Latest coronavirus updates in New York: Friday, March 26, 2021

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Runners pass a New York Police Officer as they warm weather during the coronavirus pandemic in Central Park Saturday, May 16, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Runners pass a New York Police Officer as they warm weather during the coronavirus pandemic in Central Park Saturday, May 16, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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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.

3:10 p.m.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo released the latest New York COVID-19 indicators

Daily Indicators

  • NY positivity rate: 3.01%
    • 282,449 tests reported
    • 8,507 positive 
  • NY COVID-19 hospitalizations: 4,603
  • COVID-19 fatalities in NY: 49

2 p.m.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo made an announcement at a Bronx community center. Watch in video below or click here.

Get vaccinated

  • What defeats COVID? The vaccines
  • Cuomo: “We have the weapon that kills the enemy,” but they have to be put in arms

SOMOS and COVID-19 vaccines

  • In many communities across that need healthcare the most, you have SOMOS
  • State providing vaccines directly to SOMOS
  • Opening pop-up centers (Churches and centers in communities hardest hit)

Hurricane Maria Memorial

  • Opens Friday
  • We said we’d open a memorial to remember the victims of the hurricane and to remember the experience and solidarity of the people of Puerto Rico. 
  • Located at Battery Park City. From that memorial you see the Statue of Liberty
  • “It’s our way of memorializing our Puerto Rican brothers and sisters”

11 a.m.

Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted the latest COVID-19 daily indicators for New York City on Friday morning:

  • 208 new COVID hospitalizations
  • 3,260 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases
  • Citywide positivity rate, 7-day average: 5.68%

Latest official numbers

As of Friday, there were 1,818,344 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020 and 40,190 lab-confirmed fatalities, according to the state Department of Health.

COVID-19 timeline: How novel coronavirus spread

Tips to protect yourself and others amid coronavirus outbreaks

The New York state coronavirus hotline is 1-888-364-3065; information is also being posted here

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