Skip to content
Home » Valentine's Day » TUESDAY COVID UPDATE: 53,276 new infections, over 10,400 in the hospital as Omicron surge continues

TUESDAY COVID UPDATE: 53,276 new infections, over 10,400 in the hospital as Omicron surge continues

On Tuesday, Governor Kathy Hochul gave an update on the state’s progress combatting the winter surge of COVID-19 cases, as the Omicron variant continues to drive up total infections.

“The best way to protect ourselves and our children from getting hospitalized with COVID is with the vaccine and booster,” Governor Hochul said. “As we continue to fight the winter surge, let’s continue to use these tools: Get your second dose and booster when eligible, get your children vaccinated, remember to wear a mask and stay home if you’re not feeling well. If we don’t, many more New Yorkers will continue to get sick.”


Here’s a look at Tuesday’s data from the state:

  • Test Results Reported – 236,904
  • Total Positive – 53,276
  • Percent Positive – 22.49%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 21.81%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 10,411 (+848)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 1,758
  • Patients in ICU – 1,302 (+94)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation – 625 (+28)
  • Total Discharges – 235,245 (+887)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 99
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 48,798
    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 – 61,607
    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 – 33,869,900
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 76,279
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 640,460
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 89.3%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 80.7%
  • 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 – 78.2%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 69.9%
  • 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

REGIONMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAY
Capital Region139.86155.07158.53
Central New York143.07163.53184.40
Finger Lakes115.26124.98134.08
Long Island374.87398.82407.77
Mid-Hudson284.44304.18321.16
Mohawk Valley116.60126.49138.85
New York City439.23457.73462.97
North Country84.4292.8599.32
Southern Tier118.63129.35137.25
Western New York151.13171.53189.69
Statewide316.80335.05344.18
DiSanto Propane (Billboard)

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

RegionSaturday, January 1, 2022Sunday, January 2, 2022Monday, January 3, 2022
Capital Region15.45%16.12%16.31%
Central New York15.45%16.32%17.42%
Finger Lakes16.22%16.68%17.12%
Long Island24.16%24.94%25.49%
Mid-Hudson20.79%21.42%21.91%
Mohawk Valley12.84%13.22%13.78%
New York City21.69%22.31%22.52%
North Country12.43%12.88%13.37%
Southern Tier13.07%13.70%14.14%
Western New York17.13%17.95%18.73%
Statewide20.87%21.49%21.81%

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 NYCSaturday, January 1, 2022Sunday, January 2, 2022Monday, January 3, 2022
Bronx26.86%27.63%27.99%
Kings20.58%21.13%21.36%
New York18.11%18.66%18.32%
Queens22.82%23.51%23.94%
Richmond22.84%23.25%24.03%

Yesterday, 53,276 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 3,722,540. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

CountyTotal PositiveNew Positive
Albany42,841234
Allegany7,10547
Broome34,773237
Cattaraugus11,73487
Cayuga11,852134
Chautauqua18,194154
Chemung15,58391
Chenango6,93163
Clinton10,29435
Columbia7,17321
Cortland7,53136
Delaware5,68152
Dutchess48,429710
Erie156,8512,034
Essex3,87930
Franklin6,63440
Fulton9,24638
Genesee10,43558
Greene6,33920
Hamilton65214
Herkimer10,45391
Jefferson13,641117
Lewis4,85433
Livingston8,75766
Madison9,43073
Monroe117,797770
Montgomery8,60437
Nassau317,9074,306
Niagara36,113457
NYC1,690,43230,854
Oneida40,523338
Onondaga74,9601,086
Ontario14,59283
Orange81,1221,064
Orleans6,58033
Oswego17,952188
Otsego6,83068
Putnam18,156328
Rensselaer22,025110
Rockland71,1821,247
Saratoga32,415213
Schenectady23,552134
Schoharie3,53318
Schuyler2,48922
Seneca4,11133
St. Lawrence15,47568
Steuben14,98948
Suffolk340,9553,806
Sullivan13,080174
Tioga7,91441
Tompkins11,96331
Ulster23,308219
Warren9,553112
Washington8,64159
Wayne12,65873
Westchester194,9642,676
Wyoming6,42253
Yates2,45112
Grand Total3,722,54053,276

 

Given the rate of spread of Omicron, it is more meaningful to report the percentage of Omicron variants 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

 

Data this morning in the GISAID database, the largest repository of SARS-CoV-2 sequences in the world, show the Omicron variant comprised 93.8% of uploaded sequences from NYS between 12/21/21 and 1/3/22. This indicates that Omicron continues to circulate at an extremely high level across the state although there may be regional differences. These cannot be measured with statistical precision due to low sample numbers in the data from the last several days, which is a result of the inherent time lag from sample collection to testing, sequencing and data upload.

It should be noted that similar data reported from the CDC, updated this week, uses a statistical model to project the variant percentages for a more recent timeframe.

Yesterday, 99 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 48,798. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
CountyNew Deaths
Albany1
Bronx8
Broome1
Dutchess3
Erie6
Franklin1
Fulton1
Genesee1
Kings17
Manhattan7
Monroe1
Nassau5
Oneida1
Orange1
Oswego1
Queens20
Rensselaer1
Richmond2
Rockland2
Schenectady1
Steuben2
Suffolk10
Tioga1
Warren1
Westchester4

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 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, 17,911 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 12,902 completed their vaccine series. A geographic breakdown of New Yorkers who have been vaccinated by region is as follows:

Regional Vaccination Data by Provider Location
 People with at least one vaccine dosePeople with complete vaccine series
RegionCumulative
Total
Increase over past 24 hoursCumulative
Total
Increase over past 24 hours
Capital Region941,751731857,504659
Central New York630,081327581,856371
Finger Lakes839,213604773,923624
Long Island2,094,1913,1921,848,4621,767
Mid-Hudson1,638,8032,8281,428,5361,932
Mohawk Valley317,225245293,388233
New York City7,659,7058,5426,703,6065,894
North Country294,863237265,816265
Southern Tier427,521409390,341326
Western New York926,327796845,081831
Statewide15,769,68017,91113,988,51312,902
      

 

Booster/Additional Shots
RegionCumulative
Total
Increase over past 24 hoursIncrease over past 7  days
Capital Region364,0113,08322,521
Central New York229,3341,97714,906
Finger Lakes367,1793,19621,846
Long Island697,9888,59551,135
Mid-Hudson565,6166,83540,194
Mohawk Valley125,7269817,627
New York City1,748,80011,721169,065
North Country107,0048926,765
Southern Tier167,8761,37710,846
Western New York407,7952,97222,863
Statewide4,781,32941,629367,768

 

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.

Top