January 7, 2022
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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

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106,978 Vaccine Doses Administered Over Last 24 Hours

155 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Yesterday

Governor Announces New Daily COVID-19 Hospitalization Data

New Data Shows Number of COVID-19 Positive Hospitalizations Admitted for COVID-19 / COVID-19 Complications vs. Non-COVID-19 Other Reasons

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

"My administration is hard at work making testing, vaccines, boosters and masks more widely available in to fight this winter surge," Governor Hochul said. "While we are prepared to deal with whatever comes our way using the tools we know are effective, it will take a concerted effort on the part of every New Yorker to beat this pandemic and protect our loved ones. Get your vaccine if you haven't yet and the booster if you have, mask up, exercise caution while in indoor public spaces and we'll make it through this - together." 

Today's data is summarized briefly below: 

  • Test Results Reported - 377,160
  • Total Positive - 82,094
  • Percent Positive - 21.77%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 22.36%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 11,548 (+364)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 2,058
  • Patients in ICU - 1449 (+45)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 704 (+9)
  • Total Discharges - 240,003 (+1,661)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 155
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 49,185

    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 - 61,859

    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 - 34,189,723
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours - 106,978
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days - 538,240
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose - 89.6% 
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series - 80.8% 
  • 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) - 83.2%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose - 78.5%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series - 70.2% 
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 84.9% 
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 72.2%

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

Region

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Capital Region

171.19

189.67

199.43

Central New York

203.56

217.66

239.91

Finger Lakes

145.10

158.94

172.37

Long Island

416.72

423.40

411.38

Mid-Hudson

327.90

334.36

338.51

Mohawk Valley

145.09

158.31

172.65

New York City

468.22

471.91

473.86

North Country

109.08

124.22

136.39

Southern Tier

142.19

157.02

171.06

Western New York

201.70

207.50

223.67

Statewide

352.06

359.36

363.41

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

Region 

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Capital Region

18.04%

18.72%

18.94%

Central New York

20.42%

20.70%

22.02%

Finger Lakes

18.94%

19.44%

20.04%

Long Island

26.36%

26.76%

26.58%

Mid-Hudson

23.31%

23.10%

23.08%

Mohawk Valley

16.21%

16.89%

17.18%

New York City

22.51%

22.42%

22.16%

North Country

15.02%

15.79%

16.07%

Southern Tier

15.94%

15.70%

15.58%

Western New York

20.05%

20.68%

21.31%

Statewide

22.45%

22.48%

22.36%

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 

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Bronx

27.82%

27.53%

26.65%

Kings

21.23%

20.99%

20.69%

New York

18.07%

17.85%

17.75%

Queens

24.14%

24.32%

24.28%

Richmond

24.10%

24.47%

23.98%

Yesterday, 82,094 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 3,966,695. A geographic breakdown is as follows:  

County  

Total Positive  

New Positive  

Albany

45,231

874

Allegany

7,268

54

Broome

36,196

577

Cattaraugus

12,076

115

Cayuga

12,434

215

Chautauqua

18,708

186

Chemung

16,251

302

Chenango

7,204

84

Clinton

10,889

249

Columbia

7,538

115

Cortland

7,836

107

Delaware

5,977

97

Dutchess

51,105

1,102

Erie

165,133

3,443

Essex

4,062

75

Franklin

6,882

92

Fulton

9,626

149

Genesee

10,896

180

Greene

6,696

115

Hamilton

692

12

Herkimer

10,893

131

Jefferson

14,355

273

Lewis

5,005

52

Livingston

9,077

145

Madison

9,815

114

Monroe

123,692

2,098

Montgomery

9,050

167

Nassau

336,980

6,110

Niagara

37,879

607

NYC

1,823,545

44,278

Oneida

42,274

559

Onondaga

80,188

2,084

Ontario

15,226

221

Orange

85,753

1,466

Orleans

6,865

75

Oswego

18,675

253

Otsego

7,161

115

Putnam

19,290

408

Rensselaer

23,354

502

Rockland

75,775

1,511

Saratoga

34,555

705

Schenectady

24,963

521

Schoharie

3,669

46

Schuyler

2,596

39

Seneca

4,254

43

St. Lawrence

15,966

176

Steuben

15,413

182

Suffolk

359,671

5,394

Sullivan

14,026

304

Tioga

8,231

135

Tompkins

12,813

282

Ulster

24,346

379

Warren

10,094

160

Washington

9,085

134

Wayne

13,186

188

Westchester

207,055

3,980

Wyoming

6,675

79

Yates

2,545

35

Below is data that shows how many hospitalized individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 were admitted for COVID-19/COVID-19 complications and how many were admitted for non-COVID-19 conditions:

Region

COVID-19 Patients currently hospitalized

Admitted due to COVID or complications of COVID

% Admitted due to COVID or complications of COVID

Admitted where COVID was not included as one of the reasons for admission

% Admitted where COVID was not included as one of the reasons for admission

Capital Region

361

277

77%

84

23%

Central New York

262

210

80%

52

20%

Finger Lakes

603

401

67%

202

33%

Long Island

2,060

1,273

62%

787

38%

Mid-Hudson

1,231

793

64%

438

36%

Mohawk Valley

133

88

66%

45

34%

New York City

6,052

2,992

49%

3,060

51%

North Country

95

64

67%

31

33%

Southern Tier

214

131

61%

83

39%

Western New York

537

391

73%

146

27%

Statewide

11,548

6,620

57%

4,928

43%

Given the rate of spread of Omicron, it is more meaningful to report the percentage of Omicron variants as 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 today in the GISAID database, the largest repository of SARS-CoV-2 sequences in the world, show the Omicron variant comprised 94% of uploaded sequences from NYS between 12/24/21 and 1/6/22. This higher level than that reported yesterday, reflects the expected fluctuations in the database with uploading batches of data from sequencing laboratories. It 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. This projection approach partly explains the different percentage for the Omicron variant reported by CDC.

Yesterday, 155 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 49,185. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:   

Deaths by County of Residence 

County 

New Deaths 

Albany

2

Bronx

11

Broome

1

Chemung

1

Chenango

1

Dutchess

1

Erie

8

Fulton

1

Greene

1

Herkimer

1

Kings

19

Lewis

1

Livingston

1

Manhattan

11

Monroe

6

Montgomery

1

Nassau

15

Niagara

5

Onondaga

4

Orange

6

Queens

22

Rensselaer

1

Richmond

6

Rockland

1

Saratoga

2

Schoharie

1

St. Lawrence

1

Suffolk

13

Sullivan

1

Ulster

1

Wayne

1

Westchester

8

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, 20,560 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 16,559 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

944,175

650

860,118

873

Central New York

631,513

439

583,209

467

Finger Lakes

841,647

718

776,548

1,068

Long Island

2,103,327

2,403

1,854,762

2,080

Mid-Hudson

1,645,930

1,999

1,433,695

1,950

Mohawk Valley

318,120

216

294,284

304

New York City

7,702,739

12,837

6,731,134

8,339

North Country

295,531

163

266,608

241

Southern Tier

428,838

340

391,512

387

Western New York

929,316

795

847,864

850

Statewide

15,841,136

20,560

14,039,734

16,559

 

Booster/Additional Shots

Region

Cumulative
Total

Increase over past 24 hours

Increase over past 7  days

Capital Region

375,079

4,070

18,345

Central New York

237,503

2,920

12,778

Finger Lakes

380,375

4,474

19,777

Long Island

726,962

9,552

47,336

Mid-Hudson

587,978

7,686

35,883

Mohawk Valley

129,942

1,622

6,414

New York City

1,815,409

22,304

124,290

North Country

111,226

1,714

5,988

Southern Tier

173,725

1,858

8,890

Western New York

419,839

3,966

19,201

Statewide

4,958,038

60,166

298,902

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

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

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