November 17, 2021
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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

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95,434 Vaccine Doses Administered Over Last 24 Hours  

31 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Yesterday 

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

"In order to spend the holidays safely with our loved ones, we must stay vigilant in our fight against COVID-19," Governor Hochul said. "If you have not done so yet, get vaccinated. If you have a child, protect them by getting them vaccinated. And if you have already been vaccinated but feel at risk, get your booster shot and we can end this pandemic together."    
Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported - 160,747
  • Total Positive - 6,114 
  • Percent Positive - 3.80%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 3.47% 
  • Patient Hospitalization - 2,102 (+51) 
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 328 
  • Patients in ICU - 414 (-8) 
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 225 (-6) 
  • Total Discharges - 212,015 (+265) 
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 31 
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 46,101

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 - 58,732 

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 - 28,627,601 
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours - 95,434 
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days - 654,701 
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose - 85.0% 
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series - 77.7% 
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 89.3% 
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 79.9% 
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose - 72.9% 
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series - 65.8% 
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 76.2% 
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 67.7% 

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

REGION

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Monday, November 15, 2021

Tuesday,November 16, 2021

Capital Region

5.62%

5.80%

5.68%

Central New York

5.54%

5.66%

6.01%

Finger Lakes

8.44%

8.73%

8.77%

Long Island

3.33%

3.48%

3.59%

Mid-Hudson

2.55%

2.70%

2.75%

Mohawk Valley

6.76%

6.92%

7.21%

New York City

1.38%

1.41%

1.44%

North Country

6.54%

6.73%

6.92%

Southern Tier

4.61%

4.68%

4.72%

Western New York

8.19%

8.52%

8.87%

Statewide

3.30%

3.40%

3.47%

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

BOROUGH

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Monday, November 15, 2021

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Bronx

1.23%

1.24%

1.27%

Kings

1.49%

1.53%

1.56%

New York

1.12%

1.12%

1.13%

Queens

1.50%

1.54%

1.58%

Richmond

1.88%

1.98%

2.07%

Yesterday, 6,114 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 2,618,458. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

Albany

33,023

94

Allegany

5,570

27

Broome

26,933

129

Cattaraugus

9,131

88

Cayuga

9,336

44

Chautauqua

13,806

95

Chemung

12,111

62

Chenango

5,193

22

Clinton

7,582

17

Columbia

5,356

16

Cortland

5,876

24

Delaware

4,060

17

Dutchess

37,007

64

Erie

116,780

554

Essex

2,794

8

Franklin

4,977

50

Fulton

7,344

65

Genesee

7,998

68

Greene

4,691

14

Hamilton

493

3

Herkimer

7,748

52

Jefferson

10,461

74

Lewis

3,966

25

Livingston

6,622

43

Madison

6,936

31

Monroe

92,361

382

Montgomery

6,757

50

Nassau

220,612

387

Niagara

26,640

131

NYC

1,115,071

1,190

Oneida

31,332

137

Onondaga

56,645

275

Ontario

10,818

77

Orange

60,218

162

Orleans

5,108

32

Oswego

13,247

98

Otsego

5,025

17

Putnam

12,852

12

Rensselaer

16,342

69

Rockland

54,607

74

Saratoga

22,666

122

Schenectady

18,276

69

Schoharie

2,511

11

Schuyler

1,757

3

Seneca

2,979

21

St. Lawrence

12,027

92

Steuben

11,543

64

Suffolk

248,244

432

Sullivan

9,093

37

Tioga

5,966

69

Tompkins

7,020

14

Ulster

18,250

50

Warren

6,549

34

Washington

5,827

50

Wayne

9,484

76

Westchester

146,085

150

Wyoming

4,886

28

Yates

1,866

13

Yesterday, 31 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total compiled through HERDS to 46,101. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

County

New Deaths

Allegany

1

Bronx

3

Broome

1

Cattaraugus

2

Erie

3

Genesee

1

Jefferson

2

Kings

4

Manhattan

2

Monroe

1

Oneida

3

Orange

2

Queens

1

Rensselaer

1

Saratoga

1

St. Lawrence

1

Suffolk

2

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 new 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, 19,256 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 10,899 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

784,338

1,276

713,098

456

Central New York

605,377

199

558,922

118

Finger Lakes

800,133

811

736,623

580

Long Island

1,982,903

1,073

1,765,376

1,315

Mid-Hudson

1,536,314

1,628

1,354,562

782

Mohawk Valley

304,933

616

281,761

165

New York City

7,064,363

11,696

6,317,205

6,680

North Country

282,911

483

254,544

37

Southern Tier

408,900

350

373,063

191

Western New York

878,022

1,124

800,435

575

Statewide

14,648,194

19,256

13,155,589

10,899

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. 

Question

Hospital

Nursing Home

ACF

LHCSA

Hospice

CHHA

Total

Total employee terminations due to being unvaccinated

3,880 (0.75%)

2,059 (1.37%)

246 (0.81%)

6,563 (2.29%)

74 (1.20%)

71 (0.50%)

12,893

Total employee resignations and retirements due to being unvaccinated

1,705 (0.33%)

110 (0.07%)

16 (0.05%)

2,645 (0.92%)

75 (1.21%)

83 (0.59%)

4,634

Total on furlough/unpaid leave due to being unvaccinated and unwilling to get vaccinated

1,389 (0.27%

826 (0.55%)

125 (0.41%)

8,474 (2.96%)

15 (0.24%)

115 (0.82%)

10,944

Total on furlough/unpaid leave due to being unvaccinated BUT now awaiting first dose

86 (0.02%)

1,321 (0.88%)

436 (1.43%)

3,848 (1.34%)

9 (0.15%)

8 (0.06%)

5,708

Total INACTIVE employees from categories above

7,060

4,316

823

21,530

173

277

34,179

Total ACTIVE employees reported 11/16/21

509,297

145,854

29,642

264,883

6,007

13,819

969,502

Grand Total

516,357

150,170

30,465

286,413

6,180

14,096

1,003,681

Percentages are estimates. They are based on self-reported data for 11/16/21. The denominators are active employees reported for 11/16/21 plus the inactive categories above; they do not include workforce fluctuations that may have occurred in addition to these categories 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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