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Posted on: December 23, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Weekly COVID Update from Gov. Hochul


37 MILLION TESTS COMING TO NEW YORK. Many New Yorkers are doing the right thing by getting tested ahead of the holidays, and we’re making sure the state has the supply to allow everyone to get tested. New York has ordered a total of 37 million free take-home tests so that everyone who wants a test can get one. Find a testing site near you and get tested.  

$65 MILLION FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS. We're putting $65 million on the table to support local governments and help them combat rising cases, expand vaccine & booster efforts, increase testing, and enforce our temporary mask-or-vaccine requirement. Learn more about this effort.    

PCR TESTING COMING TO NYC SUBWAY STATIONS. Starting Monday, December 27, testing will be available at MTA pop-up vaccination sites at Times Square-42nd St and Grand Central Terminal. This marks the first time state-funded COVID PCR testing will be available at subway stations in New York City. 


THIS WEEK'S COVID TRENDS. As of December 21, 2021, 4,452 New Yorkers are hospitalized with COVID-19. Our 7-day percentage positivity average is 8.58%, which is up from 4.83% last week. There were 115.69 cases per 100K statewide.    

  Per the CDC as of December 21, 2021, 94.8% of adult New Yorkers have received at least one vaccine dose. So far, 32,693,260 total vaccine doses have been administered, and 144,541 doses have been administered over the past 24 hours.

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