NY COVID latest: Friday, April 16, 2021

Man wearing a mask walks with the new york city skyline in the background

A man walks on Pier 45 in Hudson River Park in Manhattan on April 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

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.

Mayor de Blasio shares NYC COVID-19 data

Daily Indicators

  • 168 new hospitalizations
  • 2,325 new cases
  • 5.35% positivity rate (7-day avg.)

Gov. Cuomo shares NY COVID-19 data

Daily Indicators

  • NY positivity rate: 2.81%
    • Tests reported: 232,929
    • Total positive: 6,555
  • NY COVID-19 hospitalizations: 3,884
  • COVID-19 fatalities in NY: 43

Gov. Cuomo makes internet affordability announcement

Internet in New York

  • Two barriers to broadband connectivity
    • Access – 98% of New Yorkers have access to high-speed broadband
    • NYS will conduct an in-depth statewide mapping study of broadband to identify homes without access
    • Affordability – Internet service providers sell expensive service packages, the average basic high-speed internet plan is too costly for many NY families
  • Cuomo: Signing a law that requires all internet service providers in NY (Spectrum, Optimum, Verizon, Frontier, Windstream, etc.) must provide affordable costs at $15 a month (All-in, high-speed internet) — total fee, inclusive of equipment, taxes for HSI
  • Low-cost broadband internet access for low-income families will be the first in the nation.

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Latest official numbers

As of Friday, there were 1,970,990 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020 and 41,390 fatalities, according to data from the state.

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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