GOVERNOR: 'New York needs more vaccines'

Governor Andrew Cuomo is calling on the federal government to step up its vaccine distribution. This comes as New York is set to receive 250,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine next week.

Posted: Jan 16, 2021 7:11 PM
Updated: Jan 19, 2021 12:38 PM

NEW YORK, N.Y. --- Governor Andrew Cuomo called on the federal government to step up its vaccine distribution. This comes as New York is set to receive 250,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine next week. The governor said that is not enough. Cuomo said the number of eligible people to receive the vaccine far outweighs the number of doses the state is getting.

Cuomo said as of this weekend, 7 million people in New York State are eligible to receive the vaccine. 

The Governor issued a statement saying "We are in a footrace to get the vaccine into the arms of eligible New Yorkers as quickly and equitably as possible. However, we now have 7 million New Yorkers vying for a fraction of doses made available to use by the federal government. We need Washington to step up and increase New York's supply to make sure everyone who wants the vaccine has the opportunity to get it," said Cuomo.

So far the state said they have administered 83 percent of the vaccines (Both 1st and 2nd doses) that they have received from the government.

The state reported 73,336 people were given a vaccine in New York State yesterday.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1656684

Reported Deaths: 47818
CountyCasesDeaths
Queens2129278804
Kings2121249144
Suffolk1633163095
Nassau1492512926
Bronx1452265897
Westchester1081932105
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Erie655711607
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Oneida19763478
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Broome14913336
Saratoga12002145
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Ulster10096228
Rensselaer9059132
Putnam838986
Chautauqua7341123
Chemung6445130
Oswego600889
Ontario581388
St. Lawrence556386
Steuben5516137
Cayuga538688
Jefferson481663
Sullivan477159
Herkimer4568107
Wayne448264
Cattaraugus443376
Genesee4420118
Madison385485
Clinton364526
Livingston355856
Tompkins346142
Columbia340596
Fulton335184
Montgomery3199107
Cortland317260
Allegany290681
Warren285455
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Tioga281356
Greene265071
Orleans245281
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Otsego236043
Washington235352
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Lewis207330
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Yates101526
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