NY COVID latest: Friday, April 23, 2021


FILE – In this Wednesday, March 18, 2020 file photo, Visitors to the Department of Labor are turned away at the door by personnel due to closures over coronavirus concerns in New York. Americans are seeking unemployment benefits at unprecedented levels due to the coronavirus, but many are finding more frustration than relief. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, 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.

Gov. Cuomo shares NY COVID-19 updates

Daily Indicators

  • NY positivity rate: 2.45%
  • Tests reported: 240,930
    • Tests positive: 4,901
  • NY COVID-19 hospitalizations: 3,387
    • Intubated: 483
    • ICU: 786
  • COVID-19 fatalities in NY: 45

Vaccines in NYC

The state plans to bring the vaccine to some grocery stores and community health centers in communities around New York City, in order to make it easier for market employees, delivery workers and more to get vaccinated.

The following sites will be open from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Workers will need to show proof of employment.

  • Urban Health Plan / 1054 Simpson St. Bronx / Open: Monday, April 26 – Sunday, May 2
  • Madison Square Boys & Girls Club / 2245 Bedford Ave. / Brooklyn / Open: Saturday, May 1
  • Mission Society / 646 Malcom X Blvd. / Open: Saturday, April 24
  • Iglesia Centro Cristiano Juda / 111-36 Roosevelt Ave. Flushing / Open: Thursday, April 29
  • Manor Superette / 927 Manor Road / Staten Island / Open: Wednesday, April 28

Mayor de Blasio gives NYC COVID-19 update

Vaccines in NYC

Daily indicators

  • COVID Hospitalizations: 155 (41% positivity rate)
  • Hospitalization rate per 100,000, 7-day average (NYS): 2.55
  • New reported COVID-19 cases on 7-day average (including probable cases): 1,341
  • 7-day rolling average: 4.45

NYC Museum of Natural History opens as vaccine site

Starting Friday, New Yorkers can get vaccinated under the famous big blue whale at Manhattan’s American Museum of Natural History. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced earlier in April that the Upper West Side museum would welcome all city residents, prioritizing public housing residents and cultural workers, including museum staff.

Latest official numbers

As of Friday, there were 2,007,413 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020 and 41,723 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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