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 announced plans for a “tracing army,” which former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has volunteered to assist in. Read more.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo held his daily COVID-19 briefing. Watch in full below.
- New York’s coronavirus death toll exceeds 15,000 after 474 new fatalities, Cuomo says.
- COVID-19 hospitalization rate and intubations continue to slowly fall across the state.
- Cuomo says his Tuesday meeting with President Donald Trump and the Coronavirus Task Force was “productive.”
- Mayor Michael Bloomberg has volunteered to help New York develop a first-ever testing, tracing and isolation program, which will be a coordinated down-state and tri-state effort.
- Cuomo says state will also work with SUNY and CUNY to draw from 35,000 students in medical fields who can serve as tracers in a “tracing army.”
- The governor says don’t get “cocky” or lax in social distancing efforts because there could always be a second wave that is more deadly than the first.
- Officials say approximately $2.5 billion has been spent combating COVID-19 in New York, with about half of that in NYC alone.
Mayor Bill de Blasio gives his daily coronavirus briefing. Watch in video below.
- Plan: Test and trace
- Goal: Available testing in every community
- Immediate assessment, isolation and support at home, hospital or hotel
- Contacts rapidly traced, assessed, quarantined and supported
- More testing for NYCHA residents
- Increase access to testing (adding six new sites with priority to NYCHA residents and other nearby residents with risk factors)
- Opening Friday: Cumberland Health Center, Belvis Health Center Gouverneur Health Center
- Opening next week: Jonathan Williams Houses, Woodside Houses, St. Nicholas Houses
- More help to NYCHA
- Distribute face coverings and gloves to all residents
- Expand free door-to-door meal distribution to all NYCHA senior buildings
- Live phone calls to all seniors and vulnerable residents
- 252 people admitted to hospitals (up from 204 as of 4/19), 821 in H+H ICUs (down from 857 as of 4/19)
Mayor Bill de Blasio said he is working with Macy’s on a plan for a safe Fourth of July celebration. Read more.
September 11activist John Feal spoke with PIX11 about beating COVID-19, donating his plasma and continuing to help get masks in the hands of first responders. Watch interview here.
Dozens of out-of-state health care workers will get a hero’s send-off as they head to their final shifts at New York area hospitals. Read more here.
Latest official numbers:
As of Tuesday, there were 14,828 COVID-19 fatalities in New York while nearly 251,700 have tested positive across the state.
The New York state coronavirus hotline is 1-888-364-3065; information is also being posted here