Latest coronavirus updates in New York: Saturday, April 3, 2021

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People enjoy the sunny weather and a view of the Manhattan skyline from the Brooklyn waterfront

People enjoy the sunny weather and a view of the Manhattan skyline from the Brooklyn waterfront in New York City on March 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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.

Vaccine update

  • More than 10 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered statewide, as of Saturday morning. 
  • Over 249,540 doses were administered in the last 24 hours and more than 1.4 million doses have been administered over the past seven days.
  • Just over 32% of New Yorkers have received at least one vaccine dose and 19.9% are fully vaccinated.

Update: NYS COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, deaths

  • Test results reported Friday – 251,210
  • Total positive – 7,846
  • One-day percent positive – 3.12%
  • Seven-day average percent positive – 3.59%
  • Patient hospitalization – 4,491
  • Number of COVID-19 patients in ICUs – 902
  • Number ICU patients intubated – 567
  • New COVID-19 fatalities – 60
  • Total deaths – 40,696

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Fully vaccinated people can travel safely again: CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance to say fully vaccinated people can travel within the U.S. without getting tested for the coronavirus or quarantining afterward.

COVID-19 funeral assistance program launches: How to apply

Families who’ve lost a loved one to COVID-19 can now apply for assistance from the federal government for funeral costs, according to the Federal Emergency Management Administration.

Latest official numbers

As of Saturday, there were 1,882,953 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020 and 40,696 lab-confirmed fatalities, according to the state Department of Health.

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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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