Latest coronavirus updates in New York: Tuesday, April 6, 2021

People enjoy the sunny weather and a view of the Manhattan skyline from the Brooklyn waterfront

People enjoy the sunny weather and a view of the Manhattan skyline from the Brooklyn waterfront in New York City on March 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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.

Update: COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, deaths in NY

Test results reported Monday – 132,864
Total positive – 5,748
One-day percent positive – 4.33%
Seven-day average percent positive – 3.57%
Patient hospitalization – 4,533
Number of patients in ICU – 937
Number of ICU patients with Intubation – 591
New COVID fatalities – 47
Total deaths since March 2020 – 40,861

Gov. Andrew Cuomo COVID updates at Javits Center

Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke about New York’s COVID response at the Jacob Javits Center. Click here to watch.

New York Spring

  • Second phase of “New York Tough” 

Vaccines in NY

  • There are many reasons people are not taking the vaccine. 
  • People ages 16 and older can receive the vaccine. “There is no excuse”

Honoring essential workers

  • Building a memorial for essential workers
  • “Thank you, we honor you”
  • Governor announces Essential Workers Monument Advisory Committee 

De Blasio offers updates on pandemic response

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

Vaccines in NYC

  • Total doses administered: 4,601,756
  • NYC expands walk-up appointment pilot for seniors 75+ from 3 sites to 25 sites this week
  • Universal eligibility for 16+ begins today: Find appointments at 
  • Next stop: Mobile vaccine buses launch Tuesday
    • Can Administer 150-200 doses a day
    • Focused on most vulnerable residents
    • Week one focused on restaurants and delivery workers
    • Wednesday location: Sunset Park, staffers will speak multiple languages

NYC Cleanup Corps

Daily indicators

  • COVID Hospitalizations: 176 (58% positivity rate)
  • Hospitalization rate per 100,000, 7-day average (NYS): 3.59
  • New reported COVID-19 cases on 7-day average (including probable cases): 3193
  • 7-day rolling average: 6.63%


  • Cleanup Corps: What’s the budget, how much will people get paid?
    • People will get paid $15 an hour. Budget total will be given later. Goal is to beautify the city and make it cleaner, particularly before businesses and schools return to full swing.
  • Goal is 5 million to June. We could hit 5 million by next week. What does that signify to the city, and can we see broader changes?
    • That’s vaccinations, including first and second doses. Goal is to have 5 million New Yorkers fully vaccinated by June. We’re very confident we’ll hit the 5 million in June, hopefully we can go further. 
  • Judge’s order to get wifi for shelters – How many shelters have wifi?
    • We want every shelter to have full wi-fi capacity. We’ve reached out to families to make sure they have alternatives to get kids learning. Have not seen the judge’s order yet. 
  • Apparent domestic-dispute murder-suicide in Brooklyn. Is there anything you can say about what the city has done to deal with a spike in domestic abuse incidents.
    • No new details, but we’ll get more “a horrible, horrible situation.”
    • On top of all the challenges in the pandemic, we’ve seen more domestic violence. We’ve tried to combine outreach work
  • Snow days and hiring workers– is the Cleanup Corps a temporary job? Heard concerns over hiring during the pandemic and whether or not that’s best use for the pandemic. 
    • This is for the remainder of the year and will reassess after. It’s to roll out the carpet and show the city is coming back. “We’ve got to get back to where we were before the pandemic, and even better.”
  • Open Restaurants program
    • We’ve made this program permanent. We opened this restaurant during the pandemic and it turned out to be good for restaurants and customers. What we need to do is work with them on modifying structures. 
  • Relocating homeless from hotels — Given some of the issues surrounding that will you move the timeline?
    • It is urgent, but we want to do it safely.

Happening Today

Tuesday sees New York’s biggest expansion in COVID-19 vaccine eligibility yet as all New Yorkers ages 16 and older become eligible to get the shot.

Latest official numbers

As of Tuesday, there were 1,902,751 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020 and 40,861 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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