Capital Region

139.86

155.07

158.53

Central New York

143.07

163.53

184.40

Finger Lakes

115.26

124.98

134.08

Long Island

374.87

398.82

407.77

Mid-Hudson

284.44

304.18

321.16

Mohawk Valley

116.60

126.49

138.85

New York City

439.23

457.73

462.97

North Country

84.42

92.85

99.32

Southern Tier

118.63

129.35

137.25

Western New York

151.13

171.53

189.69

Statewide

316.80

335.05

344.18

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

Region

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Monday, January 3, 2022

Capital Region

15.45%

16.12%

16.31%

Central New York

15.45%

16.32%

17.42%

Finger Lakes

16.22%

16.68%

17.12%

Long Island

24.16%

24.94%

25.49%

Mid-Hudson

20.79%

21.42%

21.91%

Mohawk Valley

12.84%

13.22%

13.78%

New York City

21.69%

22.31%

22.52%

North Country

12.43%

12.88%

13.37%

Southern Tier

13.07%

13.70%

14.14%

Western New York

17.13%

17.95%

18.73%

Statewide

20.87%

21.49%

21.81%

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, January 1, 2022

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Monday, January 3, 2022

Bronx

26.86%

27.63%

27.99%

Kings

20.58%

21.13%

21.36%

New York

18.11%

18.66%

18.32%

Queens

22.82%

23.51%

23.94%

Richmond

22.84%

23.25%

24.03%

Yesterday, 53,276 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 3,722,540. A geographic breakdown is as follows:  

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

42,841

234

Allegany

7,105

47

Broome

34,773

237

Cattaraugus

11,734

87

Cayuga

11,852

134

Chautauqua

18,194

154

Chemung

15,583

91

Chenango

6,931

63

Clinton

10,294

35

Columbia

7,173

21

Cortland

7,531

36

Delaware

5,681

52

Dutchess

48,429

710

Erie

156,851

2,034

Essex

3,879

30

Franklin

6,634

40

Fulton

9,246

38

Genesee

10,435

58

Greene

6,339

20

Hamilton

652

14

Herkimer

10,453

91

Jefferson

13,641

117

Lewis

4,854

33

Livingston

8,757

66

Madison

9,430

73

Monroe

117,797

770

Montgomery

8,604

37

Nassau

317,907

4,306

Niagara

36,113

457

NYC

1,690,432

30,854

Oneida

40,523

338

Onondaga

74,960

1,086

Ontario

14,592

83

Orange

81,122

1,064

Orleans

6,580

33

Oswego

17,952

188

Otsego

6,830

68

Putnam

18,156

328

Rensselaer

22,025

110

Rockland

71,182

1,247

Saratoga

32,415

213

Schenectady

23,552

134

Schoharie

3,533

18

Schuyler

2,489

22

Seneca

4,111

33

St. Lawrence

15,475

68

Steuben

14,989

48

Suffolk

340,955

3,806

Sullivan

13,080

174

Tioga

7,914

41

Tompkins

11,963

31

Ulster

23,308

219

Warren

9,553

112

Washington

8,641

59

Wayne

12,658

73

Westchester

194,964

2,676

Wyoming

6,422

53

Yates

2,451

12

Grand Total

3,722,540

53,276

Given the rate of spread of Omicron, it is more meaningful to report the percentage of Omicron variants uploaded 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 93.8% of uploaded sequences from NYS between 12/21/21 and 1/3/22. This indicates that Omicron continues to circulate at an extremely high level across the state although there may be regional differences. These cannot be measured with statistical precision due to low sample numbers in the data from the last several days, which is a result of the inherent time lag from sample collection to testing, sequencing and data upload. 

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. 

Yesterday, 99 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 48,798. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:   

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Albany

1

Bronx

8

Broome

1

Dutchess

3

Erie

6

Franklin

1

Fulton

1

Genesee

1

Kings

17

Manhattan

7

Monroe

1

Nassau

5

Oneida

1

Orange

1

Oswego

1

Queens

20

Rensselaer

1

Richmond

2

Rockland

2

Schenectady

1

Steuben

2

Suffolk

10

Tioga

1

Warren

1

Westchester

4

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 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, 17,911 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 12,902 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

941,751

731

857,504

659

Central New York

630,081

327

581,856

371

Finger Lakes

839,213

604

773,923

624

Long Island

2,094,191

3,192

1,848,462

1,767

Mid-Hudson

1,638,803

2,828

1,428,536

1,932

Mohawk Valley

317,225

245

293,388

233

New York City

7,659,705

8,542

6,703,606

5,894

North Country

294,863

237

265,816

265

Southern Tier

427,521

409

390,341

326

Western New York

926,327

796

845,081

831

Statewide

15,769,680

17,911

13,988,513

12,902

 

Booster/Additional Shots

   

Region

Cumulative
Total

Increase over past 24 hours

Increase over past 7  days

Capital Region

364,011

3,083

22,521

Central New York

229,334

1,977

14,906

Finger Lakes

367,179

3,196

21,846

Long Island

697,988

8,595

51,135

Mid-Hudson

565,616

6,835

40,194

Mohawk Valley

125,726

981

7,627

New York City

1,748,800

11,721

169,065

North Country

107,004

892

6,765

Southern Tier

167,876

1,377

10,846

Western New York

407,795

2,972

22,863

Statewide

4,781,329

41,629

367,768

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. 

Contact the Governor's Press Office

Contact us by phone:

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

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