Gov. Cuomo fears New York will run out of current vaccine supply

WNYT Staff
Created: January 22, 2021 05:11 AM

Gov. Cuomo says he fears the state will run out of its current supply of the COVID-19 vaccine on Friday.

The governor said Thursday that the state was able to administer 96,000 shots in 24 hours. He says 93 percent of the first doses given out in New York State, have been given to New Yorkers.

So far, about one million people in the state have received the first vaccine. That’s about five percent of the total state population.

In the Capital Region, 82 percent of the doses received have been given out. The region had a supply of 78,550 doses, and so far, 64,305 shots have been given. This means that roughly 6 percent of the Capital Region’s population has received a vaccine.

Dr. Fauci has estimated anywhere between 70 and 90 percent of the country’s population needs to be vaccinated, to halt the virus. His estimates have been on the higher end of that range, recently.

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