Latest coronavirus updates in New York: Saturday, March 6, 2021

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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.

NYS COVID-19 vaccine update

As of 11 a.m. Saturday, 96% of first doses allocated to NYS health care distribution sites have been administered. 

  • 3,676,500 first doses received
  • 3,517,416 first doses administered

Bronx vaccine site opens

Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered remarks about the city’s fight against COVID-19 after touring a new vaccination site in Co-Op City. Watch the news conference below.

NY COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations latest

  • Total COVID-19 hospitalizations were at 4,954 on Friday
  • Of the 273,132 tests reported Friday, 7,647 were positive
  • Statewide one-day positivity rate of 2.80%
  • 78 additional COVID-19 fatalities reported Friday

NY COVID-19 vaccine record

More than 183,900 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered to New Yorkers over a 24-hour period this week — a record high for the state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday.

NYC movie theaters reopen

Movie theaters in New York City finally reopened Friday, but with limited 25% capacity and no more than 50 people per screen.

The latest official numbers:

As of Saturday, there were 1,674,380 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020 and 38,970 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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