November 21, 2021
Albany, NY

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

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96,564 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.  

"With the colder months and holiday travel season quickly approaching, we know how to prevent the spread of this deadly virus in our communities," Governor Hochul said. "Get the vaccine if you have not already, get the booster shot to add another layer of defense, get tested before gathering with others, and stay home if you feel sick. This is no time to let our guard down."

Today's data is summarized briefly below: 

  • Test Results Reported - 191,142
  • Total Positive - 6,857
  • Percent Positive - 3.59% 
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive - 3.77% 
  • Patient Hospitalization - 2,292 (+43)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 334 
  • Patients in ICU - 453 (-2)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation - 227 (-7)
  • Total Discharges - 213,162 (+298)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 31
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS - 46,221  

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 - 29,087,332
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours - 96,564
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days - 694,322
  • 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 - 78.0% 
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 89.8%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 80.2% 
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose - 73.4% 
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series - 66.0% 
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) - 76.9% 
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) - 68.0%

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

 Region

11/6/2021

11/13/2021

11/20/2021

Capital Region

33.08

44.43

55.34

Central New York

36.73

43.14

51.80

Finger Lakes

43.84

57.03

65.59

Long Island

17.56

22.77

31.67

Mid-Hudson

14.10

19.09

23.16

Mohawk Valley

43.39

57.78

63.91

New York City

10.15

12.35

15.40

North Country

47.26

57.04

59.23

Southern Tier

42.74

55.40

61.38

Western New York

42.14

56.66

69.95

Statewide

21.04

27.03

32.93

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

Region 

Thursday, November 18, 2021 

Friday, November 19, 2021 

Saturday, November 20, 2021 

Capital Region

6.69%

6.84%

6.83%

Central New York

6.33%

6.45%

6.70%

Finger Lakes

8.74%

8.59%

8.58%

Long Island

3.84%

3.98%

4.16%

Mid-Hudson

2.77%

2.80%

2.87%

Mohawk Valley

7.59%

7.29%

7.37%

New York City

1.54%

1.57%

1.60%

North Country

6.94%

7.13%

7.13%

Southern Tier

5.05%

5.23%

5.03%

Western New York

9.48%

9.48%

9.65%

Statewide

3.68%

3.73%

3.77%

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 

Thursday, November 18, 2021 

Friday, November 19, 2021 

Saturday, November 20, 2021 

Bronx

1.40%

1.48%

1.53%

Kings

1.60%

1.60%

1.59%

New York

1.18%

1.22%

1.28%

Queens

1.79%

1.86%

1.89%

Richmond

2.32%

2.30%

2.29%

Yesterday, 6,857 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total compiled by HERDS to 2,647,941. A geographic breakdown is as follows:   

County 

Total Positive 

New Positive 

Albany

33,536

104

Allegany

5,729

29

Broome

27,463

125

Cattaraugus

9,477

84

Cayuga

9,471

27

Chautauqua

14,201

109

Chemung

12,401

76

Chenango

5,354

33

Clinton

7,772

45

Columbia

5,502

27

Cortland

5,965

21

Delaware

4,196

21

Dutchess

37,367

80

Erie

119,565

672

Essex

2,870

10

Franklin

5,137

30

Fulton

7,537

51

Genesee

8,241

52

Greene

4,774

12

Hamilton

506

2

Herkimer

7,967

53

Jefferson

10,799

56

Lewis

4,039

11

Livingston

6,870

51

Madison

7,097

38

Monroe

94,310

489

Montgomery

6,922

45

Nassau

222,290

410

Niagara

27,372

193

NYC

1,120,972

1,365

Oneida

32,008

144

Onondaga

57,751

302

Ontario

11,170

76

Orange

60,861

145

Orleans

5,256

30

Oswego

13,587

71

Otsego

5,118

19

Putnam

12,937

17

Rensselaer

16,716

67

Rockland

54,877

53

Saratoga

23,402

166

Schenectady

18,687

88

Schoharie

2,558

20

Schuyler

1,834

18

Seneca

3,075

28

St. Lawrence

12,318

60

Steuben

11,897

70

Suffolk

250,605

586

Sullivan

9,239

31

Tioga

6,145

27

Tompkins

7,186

65

Ulster

18,523

60

Warren

6,845

59

Washington

6,216

80

Wayne

9,736

54

Westchester

146,735

156

Wyoming

5,039

32

Yates

1,918

12

Yesterday, 31 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 46,221. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:   

Deaths by County of Residence 

County 

New Deaths 

Allegany

2

Dutchess

1

Erie

1

Jefferson

2

Kings

2

Manhattan

2

Nassau

1

Oneida

3

Onondaga

3

Ontario

2

Orange

2

Orleans

1

Oswego

1

Putnam

1

Queens

3

Saratoga

2

Yates

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, 26,077 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 9,308 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

791,046

1,476

714,573

297

Central New York

610,677

1,217

559,706

184

Finger Lakes

806,913

1,849

738,368

318

Long Island

1,990,959

2,051

1,770,599

870

Mid-Hudson

1,546,185

2,226

1,358,092

544

Mohawk Valley

306,624

271

282,503

137

New York City

7,124,058

13,805

6,348,105

6,534

North Country

284,834

315

255,134

129

Southern Tier

411,906

648

374,465

-91

Western New York

885,371

2,219

802,459

386

Statewide

14,758,573

26,077

13,204,004

9,308

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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