NEW YORK (NEWS10) — New York Governor Kathy Hochul held a COVID-19 briefing in New York City at 10:30 a.m. She talked about state and local government transparency, pediatric vaccinations and COVID statistics in New York.
Hochul signed legislation to increase transparency in state and local governments. She signed a bill to have documents discussed at government meetings made available to the public. Hochul also signed a bill for the MTA to publish data that will also be available to the public.
Hochul announced a new COVID-19 data hub for all state COVID dashboards to appear in one place. The hub will include the school COVID dashboard, nursing home statistics, hospitalizations and vaccination rates by county. The data hub will include more information and Hochul said more data will be added.
The statewide positivity rate as of this week is 2.58% and 77.4% of New Yorkers are fully vaccinated. Hochul reminded New Yorkers of an upcoming vaccination deadline on November 1 for workers in the Office of Mental Health and Office of Disability Services.
Hochul said a Pfizer vaccine for children 5 to 11 is expected to be available sometime in November. Hochul said schools will be the best way to vaccinate children. She encouraged parents to make appointments now to get their children vaccinated.
“I’m asking all parents to put the health of their children first. Take advantage if they’re 12 to 17 to get them vaccinated as soon as possible,” Hochul said.
Breakthrough cases in New York are 0.9% this week with 0.06% hospitalized. Hochul sent her sympathies to the family of Colin Powell, the former Secretary of State who died from COVID complications.
“There are other circumstances that clearly went into his unfortunate death, and I don’t want anyone to say that this is a reason not to get vaccinated,’ said Hochul.
Hochul announced that more appointments were going to be made in her administration in the coming days.
“In order to fight COVID-19, New Yorkers need to know exactly where we are with our numbers,” Gov. Hochul said. “Today, we launched a new COVID-19 data hub website to expand public access and centralize information so New Yorkers are as informed as they can be. While we’ve made great progress, we must keep following precautions to keep ourselves and our communities safe. Wear a mask, wash your hands and get your vaccine if you haven’t already.”
Tuesday’s data is summarized below:
· Test Results Reported – 118,780
· Total Positive – 2,892
· Percent Positive – 2.43%
· 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 2.41%
· Patient Hospitalization – 2,193 (+49)
· Patients Newly Admitted – 207
· Patients in ICU – 477 (+13)
· Patients in ICU with Intubation – 257 (+1)
· Total Discharges – 205,482 (+153)
· New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 29
· Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 45,167
· Total deaths reported to and compiled by the CDC – 57,355
· Total vaccine doses administered – 26,354,130
· Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 63,061
· Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 385,486
· Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 83.2%
· Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 75.5%
· Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 86.1%
· Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 77.4%
· Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 70.5%
· Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 63.8%
· Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 73.0%
· Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 65.5%
Each region’s 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:
|Region||Saturday, October 16, 2021||Sunday, October 17, 2021||Monday, October 18, 2021|
|Central New York||5.43%||5.41%||5.38%|
|New York City||1.22%||1.23%||1.21%|
|Western New York||4.84%||4.86%||4.75%|
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||Saturday, October 16, 2021||Sunday, October 17, 2021||Monday, October 18, 2021|
Monday, 2,892 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 2,491,006. A geographic breakdown is as follows:
|County||Total Positive||New Positive|
Monday, 29 New Yorkers died due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 45,167. A geographic breakdown is as follows, by county of residence:
|Deaths by County of Residence|
Monday, 16,677 New Yorkers received their first vaccine dose, and 22,206 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||591,748||246||550,248||317|
|New York City||6,813,485||10,066||6,087,921||14,674|
|Western New York||848,518||554||780,107||789|