Governor Hochul Provides September 30, 2021 Update to New Yorkers on State’s Progress Combating COVID-19

54,192 Vaccine Doses Administered Over Last 24 Hours  

38 COVID-19 Deaths Statewide Wednesday   

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

“Wear a mask, wash your hands, get your vaccine – it’s that simple to keep your community safe from the spread of COVID-19,” Governor Hochul said. “The vaccines are readily available, free and effective in keeping the virus at bay. Though we’ve made exceptional progress in our fight against the pandemic, we need to remain vigilant in doing what we can to keep ourselves and our loved ones healthy.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 283,866
  • Total Positive – 4,744
  • Percent Positive – 1.99%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 2.58%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 2,270 (-78)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 270
  • Patients in ICU – 530 (-11)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation – 292 (-15)
  • Total Discharges – 200,771 (+325)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 38
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 44,550

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 – 56,752

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 – 24,231,422
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 54,192
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 384,915
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 81.6%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 73.5%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 84.0%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 75.3%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 69.0%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 62.0%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 71.2%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 63.6%Each region’s 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:
Region
Monday, September 27, 2021
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Capital Region
3.73%
3.72%
3.74%
Central New York
4.96%
5.08%
5.15%
Finger Lakes
4.45%
4.48%
4.41%
Long Island
3.27%
3.30%
3.18%
Mid-Hudson
2.76%
2.72%
2.62%
Mohawk Valley
4.45%
4.57%
4.66%
New York City
1.61%
1.56%
1.47%
North Country
5.50%
5.57%
5.37%
Southern Tier
3.64%
3.63%
3.59%
Western New York
4.26%
4.33%
4.41%
Statewide
2.65%
2.67%
2.58%

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
Monday, September 27, 2021
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Bronx
1.61%
1.51%
1.42%
Kings
1.83%
1.79%
1.66%
New York
1.24%
1.22%
1.16%
Queens
1.64%
1.58%
1.49%
Richmond
1.83%
1.76%
1.69%

Yesterday, 4,744 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 2,407,000. A geographic breakdown is as follows:

County
Total Positive
New Positive
Albany
29,092
66
Allegany
4,152
22
Broome
22,517
81
Cattaraugus
6,961
30
Cayuga
8,118
21
Chautauqua
11,457
48
Chemung
9,590
53
Chenango
4,306
22
Clinton
6,025
45
Columbia
4,780
11
Cortland
4,975
22
Delaware
3,196
17
Dutchess
34,329
94
Erie
101,007
203
Essex
2,044
8
Franklin
3,748
19
Fulton
5,619
43
Genesee
6,323
27
Greene
4,089
11
Hamilton
414
0
Herkimer
6,177
25
Jefferson
7,803
32
Lewis
3,312
8
Livingston
5,353
25
Madison
5,631
35
Monroe
79,758
219
Montgomery
5,313
26
Nassau
209,215
312
Niagara
22,639
54
NYC
1,066,188
1,366
Oneida
26,571
101
Onondaga
47,570
196
Ontario
8,767
26
Orange
55,345
128
Orleans
3,845
27
Oswego
10,175
52
Otsego
4,259
14
Putnam
12,022
29
Rensselaer
13,708
51
Rockland
51,464
44
Saratoga
18,930
84
Schenectady
15,656
33
Schoharie
2,145
12
Schuyler
1,351
8
Seneca
2,569
11
St. Lawrence
9,296
56
Steuben
8,929
76
Suffolk
231,463
511
Sullivan
7,993
30
Tioga
4,571
27
Tompkins
6,136
20
Ulster
16,631
44
Warren
4,871
19
Washington
4,149
29
Wayne
7,260
41
Westchester
141,731
103
Wyoming
4,024
19
Yates
1,438
8

Yesterday, 38 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 44,550. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

Deaths by County of Residence
County
New Deaths
Albany
1
Bronx
1
Broome
3
Cayuga
1
Chautauqua
1
Clinton
1
Cortland
1
Erie
1
Genesee
1
Greene
1
Kings
5
Nassau
2
Oneida
2
Onondaga
2
Ontario
2
Orange
1
Orleans
1
Queens
4
Schenectady
1
St. Lawrence
1
Steuben
1
Suffolk
1
Ulster
1
Warren
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, 20,092 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 18,230 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
748,571
452
688,234
577
Central New York
584,891
294
542,394
266
Finger Lakes
761,403
651
707,434
490
Long Island
1,870,254
1,466
1,653,001
1,709
Mid-Hudson
1,452,290
1,130
1,287,439
1,215
Mohawk Valley
292,508
216
270,564
220
New York City
6,628,315
14,596
5,869,839
12,695
North Country
271,599
220
245,047
218
Southern Tier
389,773
198
359,554
230
Western New York
833,847
869
762,661
610
Statewide
13,833,451
20,092
12,386,167
18,230

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.