Governor Hochul Provides November 21, 2021 Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress Combating COVID-19

96,564 Vaccine Doses Administered Over Last 24 Hours 

31 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Saturday   

Governor Kathy Hochul on Sunday, November 21,provided an update to 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 – 46,221The 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.