ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – In an update to New Yorkers Saturday, Governor Kathy Hochul provided a report on the state’s progress combating COVID-19.
“We’re entering a new phase of the COVID-19 pandemic where it’s more important than ever for every eligible New Yorker to get vaccinated,” Governor Hochul said. “Cases are rising throughout New York State, and the new Omnicron variant poses a very real threat to the progress we’ve made. Vaccines are our best way to protect all our families this holiday season — so please get your shot today.”
Today’s data is summarized briefly below:
The Health Electronic Response Data System is an NYS DOH data source that collects confirmed daily death data as reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and adult care facilities only.
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.
Each region’s 7-day average of cases per 100K population is as follows:
Each region’s 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:
Each New York City borough’s 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:
Yesterday, 6,147 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 2,691,000. A geographic breakdown is as follows:
Yesterday, 69 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total compiled through HERDS to 46,443. A geographic breakdown is as follows, 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 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, 15,466 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 11,521 completed their vaccine series. A geographic breakdown of New Yorkers who have been vaccinated by region is as follows:
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious diseases expert, blasted Sen. Ted Cruz for suggesting that Fauci be investigated for statements he made about COVID-19 and said the criticism by the Texas Republican was an attack on science.
“I should be prosecuted? What happened on Jan. 6, senator?” Fauci, who is President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, said in an interview that aired Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” It was a reference to the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by supporters of then-President Donald Trump that was stoked as Cruz helped lead GOP objections to Congress’ certifying the 2020 election results.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (KRON) – A 20-year-old Indiana woman has not been seen or heard from in three weeks since she vanished in California under mysterious circumstances, her family said.
Lateche Norris traveled from Indiana to California to be with her boyfriend and enjoy San Diego’s beaches, according to her family. Shortly after arriving in San Diego, she called her mother in distress from a stranger’s phone on Nov. 5.
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A Code Blue alert has been issued from Friday, November 26 through Thursday, December 2. The Homeless and Travelers Aid Society (HATAS) warns that temperatures will be below 32 degrees or less. The Code Blue program is designed to make it easier for homeless people to find shelter in potentially dangerous winter conditions
HATAS is a low-demand, humanitarian program that activates when the temperature hits 32 degrees while factoring in wind chill. In Albany, those seeking shelter can go to the Capital City Rescue Mission, at 259 South Pearl Street or the Emergency Overflow Shelter, at the Lutheran Church on 646 State Street.