New York State is expected to receive 336,000 doses of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine next week, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said, after the FDA authorized its use. A state panel approved the vaccine earlier in the day, pending the FDA action.
Cuomo said 19,000 New Yorkers have been vaccinated so far, since the first one on Monday taken by Northwell ICU nurse Sandra Lindsay.
The State Department of Health has approved and issued guidance regarding the use of an extra one to two doses that have been discovered in Pfizer vaccine shipments. Those vials were previously believed to contain five doses each, but may possibly contain six or seven doses. Medical professionals administering doses can use any extra vaccine that can be easily pulled into a syringe to meet the dose requirement.
Air and truck delivery of the Moderna vaccine is expected to take place this weekend.
The state also recorded another 120 Covid-19 deaths, including four in Suffolk County.
- Test Results Reported – 249,385
- New Cases – 12,697
- Percent Positive – 5.09%
- Patient Hospitalization – 6,081 (-66)
- Patients Newly Admitted – 698
- Hospital Counties – 55
- Number ICU – 1,068 (-27)
- Number ICU with Intubation – 592 (-19)
- Total Discharges – 94,057 (+639)
- Deaths – 120
- Total Deaths – 28,344