Latest coronavirus updates in New York: Thursday, March 11, 2021

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FILE – In this Feb. 11, 2021, file photo, Edith Cordova, co-owner of Cinco de Mayo restaurant, delivers food for customers dining outside in New York. Not waiting for more federal help, states have been approving their own coronavirus aid packages, spending hundreds of millions of dollars to help residents and business owners devastated by the the pandemic’s economic fallout. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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

11:20 a.m.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave updates on New York’s COVID-19 progress.

Daily Indicators

  • 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

10 a.m.
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 in NYC

  • 2,574,854 total doses administered

COVID day of remembrance

Daily indicators

  • 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%

Q&A

  • 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.

COVID-19 timeline: How novel coronavirus spread

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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