Latest coronavirus updates in New York: Thursday, April 1, 2021

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wearing a mask as he exits a coronavirus briefing

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo exits following a news conference at his offices on March 24, 2021, in New York. (Brendan McDermid/Pool Photo via AP)

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.

1 p.m.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Department of Health tweeted the state’s latest COVID-19 daily indicators and vaccine numbers.

  • Total COVID hospitalizations: 4,604
  • Daily positivity rate Wednesday: 3.71%
    • Of 239,652 tests reported, 8,888 were positive
  • COVID fatalities Wednesday: 56

Vaccine updates:

  • 31% of New York residents have received at least one vaccine dose
    • 18.5% have completed their vaccine series
  • 233,754 total vaccine doses were administered over past 24 hours
  • 9,655,705 total doses have been administered in New York to date

10 a.m.

Mayor Bill de Blasio shared the latest on New York City’s COVID-19 response. Watch in video below.

Vaccines in NYC

  • Beginning April 8, new vaccination site opening on the South Shore at St. Joseph-St. Thomas
  • 4,134,399 total doses administered
  • More pop-up locations

Reopening in NYC

  • Governors Island reopens May 1
  • New weekend and holiday ferry service at two Brooklyn locations
  • Free ferry rides for: NYCHA residents, seniors, kids, IDNYC holders, current and former military personnel
  • Reserve tickets starting Monday:

Celebrating the holidays — Follow the Safe Six

  • Stay home if you’re sick
  • Keep gatherings small
  • Stay 6 feet apart and wear a mask if celebrating in-person or other households
  • Keep hands clean
  • Get tested
  • Get vaccinated

Daily indicators

  • COVID Hospitalizations: 194 (60% positivity rate)
  • Hospitalization rate per 100,000, 7-day average (NYS): 3.84
  • New reported COVID-19 cases on 7-day average (including probable cases): 3,491
  • 7-day rolling average: 6.64%

Happening today

It’s Opening Day at Yankee Stadium! A year after no fans were allowed during the virus-shortened 60-game season, Yankees fans are set to return to the stadium Thursday as Yankee Stadium operates at 20% of its full capacity and as the team adheres to coronavirus protocols.

Latest official numbers

As of Thursday, there were 1,867,320 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020 and 40,570 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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