A record daily high of more than 179,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses has been administered across New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday.
According to the latest data, more than 2.6 million New Yorkers have gotten at least one vaccine dose — or 13.4 percent of the state’s population.
As of 1 p.m. Friday, New York’s health-care distribution sites have administered 91 percent of first doses so far delivered, Cuomo said.
“Nearly 180,000 vaccinations in a single day is a major milestone in our ongoing efforts to ensure eligible New Yorkers, especially those in communities that were hit the hardest by COVID, have direct access to the vaccine,” Cuomo said in a statement.
But the governor explained that the fight against the coronavirus isn’t over.
“We’re still in a foot race to keep the infection rate down and drive vaccinations way up. While the infection rate is a function of our behavior, the rate of vaccination is tied directly to supply and right now demand for the vaccine is still far outpacing our supply,” he said.
“We will keep working with our federal partners and vast vaccine distribution network to dispatch doses as soon as we get them — with a focus on vulnerable and underserved communities — and get shots in arms as quickly and fairly as possible.”