August 21, 2021
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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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54,431 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. 

"The Delta variant continues to be a very serious threat, and we know what COVID is capable of if we were to let it outmaneuver us," Governor Cuomo said. "We simply cannot afford to risk all the progress we've made against this virus. Our frontline workers and everyday New Yorkers made great sacrifices to get us where we are today - and the best way to honor that is to get vaccinated. If you still need to get your shot, I urge you to do so quickly at one of our many sites across the state."

Today's data is summarized briefly below: 

  • Test Results Reported - 169,716 
  • Total Positive - 4,990 
  • Percent Positive - 2.94% 
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 3.12% 
  • Patient Hospitalization - 1,978 (+44) 
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 298 
  • Patients in ICU - 407 (+6) 
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 184 (+9) 
  • Total Discharges - 190,381 (+261) 
  • Deaths - 18 
  • Total Deaths - 43,355 
  • Total vaccine doses administered - 23,187,384 
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours - 54,431 
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days - 329,230 
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose - 75.5% 
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series - 68.8%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 78.3%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 70.4%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose - 63.5% 
    Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series - 57.4%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 65.9%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 58.9% 

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

Region

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Friday, August 20, 2021

Capital Region

4.70%

4.39%

4.33%

Central New York

4.67%

4.30%

4.46%

Finger Lakes

4.07%

3.96%

4.00%

Long Island

3.96%

4.07%

4.06%

Mid-Hudson

3.36%

3.37%

3.40%

Mohawk Valley

3.35%

3.47%

3.46%

New York City

2.59%

2.57%

2.55%

North Country

4.46%

4.38%

4.08%

Southern Tier

3.86%

3.34%

3.17%

Western New York

3.28%

3.27%

3.36%

Statewide

3.15%

3.13%

3.12%

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

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Friday, August 20, 2021

Bronx

2.91%

2.86%

2.86%

Kings

2.67%

2.69%

2.62%

New York

2.04%

2.01%

2.02%

Queens

2.71%

2.68%

2.69%

Richmond

3.41%

3.39%

3.19%

Yesterday, 4,990 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 2,215,600. A geographic breakdown is as follows: 

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

26,171

82

Allegany

3,641

2

Broome

19,480

43

Cattaraugus

5,957

15

Cayuga

6,846

36

Chautauqua

9,307

25

Chemung

8,068

19

Chenango

3,767

16

Clinton

4,970

3

Columbia

4,261

9

Cortland

4,167

18

Delaware

2,599

9

Dutchess

31,254

97

Erie

93,015

187

Essex

1,733

3

Franklin

2,738

15

Fulton

4,638

18

Genesee

5,576

11

Greene

3,588

12

Hamilton

346

3

Herkimer

5,447

21

Jefferson

6,461

11

Lewis

2,926

5

Livingston

4,676

16

Madison

4,785

26

Monroe

72,551

175

Montgomery

4,500

17

Nassau

194,686

451

Niagara

20,717

23

NYC

999,566

2,084

Oneida

23,512

44

Onondaga

41,256

137

Ontario

7,748

18

Orange

51,064

122

Orleans

3,249

9

Oswego

8,112

33

Otsego

3,706

13

Putnam

11,134

29

Rensselaer

12,039

48

Rockland

48,673

60

Saratoga

16,703

61

Schenectady

14,083

40

Schoharie

1,827

4

Schuyler

1,123

6

Seneca

2,111

6

St. Lawrence

7,136

27

Steuben

7,209

25

Suffolk

211,975

472

Sullivan

7,130

20

Tioga

4,009

6

Tompkins

4,763

25

Ulster

14,853

64

Warren

4,062

16

Washington

3,365

9

Wayne

6,134

11

Westchester

135,295

230

Wyoming

3,669

2

Yates

1,223

1

Yesterday, 18 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 43,355. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Chautauqua

1

Erie

2

Greene

1

Kings

4

Nassau

2

Manhattan

1

Niagara

1

Orange

1

Queens

2

Saratoga

1

Suffolk

1

Westchester

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, 34,616 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 21,940 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

712,053

1,498

656,724

889

Central New York

558,190

827

520,567

596

Finger Lakes

720,487

1,247

675,123

872

Long Island

1,699,921

5,267

1,517,817

3,608

Mid-Hudson

1,347,502

3,562

1,201,437

2,253

Mohawk Valley

277,921

515

257,547

330

New York City

5,988,851

19,100

5,333,324

11,537

North Country

257,867

454

234,842

294

Southern Tier

369,512

707

343,085

427

Western New York

784,028

1,439

724,621

1,134

Statewide

12,716,332

34,616

11,465,087

21,940

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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