Governor Hochul Provides September 24, 2021 Update to New Yorkers On State’s Progress Combating COVID-19

54,183 Vaccine Doses Administered Over Last 24 Hours

27 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Thursday

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

“We are continuing to closely watch the numbers in every corner of the state and are prepared to dispatch all necessary resources wherever we see a spike of new infections,” Governor Hochul said. “We cannot afford to let our guard down, especially as we get deeper into the fall season and people start to spend more of their time indoors. I urge everyone to continue practicing basic safety measures, and if you still need to get your shot, that should be a priority because every day that you put it off you remain vulnerable to COVID-19.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 222,958
  • Total Positive – 6,070
  • Percent Positive – 2.72%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 2.76%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 2,336 (+16)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 313
  • Patients in ICU – 555 (+3)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation – 326 (-5)
  • Total Discharges – 199,211 (+276)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 27
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 44,340

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 – 56,462

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 – 24,900,690
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 54,183
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 337,532
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 80.8%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 72.9%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 83.1%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 74.7%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 68.3%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 61.5%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 70.4%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 63.0%

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

Region
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Capital Region
4.04%
3.80%
3.81%
Central New York
4.86%
4.48%
4.79%
Finger Lakes
4.78%
4.46%
4.51%
Long Island
3.68%
3.59%
3.48%
Mid-Hudson
2.92%
2.81%
2.79%
Mohawk Valley
4.86%
4.58%
4.69%
New York City
1.91%
1.82%
1.78%
North Country
5.85%
5.71%
5.48%
Southern Tier
3.41%
3.38%
3.52%
Western New York
4.81%
4.26%
4.37%
Statewide
2.91%
2.75%
2.76%

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 21, 2021
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Bronx
1.91%
1.89%
1.82%
Kings
2.05%
1.91%
1.89%
New York
1.51%
1.43%
1.41%
Queens
2.02%
1.97%
1.91%
Richmond
2.45%
2.26%
2.12%

Yesterday, 6,070 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 2,379,399. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
28,637
124
Allegany
4,061
23
Broome
21,988
90
Cattaraugus
6,805
55
Cayuga
7,981
39
Chautauqua
11,111
131
Chemung
9,184
72
Chenango
4,233
21
Clinton
5,774
58
Columbia
4,699
35
Cortland
4,862
22
Delaware
3,123
33
Dutchess
33,903
76
Erie
99,652
393
Essex
1,970
19
Franklin
3,599
35
Fulton
5,385
64
Genesee
6,147
50
Greene
3,998
26
Hamilton
408
0
Herkimer
6,059
29
Jefferson
7,560
39
Lewis
3,243
25
Livingston
5,231
27
Madison
5,454
28
Monroe
78,516
262
Montgomery
5,149
37
Nassau
207,463
359
Niagara
22,271
88
NYC
1,058,099
1,607
Oneida
26,048
149
Onondaga
46,325
344
Ontario
8,604
35
Orange
54,729
110
Orleans
3,712
35
Oswego
9,789
122
Otsego
4,195
18
Putnam
11,901
31
Rensselaer
13,442
78
Rockland
50,996
53
Saratoga
18,553
85
Schenectady
15,387
62
Schoharie
2,092
9
Schuyler
1,301
12
Seneca
2,496
7
St. Lawrence
9,031
56
Steuben
8,553
64
Suffolk
228,719
549
Sullivan
7,852
25
Tioga
4,464
30
Tompkins
6,001
27
Ulster
16,409
36
Warren
4,752
27
Washington
3,998
31
Wayne
7,043
30
Westchester
141,091
157
Wyoming
3,939
16
Yates
1,412
5

Yesterday, 27 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 44,340. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

County
New Deaths
Albany
1
Cortland
1
Dutchess
2
Kings
4
Monroe
1
Onondaga
4
Orange
1
Queens
4
Rensselaer
1
Schenectady
1
Suffolk
4
Sullivan
1
Washington
2

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, 31,531 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 32,543 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
744,473
884
684,413
677
Central New York
581,783
629
539,874
560
Finger Lakes
755,513
1,212
703,310
943
Long Island
1,851,772
5,236
1,637,522
3,537
Mid-Hudson
1,441,208
3,022
1,277,696
2,066
Mohawk Valley
290,547
450
268,895
365
New York City
6,541,248
17,155
5,799,098
22,280
North Country
269,928
429
243,553
334
Southern Tier
387,212
1,015
357,340
808
Western New York
826,268
1,499
757,866
973
Statewide
13,689,952
31,531
12,269,567
32,543

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.