October 21, 2021
Albany, NY

Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

58,693 Vaccine Doses Administered Over Last 24 Hours

43 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Yesterday

Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress combating COVID-19.

"As COVID continues to threaten the health and safety of New Yorkers, it's more important than ever that everyone act responsibly and get vaccinated as soon as possible," Governor Hochul said. "It's time to do the right thing - not only is the vaccine safe, effective and free, but vaccination sites are also widely accessible throughout the entire state. We are only going to beat this virus for good if we all work together, so please, go get your shot today and help your community become COVID-free."

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported - 210,300
  • Total Positive - 4,233
  • Percent Positive - 2.01%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 2.30%
  • Patient Hospitalization - 2,082 (-62)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 254
  • Patients in ICU - 458 (-15)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 247 (-10)
  • Total Discharges - 206,045 (+282)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 43
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS -45,252

The Health Electronic Response Data System is a NYS DOH data source that collects confirmed daily death data as reported by hospitals, nursing homes and adult care facilities only.

  • Total deaths reported to and compiled by the CDC - 57,487

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.

  • Total vaccine doses administered - 26,471,203
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours - 58,693
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days - 380,578
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose - 83.4%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series - 75.7%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 86.3%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 77.7%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose - 70.7%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series - 64.0%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 73.2%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 65.7%

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

Region

Monday, October 18, 2021

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Capital Region

3.77%

3.85%

3.75%

Central New York

5.38%

5.30%

5.18%

Finger Lakes

4.88%

4.74%

4.62%

Long Island

2.58%

2.50%

2.46%

Mid-Hudson

2.18%

2.05%

2.07%

Mohawk Valley

5.04%

4.85%

4.74%

New York City

1.21%

1.17%

1.15%

North Country

6.07%

5.98%

5.82%

Southern Tier

3.90%

3.63%

3.39%

Western New York

4.75%

4.81%

4.96%

Statewide

2.41%

2.33%

2.30%

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

Monday, October 18, 2021

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Bronx

1.00%

1.01%

0.97%

Kings

1.45%

1.36%

1.40%

New York

0.88%

0.85%

0.82%

Queens

1.20%

1.14%

1.10%

Richmond

1.78%

1.76%

1.73%

Yesterday, 4,233 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 2,499,897. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

30,838

78

Allegany

4,615

31

Broome

24,451

98

Cattaraugus

7,732

54

Cayuga

8,658

18

Chautauqua

12,428

49

Chemung

10,932

70

Chenango

4,689

15

Clinton

6,725

46

Columbia

5,009

11

Cortland

5,342

20

Delaware

3,560

14

Dutchess

35,615

52

Erie

106,417

278

Essex

2,307

15

Franklin

4,280

24

Fulton

6,331

35

Genesee

7,013

30

Greene

4,385

14

Hamilton

438

2

Herkimer

6,806

32

Jefferson

8,880

66

Lewis

3,603

17

Livingston

5,727

26

Madison

6,187

23

Monroe

84,297

252

Montgomery

5,966

26

Nassau

214,370

217

Niagara

24,031

55

NYC

1,090,615

1,045

Oneida

28,644

87

Onondaga

52,054

143

Ontario

9,352

31

Orange

57,538

86

Orleans

4,341

21

Oswego

11,668

46

Otsego

4,575

13

Putnam

12,492

23

Rensselaer

14,808

47

Rockland

53,112

65

Saratoga

20,287

92

Schenectady

16,731

58

Schoharie

2,295

6

Schuyler

1,538

6

Seneca

2,741

8

St. Lawrence

10,524

45

Steuben

10,133

53

Suffolk

239,557

378

Sullivan

8,473

26

Tioga

5,094

33

Tompkins

6,504

13

Ulster

17,273

25

Warren

5,460

32

Washington

4,613

26

Wayne

8,167

27

Westchester

143,636

82

Wyoming

4,393

22

Yates

1,647

16

Yesterday, 43 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 45,252. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

County

New Deaths

Albany

1

Allegany

1

Cattaraugus

2

Chautauqua

1

Chemung

1

Clinton

1

Dutchess

2

Erie

4

Fulton

2

Jefferson

1

Kings

2

Manhattan

3

Monroe

4

Montgomery

1

Nassau

1

Oneida

3

Onondaga

1

Orange

1

Oswego

1

Otsego

1

Putnam

1

Queens

1

Richmond

1

Saratoga

1

St. Lawrence

1

Suffolk

4

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, 15,100 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 18,981completed 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

760,599

593

700,392

587

Central New York

592,394

310

551,028

371

Finger Lakes

773,533

600

722,273

810

Long Island

1,918,453

1,994

1,711,848

2,456

Mid-Hudson

1,484,951

1,550

1,322,694

1,573

Mohawk Valley

297,395

284

276,198

295

New York City

6,830,611

8,624

6,110,513

11,305

North Country

275,678

157

250,195

188

Southern Tier

395,672

275

366,392

296

Western New York

849,824

713

782,123

1,100

Statewide

14,179,110

15,100

12,793,656

18,981

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.

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

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