Governor Cuomo Announces 140,000 New Yorkers Have Received First Vaccine Dose

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that 140,000 New Yorkers have received the first COVID-19 vaccine dose to date.

Print Email

 New York expects to receive another 259,000 doses this week, with 139,400 coming from Pfizer and 119,600 coming from Moderna. The Governor also announced that the state is expanding the priority populations eligible to receive a vaccine to include urgent care center employees, individuals administering COVID-19 vaccines, including local health department staff, and residents of the Office of Addiction Services and Supports’ congregate facilities. Vaccines will continue to be distributed for high-risk hospital workers, federally qualified health center employees, EMS, coroners, medical examiners, funeral workers and residents and staff of Office for People with Developmental Disabilities and Office of Mental Health facilities. Next week, the state expects to expand this universe further with the addition of ambulatory care workers and public-facing public health workers.

“There is no denying the facts and the fact is that social gatherings spread the virus if we are not smart. In a year where we’ve collectively felt out of control, we actually have the power to determine our own future because our actions will ultimately determine the spread,” Governor Cuomo said. “We’ve have begun seeing increases in positivity across the nation throughout the past several days and New York has not been immune to that trend. While our experts work to determine whether this uptick is a statistical anomaly due to reduced testing over the holiday weekend, or if this is a result of pre-Christmas spread which is being evidenced now, we all know what we have to do in the meantime – wear a mask, socially distance and avoid gatherings. We can see the light at the end of the tunnel and New York is leading the nation in distributing the vaccine to get us there, but as we approach the end of the holiday season, the rest of us must stay tough. Remember – if we act smart, than we can avoid shutdowns and win this war.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 124,866
  • Total Positive – 10,407
  • Percent Positive – 8.33%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 7,559 (+376)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 904
  • Hospital Counties – 55
  • Number ICU – 1,222 (+35)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 717 (+30)
  • Total Discharges – 100,008 (+425)
  • Deaths – 114
  • Total Deaths – 29,629

Yesterday, 124,866 test results were reported to New York State, and 8.33 percent were positive.

Yesterday, 114 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 29,629.