NEW YORK — Find the latest information on the COVID-19 pandemic in New York state and New York City, including data on positive cases and other indicators, and information from local officials.
Mayor Bill de Blasio made an education-related announcement hours after the CDC announced relaxed guidelines on social distancing in schools. Watch in video below or click here.
- NYC public schools will adopt 3-foot social distancing guidelines announced by the CDC
- DOE is prepared for this change, chancellor says
- New opt-in period announced for in-person learning
- The opt-in period begins next week and more information is expected in the coming days, Mayor Bill de Blasio said
- City is evaluating policy on school closures related to positive cases
- Details will be different from school to school
Beginning Friday, New York City restaurants are allowed indoor-dining at 50% capacity, up from the current 35% capacity limit.
Also Friday, restaurants in all other parts of New York state can increase their indoor-dining capacity to 75%, up from their current 50%.
The latest official numbers:
The governor released the following daily indicators Friday:
- Test Results Reported – 278,590
- Total Positive – 8,262
- Percent Positive – 2.97%
- 7-Day Average Percent Positive – 3.26%
- Patient Hospitalization – 4,527 (-9)
- Net Change Patient Hospitalization Past Week – -107
- Patients Newly Admitted – 620
- Hospital Counties – 50
- Number ICU – 924 (-10)
- Number ICU with Intubation – 587 (-3)
- Total Discharges – 155,860 (+535)
- Deaths – 59
- Total Deaths – 39,808
The mayor released the following daily indicators Friday:
- 215 new hospitalizations
- 2,115 new cases
- 6.60% positivity rate (7-day avg.)
- 3,139,592 cumulative vaccinations in New York City
As of Thursday, there were 1,757,493 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020 and 39,748 lab-confirmed fatalities, according to the state Department of Health.
The New York state coronavirus hotline is 1-888-364-3065; information is also being posted here