January 17, 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 Positive Cases Declining in All Regions

Statewide COVID-19 Hospitalizations Net Declining Over Past Week

7-Day Average for New COVID-19 Hospital Admissions Down 10.7% Over Past Week

152 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Yesterday

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

"I'm proud of the work New Yorkers have been putting in to keep the numbers down and protect our vulnerable loved ones," Governor Hochul said. "While we are continuing to see promising trends, we are not through the winter surge yet and it is critical that we continue to use the tools that will help stop the spread. Our best weapon is the vaccine, so if you haven't, get your shot today and make sure you get your second dose and booster as well."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:  

  • Test Results Reported - 204,126
  • Total Positive - 26,772
  • Percent Positive - 13.12%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 15.68%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 11,751 (+38)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 1,196 
  • Patients in ICU - 1,602 (-11)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 900 (-10)
  • otal Discharges - 255,748 (+1,070)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 152
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 50,836 


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 - 62,891

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 - 35,033,604
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours - 42,512
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days - 593,556
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose - 90.2%
  • 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

Friday, January 14, 2022

Saturday,  

January 15, 

2022

Sunday,  

January 16, 2022

Capital Region

222.79

214.06

201.60

Central New York

251.06

234.42

225.61

Finger Lakes

187.04

181.09

174.55

Long Island

285.50

246.23

227.38

Mid-Hudson

269.54

252.59

234.09

Mohawk Valley

190.72

182.39

180.77

New York City

357.18

333.21

301.87

North Country

186.10

181.23

172.19

Southern Tier

198.68

189.81

188.37

Western New York

224.04

213.99

209.44

Statewide

291.86

271.02

250.57

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

REGION

Friday, January 14, 2022

Saturday,  

January 15, 2022

Sunday,  

January 16, 2022

Capital Region

18.21%

17.59%

17.10%

Central New York

20.83%

20.57%

20.09%

Finger Lakes

18.60%

18.53%

18.21%

Long Island

20.86%

19.29%

18.47%

Mid-Hudson

17.47%

16.31%

15.49%

Mohawk Valley

17.62%

16.89%

16.71%

New York City

16.44%

15.05%

14.28%

North Country

17.08%

17.25%

16.77%

Southern Tier

14.98%

14.49%

14.24%

Western New York

21.88%

21.46%

20.92%

Statewide

17.59%

16.37%

15.68%

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

BOROUGH

Friday, January 14, 2022

Saturday,  

January 15, 2022

Sunday,  

January 16, 2022

Bronx

17.84%

16.11%

15.23%

Kings

15.19%

13.95%

13.30%

New York

13.42%

12.44%

11.81%

Queens

19.20%

17.63%

16.65%

Richmond

16.69%

15.18%

14.44%

Yesterday, 26,772 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 4,534,116. A geographic breakdown is as follows:   

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

51,823

326

Allegany

7,758

34

Broome

39,838

199

Cattaraugus

13,152

106

Cayuga

13,892

72

Chautauqua

20,628

134

Chemung

18,653

122

Chenango

7,905

35

Clinton

13,010

127

Columbia

8,681

43

Cortland

8,954

86

Delaware

6,629

33

Dutchess

58,133

315

Erie

187,260

1,347

Essex

4,618

23

Franklin

7,648

60

Fulton

10,667

79

Genesee

12,233

67

Greene

7,558

36

Hamilton

744

6

Herkimer

12,009

62

Jefferson

16,495

158

Lewis

5,496

25

Livingston

10,164

50

Madison

10,949

72

Monroe

137,633

713

Montgomery

10,187

72

Nassau

376,298

1,683

Niagara

42,971

292

NYC

2,123,487

13,811

Oneida

46,553

248

Onondaga

93,076

718

Ontario

17,089

90

Orange

97,731

486

Orleans

7,679

20

Oswego

21,220

154

Otsego

8,276

42

Putnam

21,747

134

Rensselaer

27,033

178

Rockland

85,695

523

Saratoga

39,662

346

Schenectady

28,634

166

Schoharie

4,198

32

Schuyler

2,966

27

Seneca

4,883

38

St. Lawrence

17,495

83

Steuben

17,031

93

Suffolk

399,673

1,624

Sullivan

16,346

57

Tioga

9,203

23

Tompkins

14,770

75

Ulster

27,618

140

Warren

11,612

79

Washington

10,333

76

Wayne

14,770

107

Westchester

233,046

978

Wyoming

7,448

35

Yates

2,856

12

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

411

299

73%

112

27%

Central New York

334

252

75%

82

25%

Finger Lakes

734

428

58%

306

42%

Long Island

2,021

1,227

61%

794

39%

Mid-Hudson

1,268

802

63%

466

37%

Mohawk Valley

154

112

73%

42

27%

New York City

5,847

3,043

52%

2,804

48%

North Country

104

52

50%

52

50%

Southern Tier

208

127

61%

81

39%

Western New York

670

425

63%

245

37%

Statewide

11,751

6,767

58%

4,984

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

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Albany 

4

Bronx 

14

Cayuga 

1

Chautauqua 

1

Chemung 

2

Chenango 

1

Cortland 

1

Dutchess

1

Erie 

8

Fulton 

2

Genesee 

1

Herkimer 

1

Kings 

34

Manhattan 

11

Monroe 

3

Montgomery 

1

Nassau 

18

Niagara 

2

Onondaga 

1

Orange 

4

Otsego 

1

Queens 

21

Rockland 

1

Suffolk 

11

Ulster 

1

Washington 

1

Wayne 

1

Westchester 

4

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, 7,461 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 7,801 completed their vaccine series. A geographic breakdown of New Yorkers who have been vaccinatedby 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

951,631

329

865,753

262

Central New York

636,017

154

586,300

117

Finger Lakes

849,357

351

782,611

160

Long Island

2,127,051

302

1,872,490

683

Mid-Hudson

1,663,862

337

1,447,460

456

Mohawk Valley

320,196

88

295,857

52

New York City

7,802,430

5,189

6,815,669

5,621

North Country

297,786

69

268,213

46

Southern Tier

432,444

174

393,973

103

Western New York

938,338

468

855,303

301

Statewide

16,019,112

7,461

14,183,629

7,801

 

 

 

 

 

Booster/Additional Shots

 

 

 

Region

Cumulative 
Total

Increase over past 24 hours

Increase over past 7  days

 

Capital Region

406,774

1,525

23,178

 

Central New York

259,794

946

16,170

 

Finger Lakes

413,801

1,623

23,834

 

Long Island

803,908

3,702

58,291

 

Mid-Hudson

646,751

2,011

45,131

 

Mohawk Valley

140,390

569

7,400

 

New York City

2,002,369

11,864

132,862

 

North Country

121,664

411

8,116

 

Southern Tier

190,097

592

11,141

 

Western New York

453,008

1,840

24,326

 

Statewide

5,438,556

25,083

350,449

 

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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