Gov. Hochul: Nearly 12,000 New Yorkers hospitalized with COVID-19

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WROC) — In an update to New Yorkers Sunday, Gov. Kathy Hochul provided a report on the state’s progress combating COVID-19.

“We are not defenseless against this winter surge,” Gov. Hochul said. “We have the tools to bring down the numbers and we need everyone to do their part. Please get your second dose and booster if eligible, get your children vaccinated if you haven’t already, wear your mask, and stay home if you’re feeling unwell.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below: 

  • Test Results Reported – 401,466
  • Total Positive – 79,777
  • Percent Positive – 19.87%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 21.71%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 11,747 (-96)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 1,768
  • Patients in ICU – 1,519 (+36)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation – 765 (45)
  • Total Discharges – 243,451 (+1,722)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 138
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 49,485
    • 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 – 61,859
    • 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 – 34,384,727
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 86,927
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 617,920
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 89.7%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 80.9%
  • 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) – 83.3%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 78.7%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 70.3%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 85.2%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 72.4%

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

RegionWednesday, January 5, 2022Thursday, January 6, 2022Friday, January 7, 2022
Capital Region199.43219.87232.57
Central New York239.91257.13283.64
Finger Lakes172.37185.50200.76
Long Island411.38406.80414.38
Mid-Hudson338.51345.40356.99
Mohawk Valley172.65185.95204.38
New York City473.86470.23482.12
North Country136.39152.04167.52
Southern Tier171.06182.48198.93
Western New York223.67239.91254.10
Statewide363.41366.82379.43

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

REGIONThursday, January 6, 2022Friday, January 7, 2022Saturday, January 8, 2022
Capital Region18.94%19.81%19.55%
Central New York22.02%22.26%22.25%
Finger Lakes20.04%20.10%19.94%
Long Island26.58%26.46%25.95%
Mid-Hudson23.08%23.06%22.83%
Mohawk Valley17.18%17.46%17.52%
New York City22.16%21.75%21.15%
North Country16.07%16.34%16.58%
Southern Tier15.58%15.64%15.57%
Western New York21.31%22.13%22.56%
Statewide22.36%22.15%21.71%

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

BOROUGHThursday, January 6, 2022Friday, January 7, 2022Saturday, January 8, 2022
Bronx26.65%25.94%24.77%
Kings20.69%20.36%19.76%
New York17.75%17.24%16.58%
Queens24.28%24.15%23.89%
Richmond23.98%23.43%22.93%

Yesterday, 79,777 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 4,136,604. A geographic breakdown is as follows:  

CountyTotal PositiveNew Positive
Albany46,933671
Allegany7,36848
Broome37,225521
Cattaraugus12,346104
Cayuga12,804177
Chautauqua19,262244
Chemung16,813293
Chenango7,40895
Clinton11,401223
Columbia7,856143
Cortland8,160148
Delaware6,184104
Dutchess53,157942
Erie171,0212,491
Essex4,23061
Franklin7,09787
Fulton9,848109
Genesee11,207140
Greene6,89489
Hamilton7084
Herkimer11,14693
Jefferson14,816230
Lewis5,12760
Livingston9,328106
Madison10,111135
Monroe127,6321,705
Montgomery9,380156
Nassau350,2656,668
Niagara39,167550
NYC1,913,77742,641
Oneida43,463501
Onondaga83,8661,779
Ontario15,707224
Orange89,5701,680
Orleans7,05678
Oswego19,323275
Otsego7,510159
Putnam20,016323
Rensselaer24,329414
Rockland78,4781,129
Saratoga35,955655
Schenectady25,976520
Schoharie3,81276
Schuyler2,68151
Seneca4,39359
St. Lawrence16,330194
Steuben15,779157
Suffolk373,4596,796
Sullivan14,756315
Tioga8,500130
Tompkins13,387290
Ulster25,225408
Warren10,523163
Washington9,363122
Wayne13,556170
Westchester215,4253,938
Wyoming6,88599
Yates2,61034

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:

RegionCOVID-19 Patients currently hospitalizedAdmitted due to COVID or complications of COVID% Admitted due to COVID or complications of COVIDAdmitted 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 Region36027276%8824%
Central New York24818775%6125%
Finger Lakes64941163%23837%
Long Island2,0671,31163%75637%
Mid-Hudson1,30987867%43133%
Mohawk Valley1338463%4937%
New York City6,1223,09951%3,02349%
North Country826174%2126%
Southern Tier20512260%8340%
Western New York57240671%16629%
Statewide11,7476,83158%4,91642%

Given the rate of spread of Omicron, it is more meaningful to report the percentage of Omicron variants as uploaded to the public COVID-19 sequence databases, than to report counts of individual cases. This percentage can then be related to the total positive COVID case count in the state. This process is consistent with how the New York State Department of Health has reported on all other variants online: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-variant-data 

Omicron continues to circulate at extremely high levels and numbers will be updated on Monday. As of Friday, data showed the Omicron variant comprised of 94% of uploaded sequences from NYS between 12/24/21 and 1/6/22.

Yesterday, 138 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total compiled by HERDS to 49,485. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:   

Deaths by County of Residence
CountyNew Deaths
Bronx8
Broome1
Cattaraugus2
Cayuga1
Columbia1
Delaware2
Erie6
Franklin1
Greene1
Herkimer2
Kings20
Manhattan12
Monroe2
Montgomery1
Nassau11
Niagara2
Onondaga2
Ontario1
Orange1
Oswego2
Putnam2
Queens17
Rensselaer2
Richmond2
Rockland2
Saratoga1
Schenectady2
Suffolk13
Sullivan2
Warren2
Wayne1
Westchester12
Wyoming1

All New York State mass vaccination sites are open to eligible New Yorkers aged 12 years and older for walk-in vaccination on a first-come, first-serve basis, with 10 sites open to eligible New Yorkers aged 5 and older. People who would prefer to schedule 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 new 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, 17,735 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 16,389 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 
RegionCumulative
Total
Increase over past 24 hoursCumulative
Total
Increase over past 24 hours 
Capital Region946,289604861,894612 
Central New York632,631585584,148398 
Finger Lakes843,8221,020778,459846 
Long Island2,107,7621,0291,858,4141,552 
Mid-Hudson1,649,3069881,436,8811,418 
Mohawk Valley318,578169294,663111 
New York City7,727,01312,0346,749,78310,257 
North Country296,010214267,061216 
Southern Tier429,655322392,105160 
Western New York931,220770849,809819 
Statewide15,882,28617,73514,073,21716,389 
Booster/Additional Shots  
RegionCumulative
Total
Increase over past 24 hoursIncrease over past 7  days
Capital Region382,1552,66622,552
Central New York242,3432,20615,779
Finger Lakes388,1942,72525,082
Long Island741,5865,55955,549
Mid-Hudson599,1463,95942,327
Mohawk Valley132,1676787,745
New York City1,857,43619,589124,846
North Country113,0745767,276
Southern Tier178,1042,03312,094
Western New York426,9402,40323,365
Statewide5,061,14542,394336,615

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