NEW YORK — Below you will find the most up-to-date information on coronavirus news impacting New York. You can find additional resources and coverage on our coronavirus page.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo held his daily briefing amid COVID-19 and ongoing protests. Watch below.
- Coronavirus hospitalizations and intubations fall yet again.
- New York reports 52 new virus fatalities, slight uptick from yesterday but still down overall.
- New York averaging 50,000 COVID-19 tests per day.
- New York state expanding COVID-19 testing criteria to include all those who have joined recent protests.
- New York will start to allow drive-in and drive-thru student graduations. Cuomo says they will keep evaluating situation for updates to graduations.
Updates in positive COVID-19 test results
– Long Island: 2% positive currently, vs. 20% six weeks ago
– NYC: 2% positive currently, vs. 26% six weeks ago
– Western NY: 2% currently, vs. 15% six weeks ago
– Capital Region: 1% currently, vs.12% six weeks ago
Protests and looting updates:
- New York will have a statewide moment of silence in honor of George Floyd at 2 p.m. Thursday, coinciding with start of Minneapolis memorial service
- State directing insurers to:
- Expedite claims for businesses that were looted
- Provide free mediation of disputes
- Accept photos as reasonable proof of loss so businesses don’t have to wait for police reports.
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio held his daily briefing amid another day of protests during the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch in video below.
Protests, looting and attacks on police
- Officers wounded in Brooklyn in “absolutely unprovoked attack.”
- “That is absolutely unacceptable. An attack on any one of our officers is an attack on all of us.”
- Memorial in NYC: That marks a moment to recognize the pain. If we want change, we need to do it together with peace.
- Bronx community that was hit hard by looters: Community residents were cleaning up, standing up and reclaiming their streets.
- Announcing support for them, the NYC Mayor’s Fund starts with $500K to assist them.
- Business Emergency Grant Program
- Grants of up to $10,000 per business to help with recovery including repairs, security systems.
Helping workers restart during COVID-19
- 311 worker protection hotline launching Monday
- Workers rights and guidance: NYC.gov/coroanvirus
- Restart Phase 2 allows for outdoor restaurant seating
- Increase social distancing and safety
- Open restaurants: Simplified sidewalk seating process (make it easier to set up sidewalk seating, DOT
- Curbside restaurant seating: Allow restaurants to convert adjacent parking spots into more seating. No permit needed with self-certification
- Street closures: Allow restaurants to create seating in open streets
- Identify new open streets in commercial strips with high volumes of restaurants
- COVID-19 hospital admissions: 48 (under 200 threshold)
- H+H ICU admissions: 354 (under 375 threshold)
- Percentage tested who are positive: 3% (under 15% threshold)
Latest official numbers:
As of Thursday morning, there were 374,085 confirmed COVID-19 cases in New York, with the death toll at 24,079.
The New York state coronavirus hotline is 1-888-364-3065; information is also being posted here