Governor Hochul Provides October 16th Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress Combating COVID-19

64,712 Vaccine Doses Administered Over Last 24 Hours  

28 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Oct. 15th   

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

“We are getting closer to the season of gathering with loved ones, and the best thing you can do to keep your loved ones safe is to get your vaccination,” Governor Hochul said.We hit a vaccination milestone of eighty five percent of adult New Yorkers with their first dose, but we need to get it higher before the holiday season so we can celebrate with the best peace of mind.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 216,951
  • Total Positive – 5,248
  • Percent Positive – 2.42%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 2.54%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 2,115 (+3)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 275
  • Patients in ICU – 459 (+1)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation – 261 (+6)
  • Total Discharges – 204,889 (+270)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 28
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 45,073

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 – 57,288

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 – 26,221,847
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 64,712
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 370,951
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 83.1%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 75.2%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 85.9%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 77.1%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 70.4%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 63.6%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 72.8%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 65.3%

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

Region
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Friday, October 15, 2021
Capital Region
3.76%
3.79%
3.84%
Central New York
5.31%
5.47%
5.70%
Finger Lakes
4.84%
4.89%
4.99%
Long Island
2.72%
2.75%
2.75%
Mid-Hudson
2.43%
2.36%
2.33%
Mohawk Valley
5.09%
5.29%
5.29%
New York City
1.30%
1.29%
1.29%
North Country
6.00%
6.14%
6.25%
Southern Tier
4.07%
4.01%
4.12%
Western New York
4.59%
4.62%
4.79%
Statewide
2.52%
2.50%
2.54%

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, October 13, 2021
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Friday, October 15, 2021
Bronx
1.18%
1.12%
1.13%
Kings
1.62%
1.59%
1.57%
New York
0.93%
0.94%
0.95%
Queens
1.24%
1.24%
1.23%
Richmond
1.56%
1.67%
1.78%

Yesterday, 5,248 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 2,480,907. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
30,443
124
Allegany
4,517
29
Broome
24,026
123
Cattaraugus
7,546
64
Cayuga
8,562
49
Chautauqua
12,248
49
Chemung
10,683
84
Chenango
4,619
25
Clinton
6,603
42
Columbia
4,957
8
Cortland
5,258
21
Delaware
3,495
22
Dutchess
35,358
52
Erie
105,215
311
Essex
2,224
23
Franklin
4,153
25
Fulton
6,207
34
Genesee
6,871
39
Greene
4,330
11
Hamilton
434
4
Herkimer
6,646
40
Jefferson
8,612
61
Lewis
3,537
14
Livingston
5,625
20
Madison
6,072
36
Monroe
83,299
266
Montgomery
5,848
42
Nassau
213,353
260
Niagara
23,713
92
NYC
1,085,655
1,230
Oneida
28,265
119
Onondaga
51,242
276
Ontario
9,224
41
Orange
57,074
115
Orleans
4,265
14
Oswego
11,382
110
Otsego
4,511
26
Putnam
12,405
20
Rensselaer
14,570
53
Rockland
52,800
89
Saratoga
19,975
91
Schenectady
16,478
82
Schoharie
2,262
8
Schuyler
1,493
7
Seneca
2,708
3
St. Lawrence
10,282
67
Steuben
9,929
96
Suffolk
237,959
453
Sullivan
8,362
37
Tioga
4,980
34
Tompkins
6,425
22
Ulster
17,148
28
Warren
5,345
45
Washington
4,519
29
Wayne
7,982
38
Westchester
143,310
109
Wyoming
4,326
17
Yates
1,577
19

Yesterday, 28 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 45,073. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Albany
2
Cortland
1
Delaware
1
Erie
4
Kings
3
Manhattan
1
Nassau
1
Onondaga
2
Queens
4
Richmond
1
Rockland
2
Schenectady
1
Steuben
1
Suffolk
1
Ulster
1
Washington
1
Wayne
1

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, 15,702 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 21,645 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
758,145
630
697,853
667
Central New York
590,997
385
549,262
521
Finger Lakes
771,349
553
719,049
854
Long Island
1,909,469
1,952
1,700,216
3,217
Mid-Hudson
1,478,353
1,293
1,315,798
1,732
Mohawk Valley
296,411
200
274,945
288
New York City
6,794,813
9,575
6,061,211
12,687
North Country
274,904
217
249,298
362
Southern Tier
394,541
356
365,106
474
Western New York
846,901
541
777,440
843
Statewide
14,115,883
15,702
12,710,178
21,645

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.