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

63,061 Vaccine Doses Administered Over Last 24 Hours  

29 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Yesterday   

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

“In order to fight COVID-19, New Yorkers need to know exactly where we are with our numbers,” Governor Hochul said. “Today, we launched a new COVID-19 data hub website to expand public access and centralize information so New Yorkers are as informed as they can be. While we’ve made great progress, we must keep following precautions to keep ourselves and our communities safe. Wear a mask, wash your hands and get your vaccine if you haven’t already.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 118,780
  •  Total Positive – 2,892
  • Percent Positive – 2.43%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 2.41%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 2,193 (+49)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 207
  • Patients in ICU – 477 (+13)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation – 257 (+1)
  • Total Discharges – 205,482 (+153)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 29
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 45,167

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 – 57,355

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 – 26,354,130
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 63,061
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 385,486
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 83.2%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 75.5%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 86.1%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 77.4%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 70.5%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 63.8%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 73.0%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 65.5%Each region’s 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:
Region
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Sunday, October 17, 2021
Monday, October 18, 2021
Capital Region
3.78%
3.80%
3.77%
Central New York
5.43%
5.41%
5.38%
Finger Lakes
4.98%
5.06%
4.88%
Long Island
2.69%
2.68%
2.58%
Mid-Hudson
2.24%
2.22%
2.18%
Mohawk Valley
5.55%
5.16%
5.04%
New York City
1.22%
1.23%
1.21%
North Country
6.18%
6.22%
6.07%
Southern Tier
4.19%
4.07%
3.90%
Western New York
4.84%
4.86%
4.75%
Statewide
2.45%
2.46%
2.41%

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
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Sunday, October 17, 2021
Monday, October 18, 2021
Bronx
1.06%
1.06%
1.00%
Kings
1.45%
1.45%
1.45%
New York
0.91%
0.89%
0.88%
Queens
1.17%
1.20%
1.20%
Richmond
1.79%
1.81%
1.78%

Yesterday, 2,892 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 2,491,006. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
30,633
52
Allegany
4,571
9
Broome
24,233
50
Cattaraugus
7,622
9
Cayuga
8,613
13
Chautauqua
12,318
10
Chemung
10,798
26
Chenango
4,657
8
Clinton
6,665
11
Columbia
4,984
7
Cortland
5,313
19
Delaware
3,529
8
Dutchess
35,490
39
Erie
105,791
130
Essex
2,268
5
Franklin
4,233
15
Fulton
6,258
14
Genesee
6,945
12
Greene
4,353
2
Hamilton
435
1
Herkimer
6,741
47
Jefferson
8,748
39
Lewis
3,571
15
Livingston
5,680
12
Madison
6,138
14
Monroe
83,830
122
Montgomery
5,890
12
Nassau
213,905
175
Niagara
23,884
30
NYC
1,088,439
1,042
Oneida
28,461
43
Onondaga
51,689
65
Ontario
9,296
18
Orange
57,344
74
Orleans
4,294
9
Oswego
11,556
51
Otsego
4,541
6
Putnam
12,448
9
Rensselaer
14,692
23
Rockland
52,979
61
Saratoga
20,111
31
Schenectady
16,592
8
Schoharie
2,277
1
Schuyler
1,524
6
Seneca
2,725
6
St. Lawrence
10,424
32
Steuben
10,037
18
Suffolk
238,801
307
Sullivan
8,431
11
Tioga
5,036
11
Tompkins
6,475
10
Ulster
17,224
19
Warren
5,407
21
Washington
4,564
18
Wayne
8,103
29
Westchester
143,481
47
Wyoming
4,349
5
Yates
1,610
5

Yesterday, 29 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 45,167. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Bronx
1
Broome
1
Chautauqua
1
Chemung
1
Erie
4
Herkimer
2
Kings
3
Monroe
1
Montgomery
1
Nassau
4
Oneida
3
Onondaga
1
Orange
2
Queens
1
Suffolk
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, 16,677 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 22,206 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
759,374
609
699,203
575
Central New York
591,748
246
550,248
317
Finger Lakes
772,423
452
720,777
709
Long Island
1,914,405
2,435
1,707,027
2,821
Mid-Hudson
1,481,637
1,650
1,319,436
1,536
Mohawk Valley
296,914
198
275,669
263
New York City
6,813,485
10,066
6,087,921
14,674
North Country
275,336
216
249,845
230
Southern Tier
395,169
251
365,829
292
Western New York
848,518
554
780,107
789
Statewide
14,149,009
16,677
12,756,062
22,206

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.