NY COVID latest: Monday, June 21, 2021

Coronavirus

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.

Update: New COVID cases, hospitalizations, deaths in NY

  • Test results reported – 58,372
  • Total positive – 251
  • One-day percent positive – 0.43%
  • Seven-day average percent positive – 0.37%
  • Patient hospitalization – 485
  • COVID patients in ICU – 114
  • Patients in ICU with intubation – 62
  • New COVID fatalities – 10
  • Total deaths – 42,928

Vaccine latest in NY

  • Total vaccine doses administered – 20,605,726
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 31,101
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 7 days – 506,571
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 68.4%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 61.9%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 71.0%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 63.2%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 56.7%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 50.9%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 58.9%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 52.0%

Mayor de Blasio gives NYC COVID-19 update

Vaccines in NYC

  • Total doses: 9,000,171
  • Vaccine incentives: $2,500; staycation packages

NYC business quick start

  • Mission: Cut opening time 50%
    • Small business concierge agent
    • Guarantee 48-hour response
    • Invest $11 million, 100 personnel 
    • Call 1800-SPS-4NYC or visit nyc.gov/business 

Crime in NYC

  • Increasing NYPD CrimeStoppers reward from $2,500 to $3,500
  • Chief of Dept. Rodney Harrison: People have been rewarded for helping about 1,600 homicides/indictments  
  • Cases solved through help of CrimeStoppers: Rape of 92-year-old woman, Brownsville gang-related shooting in 2019

Primary day 2021

  • 191,197 voters cast their ballot early
  • Polls open Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Be sure to rank all five choices for mayor, comptroller, city council, etc.
  • Visit Voting.NYC for more information 

Tropical Storm Claudette

  • At this moment, we don’t expect a major impact in NYC (wind and rain), but cautious about rip currents

Daily indicators

  • COVID Hospitalizations: 68 (6 % positivity rate)
  • Hospitalization rate per 100,000, 7-day average (NYS): 0.34
  • New reported COVID-19 cases on 7-day average (including probable cases): 175
  • 7-day rolling average: 0.53%

1st Olympic athlete tests positive for COVID, barred entry to Japan

A member of Uganda’s Olympic team has tested positive for COVID-19 and was barred entry into Japan, in the first detected infection among arriving athletes for the Tokyo Games opening in five weeks.

15 months later, Radio City reopens with Dave Chappelle Tribeca Festival premiere

Fifteen months after shuttering for the pandemic, New York’s Radio City Music Hall reopened its doors Saturday for the Tribeca Festival premiere of a new Dave Chappelle documentary for a full-capacity, fully-vaccinated audience.

NY to shift vaccine push to least vaccinated communities

New York plans to downscale its mass vaccination sites to focus on communities where the fewest New Yorkers are getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

Delta variant: What if I’m vaccinated?

Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said earlier this week that she expects the delta variant to become the dominant coronavirus strain in the United States later this year. The delta variant, first detected in India, has already become dominant in Britain.

NYC sports venues, museums and more welcome fans back

New York’s sports comeback continues Monday as Queens’ Citi Field welcomes fans back at 100% capacity — with no proof of vaccination or negative COVID test needed — for the first time since the pandemic began.

Also on Monday, New York City’s Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum returns to a seven-day-a-week schedule.

On Sunday, the Foo Fighters played to a sold-out crowd at Madison Square Garden; the first concert at the iconic venue for the first time in over a year.

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” last 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 Monday, there were 2,094,663 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020 and 42,928 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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