Governor Cuomo Provides August 16, 2021 Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress During Covid-19 Pandemic


41,823 Vaccine Doses Administered Over Last 24 Hours

18 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Yesterday

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

“COVID-19 continues to pose a threat to New Yorkers across the state, and getting shots in arms is the only way to defeat this pandemic for good and move into the future,” Governor Cuomo said. “Millions of New Yorkers who’ve taken the vaccine are a testament to its safety and efficacy, and if you haven’t received your shot yet, I urge you to do so right away. Convenient sites are open across the state for walk-ins or appointments and vaccines are available to all eligible New Yorkers.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported– 154,566
  • Total Positive– 4,479
  • Percent Positive– 2.90%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive– 3.06%
  • Patient Hospitalization– 1,650 (-4)
  • Patients Newly Admitted– 273
  • Patients in ICU– 355 (+8)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation– 138 (+6)
  • Total Discharges– 189,026 (+278)
  • Deaths– 18
  • Total Deaths– 43,248
  • Total vaccine doses administered– 22,899,977
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours– 41,823
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days– 308,511
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose– 74.6%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series– 68.2%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC)– 77.5%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC)– 69.8%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose– 62.6%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series– 56.9%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC)– 65.1%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC)– 58.3%Each region’s 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:
Region Thursday, August 12, 2021 Friday, August 13, 2021 Saturday, August 14, 2021
Capital Region 4.51% 4.47% 4.52%
Central New York 4.19% 4.34% 4.49%
Finger Lakes 4.25% 4.13% 4.07%
Long Island 3.75% 3.69% 3.69%
Mid-Hudson 3.10% 3.18% 3.25%
Mohawk Valley 3.90% 3.97% 3.79%
New York City 2.65% 2.64% 2.60%
North Country 3.58% 3.80% 3.88%
Southern Tier 3.78% 3.82% 3.65%
Western New York 3.40% 3.22% 3.24%
Statewide 3.10% 3.09% 3.06%

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, August 12, 2021 Friday, August 13, 2021 Saturday, August 14, 2021
Bronx 2.97% 3.04% 3.12%
Kings 2.59% 2.60% 2.57%
New York 2.13% 2.10% 2.01%
Queens 2.77% 2.75% 2.74%
Richmond 3.66% 3.72% 3.71%

Yesterday, 4,479 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 2,188,761. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County Total Positive New Positive
Albany 25,808 67
Allegany 3,622 1
Broome 19,254 28
Cattaraugus 5,893 8
Cayuga 6,646 30
Chautauqua 9,198 21
Chemung 7,987 2
Chenango 3,694 10
Clinton 4,948 4
Columbia 4,204 7
Cortland 4,079 13
Delaware 2,553 11
Dutchess 30,806 93
Erie 92,204 128
Essex 1,685 6
Franklin 2,653 9
Fulton 4,571 8
Genesee 5,520 7
Greene 3,547 4
Hamilton 335 0
Herkimer 5,382 6
Jefferson 6,382 7
Lewis 2,906 4
Livingston 4,617 10
Madison 4,715 11
Monroe 71,617 141
Montgomery 4,409 12
Nassau 192,254 379
Niagara 20,575 23
NYC 987,945 2,258
Oneida 23,267 26
Onondaga 40,621 101
Ontario 7,662 13
Orange 50,436 102
Orleans 3,213 2
Oswego 7,977 20
Otsego 3,632 15
Putnam 10,993 18
Rensselaer 11,828 35
Rockland 48,355 53
Saratoga 16,408 49
Schenectady 13,826 32
Schoharie 1,809 3
Schuyler 1,100 2
Seneca 2,084 2
St. Lawrence 6,964 20
Steuben 7,108 12
Suffolk 209,136 340
Sullivan 7,001 12
Tioga 3,968 2
Tompkins 4,644 16
Ulster 14,552 46
Warren 3,952 17
Washington 3,312 6
Wayne 6,023 14
Westchester 134,021 208
Wyoming 3,651 2
Yates 1,209 3

Yesterday, 18 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 43,248. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

County New Deaths
Bronx 1
Dutchess 3
Erie 1
Kings 3
Manhattan 1
Monroe 1
Nassau 2
Putnam 1
Queens 3
Saratoga 1
Warren 1

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, 26,040 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 17,116 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  Increase over past 24 hours Cumulative  Increase over past 24 hours
Total Total
Capital Region 704,404 897 651,963 625
Central New York 553,722 486 517,565 390
Finger Lakes 713,348 928 670,256 673
Long Island 1,670,935 5,149 1,497,800 3,230
Mid-Hudson 1,327,661 2,783 1,188,466 1,898
Mohawk Valley 275,281 317 255,741 218
New York City 5,890,155 13,891 5,272,411 8,882
North Country 255,893 224 233,346 114
Southern Tier 366,116 512 340,873 389
Western New York 777,238 853 719,138 697
Statewide 12,534,753 26,040 11,347,559 17,116

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.