Governor Hochul Provides September 15, 2021 Update to New Yorkers On State’s Progress Combating COVID-19

40,017 Vaccine Doses Administered Over Last 24 Hours  

28 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Monday   

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

“Wearing a mask, washing your hands, getting your vaccine – it’s that easy to keep yourself and your community safe,” Governor Hochul said. “If you haven’t gotten your vaccine already, now is the best time to do so. It’s safe, effective, free, and readily available anywhere across the great state of New York.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 117,753
  • Total Positive – 4,098
  • Percent Positive – 3.48%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 3.16%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 2,476 (+85)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 296
  • Patients in ICU – 552 (+8)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation – 279 (-3)
  • Total Discharges – 196,464 (+182)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 28
  •  Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 44,005

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 – 56,097

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 – 24,387,543
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 40,017
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 352,623
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 79.2%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 71.5%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 81.7%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 73.4%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 66.9%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 60.2%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 69.2%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 61.8%Each region’s 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:
Region
Saturday, September 11, 2021
Sunday, September 12, 2021
Monday, September 13, 2021
Capital Region
4.29%
4.42%
4.38%
Central New York
5.76%
5.73%
5.41%
Finger Lakes
4.68%
4.69%
4.58%
Long Island
4.23%
4.12%
4.18%
Mid-Hudson
3.67%
3.64%
3.56%
Mohawk Valley
5.33%
4.92%
4.66%
New York City
2.15%
2.15%
2.17%
North Country
5.71%
5.83%
5.65%
Southern Tier
3.30%
3.31%
3.20%
Western New York
4.93%
5.07%
4.88%
Statewide
3.22%
3.19%
3.16%

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, September 11, 2021
Sunday, September 12, 2021
Monday, September 13, 2021
Bronx
2.49%
2.50%
2.47%
Kings
2.19%
2.19%
2.27%
New York
1.53%
1.56%
1.58%
Queens
2.30%
2.29%
2.27%
Richmond
3.45%
3.28%
3.16%

Yesterday, 4,098 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 2,327,163. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
27,817
48
Allegany
3,889
14
Broome
21,081
61
Cattaraugus
6,528
20
Cayuga
7,640
18
Chautauqua
10,379
22
Chemung
8,681
21
Chenango
4,068
11
Clinton
5,359
8
Columbia
4,509
12
Cortland
4,647
9
Delaware
2,905
22
Dutchess
33,179
78
Erie
97,252
115
Essex
1,876
8
Franklin
3,294
24
Fulton
5,132
22
Genesee
5,901
8
Greene
3,839
6
Hamilton
398
2
Herkimer
5,846
18
Jefferson
7,137
19
Lewis
3,075
5
Livingston
5,040
12
Madison
5,245
9
Monroe
76,508
97
Montgomery
4,920
21
Nassau
203,624
407
Niagara
21,683
28
NYC
1,040,961
1,545
Oneida
25,032
48
Onondaga
44,486
51
Ontario
8,313
19
Orange
53,663
84
Orleans
3,500
2
Oswego
9,196
47
Otsego
4,049
12
Putnam
11,628
24
Rensselaer
12,944
31
Rockland
50,133
71
Saratoga
18,033
45
Schenectady
14,951
30
Schoharie
2,023
7
Schuyler
1,227
4
Seneca
2,367
3
St. Lawrence
8,407
50
Steuben
8,013
22
Suffolk
223,543
556
Sullivan
7,632
12
Tioga
4,291
9
Tompkins
5,690
7
Ulster
16,003
35
Warren
4,520
19
Washington
3,765
22
Wayne
6,678
28
Westchester
139,488
156
Wyoming
3,824
6
Yates
1,351
8

Yesterday, 28 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 44,005. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Albany
1
Bronx
4
Chemung
1
Dutchess
1
Erie
3
Herkimer
1
Kings
2
Manhattan
1
Monroe
2
Nassau
2
Oneida
2
Onondaga
1
St. Lawrence
1
Suffolk
2
Ulster
2
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, 24,357 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 17,523 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
736,307
882
676,270
780
Central New York
575,596
588
533,760
441
Finger Lakes
745,153
925
694,609
785
Long Island
1,806,055
4,431
1,598,606
2,929
Mid-Hudson
1,415,702
2,426
1,254,339
2,120
Mohawk Valley
286,787
330
265,094
253
New York City
6,377,370
13,299
5,654,161
8,986
North Country
266,679
324
240,307
210
Southern Tier
381,811
371
352,300
311
Western New York
812,426
781
746,231
708
Statewide
13,403,886
24,357
12,015,677
17,523

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.