Orleans hits milestone with 10,000 people with at least one Covid-19 vaccine shot
Orleans County reached a milestone with 10,000 people in the county now with at least one shot of the Covid-19 vaccine.
The state’s Vaccine Tracker showed the milestone today. The county was at 9,798 on Friday, and was within about 50 in the update on Saturday.
The county has now had 24.6 percent of its population – 10,003 out of 40,612 – receive at least one shot. The state’s Vaccine Tracker says 5,992 have completed the vaccine series.
Last week the state expanded eligibility to people 30 and over, which was a change from the 50 and over. On Tuesday, April 6, people 16 and older will be eligible for the vaccine.
Orleans County has been making gains in getting people vaccinated. A week ago the county was at 21.3 percent with at least one dose. At that rate, the county was the lowest among the state’s 62 counties.
With today’s update, Orleans is no longer last. Bronx County, at 24.4 percent with at least one dose, is behind Orleans. Only three counties are below 25 percent with at least one dose. They include Tioga County, 24.9 percent; Orleans, 24.6 percent; and Bronx, 24.4 percent.
State-wide 33.0 percent have had at least one dose and 20.4 percent of population have completed the vaccine series. Orleans is one of nine counties in the Finger Lakes Region, which has 35.2 percent with at least one dose and 22.1 percent who have completed vaccine series.
The vaccine rates among the four rural GLOW counties include:
- Genesee: 17,672 out of 57,511 county population (30.7 percent) completed at least one dose, and 10,760 completed vaccine series.
- Livingston: 19,553 out of 63,227 total population (30.9 percent) with at least one dose, and 12,205 have completed the vaccine series.
- Orleans: 10,003 out of 40,612 total population (24.6 percent) have received at least one dose and 5,992 have completed vaccine series.
- Wyoming: 11,274 out of 40,085 population (28.1 percent) with at least one dose, and 6,725 completed vaccine series.