NY COVID latest: Monday, April 26, 2021


Gov. Andrew Cuomo takes off his face mask before a news conference in New York on Monday, April 19, 2021. Cuomo is allowing more people to go inside museums, movie theaters and indoor big sports arenas as the latest data suggests the state’s massive vaccination campaign is curbing COVID-19 infection levels. (Shannon Stapleton/Pool via AP)

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 updates

Vaccines in NYC

  • Total doses: 6,174,393
  • City-run sites are now open for walk-ups to all New Yorkers (no geographic restrictions)

Schools in NYC

Daily indicators

  • COVID Hospitalizations: 106 (41% positivity rate)
  • Hospitalization rate per 100,000, 7-day average (NYS): 2.33
  • New reported COVID-19 cases on 7-day average (including probable cases): 1,587
  • 7-day rolling average: 3.56%

The Recovery Budget

  • A radical investment in working families to drive economic growth in every neighborhood
  • Unprecedented equity: Investment in students and schools
  • Redefine summer school with: Summer Rising
  • New Deal-style job creation with City Cleanup Corps
  • Stop gun violence: Community Investments
  • New investments unveiled
    • Citywide reinvention of mental health crisis response
    • Fully universal free 3-K for All
      • By September 2023, all three year olds will have a seat available 
      • Special Education children will be included
    • Expand early childhood special education
    • Reimagine public space with Manhattan Greenway
  • Early signs of momentum: Vaccination campaign and federal stimulus
  • Job growth: 100,000 jobs added Dec. 2020-March 2021
  • Vaccines: Massive $700M campaign, over 6 million doses administered
    • 600 sites in NYC + Mobile buses + pop-up sites
  • Equitable recovery for every child
    • Unprecedented academic and emotional investments
    • Provide youngest learners with quality start in life
    • Targeted funding for schools to support students
    • Technology to access 21st Century learning
    • 100% Fair Student Funding: $600M fiscal year 2022
  • Care for whole student
    • Expansion of restorative justice for social emotional learning and Middle and high schools. 
    • Expanding community schools in every district (266 to 406)
    • Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL): Increase access to sports programming across the city for high school students 
  • Support young New Yorkers
    • Summer Rising: Up to 190,000 students this summer 
    • Adding 5,000 CUNY Summer Youth Employment slots.
  • Public Health Capital
    • Build on $100M NYC Care Guaranteed Health Care:
      • Launch NYC Public Health Corps
      • Launch New Family Home visits
        • Health services to first-time parents in task force neighborhoods and for NYCHA residents
        • Expands citywide next year
  • Mental Health recovery
    • Mental Health crisis response citywide
      • EMA and social workers for non-violent mental health needs
    • Expand mobile treatment teams
      • 25 new teams to bring critical mental health services directly to NYers. 
  • Mental Health recovery
  • Reimagining our streets
  • Public safety and criminal justice
  • Safe Summer NYC
  • Total: $98.6 billion

Cuomo shares NY COVID-19 updates

Daily indicators

  • Statewide positivity rate Sunday: 2.39%
  • COVID fatalities: 41
  • Hospitalized for COVID: 3,100 – lowest since Nov. 26, Cuomo said
    • 729 in ICU
    • 454 intubated

NY reopening updates

  • Outdoor stadium capacity expands from 20% to 50%
  • Offices capacity expands from 50% to 75%
  • Casino capacity expands from 25% to 50%
  • Gyms and fitness club capacity expands from 33% to 50%, outside of NYC

Over 50k students return to NYC classrooms

From preschool to high school, 51,000 more New York City public school students are going back into the classroom starting Monday.

Around 378,000 students will attend school in person, according to the latest from the Department of Education, but that’s still less than 40% of the city’s close to 1 million student population. The rest are still choosing to learning online from home.

COVID restrictions loosen for NY museums, zoos, movie theaters

Beginning Monday, museums and zoos in New York can increase their capacity to 50%, while movie theaters can increase to 33%, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced earlier in April.

Latest official numbers

As of Monday, there were 2,018,703 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020 and 41,849 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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