NEW YORK (WETM) – Governor Kathy Hochul announced that 80 percent of New Yorkers over the age of 18 are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
“I’m proud that we’ve hit a new milestone of 80 percent of New Yorkers over 18 years old fully vaccinated,” Governor Hochul said. “Yet at the same time, the colder weather means more people will be congregating indoors potentially increasing the risk of transmission of COVID-19. So my message as we head into the holiday season is simple: If you feel at risk and want to protect your friends, family and loved ones, get vaccinated or get your booster – and make sure to wear a mask in indoor settings.”
Today’s data is summarized briefly below:
- Test Results Reported – 217,339
- Total Positive – 7,971
- Percent Positive – 3.67%
- 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 3.58%
- Patient Hospitalization – 2,140 (+38)
- Patients Newly Admitted – 347
- Patients in ICU – 420 (+6)
- Patients in ICU with Intubation – 215 (-10)
- Total Discharges – 212,297 (+282)
- New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 30
- Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 46,132
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 – 58,751
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 – 28,739,448
- Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 111,847
- Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 657,214
- Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 85.1%
- Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 77.8%
- Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 89.4%
- Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 80.0%
- Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 73.0%
- Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 65.9%
- Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 76.3%
- Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 67.8%
Each region’s 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:
|Region||Monday, November 15, 2021||Tuesday, November 16, 2021||Wednesday, November 17, 2021|
|Central New York||5.66%||6.01%||6.32%|
|New York City||1.41%||1.44%||1.47%|
|Western New York||8.52%||8.87%||9.30%|
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, November 15, 2021||Tuesday, November 16, 2021||Wednesday, November 17, 2021|
Yesterday, 7,971 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 2,626,429. A geographic breakdown is as follows:
|County||Total Positive||New Positive|
Yesterday, 30 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total compiled through HERDS to 46,132. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:
|Deaths by County of Residence|
All New York State mass vaccination sites are open to eligible New Yorkers aged 12 years and older for walk-in vaccination on a first-come, first-serve basis, with 10 sites open to eligible New Yorkers aged 5 and older. 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.
New Yorkers looking to schedule vaccine appointments for 5-11-year-old children are encouraged to contact their child’s pediatrician, family physician, county health departments, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), rural health centers, or pharmacies that may be administering the vaccine for this age group.
Parents and guardians can visit vaccines.gov, text their ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find nearby locations. Make sure that the provider offers the Pfizer-BioNTechCOVID-19 vaccine, as the other COVID-19 vaccines are not yet authorized for this age group.
Visit our new website for parents and guardians for new information, frequently asked questions and answers, and resources specifically designed for parents and guardians of this age group.
Yesterday, 24,564 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 12,443 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|
|Increase over past 24 hours||Cumulative|
|Increase over past 24 hours|
|Central New York||606,915||1,538||559,039||117|
|New York City||7,076,651||12,288||6,324,393||7,188|
|Western New York||879,950||1,928||801,177||742|
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.