About 12.7 million of New York’s 20 million people are fully immunized, according to data released Saturday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
It is the seventh highest percentage of any state – below Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, Massachusetts and New Jersey.
Vaccination rates are highest in southern and eastern New York State: more than three-quarters of people in Hamilton County in the Adirondacks are fully vaccinated.
About 73% of residents are fully vaccinated in Manhattan and Queens, New York.
But vaccination rates are lowest in western and central counties: only 38% are fully vaccinated in Allegany County, which is home to around 47,000 people.
Meanwhile, the number of people with confirmed COVID-19 in New York City hospitals is down: 2,115 on Friday.
This is a drop from the peak drop of about 2,476 patients on September 13.
Hospitalization rates for COVID-19 are highest in the southern part and the Mohawk Valley.
Some communities with lower vaccination rates have higher hospitalization rates.
About 53% of residents are fully vaccinated in Broome County, home to Binghamton.
County hospitals reported 92 confirmed COVID-19 patients on Saturday, up 39% from the previous week.