NY COVID latest: Monday, May 3, 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.

Gov. Cuomo gives NY COVID-19 update

Transit reopening update

Tri-state reopening updates

  • Starting May 19, most capacity restrictions will end across the tri-state area, Cuomo says.
    • This includes retail, food service, gyms and fitness centers, amusement and family entertainment, hair salons and barbers shops, offices, museums, Broadway and theaters, and more.
    • Cuomo said he worked with New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont on a regionally coordinated plan.
    • In New York, the 6-foot social distancing requirement will remain in effect, pursuant to the CDC’s guidance, the governor says.
      • Capacity is limited only by the space available for patrons or parties to maintain social distancing.
      • Gatherings for events in NY may occur in excess of 6-foot CDC limit if all individuals present proof of full vaccination or recent negative test result.

NY specific reopening updates

  • New York outdoor food and beverage curfew lifted on May 17.
  • Indoor food and beverage curfew lifted on May 31.
  • Indoor catered gatherings limit increases to 250; 500 with testing or vaccine proof on May 19.
  • Residential gathering limits increases to 50 on May 19.
  • Outdoor large stadium capacity increasing to 33% in New York on May 19.
    • NY, NJ and CT are working on a joint protocol for stadiums going forward, Cuomo says

Vaccinations

  • Over 7 million New Yorker adults are fully vaccinated as of Monday, Cuomo says
    • Per the CDC, NY has the highest number of adults fully vaccinated than any other large state
    • 15.73 million total doses given in NY so far
    • 9.3 million NY adults have gotten at least one dose
New Yorkers vaccinated by age range
Chart showing the percent of New Yorkers fully vaccinated, by age. (Gov. Andrew Cuomo)

Daily indicators (as of Sunday, May 2)

  • Overall statewide positivity: 1.94%
    • 7-day average: 1.79% – Lowest since Nov. 5; 50% decline over the past month
  • Total COVID hospitalizations: 2,539 (+4)
    • 7-day average: 2,839 – Lowest since Nov. 26; 38% decline over the last month
    • Statewide ICU: 613 (-24) – lowest since Nov. 24
    • Statewide intubations: 379 (-27) – lowest since Dec. 2
  • Daily statewide COVID deaths: 37

Mayor de Blasio gives NYC COVID-19 update

Vaccines in NYC

  • Total doses: 6,630,935
  • Walk-up COVID-19 vaccinations for all New Yorkers eligible

Returning to the office

Daily indicators

  • COVID Hospitalizations: 95 (40% positivity rate)
  • Hospitalization rate per 100,000, 7-day average (NYS): 1.76
  • New reported COVID-19 cases on 7-day average (including probable cases): 1,202
  • 7-day rolling average: 2.78%

NYC city workers return to the office

Tens of thousands of New York City municipal workers are expected to report to the office Monday for the first time since the city shut down due to COVID-19 over a year ago.

Public workers from across the five boroughs united outside City Hall on Saturday saying they’re scared to return to work and want a work-from-home extension.

Latest official numbers

As of Monday, there were 2,041,268 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020 and 42,088 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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