NY COVID latest: Friday, May 14, 2021

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FILE — In this April 7, 2021 file photo, a woman asks for help in signing up for Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine at a mobile vaccine site, in the Sunset Park neighborhood of New York. New York City hopes to begin offering COVID-19 inoculations to tourists by stationing vaccination vans in Times Square and other visitor-heavy spots, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday, May 6. (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.

Gov. Cuomo shares latest NY COVID-19 numbers

Daily indicators statewide

  • Statewide positivity rate: 1.01% – Lowest since Oct. 10
    • 7-day average: 1.22% – 39 straight days of decline
  • COVID hospitalizations: 1,767 – Lowest since Nov. 12
    • ICU patients: 415 – Lowest since Nov. 16
    • Intubated: 247 – Lowest since Nov. 21
  • Daily COVID deaths: 25

Mayor de Blasio gives NYC COVID-19 update

Daily indicators

  • COVID Hospitalizations: 85
  • New reported COVID-19 cases on 7-day average (including probable cases): 699
  • 7-day rolling average: 1.78%
  • Vaccines – Total doses administered: 7,366,582

NY not easing mask rules yet, despite CDC guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people Thursday, saying they can stop wearing masks outdoors in crows and indoors in most settings.

However, New Yorkers should still plan to mask up for now. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state’s health officials will first review the recommendations.

NY children begin getting the Pfizer COVID vaccine

Thursday was the first day that children in New York 12 years old and up could get vaccinated with the Pfizer shot.

Latest official numbers

As of Friday, there were 2,065,533 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020 and 42,414 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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