NEW YORK — Below you will find the most up-to-date information on coronavirus news impacting New York. You can find additional resources and coverage on our coronavirus page.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo held his daily COVID-19 briefing. Watch in full below.
- Total hospitalizations and intubations slightly down yet again, however number of new cases being hospitalized remains flat, Cuomo says.
- New York reports 216 new coronavirus fatalities, bringing state’s death toll to 21,044.
Mysterious COVID-related illness in children
- New York has 73 reported cases of a mysterious COVID-related severe illness in children that seems similar to the rare Kawasaki disease.
- On Thursday a 5-year-old New York City boy died from these COVID-related complications. Read more here.
- New York now investigating other child deaths.
Child Victims Act claims window extended
- Last Year’s Child Victims Act was signed to ensure adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse have a path to justice.
- While the window to file an expired or time-barred case does not close until August, the pandemic has limited survivors’ ability to file claims and effectively argue their case.
- To ensure COVID-19 doesn’t stand in the way of justice, New York is extending the window for victims to file cases an additional five months – until Jan. 14.
Westchester County officials announced a child death linked to coronavirus. Read more here.
Mayor Bill de Blasio held his daily coronavirus briefing. Watch in video below.
- Lots of progress in such a short period of time.
- Hospital admissions: 102 up from 79 as of May 5
- H+H ICUs: 568 up from 567 as of May 5
- Citywide percentage of people testing positive: 14% down from 16% as of May 5
- What do the indicators tell us? You should be proud. The hard work pays off, but we’re seeing everything in the right direction.
Launching test and trace corps
- Test and Trace Corps is being formed to suppress spread of COVID-19 as NYC prepares to enter “low-level transmission.”
- Corps will focus on preventing infection even as social distancing measures are adjusted
- Mission: testing New Yorkers for infection, tracing all cases and contacts and supporting and caring for cases and their contacts
- By May, the unit will house and deploy 1,000 publich health foot soldiers to investigate cases, trace contacts — with 2,500 by June
- Nearly 7,000 applications have already been received and are being evaluated.
- NYC will utilize Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 contact tracing training
Isolation and care
- Corps will provide hotel rooms for any New Yorker requiring isolation and monitoring
- By June 1, 200 hotel rooms with monitoring and supervision will be online
- Appropriate social service, wrap around service, and clinical services provided.
Social distancing in parks
- City will increase social distancing in parks Read more.
- Limit capacity at Hudson River Park Piers 45 and 46
- Increase NYPD presence at Domino Park
- Test and trace: It serves our people on a large scale.
- Police enforcement: We do not accept disparity. We’ve been trying to make it more effective. “When I saw those numbers, I found that to be an indicator that something is wrong. We will fix it.”
- Public hospitals: Taking the best of each agency and making sure it applies to the best way possible. H+H today is different from how it was in the past. They’re becoming a stronger, better operation.
- Park crowd-control initiative: We’ve been asking millions of people to follow unnatural rules (wear masks, stay home, social distancing), you have to strike a balance.
- With nice weather, “People came out disproportionately.”
- Limiting entry in parks “strikes a balance.”
- Family voicing and advocacy during COVID: tremendous challenges, normal rules don’t apply. The last thing a patient would want is their loved one to get sick.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams spoke to PIX11 about apparent inequtities in social-distancing arrests. Watch full interview.
A Staten Island nurse faces felony charges after allegedly stealing a dying COVID-19 patient’s credit card, police say. Read the story here.
Majority of New Yorkers arrested for social-distancing violations are black, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams says. Read more here.
Latest official numbers:
As of Thursday, there are 327,469 confirmed COVID-19 cases in New York, with the virus death toll jumping to 20,828.
The New York state coronavirus hotline is 1-888-364-3065; information is also being posted here