Covid-19 Delta Variant Driving Infection, Hospitalization Increase

The delta variant of the Covid-19 virus is driving a rise in infections in New York, especially among the unvaccinated, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Saturday.

The number of hospitalized, moved into intensive care and intubated has increased in recent days, according to state data.

Of the five deaths recorded since Friday, two were in Suffolk and three were in Queens.

Nassau and Suffolk both reported 251 new cases, while New York City had the most  with 1,682.

 

Test Results Reported – 119,566

·     Total Positive – 3,050

·     Percent Positive – 2.55%

·     7-Day Average Percent Positive – 2.40%

·     Patient Hospitalization – 699 (+42)

·     Patients Newly Admitted – 135

·     Patients in ICU – 136 (+2)

·     Patients in ICU with Intubation – 52 (-4)

·     Total Discharges – 186,790 (+95)

·     Deaths – 5

·     Total Deaths – 43,079

·     Total vaccine doses administered – 22,254,804

·     Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 42,284

·     Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 256,193

·     Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 72.4%

·     Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 66.9%

·     Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 75.2%

·     Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 68.5%

·     Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 60.5%

·     Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 55.6%

·     Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 62.9%

·     Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 57.0% 

 

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“New Yorkers fought long and hard and sacrificed a lot to get to where we are today – where we are not just surviving but living life,” Cuomo said Saturday. “But our fight is not over, and we know this because the Delta variant continues to infect more and more people, particularly those who are still unvaccinated. We cannot risk throwing away all of our hard-won progress, so I urge everyone who still needs their shot to get it right away and help protect themselves, their neighbors and their loved ones.”

 

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