Governor Cuomo Provides August 8, 2021 Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic

49,799 Vaccine Doses Administered Over Last 24 Hours   

11 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Friday
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Saturday August 7, 2021 updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress combatting COVID-19.

“The progress New Yorkers have made has been remarkable – and our comeback is proof of what it means to be ‘New York Tough’,” Governor Cuomo said. “Our fight is not over yet, and the Delta variant remains a threat to all that we have accomplished together. The vaccine is the most effective weapon we have against COVID, so if you still need to get your shot, I urge you to do so quickly at one of our many sites across the state.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 145,813
  • Total Positive – 4,385
  • Percent Positive – 3.01%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 2.86%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 1,121 (+71)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 193
  • Patients in ICU – 232 (+19)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation – 83 (+11)
  • Total Discharges – 187,552 (+134)
  • Deaths – 11
  • Total Deaths – 43,128
  • Total vaccine doses administered – 22,548,493
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 49,799
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 293,689
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 73.4%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 67.4%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 76.3%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 69.1%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 61.5%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 56.2%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 63.9%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 57.6%

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

Region
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Thursday, August 5, 2021
Friday, August 6, 2021
Capital Region
3.83%
3.94%
4.18%
Central New York
3.33%
3.56%
3.64%
Finger Lakes
2.83%
3.10%
3.29%
Long Island
3.37%
3.36%
3.50%
Mid-Hudson
2.75%
2.84%
2.88%
Mohawk Valley
3.02%
3.04%
3.15%
New York City
2.49%
2.52%
2.55%
North Country
2.49%
2.52%
2.86%
Southern Tier
2.25%
2.27%
2.56%
Western New York
3.17%
3.07%
3.10%
Statewide
2.74%
2.79%
2.86%

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, August 4, 2021
Thursday, August 5, 2021
Friday, August 6, 2021
Bronx
2.60%
2.68%
2.65%
Kings
2.52%
2.55%
2.59%
New York
2.07%
2.12%
2.15%
Queens
2.52%
2.53%
2.57%
Richmond
3.55%
3.56%
3.52%

Yesterday, 4,385 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 2,156,062. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
25,376
79
Allegany
3,596
4
Broome
18,963
34
Cattaraugus
5,830
14
Cayuga
6,474
19
Chautauqua
9,071
25
Chemung
7,898
17
Chenango
3,599
9
Clinton
4,911
10
Columbia
4,167
6
Cortland
3,999
11
Delaware
2,466
13
Dutchess
30,233
58
Erie
91,304
139
Essex
1,649
4
Franklin
2,595
8
Fulton
4,500
10
Genesee
5,475
6
Greene
3,500
8
Hamilton
327
2
Herkimer
5,314
13
Jefferson
6,319
11
Lewis
2,867
4
Livingston
4,581
5
Madison
4,649
12
Monroe
70,557
171
Montgomery
4,335
7
Nassau
189,356
412
Niagara
20,401
27
NYC
972,174
1,944
Oneida
22,989
45
Onondaga
39,964
114
Ontario
7,556
7
Orange
49,557
119
Orleans
3,165
9
Oswego
7,800
22
Otsego
3,538
5
Putnam
10,842
15
Rensselaer
11,604
47
Rockland
47,869
60
Saratoga
16,024
58
Schenectady
13,543
43
Schoharie
1,761
4
Schuyler
1,093
2
Seneca
2,061
4
St. Lawrence
6,803
17
Steuben
7,043
7
Suffolk
206,402
407
Sullivan
6,873
16
Tioga
3,912
8
Tompkins
4,519
12
Ulster
14,293
34
Warren
3,841
25
Washington
3,254
11
Wayne
5,927
18
Westchester
132,519
192
Wyoming
3,635
2
Yates
1,189
0

Yesterday, 11 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 43,128. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Bronx
1
Cayuga
1
Dutchess
1
Kings
2
Nassau
1
Queens
1
Richmond
1
Saratoga
1
Suffolk
1
Westchester
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, 34,090 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 18,349 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
696,382
1,176
646,059
632
Central New York
548,652
955
514,021
451
Finger Lakes
706,195
1,223
665,035
740
Long Island
1,637,543
4,734
1,477,119
2,615
Mid-Hudson
1,306,609
3,627
1,174,631
1,918
Mohawk Valley
272,419
410
253,789
215
New York City
5,750,970
19,682
5,197,111
10,264
North Country
253,855
330
231,951
226
Southern Tier
362,696
747
338,445
459
Western New York
769,861
1,206
713,459
829
Statewide
12,305,182
34,090
11,211,620
18,349

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.