Governor Hochul Provides October 1, 2021 Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress Combating COVID-19

48,015 Vaccine Doses Administered Over Last 24 Hours  

37 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Thursday

Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress combating COVID-19.

“New Yorkers are continuing to make progress in the fight against COVID,” Governor Hochul said. “While trends remain positive, it is important we remain cautious and do our part to stop this pandemic. Wash your hands, wear a mask, and get vaccinated – it’s as simple as that.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 220,916
  • Total Positive – 5,187
  • Percent Positive – 2.35%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 2.52%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 2,169 (-101)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 251
  • Patients in ICU – 520 (-10)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation – 295 (+3)
  • Total Discharges – 201,079 (+308)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 37
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 44,587

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 – 56,758

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 – 25,279,437
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 48,015
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 378,747
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 81.7%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 73.6%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 84.2%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 75.5%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 69.1%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 62.1%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 71.4%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 63.8%

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

Region
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Capital Region
3.72%
3.74%
3.74%
Central New York
5.08%
5.15%
5.20%
Finger Lakes
4.48%
4.41%
4.38%
Long Island
3.30%
3.18%
3.09%
Mid-Hudson
2.72%
2.62%
2.46%
Mohawk Valley
4.57%
4.66%
4.72%
New York City
1.56%
1.47%
1.42%
North Country
5.57%
5.37%
5.62%
Southern Tier
3.63%
3.59%
3.45%
Western New York
4.33%
4.41%
4.32%
Statewide
2.67%
2.58%
2.52%

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
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Bronx
1.51%
1.42%
1.39%
Kings
1.79%
1.66%
1.58%
New York
1.22%
1.16%
1.12%
Queens
1.58%
1.49%
1.45%
Richmond
1.76%
1.69%
1.65%

Yesterday, 5,187 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 2,412,187. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
29,190
98
Allegany
4,168
16
Broome
22,611
94
Cattaraugus
7,000
39
Cayuga
8,157
39
Chautauqua
11,545
88
Chemung
9,643
53
Chenango
4,326
20
Clinton
6,071
46
Columbia
4,797
17
Cortland
5,000
25
Delaware
3,207
11
Dutchess
34,386
57
Erie
101,292
285
Essex
2,061
17
Franklin
3,794
46
Fulton
5,681
62
Genesee
6,369
46
Greene
4,115
26
Hamilton
414
0
Herkimer
6,203
26
Jefferson
7,860
57
Lewis
3,331
19
Livingston
5,369
16
Madison
5,665
34
Monroe
80,017
259
Montgomery
5,349
36
Nassau
209,487
272
Niagara
22,731
92
NYC
1,067,447
1,259
Oneida
26,723
152
Onondaga
47,924
354
Ontario
8,814
47
Orange
55,454
109
Orleans
3,884
39
Oswego
10,256
81
Otsego
4,270
11
Putnam
12,050
28
Rensselaer
13,771
63
Rockland
51,560
96
Saratoga
19,007
77
Schenectady
15,713
57
Schoharie
2,155
10
Schuyler
1,361
10
Seneca
2,580
11
St. Lawrence
9,346
50
Steuben
8,979
50
Suffolk
231,905
442
Sullivan
8,010
17
Tioga
4,592
21
Tompkins
6,151
15
Ulster
16,670
39
Warren
4,909
38
Washington
4,180
31
Wayne
7,305
45
Westchester
141,844
113
Wyoming
4,044
20
Yates
1,444
6
Grand Total
2,412,187
5,187

Yesterday, 37 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 44,587. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

County
New Deaths
Albany
1
Bronx
2
Broome
1
Clinton
1
Dutchess
1
Erie
2
Kings
2
Manhattan
1
Monroe
1
Nassau
2
Oneida
2
Onondaga
3
Orange
1
Oswego
1
Queens
7
Rensselaer
1
Richmond
2
Suffolk
3
Westchester
3

All New York State mass vaccination sites are 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, 16,765 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 17,073 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
749,099
528
688,790
556
Central New York
585,337
446
542,842
448
Finger Lakes
762,159
756
707,941
507
Long Island
1,871,849
1,595
1,654,682
1,681
Mid-Hudson
1,453,755
1,465
1,289,002
1,563
Mohawk Valley
292,715
207
270,776
212
New York City
6,639,183
10,868
5,880,957
11,118
North Country
271,880
281
245,304
257
Southern Tier
389,963
190
359,834
280
Western New York
834,276
429
763,112
451
Statewide
13,850,216
16,765
12,403,240
17,073

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.