Gov. Hochul: Full SUNY/CUNY scholarship is new vaccine incentive for 5 to 11-year-olds

Hochul Administration

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (WROC) — Gov. Kathy Hochul hosted a coronavirus briefing Tuesday afternoon to update New Yorkers on the state’s ongoing pandemic response efforts.

The governor announced the expansion of the state’s SUNY/CUNY full scholarship vaccine incentive for kids 5-11 years old. Kids in that age group who received the COVID-19 vaccine will be entered into a pool where 50 winners will later be selected.

This new incentive program — dubbed “Vaccinate. Educate. Graduate.” — builds on the state’s earlier “Get a Shot to Make Your Future” campaign for 12-18 year olds who got vaccinated.

On Monday the governor reported 30 new COVID-19 deaths in New York, adding that 58,145 vaccine doses were administered in the 24 hours prior statewide.

“I’m proud of New Yorkers for all of the progress we’ve made in fighting this pandemic,” Gov. Hochul said. “Each day we get closer to beating COVID-19, but we cannot get complacent. This vaccine is our best weapon, and now children can begin getting vaccinated as well. We must all be an ambassador of this vaccine and tell our loved ones to get vaccinated as soon as possible.”

Monday’s statewide coronavirus data, according to the governor’s office, is summarized briefly below:

  • Test Results Reported – 111,451
  • Total Positive – 3,480
  • Percent Positive – 3.12%
  • 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 2.59%
  • Patient Hospitalization – 1,794 (-11)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 221
  • Patients in ICU – 376 (-16)
  • Patients in ICU with Intubation – 219 (-10)
  • Total Discharges – 210,060 (+183)
  • New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 30
  • Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 45,821
    • 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 – 58,306
    • 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 – 27,801,093
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 58,145
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 547,664
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 84.8%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 77.1%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 88.4%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 79.3%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 71.9%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 65.3%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 75.0%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 67.2%

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

REGIONFriday, November 5, 2021Saturday, November 6, 2021Sunday, November 7, 2021
Capital Region4.09%4.32%4.49%
Central New York4.67%4.61%4.60%
Finger Lakes6.26%6.48%6.56%
Long Island2.40%2.45%2.45%
Mohawk Valley4.84%5.11%5.19%
New York City1.09%1.11%1.13%
North Country5.60%5.58%5.65%
Southern Tier3.31%3.42%3.42%
Western New York6.14%6.29%6.41%

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