Thursday, December 16, 2021

Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19 - DECEMBER 16, 2021

 Clinical specimen testing for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) at Wadsworth Laboratory

237,596 Vaccine Doses Administered Over Last 24 Hours     

53 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Yesterday  


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

“This is a public health crisis. We must not make light of the winter surge that we are facing, and we should continue to encourage everyone we know to get vaccinated, get the booster and wear a mask,” Governor Hochul said. “Let’s all get through this holiday season safely. There are testing sites and boosters widely available across the state in order to keep ourselves and our loved ones from getting seriously ill due to COVID- 19.” 

Today's data is summarized briefly below:  

  • Test Results Reported – 277,956
  • Total Positive – 18,276
  • Percent Positive – 6.58%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 5.11%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 3,765 (-19)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 526
  • Patients in ICU – 762 (+35)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation – 433 (+10)
  • Total Discharges – 221,831 (+532)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 53
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 47,370

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 – 60,152

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 – 31,971,609
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 237,596
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 1,067,323
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 87.7%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 79.8%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 93.8%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 82.1%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 76.3%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 68.7%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 81.4%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 70.7%

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