Ninety percent of adults in New York state have now received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Monday.
According to CDC data cited by the governor, 80.3% of New Yorkers age 18 and older have completed their vaccine series, 77.1% of residents of all ages have received at least one dose, and 68.1% have completed their vaccine series.
"As of today, 90 percent of adult New Yorkers have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine - while that is an incredible achievement, it's crucial we continue to take precautions to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe from this deadly virus as we head into the holiday season," Hochul said in a statement. "We know the tools to stop the spread of COVID: Get vaccinated, get the booster if you are already vaccinated, and please stay home if you're feeling sick. The vaccine and booster is safe, free and widely available. Don't put it off any longer."
The governor on Monday announced 5,401 new cases statewide, with 470 residents currently in the ICU and 236 in the ICU with intubation.
This comes amid a rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in November as the holiday season approaches.
New York’s seven-day average positivity rate is 3.82%. Western New York's seven-day average positivity rate is currently the highest in the state, at 9.79%, followed by the Finger Lakes at 8.68% and the Mohawk Valley at 7.67%.