ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Governor Kathy Hochul update New Yorkers on the state’s progress in combating COVID-19 on Wednesday, January 19. The Health Electronic Response Data System has reported 23,375 positives since Tuesday.
“We are continuing to turn the corner against the winter surge thanks to New Yorkers getting vaccinated, boosted, and masking up,” Governor Hochul said. “But we can’t let our guard down and undo all of the progress we’ve made. Please keep wearing your masks and make sure you get your vaccination or booster as soon as possible.”
Today’s data is summarized briefly below:
- Test Results Reported – 203,423
- Total Positive – 23,375
- Percent Positive – 11.49%
- 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 14.27%
- Patient Hospitalization – 12,027 (+99)
- Patients Newly Admitted – 1,409
- Patients in ICU – 1,617 (+48)
- Patients in ICU with Intubation – 920 (+30)
- Total Discharges – 257,739 (+1,109)
- New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 165
- Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 51,184
The Health Electronic Response Data System is an 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 – 63,980
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 – 35,159,893
- Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 75,031
- Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 548,652
- Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 90.3%
- Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 81.4%
- 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) – 83.8%
- Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 79.5%
- Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 71.0%
- Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 86.4%
- Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 73.1%
Each region’s 7-day average of cases per 100K population is as follows
|Region||Sunday, January 16, 2022||Monday, January 17,2022||Tuesday, January 18, 2022|
|Central New York||225.61||216.62||200.54|
|New York City||301.87||272.92||239.10|
|Western New York||209.44||198.07||176.90|
Each region’s 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:
|REGION||Sunday, January 16, 2022||Monday, January 17,2022||Tuesday, January 18, 2022|
|Central New York||20.09%||19.77%||19.31%|
|New York City||14.28%||13.48%||12.70%|
|Western New York||20.92%||20.28%||19.47%|
Each New York City borough’s 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:
|BOROUGH||Sunday, January 16, 2022||Monday, January 17,2022||Tuesday, January 18, 2022|
As of Tuesday, January 18, 23,375 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 4,579,803. 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||346||255||73.7%||91||26.3%|
|New York City||5,994||3,143||52.4%||2,851||47.6%|
|Western New York||701||446||63.6%||255||36.4%|
The Omicron variant now represents more than 95% of the viruses in circulation. For more information on variant tracking, by visiting the COVID-19 Variant Data | Department of Health webpage.
As of Tuesday, January 18, 165 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 51,184. 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 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.