January 8, 2022
Albany, NY

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

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108,077 Vaccine Doses Administered Over Last 24 Hours

154 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Yesterday     

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

"There is an answer to this winter surge and it's simple: the vaccine and the booster," Governor Hochul said. "Our vaccination rate among children is still too low. parents and guardians don't delay in getting your children vaccinated and boosted, if eligible. It's safe and widely available. This is the one of the best ways to keep our numbers down, as well as wearing a mask and staying home if sick."

Today's data is summarized briefly below: 

  • Test Results Reported - 425,782
  • Total Positive - 90,132
  • Percent Positive - 21.17%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 22.15%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 11,843 (+295)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 2,144
  • Patients in ICU - 1483 (+34)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 720 (+16)
  • Total Discharges - 241,729 (+1,726)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 154
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 49,344

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 - 34,297,800
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours - 108,077
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days - 556,642
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose - 89.7% 
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series - 80.9%
  • 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) - 83.3% 
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose - 78.6% 
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series - 70.2% 
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 85.1% 
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 72.3%

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

Region

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Friday, January 7, 2022

Capital Region

189.67

199.43

219.87

Central New York

217.66

239.91

257.13

Finger Lakes

158.94

172.37

185.50

Long Island

423.40

411.38

406.80

Mid-Hudson

334.36

338.51

345.40

Mohawk Valley

158.31

172.65

185.95

New York City

471.91

473.86

470.23

North Country

124.22

136.39

152.04

Southern Tier

157.02

171.06

182.48

Western New York

207.50

223.67

239.91

Statewide

359.36

363.41

366.82

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

Region 

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Friday, January 7, 2022

Capital Region

18.72%

18.94%

19.81%

Central New York

20.70%

22.02%

22.26%

Finger Lakes

19.44%

20.04%

20.10%

Long Island

26.76%

26.58%

26.46%

Mid-Hudson

23.10%

23.08%

23.06%

Mohawk Valley

16.89%

17.18%

17.46%

New York City

22.42%

22.16%

21.75%

North Country

15.79%

16.07%

16.34%

Southern Tier

15.70%

15.58%

15.64%

Western New York

20.68%

21.31%

22.13%

Statewide

22.48%

22.36%

22.15%

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 

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Friday, January 7, 2022

Bronx

27.53%

26.65%

25.94%

Kings

20.99%

20.69%

20.36%

New York

17.85%

17.75%

17.24%

Queens

24.32%

24.28%

24.15%

Richmond

24.47%

23.98%

23.43%

Yesterday, 90,132 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total compiled by HERDS to 4,056,827. A geographic breakdown is as follows:  

County  

Total Positive  

New Positive  

Albany

46,262

1,031

Allegany

7,320

52

Broome

36,704

508

Cattaraugus

12,242

166

Cayuga

12,627

193

Chautauqua

19,018

310

Chemung

16,520

269

Chenango

7,313

109

Clinton

11,178

289

Columbia

7,713

175

Cortland

8,012

176

Delaware

6,080

103

Dutchess

52,215

1,110

Erie

168,530

3,397

Essex

4,169

107

Franklin

7,010

128

Fulton

9,739

113

Genesee

11,067

171

Greene

6,805

109

Hamilton

704

12

Herkimer

11,053

160

Jefferson

14,586

231

Lewis

5,067

62

Livingston

9,222

145

Madison

9,976

161

Monroe

125,927

2,235

Montgomery

9,224

174

Nassau

343,597

6,617

Niagara

38,617

738

NYC

1,871,136

47,591

Oneida

42,962

688

Onondaga

82,087

1,899

Ontario

15,483

257

Orange

87,890

2,137

Orleans

6,978

113

Oswego

19,048

373

Otsego

7,351

190

Putnam

19,693

403

Rensselaer

23,915

561

Rockland

77,349

1,574

Saratoga

35,300

745

Schenectady

25,456

493

Schoharie

3,736

67

Schuyler

2,630

34

Seneca

4,334

80

St. Lawrence

16,136

170

Steuben

15,622

209

Suffolk

366,663

6,992

Sullivan

14,441

415

Tioga

8,370

139

Tompkins

13,097

284

Ulster

24,817

471

Warren

10,360

266

Washington

9,241

156

Wayne

13,386

200

Westchester

211,487

4,432

Wyoming

6,786

111

Yates

2,576

31

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

368

278

76%

90

24%

Central New York

255

205

80%

50

20%

Finger Lakes

622

406

65%

216

35%

Long Island

2,112

1,333

63%

779

37%

Mid-Hudson

1,288

830

64%

458

36%

Mohawk Valley

138

87

63%

51

37%

New York City

6,183

3,099

50%

3,084

50%

North Country

91

65

71%

26

29%

Southern Tier

212

130

61%

82

39%

Western New York

574

414

72%

160

28%

Statewide

11,843

6,847

58%

4,996

42%

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 

Omicron continues to circulate at extremely high levels and numbers will be updated on Monday. As of yesterday, data showed the Omicron variant comprised of 94% of uploaded sequences from NYS between 12/24/21 and 1/6/22.

Yesterday, 154 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 49,344. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:   

Deaths by County of Residence 

County 

New Deaths 

Albany

1

Bronx

9

Broome

2

Cattaraugus

1

Cayuga

1

Chemung

1

Chenango

1

Cortland

1

Dutchess

3

Erie

10

Essex

1

Jefferson

1

Kings

23

Manhattan

13

Monroe

3

Nassau

11

Niagara

2

Oneida

2

Onondaga

5

Ontario

2

Orange

5

Otsego

1

Queens

22

Richmond

2

Rockland

2

Schenectady

1

Suffolk

19

Sullivan

1

Sullivan

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 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, 23,415 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 17,094 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

945,685

1,510

861,282

1,164

Central New York

632,046

533

583,750

541

Finger Lakes

842,802

1,155

777,613

1,065

Long Island

2,106,733

3,406

1,856,862

2,100

Mid-Hudson

1,648,318

2,388

1,435,463

1,768

Mohawk Valley

318,409

289

294,552

268

New York City

7,714,979

12,240

6,739,526

8,392

North Country

295,796

265

266,845

237

Southern Tier

429,333

495

391,945

433

Western New York

930,450

1,134

848,990

1,126

Statewide

15,864,551

23,415

14,056,828

17,094

 

Booster/Additional Shots

Region

Cumulative
Total

Increase over past 24 hours

Increase over past 7  days

Capital Region

379,489

4,410

20,463

Central New York

240,137

2,634

13,985

Finger Lakes

385,469

5,094

22,877

Long Island

736,027

9,065

51,103

Mid-Hudson

595,187

7,209

39,071

Mohawk Valley

131,489

1,547

7,304

New York City

1,837,847

22,438

115,570

North Country

112,498

1,272

6,869

Southern Tier

176,071

2,346

10,287

Western New York

424,537

4,698

21,548

Statewide

5,018,751

60,713

309,077

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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