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Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19 COVID-19 VACCINE CORONAVIRUS

136,402 Vaccine Doses Administered Over Last 24 Hours

58 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Over the Last Two Days


 

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

"We must stay vigilant against the winter COVID-19 surge by taking the proper precautions against the spread of this virus," Governor Hochul said. "This is not March of 2020, we are not defenseless. We have the tools to protect ourselves and the vulnerable loves ones in our families: Get vaccinated, get the booster and wear a mask when indoors or in large gatherings. Don't take a chance during the winter surge."

Today's data is summarized briefly below: 

  • Test Results Reported - 267,422
  • Total Positive - 22,478
  • Percent Positive - 8.41%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 6.88%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 3,880 (-29)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 542
  • Patients in ICU - 761 (+16)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 448 (+11)
  • Total Discharges - 223,318 (+540)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 58
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 47,551

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 - 60,253

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 - 32,372,596
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours - 136,402
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days - 1,073,824
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose - 88.0% 
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series - 79.9% 
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 94.3%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 82.3% 
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose - 76.6% 
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series - 68.9% 
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 82.0% 
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 70.9%

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

Region

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Friday, December 17, 2021

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Capital Region

58.15

59.25

59.87

Central New York

64.62

67.44

68.16

Finger Lakes

55.35

57.62

56.81

Long Island

87.01

93.69

102.76

Mid-Hudson

58.04

63.30

68.83

Mohawk Valley

75.56

76.30

77.04

New York City

65.95

79.12

92.92

North Country

62.30

59.40

57.08

Southern Tier

102.54

103.99

110.44

Western New York

59.73

58.00

56.22

Statewide

67.84

75.29

83.26

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

Region 

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Friday, December 17, 2021

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Capital Region

6.59%

6.67%

6.93%

Central New York

7.55%

8.20%

8.20%

Finger Lakes

8.18%

8.26%

8.31%

Long Island

8.19%

8.73%

9.32%

Mid-Hudson

5.48%

5.76%

6.08%

Mohawk Valley

8.00%

8.20%

8.71%

New York City

4.39%

5.23%

6.04%

North Country

8.04%

7.61%

7.57%

Southern Tier

6.97%

6.76%

7.26%

Western New York

9.24%

9.05%

9.09%

Statewide

5.73%

6.29%

6.88%

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

Borough in NYC 

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Friday, December 17, 2021

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Bronx

3.83%

4.73%

5.53%

Kings

4.25%

5.12%

6.00%

New York

4.49%

5.45%

6.36%

Queens

4.53%

5.24%

5.99%

Richmond

5.26%

5.71%

5.98%

Yesterday, 22,478 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total compiled by HERDS to 2,940,194. A geographic breakdown is as follows:  

County  

Total Positive  

New Positive  

Total Omicron Cases Confirmed Statewide: 192*

Albany

37,566

187

-

Allegany

6,717

31

-

Broome

31,273

193

1

Cattaraugus

11,076

54

-

Cayuga

10,720

55

-

Chautauqua

16,803

84

-

Chemung

14,227

68

-

Chenango

6,334

37

-

Clinton

9,109

63

-

Columbia

6,418

38

-

Cortland

6,719

40

-

Delaware

5,131

36

-

Dutchess

41,055

216

1

Erie

136,795

373

-

Essex

3,395

22

-

Franklin

6,123

25

-

Fulton

8,672

40

-

Genesee

9,660

30

-

Greene

5,548

38

-

Hamilton

575

2

-

Herkimer

9,418

51

-

Jefferson

12,629

20

-

Lewis

4,608

17

-

Livingston

8,064

24

-

Madison

8,387

46

-

Monroe

106,459

374

-

Montgomery

7,945

26

-

Nassau

245,792

2,023

8

Niagara

31,978

95

-

NYC

1,221,190

12,404

41

Oneida

36,590

135

4

Onondaga

65,258

297

1

Ontario

13,203

67

-

Orange

67,162

368

-

Orleans

6,201

24

-

Oswego

16,039

69

-

Otsego

6,242

40

-

Putnam

14,320

105

-

Rensselaer

19,438

107

-

Rockland

58,283

271

-

Saratoga

27,915

139

-

Schenectady

21,078

63

-

Schoharie

3,199

19

-

Schuyler

2,264

29

-

Seneca

3,718

21

-

St. Lawrence

14,519

79

-

Steuben

14,052

51

-

Suffolk

278,108

1,950

16

Sullivan

10,752

64

-

Tioga

7,186

41

-

Tompkins

10,321

556

117

Ulster

20,722

80

-

Warren

8,340

59

-

Washington

7,735

51

-

Wayne

11,666

56

-

Westchester

157,296

983

3

Wyoming

5,936

33

-

Yates

2,265

9

-

Unknown

-

-

-

Over the last two days, 58 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 47,551. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:     

Deaths by County of Residence 

County 

New Deaths 

Albany

1

Allegany

1

Bronx

3

Chautauqua

3

Erie

5

Genesee

1

Herkimer

3

Jefferson

1

Kings

8

Manhattan

3

Monroe

2

Nassau

2

Niagara

3

Oneida

1

Onondaga

6

Ontario

1

Orange

1

Putnam

1

Queens

5

Rockland

2

Saratoga

1

Suffolk

4

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, 30,413 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 17,668 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

929,630

1,360

848,806

190

Central New York

624,350

495

576,548

410

Finger Lakes

829,663

644

765,858

908

Long Island

2,056,176

1,668

1,826,290

1,454

Mid-Hudson

1,607,328

2,545

1,409,594

2,593

Mohawk Valley

314,125

143

290,222

149

New York City

7,452,887

22,252

6,583,933

10,781

North Country

291,968

197

262,713

103

Southern Tier

422,350

164

386,715

184

Western New York

913,187

945

834,349

896

Statewide

15,441,664

30,413

13,785,028

17,668

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 above. 

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