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SUNDAY COVID UPDATE: Full data released by New York as 62K new cases identified in Omicron surge

It felt like another record setting day in New York, as more than 60,000 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed on Sunday. The state’s single-day positivity rate remained above 22%, and came less than 20 hours before students returned to the classroom on Monday.

“New Yorkers returning to schools and workplaces on the first weekday of 2022 should take every possible precaution to stop the spread of COVID-19,” Governor Hochul said. “We all know the tools that keep us safe: vaccines, boosters, masks and tests. Let’s all do our part and take these common-sense precautions, so New York can defeat the winter surge and come back stronger than before.”


Sunday’s data is summarized below:

  • Test Results Reported – 275,563
  • Total Positive – 62,526
  • Percent Positive – 22.69%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 20.87%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 8,773 (+322)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 1,518
  • Patients in ICU – 1133 (+21)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation – 567 (+13)
  • Total Discharges – 233,423 (+1,239)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 83
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 48,581
    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 – 61,242
    ​​​​​​​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 – 33,766,807
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 25,649
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 661,258
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 89.2%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 80.6%
  • 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) – 82.9%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 78.1%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 69.8%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 84.0%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 71.8%

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

RegionThursday, December 30, 2021Friday, December 31, 2021Saturday, January 1, 2022
Capital Region109.33123.60139.86
Central New York107.14130.52143.07
Finger Lakes86.33104.13115.26
Long Island321.72348.88374.87
Mid-Hudson233.52260.99284.44
Mohawk Valley85.34105.94116.60
New York City387.27419.08439.23
North Country64.2774.6084.42
Southern Tier91.08105.03118.63
Western New York121.42139.32151.13
Statewide271.60 297.74 316.80 

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

RegionThursday, December 30, 2021Friday, December 31, 2021Saturday, January 1, 2022
Capital Region13.41%14.56%15.45%
Central New York13.04%14.91%15.45%
Finger Lakes13.91%15.68%16.22%
Long Island20.75%22.69%24.16%
Mid-Hudson16.97%19.35%20.79%
Mohawk Valley11.37%12.58%12.84%
New York City18.58%20.56%21.69%
North Country10.51%11.94%12.43%
Southern Tier11.11%12.24%13.07%
Western New York15.02%16.42%17.13%
Statewide17.91%19.79%20.87%

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 NYCThursday, December 30, 2021Friday, December 31, 2021Saturday, January 1, 2022
Bronx22.99%25.50%26.86%
Kings17.72%19.42%20.58%
New York15.62%17.36%18.11%
Queens19.78%21.74%22.82%
Richmond19.49%21.44%22.84%

Yesterday, 62,526 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total compiled by HERDS to 3,617,566. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

CountyTotal PositiveNew Positive
Albany42,229521
Allegany7,02318
Broome34,296370
Cattaraugus11,61239
Cayuga11,62271
Chautauqua17,963140
Chemung15,384102
Chenango6,83752
Clinton10,170113
Columbia7,11453
Cortland7,44467
Delaware5,60550
Dutchess47,166702
Erie152,7801,518
Essex3,82566
Franklin6,54949
Fulton9,16342
Genesee10,33264
Greene6,28651
Hamilton6355
Herkimer10,31367
Jefferson13,43783
Lewis4,81015
Livingston8,63631
Madison9,30669
Monroe116,228987
Montgomery8,50637
Nassau308,4066,040
Niagara35,216350
NYC1,630,33235,650
Oneida39,998248
Onondaga72,921748
Ontario14,38684
Orange79,1331,242
Orleans6,53316
Oswego17,574120
Otsego6,73341
Putnam17,569309
Rensselaer21,708267
Rockland69,087846
Saratoga31,796396
Schenectady23,195320
Schoharie3,50333
Schuyler2,45013
Seneca4,04938
St. Lawrence15,37074
Steuben14,87582
Suffolk332,9565,918
Sullivan12,747186
Tioga7,82766
Tompkins11,888177
Ulster22,855259
Warren9,336115
Washington8,50289
Wayne12,53064
Westchester190,0463,307
Wyoming6,34535
Yates2,42911
Total3,617,56662,526

Yesterday, 83 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 48,581. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County  
County  New Deaths  
Bronx7
Broome1
Chautauqua3
Dutchess1
Erie2
Franklin1
Fulton1
Genesee1
Kings13
Manhattan6
Monroe1
Nassau5
Niagara3
Oneida2
Onondaga2
Ontario1
Orleans1
Queens7
Rockland1
Schenectady1
Seneca1
Steuben1
Suffolk13
Warren2
Westchester6

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. 

A geographic breakdown of New Yorkers who have been vaccinated by region is as follows:

People with at least one vaccine dosePeople with complete vaccine series
Region Cumulative
Total
Increase over past 24 hoursCumulative
Total
Increase over past 24 hours
Capital Region940,684-18*856,52194
Central New York629,58754581,293108
Finger Lakes838,394102773,125119
Long Island2,090,736-2,665*1,845,89036
Mid-Hudson1,635,835-1,233*1,426,088166
Mohawk Valley316,88936292,83045
New York City7,649,4132,5546,695,7862,537
North Country294,55650265,48354
Southern Tier427,0078389,91740
Western New York925,21277843,887146
Statewide15,748,313-1,035*13,970,8203,345

*Negative numbers reflect doses previously recorded as first doses corrected to be recorded additional/booster doses.

Booster/Additional Shots  
Region Cumulative Total Increase over past 24 hours Increase over past 7  days 
Capital Region359,60357723,405
Central New York226,56441215,661
Finger Lakes363,11252022,615
Long Island686,0371,11351,926
Mid-Hudson556,81970340,923
Mohawk Valley124,4222378,130
New York City1,732,59010,313176,175
North Country105,7981697,446
Southern Tier166,01022611,709
Western New York403,57558624,017
Statewide4,724,53014,856382,007

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.



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