Governor Hochul Provides October 25th Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress Combating COVID-19

45,217 Vaccine Doses Administered Over Last 24 Hours  

28 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Sunday  

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

“The COVID-19 vaccine is readily available, free, and most importantly, it’s effective – now, for those eligible, it is also important to get booster shots to ensure your vaccine is as efficient as possible,” Governor Hochul said. “A year ago, we were not lucky enough to have a vaccine at our disposal, but now we have multiple. The vaccine is the best tool we have to work our way out of this pandemic and I encourage those who have not yet received theirs to go out and get it to protect yourself and your loved ones.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 125,595
  • Total Positive – 3,054
  • Percent Positive – 2.43%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 2.10%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 2,044 (+37)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 214
  • Patients in ICU – 461 (+8)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation – 252 (+7)
  • Total Discharges – 207,002 (+167)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 28
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 45,376

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 – 57,741

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 – 26,683,007
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 45,217
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 391,938
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 83.7%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 76.0%
    Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 86.7%
    Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 78.1%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 70.9%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 64.3%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 73.6%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 66.1%

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

Region
Friday, October 22, 2021
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Sunday, October 24, 2021
Capital Region
3.62%
3.64%
3.67%
Central New York
4.27%
4.35%
4.24%
Finger Lakes
4.61%
4.51%
4.40%
Long Island
2.23%
2.18%
2.19%
Mid-Hudson
1.93%
1.95%
1.91%
Mohawk Valley
4.10%
4.02%
3.95%
New York City
1.07%
1.06%
1.05%
North Country
5.20%
4.88%
4.78%
Southern Tier
3.22%
3.08%
3.03%
Western New York
4.57%
4.46%
4.48%
Statewide
2.15%
2.12%
2.10%

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
Friday, October 22, 2021
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Sunday, October 24, 2021
Bronx
0.92%
0.93%
0.90%
Kings
1.34%
1.36%
1.34%
New York
0.71%
0.69%
0.72%
Queens
1.05%
1.01%
0.99%
Richmond
1.53%
1.50%
1.51%

Yesterday, 3,054 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 2,513,744. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
31,130
56
Allegany
4,715
33
Broome
24,801
72
Cattaraugus
7,863
33
Cayuga
8,745
23
Chautauqua
12,556
30
Chemung
11,069
23
Chenango
4,746
13
Clinton
6,837
30
Columbia
5,053
10
Cortland
5,413
12
Delaware
3,603
12
Dutchess
35,811
35
Erie
107,358
228
Essex
2,375
13
Franklin
4,364
12
Fulton
6,465
33
Genesee
7,120
22
Greene
4,425
5
Hamilton
439
0
Herkimer
6,890
15
Jefferson
9,035
32
Lewis
3,653
4
Livingston
5,811
11
Madison
6,288
22
Monroe
85,120
179
Montgomery
6,063
27
Nassau
215,085
155
Niagara
24,280
77
NYC
1,093,756
699
Oneida
28,916
46
Onondaga
52,624
163
Ontario
9,467
31
Orange
57,824
46
Orleans
4,410
9
Oswego
11,868
51
Otsego
4,626
9
Putnam
12,550
9
Rensselaer
15,006
59
Rockland
53,317
39
Saratoga
20,545
60
Schenectady
16,970
71
Schoharie
2,337
9
Schuyler
1,558
4
Seneca
2,767
6
St. Lawrence
10,742
41
Steuben
10,304
31
Suffolk
240,693
224
Sullivan
8,541
15
Tioga
5,194
8
Tompkins
6,580
6
Ulster
17,373
24
Warren
5,594
23
Washington
4,714
30
Wayne
8,306
28
Westchester
143,938
86
Wyoming
4,434
6
Yates
1,677
4

Yesterday, 28 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total compiled through HERDS to 45,376. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:  

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Bronx
2
Chemung
1
Erie
3
Essex
2
Herkimer
1
Kings
2
Montgomery
1
Oneida
2
Ontario
1
Orange
2
Queens
2
Richmond
1
Saratoga
1
Schoharie
1
Steuben
1
Suffolk
3
Washington
1
Westchester
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, 9,863 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 11,486 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
762,176
256
702,069
265
Central New York
593,470
165
552,195
169
Finger Lakes
775,491
321
724,221
265
Long Island
1,923,600
1,428
1,719,051
1,516
Mid-Hudson
1,488,767
982
1,327,172
1,002
Mohawk Valley
298,079
114
276,974
101
New York City
6,861,495
5,804
6,149,901
7,273
North Country
276,334
97
250,823
102
Southern Tier
396,648
155
367,415
158
Western New York
852,108
541
785,101
635
Statewide
14,228,168
9,863
12,854,922
11,486

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.