Governor Hochul Provides October 7, 2021 Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress Combating COVID-19

6,647 Vaccine Doses Administered Over Last 24 Hours  

23 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Wednesday   

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

“I’m so proud to see more and more New Yorkers getting vaccinated every day,” Governor Hochul said. It’s incredibly important that not only you get vaccinated, but also your family, especially children 12 and up. Let’s keep our kids safe and in school by making sure they get the vaccine.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 225,685
  • Total Positive – 5,243
  • Percent Positive – 2.32%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 2.43%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 2,249 (-1)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 272
  • Patients in ICU – 510 (-14)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation – 286 (-7)
  • Total Discharges – 202,532 (+275)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 23
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 44,758

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 – 57,031

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 – 25,711,748
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 76,647
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 480,326
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 82.4%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 74.3%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 84.9%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 76.1%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 69.7%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 62.8%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 72.0%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 64.3%

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

REGION
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
Capital Region
3.56%
3.60%
3.63%
Central New York
4.86%
5.03%
5.09%
Finger Lakes
4.17%
4.18%
4.33%
Long Island
2.82%
2.74%
2.71%
Mid-Hudson
2.20%
2.23%
2.29%
Mohawk Valley
5.02%
5.44%
5.38%
New York City
1.29%
1.30%
1.36%
North Country
5.26%
5.19%
5.26%
Southern Tier
3.24%
3.20%
3.38%
Western New York
4.15%
4.35%
4.39%
Statewide
2.34%
2.37%
2.43%

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

BOROUGH
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
Bronx
1.16%
1.19%
1.16%
Kings
1.51%
1.54%
1.70%
New York
1.03%
1.02%
1.03%
Queens
1.25%
1.27%
1.30%
Richmond
1.54%
1.51%
1.53%

Yesterday, 5,243 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 2,439,160. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
29,671
94
Allegany
4,290
30
Broome
23,108
114
Cattaraugus
7,170
23
Cayuga
8,296
34
Chautauqua
11,824
19
Chemung
10,020
71
Chenango
4,419
18
Clinton
6,288
33
Columbia
4,856
9
Cortland
5,111
23
Delaware
3,329
18
Dutchess
34,772
91
Erie
102,820
254
Essex
2,127
10
Franklin
3,934
24
Fulton
5,919
19
Genesee
6,573
46
Greene
4,205
17
Hamilton
424
2
Herkimer
6,354
27
Jefferson
8,148
44
Lewis
3,409
14
Livingston
5,462
25
Madison
5,802
28
Monroe
81,250
276
Montgomery
5,526
42
Nassau
211,019
321
Niagara
23,123
63
NYC
1,075,181
1565
Oneida
27,322
101
Onondaga
49,204
204
Ontario
8,973
30
Orange
56,064
120
Orleans
4,026
24
Oswego
10,645
80
Otsego
4,365
11
Putnam
12,172
31
Rensselaer
14,067
52
Rockland
52,101
127
Saratoga
19,360
71
Schenectady
15,954
50
Schoharie
2,197
3
Schuyler
1,403
7
Seneca
2,637
10
St. Lawrence
9,598
55
Steuben
9,350
86
Suffolk
234,329
453
Sullivan
8,138
30
Tioga
4,726
32
Tompkins
6,265
26
Ulster
16,848
31
Warren
5,084
23
Washington
4,285
19
Wayne
7,548
62
Westchester
142,434
110
Wyoming
4,153
26
Yates
1,482
15

Yesterday, 23 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 44,758. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

County
New Deaths
Albany
1
Bronx
1
Cattaraugus
1
Chautauqua
2
Cortland
2
Erie
2
Greene
1
Kings
1
Monroe
2
Nassau
1
Niagara
2
Onondaga
1
Ontario
1
Queens
1
Seneca
1
Suffolk
2
Warren
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, 24,116 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 26,646 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
753,490
706
693,113
591
Central New York
587,991
477
545,663
461
Finger Lakes
766,621
777
712,828
834
Long Island
1,891,591
3,081
1,677,006
4,542
Mid-Hudson
1,466,659
2,237
1,302,035
2,406
Mohawk Valley
294,381
267
272,608
268
New York City
6,713,293
14,882
5,959,739
15,572
North Country
273,127
248
246,995
335
Southern Tier
392,206
323
362,173
297
Western New York
841,262
1,118
769,511
1,340
Statewide
13,980,621
24,116
12,541,671
26,646

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.