(WSYR-TV) — There are 1,180 new COVID-19 cases and one death in Onondaga County, Ryan McMahon tweeted Wednesday.
The resident who died was a man in his 80s, according to McMahon. Currently, 156 people are in Onondaga County hospitals, with 33 in the ICU. 52% of new admissions are vaccinated and 69% of those in ICU are unvaccinated. McMahon also says 93% of Wednesday’s cases are from residents 59 and under.
All of this comes after the Onondaga County Health Department said Tuesday that they will no longer contact every person who tests positive for coronavirus and instead expects them to self-report their results on the county website.
Isolation is still required for people who become infected and a quarantine is still required for unvaccinated close contacts that were exposed, but the legal document will be self-signed.
Residents who have tested positive can access the county forms here.
Meanwhile, Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress combating COVID-19.
“I know New Yorkers are exhausted, but we can’t let up against this winter surge,” Governor Hochul said. “Let’s continue to use the tools that will protect ourselves, our children and our vulnerable loved ones from getting severely sick or hospitalized from COVID. Please get fully vaccinated, get the booster, wear a non-cloth well-fitting mask and exercise caution while indoors.”
Today’s data is summarized briefly below:
Test Results Reported – 348,911
Total Positive – 77,859
Percent Positive – 22.31%
7-Day Average Percent Positive – 22.45%
Patient Hospitalization – 10,867 (+456)
Patients Newly Admitted – 1,968
Patients in ICU – 1,359 (+57)
Patients in ICU with Intubation – 657 (+32)
Total Discharges – 236,684 (+1,439)
New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 96
Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 48,898
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 – 61,749
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 – 33,974,613
Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 104,713
Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 605,909
Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 89.4%
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) – 83.1%
Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 78.3%
Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 70.0%
Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 84.6%
Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 72.0%
Each region’s 7-day average of cases per 100K population is as follows
|Region||Sunday, January 2, 2022||Monday, January 3, 2022||Tuesday, January 4, 2022|
|Central New York||163.53||184.40||203.56|
|New York City||457.73||462.97||468.22|
|Western New York||171.53||189.69||201.70|
Each region’s 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:
|Region||Sunday, January 2, 2022||Monday, January 3, 2022||Tuesday, January 4, 2022|
|Central New York||16.32%||17.42%||20.42%|
|New York City||22.31%||22.52%||22.51%|
|Western New York||17.95%||18.73%||20.05%|
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||Sunday, January 2, 2022||Monday, January 3, 2022||Tuesday, January 4, 2022|
Yesterday, 77,859 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 3,800,399. A geographic breakdown is as follows:
|County||Total Positive||New Positive|
Given the rate of spread of Omicron, it is more meaningful to report the percentage of Omicron variants as 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 today in the GISAID database, the largest repository of SARS-CoV-2 sequences in the world, show the Omicron variant comprised 87.9% of uploaded sequences from NYS between 12/22/21 and 1/4/22. This slightly lower level than that reported yesterday, reflects the expected fluctuations in the database with uploading batches of data from sequencing laboratories. It 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. This projection approach partly explains the different percentage for the Omicron variant reported by CDC this week.
Yesterday, 96 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 48,898. 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 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 new 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, 26,618 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 17,539 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||630,621||540||582,258||402|
|New York City||7,675,383||15,678||6,713,527||9,921|
|Western New York||927,413||1,086||845,942||861|
|Increase over past 24 hours||Increase over past 7 days|
|Central New York||231,995||2,661||14,339|
|New York City||1,770,605||21,805||156,867|
|Western New York||411,794||3,999||21,637|
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.
|As of 1/4||Hospital||Nursing Home||ACF||LHCSA||Hospice||CHHA||Total|
|Total employee terminations due to being unvaccinated||5,823||1.13%||2,426||1.61%||339||1.10%||8,225||2.96%||90||1.47%||125||0.92%||17,028||1.71%|
|Total employee resignations and retirements due to being unvaccinated||2,315||0.45%||64||0.04%||14||0.05%||3,338||1.20%||80||1.30%||118||0.87%||5,929||0.60%|
|Total on furlough/unpaid leave due to being unvaccinated and unwilling to get vaccinated||1,382||0.27%||684||0.45%||68||0.22%||6,851||2.47%||8||0.13%||89||0.65%||9,082||0.91%|
|Total on furlough/unpaid leave due to being unvaccinated BUT now awaiting first dose||113||0.02%||1,531||1.02%||483||1.56%||2,405||0.87%||8||0.13%||9||0.07%||4,549||0.46%|
|Total INACTIVE employees from categories above||9,633||4,705||904||20,819||186||341||36,588|
|Total ACTIVE employees reported 12/28/21||505,150||146,020||30,037||256,805||5,949||256,805||957,259|