NY COVID latest: Friday, June 4, 2021


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

New York has informed the CDC that on Monday the state intends to allow school districts to waive the mask mandate for students outside the building unless the CDC advises the state before Monday of contrary data or science.

Daily Indicators

  • NY positivity rate: 0.42%
    • Tests reported: 187,686
    • Tests positive: 779
  • NY COVID-19 hospitalizations: 926
    • ICU: 232
    • Ventilators: 134
  • COVID-19 fatalities in NY: 15
    • Death toll: 42,760
  • Total vaccine doses administered: 19,316,094
    • Percentage fully vaccinated (18 and older): 57.9%

Mayor de Blasio shares NYC COVID-19 update

Daily indicators

  • COVID Hospitalizations: 87
  • New reported COVID-19 cases on 7-day average (including probable cases): 223
  • 7-day rolling average: 0.78%

NY unveils first 10 college scholarship winners

Ten lucky students in New York received full college scholarships on Wednesday, simply for getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

NYC to deploy mobile pop-up vaccine sites at schools for students

As New York City continues its COVID-19 vaccine rollout, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced plans to open up vaccine sites at schools to get more young teens inoculated.

The program starts Friday, June 4, at four Bronx schools:

  • Bronx Writing Academy
  • J.H.S. 022 Jordan L. Mott
  • J.H.S. 118 William W. Niles
  • M.S. 180 Dr. Daniel Hale Williams

Vaccinated vs. unvaccinated children: What can they do?

Though COVID vaccinations are on the rise, children younger than 12 and those opting not to get vaccinated are still at risk of becoming seriously ill from the virus. One doctor weighs in on what unvaccinated children can and can’t do.

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 2,087,356 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020 and 42,760 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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