August 17, 2021
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic
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36,475 Vaccine Doses Administered Over Last 24 Hours

18 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Yesterday 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress combatting COVID-19.

"Those who remain unvaccinated leave themselves and their loved ones exposed to the Delta variant making its way across the country," Governor Cuomo said."We've come so far and we can't afford to go backward on the progress we've made in our fight against the virus. The vaccine is safe, effective, easily accessible and the best way to keep your community safe. If you haven't already, get yours today." 
  
Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported - 90,571 
  • Total Positive - 3,567 
  • Percent Positive - 3.94% 
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 3.13% 
  • Patient Hospitalization - 1,813 (+91) 
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 266 
  • Patients in ICU - 369 (+7) 
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 148 (+14) 
  • Total Discharges - 189,360 (+172) 
  • Deaths - 18 
  • Total Deaths - 43,277 
  • Total vaccine doses administered - 22,968,761 
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours - 36,475 
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days - 309,169
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose - 74.8% 
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series - 68.3%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 77.7%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 70.0%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose - 62.9% 
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series - 57.0%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 65.4%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 58.5%

Each region's 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

Region

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Monday, August 16, 2021

Capital Region

4.52%

4.58%

4.55%

Central New York

4.49%

4.67%

4.76%

Finger Lakes

4.07%

4.25%

4.20%

Long Island

3.69%

3.84%

3.90%

Mid-Hudson

3.25%

3.16%

3.25%

Mohawk Valley

3.79%

3.77%

3.67%

New York City

2.60%

2.58%

2.60%

North Country

3.88%

4.23%

4.18%

Southern Tier

3.65%

3.72%

3.75%

Western New York

3.24%

3.30%

3.27%

Statewide

3.06%

3.09%

3.13%

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

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Monday, August 16, 2021

Bronx

3.12%

3.08%

3.07%

Kings

2.57%

2.51%

2.53%

New York

2.01%

2.02%

2.07%

Queens

2.74%

2.74%

2.79%

Richmond

3.71%

3.67%

3.61%

Yesterday, 3,567 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 2,195,903. A geographic breakdown is as follows: 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

25,903

56

Allegany

3,630

3

Broome

19,322

37

Cattaraugus

5,902

5

Cayuga

6,711

39

Chautauqua

9,216

8

Chemung

8,008

12

Chenango

3,713

8

Clinton

4,953

1

Columbia

4,219

8

Cortland

4,101

10

Delaware

2,562

2

Dutchess

30,929

63

Erie

92,424

124

Essex

1,701

6

Franklin

2,670

7

Fulton

4,587

11

Genesee

5,537

9

Greene

3,561

8

Hamilton

335

0

Herkimer

5,392

4

Jefferson

6,405

10

Lewis

2,911

1

Livingston

4,630

5

Madison

4,729

7

Monroe

71,904

145

Montgomery

4,428

12

Nassau

192,939

338

Niagara

20,613

19

NYC

990,973

1,522

Oneida

23,336

40

Onondaga

40,807

96

Ontario

7,692

8

Orange

50,601

95

Orleans

3,221

4

Oswego

8,011

17

Otsego

3,651

14

Putnam

11,034

31

Rensselaer

11,888

29

Rockland

48,452

67

Saratoga

16,471

34

Schenectady

13,900

30

Schoharie

1,814

2

Schuyler

1,103

2

Seneca

2,088

2

St. Lawrence

7,015

21

Steuben

7,130

7

Suffolk

209,892

280

Sullivan

7,040

19

Tioga

3,981

7

Tompkins

4,661

5

Ulster

14,610

38

Warren

3,977

11

Washington

3,327

10

Wayne

6,067

25

Westchester

134,356

189

Wyoming

3,655

3

Yates

1,215

1

Yesterday, 18 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 43,277. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Bronx 

3

Cortland 

1

Erie 

2

Kings 

2

Manhattan 

1

Nassau 

1

Rensselaer 

1

Richmond 

2

Suffolk 

4

Washington 

1

All New York State mass vaccination sites are now open to eligible New Yorkers for walk-in vaccination on a first-come, first-serve basis. 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. 

Yesterday, 22,411 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 15,641 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

Region

Cumulative 
Total

Increase over past 24 hours

Cumulative 
Total

Increase over past 24 hours

Capital Region

706,124

1,088

653,106

758

Central New York

554,711

601

518,276

459

Finger Lakes

714,946

949

671,436

735

Long Island

1,677,944

4,337

1,503,268

3,232

Mid-Hudson

1,332,384

2,836

1,191,831

2,006

Mohawk Valley

275,849

350

256,175

291

New York City

5,913,075

10,878

5,287,110

6,956

North Country

256,284

256

233,658

238

Southern Tier

366,814

366

341,354

272

Western New York

778,806

750

720,380

694

Statewide

12,576,937

22,411

11,376,594

15,641

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.

Contact the Governor’s Press Office

Contact us by phone:

Albany: (518) 474 - 8418
New York City: (212) 681 - 4640

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