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Cuomo urges nursing homes to continue vaccinations through holidays

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York expects to have received 930,000 coronavirus vaccine doses by the end of next week.

Posted: Dec 22, 2020 2:10 PM
Updated: Dec 22, 2020 2:15 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York expects to have received 930,000 coronavirus vaccine doses by the end of next week.

The governor told reporters on Tuesday that he's asking health care workers to take advantage of the supply by working through the holidays to speedily vaccinate all nursing home residents and staffers.

"I am asking the hospitals and the nursing home operators and the medical personnel who are providing services for vaccinations in the nursing homes to work over the holidays in providing the vaccinations," said Cuomo. "I understand it's been a long year and everybody needs time off, but we are in a foot race; it's the increase in the COVID spread versus the vaccination rate. So, I'm asking them to continue to vaccinate over the holidays."

He said about 50,000 people have received doses so far, and 300,000 additional doses are expected to be received by the end of next week.

"We have 618 nursing homes that we believe will be vaccinated within two weeks, which would be very good news," he said.

New York is among the vast majority of states that have seen falling or flattening COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations over the past week.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1279811

Reported Deaths: 41587
CountyCasesDeaths
Queens1600187889
Kings1568738092
Suffolk1298042624
Nassau1160652581
Bronx1069555302
Westchester857231819
New York765463456
Erie524731390
Richmond455161388
Monroe44631780
Rockland32137817
Orange29078656
Onondaga27948535
Oneida16976352
Dutchess16963322
Albany16521260
Niagara12229248
Broome11255260
Saratoga937583
Schenectady8770128
Ulster7822196
Rensselaer6965106
Putnam657675
Chautauqua566064
Chemung5643108
Oswego496169
Ontario477082
Steuben4632131
Cayuga447471
Sullivan388749
Wayne372254
Genesee3689100
St. Lawrence368563
Herkimer368259
Cattaraugus342761
Jefferson327224
Madison317376
Livingston273742
Tompkins270724
Cortland266854
Columbia252472
Allegany237575
Montgomery226575
Tioga222854
Wyoming221244
Clinton220918
Fulton214053
Warren211942
Greene207860
Orleans194569
Chenango179544
Otsego173823
Washington154224
Lewis154024
Seneca123946
Franklin11649
Delaware102923
Essex98819
Schoharie9145
Yates83519
Schuyler72410
Hamilton1471
Unassigned53122
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