Governor Hochul Provides September 18, 2021 Update to New Yorkers On State’s Progress Combating COVID-19

58,712 Vaccine Doses Administered Over Last 24 Hours 

27 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Friday
Governor Kathy Hochul updated New Yorkers on the state’s progress combating COVID-19.

“We are continuing to partner with localities and health providers to make sure the vaccine is accessible in every part of the state,” Governor Hochul said. “We know the vaccine works, and we know that by not taking it you are many times more vulnerable to the most severe symptoms of COVID-19. If you still need to get your shot, you need to do so for your safety and the safety of everyone around you.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 197,275
  • Total Positive – 5,368
  • Percent Positive – 2.72%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 3.07%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 2,382 (-13)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 322
  • Patients in ICU – 557 (-10)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation – 312 (-2)
  • Total Discharges – 197,629 (+303)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 27
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 44,133

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 – 24,621,870
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 58,712
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 366,081
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 79.9%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 72.1%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 82.4%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 73.9%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 67.6%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 60.7%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 69.7%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 62.3%

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

Region
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Friday, September 17, 2021
Capital Region
4.26%
4.21%
4.12%
Central New York
5.37%
5.03%
4.99%
Finger Lakes
4.95%
4.94%
4.93%
Long Island
4.06%
3.97%
3.92%
Mid-Hudson
3.54%
3.41%
3.36%
Mohawk Valley
4.64%
4.64%
4.55%
New York City
2.12%
2.06%
2.07%
North Country
5.63%
5.80%
5.85%
Southern Tier
3.37%
3.20%
3.33%
Western New York
5.02%
4.96%
4.75%
Statewide
3.16%
3.09%
3.07%

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
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Friday, September 17, 2021
Bronx
2.23%
2.16%
2.03%
Kings
2.34%
2.32%
2.36%
New York
1.59%
1.55%
1.55%
Queens
2.20%
2.15%
2.16%
Richmond
2.76%
2.58%
2.62%

Yesterday, 5,368 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 2,349,893. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
28,164
91
Allegany
3,967
21
Broome
21,486
117
Cattaraugus
6,645
23
Cayuga
7,782
22
Chautauqua
10,674
52
Chemung
8,889
52
Chenango
4,133
21
Clinton
5,529
65
Columbia
4,580
22
Cortland
4,745
18
Delaware
3,005
15
Dutchess
33,516
79
Erie
98,209
146
Essex
1,922
8
Franklin
3,419
43
Fulton
5,216
12
Genesee
5,983
24
Greene
3,897
21
Hamilton
407
3
Herkimer
5,924
19
Jefferson
7,326
41
Lewis
3,131
8
Livingston
5,117
15
Madison
5,318
16
Monroe
77,364
168
Montgomery
5,013
35
Nassau
205,391
372
Niagara
21,932
51
NYC
1,048,613
2,082
Oneida
25,440
80
Onondaga
45,229
128
Ontario
8,428
23
Orange
54,147
102
Orleans
3,577
11
Oswego
9,438
36
Otsego
4,122
12
Putnam
11,742
37
Rensselaer
13,126
42
Rockland
50,497
56
Saratoga
18,254
68
Schenectady
15,123
52
Schoharie
2,050
9
Schuyler
1,255
2
Seneca
2,432
10
St. Lawrence
8,715
69
Steuben
8,233
54
Suffolk
225,877
512
Sullivan
7,740
23
Tioga
4,360
16
Tompkins
5,841
46
Ulster
16,195
50
Warren
4,625
23
Washington
3,854
17
Wayne
6,836
32
Westchester
140,204
179
Wyoming
3,877
9
Yates
1,379
8

Yesterday, 27 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 44,133. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

County
New Deaths
Bronx
1
Broome
1
Chautauqua
1
Erie
1
Genesee
1
Kings
3
Manhattan
3
Monroe
3
Nassau
1
Oneida
1
Onondaga
2
Otsego
1
Queens
3
Steuben
1
Suffolk
2
Sullivan
1
Tioga
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, 32,739 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 28,154 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
739,975
973
680,188
1,025
Central New York
578,299
678
536,367
597
Finger Lakes
749,730
989
698,347
895
Long Island
1,827,790
5,206
1,617,264
4,954
Mid-Hudson
1,426,860
2,720
1,264,941
2,554
Mohawk Valley
288,379
324
266,763
419
New York City
6,454,852
19,557
5,713,998
15,521
North Country
268,149
465
241,761
460
Southern Tier
384,105
500
354,514
492
Western New York
818,109
1,327
751,291
1,237
Statewide
13,536,248
32,739
12,125,434
28,154

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.