November 20, 2021
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Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress Combating COVID-19

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122,235 Vaccine Doses Administered Over Last 24 Hours   

23 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Yesterday    

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

"The booster is safe, free and widely available, and a critical way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as we head into the colder months," Governor Hochul said. "Both the vaccine and booster are available at pharmacies, doctor's offices, local health departments and other locations across the state - visit vaccines.gov to make an appointment. There is one simple solution to ensure New Yorkers can enjoy a safe holiday season - get vaccinated if you haven't already and get a booster shot if you have."

Today's data is summarized briefly below: 

  • Test Results Reported - 201,469
  • Total Positive - 7,097 
  • Percent Positive - 3.52% 
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 3.73% 
  • Patient Hospitalization - 2,249 (+85)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 370 
  • Patients in ICU - 455 (+31) 
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 234 (+15)
  • Total Discharges - 212,864 (+262)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 23
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 46,189 

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 - 58,789

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 - 28,990,768
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours - 122,235
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days - 707,762
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose - 85.3% 
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series - 77.9% 
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 89.7% 
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 80.1% 
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose - 73.3% 
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series - 66.0% 
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 76.7% 
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 67.9%

Each region's 7-day average of cases per 100K population is as follows:

Region

11/5/2021

11/12/2021

11/19/2021

Capital Region

31.51

43.65

53.78

Central New York

35.68

42.57

49.32

Finger Lakes

41.55

56.65

63.85

Long Island

17.25

22.72

29.41

Mid-Hudson

13.90

18.65

22.28

Mohawk Valley

40.59

57.78

61.99

New York City

9.99

12.36

14.57

North Country

46.24

57.22

59.09

Southern Tier

40.60

53.37

60.98

Western New York

39.68

54.69

67.72

Statewide

20.30

26.68

31.63

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

Region 

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 

Thursday, November 18, 2021 

Friday, November 19, 2021 

Capital Region

6.18%

6.69%

6.84%

Central New York

6.32%

6.33%

6.45%

Finger Lakes

8.87%

8.74%

8.59%

Long Island

3.74%

3.84%

3.98%

Mid-Hudson

2.75%

2.77%

2.80%

Mohawk Valley

7.36%

7.59%

7.29%

New York City

1.47%

1.54%

1.57%

North Country

7.07%

6.94%

7.13%

Southern Tier

4.88%

5.05%

5.23%

Western New York

9.30%

9.48%

9.48%

Statewide

3.58%

3.68%

3.73%

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, November 17, 2021 

Thursday, November 18, 2021 

Friday, November 19, 2021 

Bronx

1.34%

1.40%

1.48%

Kings

1.53%

1.60%

1.60%

New York

1.15%

1.18%

1.22%

Queens

1.67%

1.79%

1.86%

Richmond

2.19%

2.32%

2.30%

Yesterday, 7,097 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total compiled by HERDS to 2,641,084. A geographic breakdown is as follows:  

County 

Total Positive 

New Positive 

Albany

33,432

116

Allegany

5,700

31

Broome

27,338

130

Cattaraugus

9,393

57

Cayuga

9,444

32

Chautauqua

14,092

75

Chemung

12,325

51

Chenango

5,321

43

Clinton

7,727

43

Columbia

5,475

39

Cortland

5,944

23

Delaware

4,175

38

Dutchess

37,287

86

Erie

118,893

674

Essex

2,860

20

Franklin

5,107

51

Fulton

7,486

37

Genesee

8,189

65

Greene

4,762

21

Hamilton

504

4

Herkimer

7,914

44

Jefferson

10,743

71

Lewis

4,028

13

Livingston

6,819

62

Madison

7,059

29

Monroe

93,821

444

Montgomery

6,877

28

Nassau

221,880

443

Niagara

27,179

153

NYC

1,119,607

1,541

Oneida

31,864

144

Onondaga

57,449

202

Ontario

11,094

76

Orange

60,716

155

Orleans

5,226

36

Oswego

13,516

79

Otsego

5,099

20

Putnam

12,920

15

Rensselaer

16,649

109

Rockland

54,824

68

Saratoga

23,236

199

Schenectady

18,599

120

Schoharie

2,538

6

Schuyler

1,816

21

Seneca

3,047

22

St. Lawrence

12,258

66

Steuben

11,827

83

Suffolk

250,019

602

Sullivan

9,208

34

Tioga

6,118

49

Tompkins

7,121

33

Ulster

18,463

60

Warren

6,786

62

Washington

6,136

80

Wayne

9,682

58

Westchester

146,579

179

Wyoming

5,007

43

Yates

1,906

12

Yesterday, 23 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 45,789. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:   

Deaths by County of Residence 

County 

New Deaths 

Albany

1

Allegany

1

Bronx

2

Broome

1

Erie

3

Fulton

1

Herkimer

1

Kings

2

Monroe

1

Oneida

3

Onondaga

1

Orange

1

Otsego

2

Queens

1

Suffolk

1

Wayne

1

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, 26,849 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 14,249 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

789,570

1,402

714,276

407

Central New York

609,460

1,521

559,522

304

Finger Lakes

805,064

1,502

738,050

532

Long Island

1,988,908

2,958

1,769,729

1,596

Mid-Hudson

1,543,959

2,683

1,357,548

1,035

Mohawk Valley

306,353

562

282,366

189

New York City

7,110,253

13,120

6,341,571

8,420

North Country

284,519

461

255,005

163

Southern Tier

411,258

1,037

374,556

1,040

Western New York

883,152

1,603

802,073

605

Statewide

14,732,496

26,849

13,194,696

14,291

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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