(WSYR-TV) — Onondaga County has had seven residents die from COVID-19 and 1,729 new cases since Friday, Ryan McMahon tweeted out Monday afternoon.
Four women in their 50s, 60s, 70s, and 90s, along with three men in their 50s, 60s, and 80s passed away over the holiday weekend. According to McMahon, all had underlying conditions.
88% of cases are in residents under 59 years old. Hospitalizations have remained consistent with 133 residents currently in the hospital. McMahon says that 26 are in the ICU with 85% of them unvaccinated.
The county also announced that they will hold a briefing Tuesday at 1 p.m. There they will announce a plan to help combat the spread against COVID’19.
“We will release distribution sites at our Press Briefing at 1pm tomorrow. Please take the time to schedule your booster shot and stay at home when you are sick,” McMahon tweeted.
Meanwhile, Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress combating COVID-19.
“As we approach the end of the year, we must continue to stay vigilant,” Governor Hochul said. “Vaccines are the way we can get through our holidays safely. If you will be attending any gatherings, exercise caution, wear your mask, and encourage those around you to get the vaccine and get the booster. Doing all of this, we will get through this and regather again at the other side, safe and healthy in 2022.”
Today’s data is summarized briefly below. Please note that certain numbers marked below with a single asterisk represent two-day increases, due to delayed reporting over the Christmas holiday:
- Test Results Reported – 166,681
- Total Positive – 26,737
- Percent Positive – 16.04%
- 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 12.41%
- Patient Hospitalization – 5,526 (+635*)
- Patients Newly Admitted – 1,569*
- Patients in ICU – 913 (+33*)
- Patients in ICU with Intubation – 501 (+0)
- Total Discharges – 227,255 (+781*)
- New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS covering both Saturday and Sunday – 132*
- Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 48,066
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 – 60,941
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 – 33,133,391
- Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 27,842
- Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 685,273
- Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 88.6%
- Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 80.4%
- 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) – 82.6%**
- Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 77.4%
- Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 69.4%
- Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 82.9%**
- Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 71.3%**
*Due to the Holiday, has the data from Dec. 25 and Dec. 26 and represents a two day increase
**Vaccination numbers compiled by the CDC as of Dec. 24
Each region’s 7-day average of cases per 100K population is as follows
|Region||Friday,December 24, 2021||Saturday,December 25, 2021||Sunday,December 26,2021|
|Central New York||75.36||73.28||70.52|
|New York City||237.31||256.70||262.01|
|Western New York||65.41||68.37||68.80|
Each region’s 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:
|Region||Friday,December 24, 2021||Saturday,December 25, 2021||Sunday,December 26, 2021|
|Central New York||8.69%||9.05%||9.19%|
|New York City||11.00%||11.76%||12.63%|
|Western New York||9.31%||9.69%||10.03%|
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||Friday,December 24, 2021||Saturday,December 25, 2021||Sunday,December 26, 2021|
Yesterday, 26,737 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 3,210,932. A geographic breakdown is as follows:
|County||Total Positive||New Positive|
Given the rate of spread of Omicron, it is more meaningful to now report the percentage of Omicron variants as reported to the public COVID-19 sequence databases, than continue 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 66.2% of uploaded sequences from NYS between 12/13/21 and 12/26/21. This is a further increase from the result announced yesterday, which covered 12/8/2021 to 12/21/2021, and is ongoing evidence of the rate of spread of this variant.
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. This projection approach partly explains a higher percentage for the Omicron variant reported by CDC this week.
Over Saturday and Sunday, 132* New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 48,066. 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.
Yesterday, 6,809 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 4,574 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|
|Increase over past 24 hours||Cumulative|
|Increase over past 24 hours|
|Central New York||626,925||140||579,300||180|
|New York City||7,560,853||2,640||6,651,105||1,549|
|Western New York||919,551||363||839,817||391|