NY COVID latest: Friday, June 18, 2021

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Julian Boyce, 14, receives his first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination at NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem, from nurse Kenia Georges in New York, Thursday, May 13, 2021. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that children between the ages of 12 and 15 can get vaccinated in New York effective immediately. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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 gives NY COVID-19 update

Daily Indicators

  • NY positivity rate: 0.34%
    • Tests reported: 110,387
    • Tests positive: 370
  • NY COVID-19 hospitalizations: 548
    • ICU: 143
    • Ventilators: 79
  • COVID-19 fatalities in NY: 9
    • Death toll: 42,905
  • Vaccines doses administered: 20,451,032
    • Percent of New Yorkers (18+) with at least one vaccine dose (CDC): 70.6%
    • Percent of New Yorkers (18+) with completed vaccine series (CDC): 62.6%

NYC sports, music venues welcome fans back at full capacity

New York’s sports comeback starts Friday at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. The stadium opens at 100% capacity – with no proof of vaccination or negative COVID test needed – for the first time since the pandemic began.

Then on Saturday, the Foo Fighters play to a sold-out crowd at Madison Square Garden, the first concert at the iconic venue for the first time in over a year.

Come Monday, Citi Field will host a Mets doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves with the ballpark open at full capacity.

NY lifts most COVID restrictions after hitting 70% vaccination benchmark

It was the moment many New Yorkers had been waiting for: Gov. Andrew Cuomo officially announced the end of most COVID-19 restrictions “effective immediately” on Tuesday.

The announcement came one day after the state hit its goal of getting at least one vaccine shot in the arms of 70% of adult New Yorkers.

Vaccine freebies

New York, New Jersey and several companies nationwide are offering incentives for those who get vaccinated, including free food, drinks and a scratch-and-win ticket where people have the chance to win $5 million.

Latest official numbers

As of Friday, there were 2,093,736 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020 and 42,905 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 hereG

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