Governor Cuomo Provides August 12, 2021 Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

53,818 Vaccine Doses Administered Over Last 24 Hours

16 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Yesterday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress combatting COVID-19.

“New York has come so far in its fight against COVID and we need to ensure we are doing everything we can to prevent the state from slipping backward,” Governor Cuomo said. “The answer here is simple – get vaccinated. It’s never been easier and I am urging those who have yet to receive their shots to go out and do so as soon as possible. The vaccine is safe, accessible and free – it is the best tool we have to keep ourselves and our communities safe.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 153,925
  • Total Positive – 4,701
  • Percent Positive – 3.05%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 3.05%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 1,448 (+81)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 272
  • Patients in ICU – 289 (+1)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation – 118 (+4)
  • Total Discharges – 188,356 (+184)
  • Deaths – 16
  • Total Deaths – 43,202
  • Total vaccine doses administered – 22,756,366
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 53,818
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 309,178
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 74.1%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 67.8%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 77.0%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 69.5%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 62.2%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 56.6%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 64.6%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 58.0%

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

Region
Monday, August 9, 2021
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Capital Region
4.38%
4.43%
4.37%
Central New York
4.02%
3.98%
4.13%
Finger Lakes
3.96%
4.19%
4.26%
Long Island
3.57%
3.60%
3.65%
Mid-Hudson
3.05%
3.11%
3.06%
Mohawk Valley
3.76%
3.77%
3.90%
New York City
2.60%
2.61%
2.64%
North Country
3.09%
3.10%
3.41%
Southern Tier
3.08%
3.17%
3.50%
Western New York
3.13%
3.19%
3.38%
Statewide
2.97%
3.01%
3.05%

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, August 9, 2021
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Bronx
2.64%
2.77%
2.90%
Kings
2.71%
2.59%
2.62%
New York
2.12%
2.16%
2.13%
Queens
2.61%
2.68%
2.72%
Richmond
3.68%
3.77%
3.66%

Yesterday, 4,701 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 2,175,217. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
25,607
42
Allegany
3,618
7
Broome
19,116
42
Cattaraugus
5,863
11
Cayuga
6,564
20
Chautauqua
9,140
22
Chemung
7,961
21
Chenango
3,648
4
Clinton
4,934
8
Columbia
4,185
4
Cortland
4,037
11
Delaware
2,521
19
Dutchess
30,557
88
Erie
91,826
136
Essex
1,666
6
Franklin
2,620
5
Fulton
4,535
10
Genesee
5,496
5
Greene
3,528
7
Hamilton
332
0
Herkimer
5,362
12
Jefferson
6,357
17
Lewis
2,890
5
Livingston
4,594
3
Madison
4,682
12
Monroe
71,218
177
Montgomery
4,375
8
Nassau
191,088
414
Niagara
20,506
31
NYC
981,518
2,257
Oneida
23,163
40
Onondaga
40,301
101
Ontario
7,607
8
Orange
50,098
127
Orleans
3,193
11
Oswego
7,898
32
Otsego
3,587
11
Putnam
10,920
26
Rensselaer
11,720
33
Rockland
48,188
87
Saratoga
16,218
39
Schenectady
13,695
36
Schoharie
1,792
5
Schuyler
1,096
0
Seneca
2,071
1
St. Lawrence
6,878
30
Steuben
7,070
11
Suffolk
208,020
335
Sullivan
6,947
12
Tioga
3,945
13
Tompkins
4,590
29
Ulster
14,438
41
Warren
3,904
15
Washington
3,289
10
Wayne
5,976
11
Westchester
133,425
228
Wyoming
3,644
3
Yates
1,200
2

Yesterday, 16 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 43,202. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Erie
1
Kings
2
Manhattan
2
Monroe
1
Nassau
1
Oneida
1
Richmond
1
Saratoga
2
Schenectady
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, 35,674 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 20,408 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
700,882
1,575
649,016
991
Central New York
551,532
966
515,885
721
Finger Lakes
710,566
1,434
668,132
1,052
Long Island
1,658,152
6,564
1,489,236
3,941
Mid-Hudson
1,320,183
4,358
1,182,972
2,767
Mohawk Valley
274,178
618
254,863
377
New York City
5,835,642
17,092
5,238,423
8,188
North Country
255,000
366
232,790
278
Southern Tier
364,709
873
339,779
576
Western New York
774,510
1,828
716,901
1,517
Statewide
12,445,354
35,674
11,287,997
20,408

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.