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.     

Contact the Governor's Press Office

Contact us by phone:

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

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