January 18, 2022
Albany, NY

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

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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19
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7-Day Average New Hospital Admissions Down 13.6% Since Last Week

7-Day Average New Cases Down 38.9% Over Last 7 Days

168 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Yesterday

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

"We hope to close the books on this winter surge soon, so we can turn the page and open the book on our 2023 budget outlook and focus on the post pandemic future," Governor Hochul said. "As numbers continue to move in the right direction, we need to remain vigilant against the winter surge by getting the vaccine and boosters, continuing to use masks, and staying home if you feel sick, so we can keep our fellow New Yorkers safe. Let's not undo all of the progress we've made."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 178,771
  • Total Positive – 22,312
  • Percent Positive – 12.48%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 15.04%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 11,928 (+177)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 1,160
  • Patients in ICU – 1,569 (-33)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation – 890 (-10)
  • Total Discharges – 256,630 (882)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 168
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 51,013

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 – 63,553

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 – 35,084,862
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 51,258
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 570,756
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 90.3%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 81.3%
  • 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) – 83.7%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 79.4%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 70.9%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 86.1%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 73.0%

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

Region

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Monday, January 17, 2022

Capital Region

214.06

201.60

194.92

Central New York

234.42

225.61

216.62

Finger Lakes

181.09

174.55

165.98

Long Island

246.23

227.38

207.64

Mid-Hudson

252.59

234.09

221.01

Mohawk Valley

182.39

180.77

177.53

New York City

333.21

301.87

272.92

North Country

181.23

172.19

166.87

Southern Tier

189.81

188.37

183.38

Western New York

213.99

209.44

198.07

Statewide

271.02

250.57

231.29

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

REGION

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Monday, January 17, 2022

Capital Region

17.59%

17.10%

17.10%

Central New York

20.57%

20.09%

19.77%

Finger Lakes

18.53%

18.21%

17.83%

Long Island

19.29%

18.47%

17.60%

Mid-Hudson

16.31%

15.49%

15.16%

Mohawk Valley

16.89%

16.71%

16.72%

New York City

15.05%

14.28%

13.48%

North Country

17.25%

16.77%

16.51%

Southern Tier

14.49%

14.24%

14.13%

Western New York

21.46%

20.92%

20.28%

Statewide

16.37%

15.68%

15.04%

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

BOROUGH

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Monday, January 17, 2022

Bronx

16.11%

15.23%

14.44%

Kings

13.95%

13.30%

12.48%

New York

12.44%

11.81%

11.21%

Queens

17.63%

16.65%

15.76%

Richmond

15.18%

14.44%

13.72%

Yesterday, 22,312 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 4,556,428. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

52,146

323

Allegany

7,788

30

Broome

39,972

134

Cattaraugus

13,260

108

Cayuga

13,958

66

Chautauqua

20,771

143

Chemung

18,738

85

Chenango

7,956

51

Clinton

13,116

106

Columbia

8,734

53

Cortland

8,998

44

Delaware

6,667

38

Dutchess

58,418

285

Erie

188,389

1,129

Essex

4,631

13

Franklin

7,676

28

Fulton

10,725

58

Genesee

12,277

44

Greene

7,588

30

Hamilton

746

2

Herkimer

12,081

72

Jefferson

16,619

124

Lewis

5,516

20

Livingston

10,206

42

Madison

11,011

62

Monroe

138,074

441

Montgomery

10,251

64

Nassau

377,485

1,187

Niagara

43,189

218

NYC

2,134,375

10,888

Oneida

46,781

228

Onondaga

93,776

700

Ontario

17,197

108

Orange

98,247

516

Orleans

7,709

30

Oswego

21,389

169

Otsego

8,349

73

Putnam

21,827

80

Rensselaer

27,231

198

Rockland

86,360

665

Saratoga

39,920

258

Schenectady

28,840

206

Schoharie

4,237

39

Schuyler

2,969

3

Seneca

4,912

29

St. Lawrence

17,596

101

Steuben

17,086

55

Suffolk

401,099

1,426

Sullivan

16,511

165

Tioga

9,237

34

Tompkins

14,864

94

Ulster

27,812

194

Warren

11,669

57

Washington

10,386

53

Wayne

14,851

81

Westchester

233,867

821

Wyoming

7,476

28

Yates

2,869

13

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

420

300

71%

120

29%

Central New York

354

266

75%

88

25%

Finger Lakes

741

429

58%

312

42%

Long Island

2,039

1,211

59%

828

41%

Mid-Hudson

1,268

819

65%

449

35%

Mohawk Valley

161

109

68%

52

32%

New York City

5,937

3,113

52%

2,824

48%

North Country

111

54

49%

57

51%

Southern Tier

213

125

59%

88

41%

Western New York

684

436

64%

248

36%

Statewide

11,928

6,862

58%

5,066

42%

The Omicron variant now represents more than 95% of the viruses in circulation. For more information on variant tracking, please visit here: (COVID-19 Variant Data | Department of Health (ny.gov).

Yesterday,168 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 50,836. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

County

New Deaths

Albany

2

Bronx

14

Cattaraugus

2

Chautauqua

2

Columbia

1

Cortland

1

Dutchess

2

Erie

8

Fulton

1

Genesee

1

Kings

30

Lewis

1

Madison

2

Monroe

7

Nassau

6

New York

16

Niagara

2

Onondaga

3

Ontario

1

Orange

6

Putnam

1

Queens

19

Richmond

5

Rockland

4

Schoharie

1

Seneca

1

Suffolk

17

Ulster

2

Washington

1

Wayne

2

Westchester

7

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, 10,326 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 9,842 completed their vaccine series. A geographic breakdown of New Yorkers who have been vaccinated by region is as follows:

Regional Vaccination Data by Provider Location

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

952,033

402

866,157

404

Central New York

636,224

207

586,570

270

Finger Lakes

849,629

272

782,912

301

Long Island

2,129,721

2,670

1,874,338

1,848

Mid-Hudson

1,665,632

1,770

1,449,027

1,567

Mohawk Valley

320,325

129

295,991

134

New York City

7,806,586

4,156

6,820,223

4,554

North Country

297,915

129

268,351

138

Southern Tier

432,693

249

394,163

190

Western New York

938,716

378

855,739

436

Statewide

16,029,474

10,362

14,193,471

9,842

Booster/Additional Shots

Region

Cumulative
Total

Increase over past 24 hours

Increase over past 7 days

Capital Region

408,254

1,480

20,083

Central New York

261,427

1,633

15,016

Finger Lakes

415,541

1,740

21,366

Long Island

811,444

7,536

55,767

Mid-Hudson

650,961

4,210

40,713

Mohawk Valley

141,071

681

7,091

New York City

2,011,099

8,730

124,831

North Country

122,347

683

7,567

Southern Tier

190,955

858

10,350

Western New York

454,539

1,531

21,842

Statewide

5,467,638

29,082

324,626

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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