August 18, 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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95% of Recent Positives Sequenced in New York State are Linked to Delta Variant

More Than 23 Million Shots in Arms Statewide -- 
52,233 Vaccine Doses Administered Over Last 24 Hours

20 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Yesterday

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

Based on data entered into the online GISAID sequence repository, approximately 95% of recent positives in New York State are linked to the Delta variant for samples collected between August 1 and August 14, 2021.  

"New Yorkers worked tirelessly to prevent the spread of the COVID virus in their communities and we cannot afford to take any steps backward," Governor Cuomo said. "The vaccine has repeatedly been proven effective against the virus and with the ongoing spread of the Delta variant, it is crucial that you get vaccinated if you haven't already. It's free, it's available and it's effective."

 
Today's data is summarized briefly below:

·         Test Results Reported - 156,128
·         Total Positive - 4,737
·         Percent Positive - 3.03%
·         7-Day Average Percent Positive - 3.16%
·         Patient Hospitalization - 1,888 (+75)
·         Patients Newly Admitted - 322
·         Patients in ICU - 381 (+12)
·         Patients in ICU with Intubation - 157 (+9)
·         Total Discharges - 189,602 (+242)
·         Deaths - 20
·         Total Deaths - 43,299
·         Total vaccine doses administered - 23,020,994
·         Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours - 52,233
·         Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days - 318,446
·         Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose - 74.9%
·         Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series - 68.4%
·         Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 77.8%
·         Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 70.1%
·         Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose - 63.0%
·         Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series - 57.1%
·         Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 65.5%
·         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

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Monday, August 16, 2021

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Capital Region

4.58%

4.55%

4.61%

Central New York

4.67%

4.76%

4.71%

Finger Lakes

4.25%

4.20%

4.14%

Long Island

3.84%

3.90%

3.94%

Mid-Hudson

3.16%

3.25%

3.25%

Mohawk Valley

3.77%

3.67%

3.48%

New York City

2.58%

2.60%

2.62%

North Country

4.23%

4.18%

4.40%

Southern Tier

3.72%

3.75%

3.91%

Western New York

3.30%

3.27%

3.37%

Statewide

3.09%

3.13%

3.16%

 

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, August 15, 2021

Monday, August 16, 2021

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Bronx

3.08%

3.07%

2.98%

Kings

2.51%

2.53%

2.67%

New York

2.02%

2.07%

2.08%

Queens

2.74%

2.79%

2.74%

Richmond

3.67%

3.61%

3.46%

 

Yesterday, 4,737 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 2,200,640. A geographic breakdown is as follows:
  

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

25,965

62

Allegany

3,633

3

Broome

19,365

43

Cattaraugus

5,912

10

Cayuga

6,745

34

Chautauqua

9,239

23

Chemung

8,023

15

Chenango

3,726

13

Clinton

4,955

2

Columbia

4,231

12

Cortland

4,118

17

Delaware

2,569

7

Dutchess

31,001

72

Erie

92,555

131

Essex

1,706

5

Franklin

2,687

17

Fulton

4,595

8

Genesee

5,550

13

Greene

3,564

3

Hamilton

338

3

Herkimer

5,399

7

Jefferson

6,421

16

Lewis

2,916

5

Livingston

4,635

5

Madison

4,741

12

Monroe

72,039

135

Montgomery

4,442

14

Nassau

193,324

385

Niagara

20,641

28

NYC

993,052

2,079

Oneida

23,380

44

Onondaga

40,912

105

Ontario

7,711

19

Orange

50,725

124

Orleans

3,225

4

Oswego

8,033

22

Otsego

3,664

13

Putnam

11,055

21

Rensselaer

11,926

38

Rockland

48,497

45

Saratoga

16,516

45

Schenectady

13,943

43

Schoharie

1,816

2

Schuyler

1,105

2

Seneca

2,096

8

St. Lawrence

7,053

38

Steuben

7,149

19

Suffolk

210,420

528

Sullivan

7,064

24

Tioga

3,990

9

Tompkins

4,697

36

Ulster

14,683

73

Warren

4,010

33

Washington

3,342

15

Wayne

6,075

8

Westchester

134,590

234

Wyoming

3,660

5

Yates

1,216

1

 

Yesterday, 20 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 43,299. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

 

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Bronx

1

Dutchess

2

Kings

1

Manhattan

2

Nassau

1

Orange

1

Queens

2

Richmond

1

Rockland

1

Schenectady

1

Suffolk

4

Tompkins

1

Ulster

1

Warren

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, 32,651 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 21,955 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

707,520

1,396

654,052

946

Central New York

555,433

722

518,841

565

Finger Lakes

716,245

1,299

672,373

937

Long Island

1,683,825

5,881

1,506,954

3,686

Mid-Hudson

1,336,655

4,271

1,194,636

2,805

Mohawk Valley

276,348

499

256,529

354

New York City

5,929,544

16,469

5,298,056

10,946

North Country

256,580

296

233,937

279

Southern Tier

367,340

526

341,706

352

Western New York

780,098

1,292

721,465

1,085

Statewide

12,609,588

32,651

11,398,549

21,955

 

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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