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.
NYC high schools to reopen
New York City high school students will return to classrooms on Monday for the first time since November. About 55,000 students in grades 9-12 are expected to resume in-person learning. However, parents will have another chance to opt-in their children into the classroom this academic year, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
COVID-19 vaccine update
- As of Sunday morning, 25.7% of New Yorkers have received at least one vaccine dose and 13.2% have completed their vaccine series.
- 139,209 total doses were administered over the past 24 hours
- 7,633,805 total doses administered to date
Update: COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths
- Test results reported Saturday – 246,226
- Total positive Saturday – 7,938
- Percent positive Saturday – 3.22%
- Seven-day average percent positive – 3.30%
- Total COVID-19 patients hospitalized – 4,355
- Number of ICU patients – 890
- Number of ICU patients intubated – 572
- New COVID-19 deaths – 54
- Total deaths since March 2020 – 39,924
Indoor dining expansion
Restaurants in New York City are allowed to have their highest numbers of customers indoors since the pandemic began. Eateries in the city are now permitted to be occupied at 50% capacity.
NYers helping older residents get vaccine appointments
Some neighbors in Harlem offered to help people who have questions about scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine appointment online.
Over 40 businesses sue Cuomo over 11 p.m. curfew
Over 40 New York businesses sued Gov. Andrew Cuomo to end an 11 p.m. pandemic curfew on their establishments.
New opt-in period for NYC public schools
New York City parents have another chance to opt-in their children for in-person learning, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday.
CDC changes school guidance, allowing desks to be closer
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention relaxed its social distancing guidelines for schools Friday, saying students can now sit 3 feet apart in classrooms.
Latest official numbers
As of Sunday, there were 1,781,316 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020 and 39,924 lab-confirmed fatalities, according to the state Department of Health.
The New York state coronavirus hotline is 1-888-364-3065; information is also being posted here