Governor Hochul Provides September 17th Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress Combating COVID-19

64,055 Vaccine Doses Administered Over Last 24 Hours

34 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Thursday    

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

“New Yorkers continue to battle COVID-19 every single day in hospitals and homes across our state, and we have to vaccinate more people to curb the spread of this terrible virus,” Governor Hochul said. “We’re taking decisive action to keep New Yorkers safe in schools and other facilities, but increasing the vaccination rate will push us across the finish line for good. The vaccine is safe, free and effective, and millions of New Yorkers have taken it, so I urge everyone who hasn’t yet received their shot to do so right away.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 213,002
  • Total Positive – 5,781
  • Percent Positive – 2.71%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 3.09%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 2,395 (+21)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 313
  • Patients in ICU – 567 (+5)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation – 314 (+9)
  • Total Discharges – 197,326 (+256)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 34
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 44,104

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 – 56,184

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 – 24,563,158
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 64,055
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 374,115
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 79.7%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 72.0%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 82.2%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 73.7%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 67.4%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 60.6%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 69.6%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 62.1%

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

Region
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Capital Region
4.43%
4.26%
4.21%
Central New York
5.27%
5.37%
5.03%
Finger Lakes
4.57%
4.95%
4.94%
Long Island
4.09%
4.06%
3.97%
Mid-Hudson
3.57%
3.54%
3.41%
Mohawk Valley
4.44%
4.64%
4.64%
New York City
2.11%
2.12%
2.06%
North Country
5.66%
5.63%
5.80%
Southern Tier
3.21%
3.37%
3.20%
Western New York
4.78%
5.02%
4.96%
Statewide
3.11%
3.16%
3.09%

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
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Bronx
2.32%
2.23%
2.16%
Kings
2.25%
2.34%
2.32%
New York
1.55%
1.59%
1.55%
Queens
2.23%
2.20%
2.15%
Richmond
2.94%
2.76%
2.58%

Yesterday, 5,781 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 2,344,525. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
28,073
69
Allegany
3,946
20
Broome
21,369
100
Cattaraugus
6,622
27
Cayuga
7,760
35
Chautauqua
10,622
85
Chemung
8,837
65
Chenango
4,112
14
Clinton
5,464
33
Columbia
4,558
10
Cortland
4,727
28
Delaware
2,990
33
Dutchess
33,437
95
Erie
98,063
250
Essex
1,914
22
Franklin
3,376
29
Fulton
5,204
19
Genesee
5,959
19
Greene
3,876
10
Hamilton
404
1
Herkimer
5,905
10
Jefferson
7,285
54
Lewis
3,123
6
Livingston
5,102
17
Madison
5,302
9
Monroe
77,196
197
Montgomery
4,978
12
Nassau
205,019
477
Niagara
21,881
62
NYC
1,046,531
1,908
Oneida
25,360
109
Onondaga
45,101
217
Ontario
8,405
28
Orange
54,045
108
Orleans
3,566
22
Oswego
9,402
68
Otsego
4,110
11
Putnam
11,705
29
Rensselaer
13,084
46
Rockland
50,441
81
Saratoga
18,186
36
Schenectady
15,071
33
Schoharie
2,041
6
Schuyler
1,253
7
Seneca
2,422
19
St. Lawrence
8,646
102
Steuben
8,179
54
Suffolk
225,365
702
Sullivan
7,717
29
Tioga
4,344
18
Tompkins
5,795
27
Ulster
16,145
39
Warren
4,602
25
Washington
3,837
23
Wayne
6,804
40
Westchester
140,025
166
Wyoming
3,868
13
Yates
1,371
7

Yesterday, 34 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 44,104. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

County
New Deaths
Broome
1
Dutchess
2
Erie
2
Kings
7
Livingston
1
Nassau
3
Niagara
1
Oneida
2
Onondaga
1
Queens
4
Rockland
1
Saratoga
1
Schenectady
1
St. Lawrence
3
Suffolk
2
Wayne
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, 35,723 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 30,149 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
739,002
904
679,163
928
Central New York
577,621
698
535,770
702
Finger Lakes
748,741
1,440
697,452
1,081
Long Island
1,822,584
6,026
1,612,310
5,622
Mid-Hudson
1,424,140
2,746
1,262,387
2,715
Mohawk Valley
288,055
457
266,344
450
New York City
6,435,295
21,019
5,698,477
16,366
North Country
267,684
301
241,301
398
Southern Tier
383,605
614
354,022
636
Western New York
816,782
1,518
750,054
1,251
Statewide
13,503,509
35,723
12,097,280
30,149

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.