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.
New York vaccine update
- Total doses administered: 6,086,018
- 20.4% New Yorkers received at least one dose
- 10.4% New Yorkers are fully vaccinated
Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave updates on New York’s COVID-19 progress.
- NY positivity rate: 2.77% (lowest since Nov. 21)
- NY COVID-19 hospitalizations: 4,735 (Lowest since Dec. 6)
- ICU: 955 (Lowest since Dec. 8)
- Intubated: 665
- COVID-19 fatalities in NY: 80
Mayor Bill de Blasio shared an update on COVID-19 in NYC. Watch in video below or click here.
COVID-19 stimulus bill
- House approves $1.9 trillion COVID relief package
- About $6 billion in local aid
- $6.5 billion to the MTA
- $1,400 checks to NYers
- Cuts child poverty in half nationwide
- Funding for vaccines
- Relief for restaurants, small businesses, entertainment venues
- NY Sen. Chuck Schumer: Help is on the way.
- Vaccines: New vaccine supercharge effort for NY coming from federal government.
- More vaccines for NY and more sites to administer those vaccines
Vaccines in NYC
- 2,574,854 total doses administered
COVID day of remembrance
- Remembering those lost from COVID-19
- 7:45 p.m. on Sunday, March 14
- COVID Hospitalizations: 202 (64% positivity rate)
- Hospitalization rate per 100,000, 7-day average (NYS): 3.78
- New reported COVID-19 cases on 7-day average (including probable cases): 3,108
- 7-day rolling average: 6.35%
- Police disciplinary records: Why are some records still being held?
- More release is coming. We’ll get that to you soon
- Any categories you plan on precluding from release?
- There are some unsubstantiated cases. We’re coming forward with additional releases soon.
- Today was the anniversary that COVID-19 was declared a pandemic. What contingencies? What would you have done differently?
- No one was given the most important tool: testing. The only place we could get that was from the federal government.
- Any more details on when federal vaccines will come to us
- Not enough detail: What I want is a week-by-week update on the steady increase. I still want to see the supply increase more intensely.
- Return to offices around May
- Yes we do hope to get offices open by May, depending on how everything goes casein vaccine wise
- How many sites will open in NY with Schumer’s announcement.
- Unsure of the numbers — but focus will be on community sites.
- Calls for Cuomo to resign
- “He can no longer serve as governor.” New allegations are troubling and “disgusting”
- Homebound vaccinations
- It’s very labor-intensive and pain-staking. It will take weeks. Our goal is to get as many people as possible vaccinated.
- Cuomo announced Quarantines for domestic traveling not required after April 1. What is your take, any concerns?
- Of course I have concerns. NYC was informed about it. Hope to speak further with officials
- Dr. Jay Varma: There is tremendous progress being made, but we still have to be cautious, especially with variants.
- Dr. Mitchell Katz: Especially with variants, we have to limit how they move within our country. Maybe those vaccinated will be a different group than those who haven’t been vaccinated.
- Revisit two-case protocol that shuts down schools. It causes uncertainty and stress, but teacher’s union says otherwise.
- We’re evaluating right now. Concerned parents and kids have a lot of interruption in education.
The latest official numbers:
As of Thursday, there were 1,706,564 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020 and 39,311 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