Drivers, Restaurant Workers Qualify for Covid-19 Vaccine

updated: Local governments can expand the categories of residents eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Tuesday.

Included in the possible expansion are taxi and for-hire drivers, the developmentally disabled in facilities, and restaurant workers. 

The state is also working on targeting neighborhoods with high positivity states such as the Bronx and will use Yankee stadium as a mass vaccination event for Bronx residents.

He also said Long Island is “problematic” because of its continued high infection rate.

  • Test Results Reported  150,199
  • Total Positive – 8,215
  • Percent Positive – 5.47%
  • 7-Day Average Positivity – 4.95% (lowest since 12/6)
  • Patient Hospitalization – 8,067 (+64)
  • Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week  -764
  • Patients Newly Admitted  748
  • Hospital Counties – 57
  • Number ICU  1,503 (+3)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 1,004 (+17)
  • Total Discharges  128,889 (+535)
  • Deaths  146
  • Total Deaths  35,466

150,199 test results were reported to New York State, and 5.47 percent were positive. Each region’s 7-day average percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

REGION

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

MONDAY

Capital Region

5.00%

4.90%

4.67%

Central New York

3.16%

3.14%

3.08%

Finger Lakes

3.92%

3.86%

3.79%

Long Island

6.33%

6.19%

6.03%

Mid-Hudson

6.12%

6.03%

5.76%

Mohawk Valley

4.61%

4.41%

4.09%

New York City

5.20%

5.18%

5.09%

North Country

5.80%

5.68%

5.51%

Southern Tier

2.16%

2.07%

1.92%

Western New York

5.17%

5.13%

5.01%

Statewide

5.17%

5.09%

4.95%

 

Deaths by County of Residence

County

New Deaths

Albany

3

Bronx

5

Broome

3

Chautauqua

3

Chemung

1

Chenango

1

Clinton

1

Columbia

1

Cortland

2

Dutchess

6

Erie

6

Fulton

1

Jefferson

2

Kings

21

Madison

1

Manhattan

5

Monroe

11

Montgomery

4

Nassau

6

Niagara

2

Oneida

5

Onondaga

2

Ontario

1

Orange

2

Oswego

1

Queens

16

Richmond

2

Rockland

1

Saratoga

1

Schenectady

1

St. Lawrence

1

Suffolk

11

Sullivan

1

Tompkins

2

Ulster

1

Washington

2

Westchester

10

Yates

1

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