Gov. Cuomo: Feds to increase vaccine supply 20% over next 3 weeks
Gov. Andrew Cuomo had some welcome news from the federal government during his COVID-19 briefing Tuesday, announcing that it is increasing its supply of vaccines to states.
"Knowing that we're going to get an increase is very helpful. The increase is now going to go from 16% to about 20%," he said. "That means the state will then turn around and supply 20% additional to the local governments. They can count on an additional 20% in the coming weeks.”
Pharmacies, too, will soon have more supply.
Cuomo says nearly 2 million eligible New Yorkers have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 385,000 have received a second dose.
Cuomo also said that the "holiday surge" had tapered off and the state is now on the decline for new cases. However, the Mid-Hudson region has one of the highest COVID-19 positive rates in the state with 5.76%.