Jul 13, 2021
New Yorkers are continuing to fight COVID-19 throughout the state, and getting shots in arms is the key to our ultimate success. Unvaccinated people are at greater risk of getting seriously ill or worse from COVID. Getting vaccinated is a great way to protect yourself from more contagious variants of concern, including the Delta Variant. Millions of New Yorkers have taken the vaccine. If you or someone you know has questions—talk to your doctor or visit ny.gov/vaccine.
Photo of the Day: After six months of operation and over 600,000 vaccine doses administered, the Javits Center vaccination site ended operations on Friday
(Photo courtesy The Javits Center)
Here's what else you need to know tonight:
1. COVID hospitalizations are at 348. Of the 51,890 tests reported yesterday, 573, or 1.10 percent, were positive. The 7-day positivity average was 0.88 percent. There were 78 patients in ICU yesterday, up four from the previous day. Of them, 36 are intubated. Sadly, we lost one New Yorker to the virus.
2. As of 11am this morning, 73.3 percent of adult New Yorkers have received at least one vaccine dose, per the CDC. Over the past 24 hours, 20,895 total doses have been administered. To date, New York has administered 21,577,298 total doses with 66.7 percent of adult New Yorkers completing their vaccine series. See additional data on the State's Vaccine Tracker.
3. Four mass vaccination sites will cease operations as of Monday, July 19. The mass vaccination sites at The Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls, Plattsburgh International Airport, SUNY Polytechnic Institute - Utica, and Jones Beach will cease operations. The State will reallocate resources on localized vaccination efforts in areas that have lower-than-average vaccination rates.
4. The vaccination site at the New York State Fairgrounds will relocate this Wednesday. Effective Wednesday, July 14, the New York State Fairgrounds site will relocate from the Expo Center to the Arts & Home Center.
5. In the third round of the program, Nourish NY has spent $15 million to help New Yorkers in need. So far, over nine million pounds of raw milk has been turned into dairy products and distributed by food banks, along with 3.7 million pounds of produce. Over eight million meals have been made for households in need using products sourced from New York farms.
Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": A 94-year-old great-grandma finally found the wedding dress of her dreams. Martha Mae Ophelia Moon Tucker of Birmingham, Alabama, got married in 1952—almost seven decades ago. At the time, in the segregated South, Black customers were not allowed in bridal shops, Tucker said. So Tucker's granddaughter and other family members decided to give the family matriarch the experience of trying on and getting the perfect wedding gown. They made a visit to David's Bridal and Tucker found the perfect dress.
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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo