NEW YORK (WWTI) — Governor Kathy Hochul provided an update to New Yorkers on Sunday regarding the state’s progress combating COVID-19.
“We’re seeing the number of cases and hospitalizations continue to decline, but we are not out of the woods yet with this winter surge,” Governor Hochul said. “We need to remain vigilant and continue using the tools to protect ourselves and our loved ones. That means getting vaccinated, getting boosted, getting tested, and staying home, if you’re not feeling well.”
Today’s data regarding positive cases, hospitalizations and deaths is summarized briefly below:
· Test Results Reported – 397,524
· Total Positive – 51,264
· Percent Positive – 12.90%
· 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 16.37%
· Patient Hospitalization – 11,713 (-456)
· Patients Newly Admitted – 1,544
· Patients in ICU – 1,613 (-40)
· Patients in ICU with Intubation – 910 (+14)
· Total Discharges – 254,678 (+1,816)
· New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 154
· Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 50,680
· Total deaths reported to and compiled by the CDC – 62,891
HERDS, 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.
The 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.
Today’s data regarding vaccinations is summarized below:
· Total vaccine doses administered – 34,991,092
· Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 77,874
· Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 606,365
· 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 – 79.3%
· Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 70.8%
· 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||Jan. 13, 2022||Jan. 14, 2022||Jan. 15, 2022|
|Central New York||260.16||251.06||234.42|
|New York City||398.92||357.18||333.21|
|Western New York||244.71||224.04||213.99|
Each region’s 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:
|REGION||Jan. 13, 2022||Jan. 14, 2022||Jan. 15, 2022|
|Central New York||20.98%||20.83%||20.57%|
|New York City||17.55%||16.44%||15.05%|
|Western New York||22.58%||21.88%||21.46%|
Each New York City borough’s 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:
|BOROUGH||Jan. 13, 2022||Jan. 14, 2022||Jan. 15, 2022|
Yesterday, 51,264 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 4,507,344. A geographic breakdown is as follows:
|County||Total Positive||New Positive|
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|
|Central New York||322||246||76%||76||24%|
|New York City||5,806||3,086||53%||2,720||47%|
|Western New York||655||415||63%||240||37%|
The Omicron variant now represents more than 95% of the viruses in circulation. More information on variant tracking is available on the New York State coronavirus website.
Yesterday, 154 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 50,680. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:
|Deaths by County of Residence|
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 online.
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 the vaccine website 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 the vaccine website, 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.
Parents and guardians can find new information, frequently asked questions and answers, and resources specifically designed for parents and guardians of this age group online.
Yesterday, 16,217 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 11,283 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:
|Increase over past 24 hours|
|Central New York||635,863||455|
|New York City||7,797,241||11,243|
|Western New York||937,870||944|
People with complete vaccine series:
|Increase over past 24 hours|
|Central New York||586,183||164|
|New York City||6,810,048||8,504|
|Western New York||855,002||547|
|Increase over past 24 hours||Increase over past 7 days|
|Central New York||258,848||1,817||16,505|
|New York City||1,990,505||21,610||133,069|
|Western New York||451,168||2,907||24,228|
The COVID-19 VaccineTracker 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.