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

58,693 Vaccine Doses Administered Over Last 24 Hours

43 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Yesterday    

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

“As COVID continues to threaten the health and safety of New Yorkers, it’s more important than ever that everyone act responsibly and get vaccinated as soon as possible,” Governor Hochul said. “It’s time to do the right thing – not only is the vaccine safe, effective and free, but vaccination sites are also widely accessible throughout the entire state. We are only going to beat this virus for good if we all work together, so please, go get your shot today and help your community become COVID-free.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 210,300
  • Total Positive – 4,233
  • Percent Positive – 2.01%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 2.30%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 2,082 (-62)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 254
  • Patients in ICU – 458 (-15)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation – 247 (-10)
  • Total Discharges – 206,045 (+282)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 43
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 45,252

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 – 57,487

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 – 26,471,203
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 58,693
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 380,578
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 4%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 7%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 3%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 7%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 7%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 0%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 2%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 7%

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

Region Monday, October 18, 2021 Tuesday, October 19, 2021 Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Capital Region 3.77% 3.85% 3.75%
Central New York 5.38% 5.30% 5.18%
Finger Lakes 4.88% 4.74% 4.62%
Long Island 2.58% 2.50% 2.46%
Mid-Hudson 2.18% 2.05% 2.07%
Mohawk Valley 5.04% 4.85% 4.74%
New York City 1.21% 1.17% 1.15%
North Country 6.07% 5.98% 5.82%
Southern Tier 3.90% 3.63% 3.39%
Western New York 4.75% 4.81% 4.96%
Statewide 2.41% 2.33% 2.30%

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 Monday, October 18, 2021 Tuesday, October 19, 2021 Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Bronx 1.00% 1.01% 0.97%
Kings 1.45% 1.36% 1.40%
New York 0.88% 0.85% 0.82%
Queens 1.20% 1.14% 1.10%
Richmond 1.78% 1.76% 1.73%

Yesterday, 4,233 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 2,499,897. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County Total Positive New Positive
Albany 30,838 78
Allegany 4,615 31
Broome 24,451 98
Cattaraugus 7,732 54
Cayuga 8,658 18
Chautauqua 12,428 49
Chemung 10,932 70
Chenango 4,689 15
Clinton 6,725 46
Columbia 5,009 11
Cortland 5,342 20
Delaware 3,560 14
Dutchess 35,615 52
Erie 106,417 278
Essex 2,307 15
Franklin 4,280 24
Fulton 6,331 35
Genesee 7,013 30
Greene 4,385 14
Hamilton 438 2
Herkimer 6,806 32
Jefferson 8,880 66
Lewis 3,603 17
Livingston 5,727 26
Madison 6,187 23
Monroe 84,297 252
Montgomery 5,966 26
Nassau 214,370 217
Niagara 24,031 55
NYC 1,090,615 1,045
Oneida 28,644 87
Onondaga 52,054 143
Ontario 9,352 31
Orange 57,538 86
Orleans 4,341 21
Oswego 11,668 46
Otsego 4,575 13
Putnam 12,492 23
Rensselaer 14,808 47
Rockland 53,112 65
Saratoga 20,287 92
Schenectady 16,731 58
Schoharie 2,295 6
Schuyler 1,538 6
Seneca 2,741 8
St. Lawrence 10,524 45
Steuben 10,133 53
Suffolk 239,557 378
Sullivan 8,473 26
Tioga 5,094 33
Tompkins 6,504 13
Ulster 17,273 25
Warren 5,460 32
Washington 4,613 26
Wayne 8,167 27
Westchester 143,636 82
Wyoming 4,393 22
Yates 1,647 16

Yesterday, 43 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 45,252. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

County New Deaths
Albany 1
Allegany 1
Cattaraugus 2
Chautauqua 1
Chemung 1
Clinton 1
Dutchess 2
Erie 4
Fulton 2
Jefferson 1
Kings 2
Manhattan 3
Monroe 4
Montgomery 1
Nassau 1
Oneida 3
Onondaga 1
Orange 1
Oswego 1
Otsego 1
Putnam 1
Queens 1
Richmond 1
Saratoga 1
St. Lawrence 1
Suffolk 4

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, 15,100 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 18,981 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 760,599 593 700,392 587
Central New York 592,394 310 551,028 371
Finger Lakes 773,533 600 722,273 810
Long Island 1,918,453 1,994 1,711,848 2,456
Mid-Hudson 1,484,951 1,550 1,322,694 1,573
Mohawk Valley 297,395 284 276,198 295
New York City 6,830,611 8,624 6,110,513 11,305
North Country 275,678 157 250,195 188
Southern Tier 395,672 275 366,392 296
Western New York 849,824 713 782,123 1,100
Statewide 14,179,110 15,100 12,793,656 18,981

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.