January 22, 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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Statewide Positivity Rate Below 10% for Second Day in a Row

Cases Per 100k (7-Day Average) Declining in All Regions

179 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Yesterday

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

"We are below 10% positivity rate for the second day in a row. This is extraordinary progress," Governor Hochul said. "As we continue to see numbers trend downward, let's also continue to do the right thing. Wash your hands, get the vaccine if you haven't already, get the booster dose, and wear a mask. We will continue to see this downward trend in other parts of the state soon."

Today's data is summarized briefly below: 

  • Test Results Reported - 299,580
  • Total Positive - 27,643
  • Percent Positive - 9.23%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 11.36%   
  • Patient Hospitalization - 10,477 (-539)   
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 1,264
  • Patients in ICU - 1,504 (-44)   
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 884 (+4)   
  • Total Discharges - 262,654 (1,581)   
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 179
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 51,716

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 - 64,120  

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 - 35,409,903
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours - 80,188
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days - 496,685
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose - 90.6%   
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series - 81.6%   
  • 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) - 84.1%   
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose - 79.7%   
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series - 71.3%   
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 86.8%   
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 73.5%   

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

Region

Wednesday, January 19, 2022   

Thursday, January 20, 2022   

Friday, January 20, 2022   

Capital Region

169.65

154.52

144.12

Central New York

199.16

193.19

178.55

Finger Lakes

137.47

126.46

119.99

Long Island

160.48

145.64

125.54

Mid-Hudson

177.31

156.06

136.89

Mohawk Valley

159.14

151.72

147.74

New York City

208.39

192.80

176.42

North Country

152.41

151.15

145.49

Southern Tier

149.05

140.52

135.70

Western New York

168.22

146.56

137.87

Statewide

183.67

168.51

153.73

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

REGION

Wednesday, January 19, 2022   

Thursday, January 20, 2022   

Friday, January 20, 2022   

Capital Region

16.23%

15.04%

14.06%

Central New York

19.32%

18.62%

17.72%

Finger Lakes

17.15%

16.03%

15.44%

Long Island

15.51%

14.41%

13.19%

Mid-Hudson

13.26%

12.43%

11.70%

Mohawk Valley

15.00%

14.32%

13.30%

New York City

11.52%

10.49%

9.60%

North Country

16.29%

16.72%

16.46%

Southern Tier

12.93%

12.64%

11.87%

Western New York

18.95%

17.65%

16.90%

Statewide

13.30%

12.27%

11.36%

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

BOROUGH

Wednesday, January 19, 2022   

Thursday, January 20, 2022   

Friday, January 20, 2022   

Bronx

12.35%

10.92%

9.63%

Kings

10.73%

9.81%

9.07%

New York

9.56%

8.82%

8.34%

Queens

13.56%

12.39%

11.32%

Richmond

12.14%

11.39%

10.41%

Yesterday, 27,643 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 4,666,373. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

53,772

417

Allegany

8,006

65

Broome

41,057

310

Cattaraugus

13,794

108

Cayuga

14,399

96

Chautauqua

21,516

171

Chemung

19,320

183

Chenango

8,241

85

Clinton

13,733

163

Columbia

9,028

57

Cortland

9,331

71

Delaware

6,887

44

Dutchess

59,798

334

Erie

193,127

1,177

Essex

4,821

64

Franklin

7,985

69

Fulton

11,101

111

Genesee

12,691

102

Greene

7,849

56

Hamilton

769

3

Herkimer

12,434

81

Jefferson

17,446

210

Lewis

5,658

39

Livingston

10,566

99

Madison

11,445

134

Monroe

141,338

888

Montgomery

10,595

109

Nassau

384,123

1,303

Niagara

44,279

303

NYC

2,184,847

13,422

Oneida

48,327

392

Onondaga

97,726

1,006

Ontario

17,784

147

Orange

100,607

499

Orleans

7,963

67

Oswego

22,169

206

Otsego

8,671

88

Putnam

22,308

100

Rensselaer

28,200

244

Rockland

87,911

359

Saratoga

41,310

331

Schenectady

29,930

253

Schoharie

4,435

42

Schuyler

3,078

15

Seneca

5,138

60

St. Lawrence

18,163

150

Steuben

17,621

164

Suffolk

407,837

1,420

Sullivan

17,033

132

Tioga

9,541

82

Tompkins

15,408

93

Ulster

28,662

195

Warren

12,071

129

Washington

10,757

108

Wayne

15,431

165

Westchester

237,634

827

Wyoming

7,717

66

Yates

2,985

29

 

 

 

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

410

286

69.8%

124

30.2%

Central New York

304

222

73.0%

82

27.0%

Finger Lakes

747

403

53.9%

344

46.1%

Long Island

1,754

1,015

57.9%

739

42.1%

Mid-Hudson

1,089

665

61.1%

424

38.9%

Mohawk Valley

159

105

66.0%

54

34.0%

New York City

5,060

2,601

51.4%

2,459

48.6%

North Country

104

52

50.0%

52

50.0%

Southern Tier

221

127

57.5%

94

42.5%

Western New York

629

386

61.4%

243

38.6%

Statewide

10,477

5,862

56.0%

4,615

44.0%

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, 179 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 51,716. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Albany

1

Bronx

16

Cattaraugus

1

Chemung

1

Cortland

4

Delaware

1

Dutchess

2

Erie

10

Fulton

2

Genesee

1

Herkimer

1

Jefferson

2

Kings

25

Monroe

6

Montgomery

1

Nassau

9

New York

18

Niagara

3

Oneida

3

Onondaga

5

Ontario

1

Orange

1

Oswego

1

Otsego

1

Putnam

1

Queens

29

Rensselaer

1

Richmond

2

Rockland

1

Saratoga

2

Schenectady

1

Steuben

1

Suffolk

10

Sullivan

2

Washington

1

Wayne

1

Westchester

10

Wyoming

1

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 Appor 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.govto 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, 16,061 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 30,428 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

954,755

829

869,120

674

Central New York

637,886

448

588,066

319

Finger Lakes

852,133

668

785,411

525

Long Island

2,140,622

2,712

1,883,593

2,105

Mid-Hudson

1,672,786

1,685

1,455,797

1,274

Mohawk Valley

321,261

228

296,884

189

New York City

7,843,367

7,994

6,870,570

24,212

North Country

298,766

182

269,136

178

Southern Tier

434,052

393

395,460

211

Western New York

941,727

922

858,972

741

Statewide

16,097,355

16,061

14,273,009

30,428

 

Booster/Additional Shots

Region

Cumulative
Total

Increase over past 24 hours

Increase over past 7  days

Capital Region

417,761

3,031

15,191

Central New York

270,695

2,532

13,664

Finger Lakes

427,675

3,367

17,650

Long Island

843,834

8,464

50,192

Mid-Hudson

673,760

5,694

33,557

Mohawk Valley

145,102

1,132

6,187

New York City

2,076,179

15,608

107,284

North Country

126,658

889

5,783

Southern Tier

196,348

1,561

8,550

Western New York

465,681

3,492

17,420

Statewide

5,643,693

45,770

275,478

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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