September 20, 2021

NY Governor Hochul COVID-19 Update

Governor Kathy Hochul updated New Yorkers on the state's progress combating COVID-19.

"Though we continue to make progress in our fight against COVID, it is important to take precautions to ensure the variants don't take us backward," Governor Hochul said. "Wash your hands, wear a mask and if you have yet to do so, get your vaccination. These measures, the vaccine especially, are the best way to keep yourselves and your loved ones safe."

Yesterday, 3,432 New Yorkers tested positive for COVID-19 in New York State, bringing the total to 2,358,600.

All New York State mass vaccination sites are 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 to find information on vaccine appointments near them.


September 13, 2021

Governor Hochul Updates New Yorkers on Combating COVID-19

Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress combating COVID-19.

"We are continuing to closely monitor the numbers across the state and working with localities to identify hotspots and dispatch resources as necessary," Governor Hochul said.

"We all want to put COVID-19 behind us, but the reality is we still have more work to do — and we need to stay vigilant. The vaccine is still our greatest weapon in this fight, and those who are still unvaccinated need to understand the power they have in their hands to help New York and our nation finally beat this virus."


September 06, 2021

New York's progress on combating COVID-19

Governor Kathy Hochul today updated New Yorkers on the state's progress combating COVID-19.

"We know what COVID is capable of because we've seen the worst of it here in New York, and we don't want to have to relive that experience," Governor Hochul said. "We also know what works to fight back the virus - getting vaccinated, wearing a mask, and practicing basic safety protocols. It's that simple, and I urge everyone who still needs to get their shot to do so as soon as possible because it can save your life."

New York 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.


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