Latest coronavirus updates in New York: Saturday, March 27, 2021

Woman in mask to prevent covid walks by SoHo store

A retail location for rent in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan on March 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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.

COVID-19 vaccines and live music

On a recent weekday, the sounds of Vivaldi, Mozart and Bach greeted hundreds of just-inoculated New Yorkers as they entered a medical observation area at one of the city’s biggest COVID-19 vaccination sites, the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

The music is part of a series of daily, two-hour midday concerts from a collaboration between the nonprofit group Sing for Hope and violinist Victoria Paterson, who started her own nonprofit, Music and Medicine.

Vaccine update

  • As of Saturday morning, 28.7% of New Yorkers have received at least one vaccine dose and 15.8% are fully vaccinated.
    • 219,554 total doses were administered over the past 24 hours
    • 8,690,714 total doses administered to date

Update on COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, deaths

  • Total COVID hospitalizations are at 4,578
  • Of the 259,945 tests reported Friday, 8,201 were positive
  • One-day percent of positive cases: 3.15%
  • 76 additional fatalities reported

Latest official numbers

As of Saturday, there were 1,826,545 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020 and 40,266 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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