Gov Cuomo expects first doses of coronavirus vaccine in NYS

Gov Cuomo expects first doses of coronavirus vaccine in NYS

Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that he expects the first doses of the Coronavirus vaccine to arrive in New York State on December 15.

While disclosing this on Wednesday December 2, 2020, Gov Cuomo said the state would receive enough doses for 170,000 New Yorkers if all safety and efficacy approvals are granted.

Cuomo further agreed with the CDC advisory committee's vaccine prioritisation guidance, which has recommended that healthcare personnel and long term care facility residents should receive COVID-19 vaccines first.

He said, "New York State expects additional allocations of Pfizer's vaccine at the end of the month, in addition to the initial allocations of Moderna's vaccine."

The most recent data shows the local rate of transmission is 1.13, meaning active cases are rapidly increasing. 

There are 2,384 new cases (+0.8% to 296,997) reported. There are 62,382 new test results (+0.8% to 8,252,655) with a recent 4.8% positive rate. 

There are 48 new COVID-19 hospitalisations (+0.08% to 61,802), and there are eight new deaths (+0.04 % to 19,603).