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New York State COVID update Saturday, December 18

Posted: Dec 18, 2021 / 03:31 PM EST
/ Updated: Dec 18, 2021 / 03:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (NEWS10) – Governor Kathy Hochul as we speak up to date New Yorkers on the state’s progress combating COVID-19 on Saturday, December 18. Officials proceed to encourage New Yorkers to make the most of the instruments we have now as we speak by getting vaccinated, getting their booster, carrying a masks, and washing their arms.

Tracking COVID instances by county


Today’s information is summarized briefly beneath: 

  • Test Results Reported – 290,930
  • Total Positive – 21,908
  • Percent Positive – 7.53%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 6.29%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 3,909 (+70)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 578
  • Patients in ICU – 745 (+14)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation – 437 (+2)
  • Total Discharges – 222,778 (+471)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare amenities by HERDS – 59
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare amenities by HERDS – 47,492

The Health Electronic Response Data System is an NYS DOH information supply that collects confirmed every day loss of life information as reported by hospitals, nursing properties, and grownup care amenities solely.  

  • Total deaths reported to and compiled by the CDC – 60,252

Tracking COVID vaccinations within the Capital Region

This every day COVID-19 provisional loss of life certificates information reported by NYS DOH and NYC to the CDC contains those that died in any location, together with hospitals, nursing properties, grownup care amenities, at dwelling, in hospice, and different settings.  

  • Total vaccine doses administered – 32,236,194
  • Total vaccine doses administered over previous 24 hours – 135,121
  • Total vaccine doses administered over previous 7 days – 1,050,138
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with not less than one vaccine dose – 87.9%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with accomplished vaccine sequence – 79.9%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with not less than one vaccine dose (CDC) – 94.1%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with accomplished vaccine sequence (CDC) – 82.2%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with not less than one vaccine dose – 76.5%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with accomplished vaccine sequence – 68.8%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with not less than one vaccine dose (CDC) – 81.7%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with accomplished vaccine sequence (CDC) – 70.8%

Each area’s 7-day common of instances per 100K inhabitants is as follows: 

REGIONWednesday, December 15, 2021Thursday, December 16, 2021Friday, December 17, 2021Capital Region58.0858.1559.25Central New York65.1064.6267.44Finger Lakes56.2555.3557.62Long Island77.8687.0193.69Mid-Hudson52.9258.0463.30Mohawk Valley74.2175.5676.30New York City53.7565.9579.12North Country61.5162.3059.40Southern Tier96.54102.54103.99Western New York62.2159.7358.00Statewide60.6667.8475.29

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Each area’s 7-day common share of optimistic take a look at outcomes reported during the last three days is as follows:    

REGIONWednesday, December 15, 2021Thursday, December 16, 2021Friday, December 17, 2021Capital Region6.34percent6.59percent6.67%Central New York7.58percent7.55percent8.20%Finger Lakes8.18%8.18%8.26%Long Island7.53percent8.19percent8.73%Mid-Hudson5.02percent5.48percent5.76%Mohawk Valley7.85percent8.00percent8.20%New York City3.56percent4.39percent5.23%North Country7.23percent8.04percent7.61%Southern Tier6.70percent6.97percent6.76%Western New York9.29percent9.24percent9.05%Statewide5.11percent5.73percent6.29%

Each New York City borough’s 7-day common share of optimistic take a look at outcomes reported during the last three days is as follows:    

BOROUGHWednesday, December 15, 2021Thursday, December 16, 2021Friday, December 17, 2021Bronx3.15percent3.83percent4.73%Kings3.41percent4.25percent5.12%New York3.45percent4.49percent5.45%Queens3.81percent4.53percent5.24%Richmond4.70percent5.26percent5.71%

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As of Friday, December 17, 21,908 New Yorkers examined optimistic for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the whole to 2,917,716. A geographic breakdown is as follows:  

County  Total Positive  New Positive  Total Omicron Cases Confirmed Statewide: 192*Albany37,379218–Allegany6,68632–Broome31,0802131Cattaraugus11,02248–Cayuga10,66552–Chautauqua16,71970–Chemung14,15993–Chenango6,29747–Clinton9,04677–Columbia6,38024–Cortland6,67938–Delaware5,09532–Dutchess40,8392741Erie136,422496–Essex3,37327–Franklin6,09828–Fulton8,63241–Genesee9,63063–Greene5,51082–Hamilton5738–Herkimer9,36746–Jefferson12,60936–Lewis4,5915–Livingston8,04064–Madison8,34161–Monroe106,085483–Montgomery7,91934–Nassau243,7691,7568Niagara31,883159–NYC1,208,78611,58941Oneida36,4552164Onondaga64,9613941Ontario13,13699–Orange66,794383–Orleans6,17722–Oswego15,970108–Otsego6,20244–Putnam14,21596–Rensselaer19,331109–Rockland58,012306–Saratoga27,776208–Schenectady21,015101–Schoharie3,18040–Schuyler2,23522–Seneca3,69736–St. Lawrence14,44079–Steuben14,00187–Suffolk276,1581,78516Sullivan10,68871–Tioga7,14547–Tompkins9,765215117Ulster20,642111–Warren8,28158–Washington7,68443–Wayne11,61080–Westchester156,3139043Wyoming5,90328–Yates2,25620–Unknown–––

* These case counts symbolize these identified instances which have been confirmed by a state-approved laboratory and don’t totally symbolize the whole instances possible within the inhabitants.

As of Friday, December 17, 59 New Yorkers died on account of COVID-19, bringing the whole compiled by HERDS to 47,492. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:    

Deaths by County of (*18*)CountyNew DeathsAlbany2Bronx2Broome1Cattaraugus2Chautauqua1Chemung1Erie7Fulton1Kings5Lewis1Livingston1Manhattan2Monroe1Montgomery1Nassau2Oneida4Onondaga4Ontario1Orange1Oswego1Queens1Rensselaer1Richmond1Saratoga4Schoharie2Steuben1Suffolk5Sullivan1Ulster1Westchester1

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As of Friday, December 17, 27,804 New Yorkers acquired their first vaccine dose, and 12,813 accomplished their vaccine sequence. A geographic breakdown of New Yorkers who’ve been vaccinated by area is as follows:  

People with not less than one vaccine dosePeople with full vaccine sequence RegionCumulative
TotalImprove over previous 24 hoursCumulative
TotalImprove over previous 24 hoursCapital Region928,2702,229848,616-414Central New York623,855764576,138476Finger Lakes829,019978764,950822Long Island2,054,5083,9331,824,8362,266Mid-Hudson1,604,7832,9981,407,0012,058Mohawk Valley313,982323290,073206New York City7,430,63514,2446,573,1525,947North Country291,771319262,610255Southern Tier422,186683386,531372Western New York912,2421,333833,453825Statewide15,411,25127,80413,767,36012,813

All New York State mass vaccination websites are open to eligible New Yorkers aged 12 years and older for walk-in vaccination on a first-come, first-serve foundation, with 10 websites open to eligible New Yorkers aged 5 and older. Preference to a scheduled appointment at a state-run mass vaccination site can accomplish that on the Am I Eligible App or by calling 1-833-NYS-4-VAX. You might also contact your native well being division, pharmacy, physician, or hospital to schedule appointments the place vaccines can be found or by visiting to search out info on vaccine appointments close to you.

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New Yorkers seeking to schedule vaccine appointments for 5-11-year-old youngsters are inspired to contact their youngster’s pediatrician, household doctor, county well being departments, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), rural well being facilities, or pharmacies which may be administering the vaccine for this age group. Parents and guardians can go to, textual content their ZIP code to 438829, or name 1-800-232-0233 to search out close by places.

Make positive that the supplier provides the Pfizer-BioNTechCOVID-19 vaccine, as the opposite COVID-19 vaccines are usually not but licensed for this age group. Visit the website for parents and guardians for brand new info, often requested questions and solutions, and sources particularly designed for folks and guardians of this age group.

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