Gov. Hochul provides COVID-19 update for Saturday, October 2

ALBANY, N.Y. (WROC) — Governor Kathy Hochul addressed New Yorkers and offered the latest update on the state’s progress combating COVID-19.

“We’re working to protect New Yorkers from the continued spread of COVID-19, and the vaccine is the central tool in that ongoing effort,” Gov. Hochul said. “New York State is taking action to keep our children, parents, and families safe from this terrible virus, but there’s more we have to do. Getting New Yorkers vaccinated is vital to rebuilding our economy and fostering a healthier future for all of us, so I urge everyone who hasn’t taken the shot yet to do so immediately.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 221,209
  • Total Positive – 4,701
  • Percent Positive – 2.13%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 2.45%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 2,177 (+8)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 288
  • Patients in ICU – 525 (+5)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation – 285 (-10)
  • Total Discharges – 201,343 (+264)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 22
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 44,610

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 – 56,758

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 – 25,370,944
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 91,507
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 405,196
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 81.8%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 73.7%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 84.3%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 75.6%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 69.2%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 62.2%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 71.4%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 63.8%

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

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

Yesterday, 4,701 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 2,416,888. A geographic breakdown is as follows:
  

Yesterday, 22 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 44,610. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:

All New York State mass vaccination sites are now 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, 26,467 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 25,230 completed their vaccine series. A geographic breakdown of New Yorkers who have been vaccinated by region is as follows:

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