NY COVID latest: Monday, May 31, 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

  • Test results reported Sunday – 71,242
  • Total positive – 494
  • One-day percent positive – 0.69%
  • Seven-day average percent positive – 0.67%
  • Patient hospitalization – 1,032
  • COVID patients in ICU – 252
  • Patients in ICU with intubation – 150
  • New COVID fatalities – 18
  • Total deaths – 42,715

COVID vaccine latest in NY

  • Total vaccine doses administered – 19,044,632
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 48,015
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past seven days – 603,390
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 65.2%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 56.9%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 53.6%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 45.7%

NY indoor dining curfew lifted

Starting Monday, New York bars and restaurants can let customers dining and drinking indoors to stay past midnight.

The end of the midnight curfew for indoor dining comes two weeks after a similar curfew was lifted for outdoor dining in New York.

Additionally, the curfew is being lifted Monday for all catered events in New York.

NYC to give vaccine at beaches, parks over Memorial Day weekend

People at several New York City beaches and summer hot spots will be able to get vaccinated against COVID-19 over the Memorial Day weekend.

Mobile vaccine buses will be on site at these locations over the holiday weekend:

  • Coney Island
  • Brighton Beach
  • Rockaways 
  • Orchard Beach
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park
  • Central Park
  • Flushing Meadows Corona Park
  • Prospect Park
  • Governors Island and more

Movie theater chains lift mask mandate

Masks are no longer required for people who are vaccinated at the three main movie theater chains in the United States. AMC Entertainment, Cinemark, and Regal Cinemas announced the decision two weeks after the CDC said fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks in most settings.

Two-thirds of NY adults have taken one vaccine dose: CDC

The latest federal data shows two-thirds of adults in New York have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. At the same time, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday that coronavirus-related hospitalizations statewide are down to 1,143 patients.

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.

NY venues can return to 100% capacity

All venues in New York now have the option to return to 100% capacity for only fully vaccinated people, Gov. Cuomo announced Wednesday.

Some venues, however, have the option to have a capacity of 50% vaccinated and 50% unvaccinated people, however that limits the number of people allowed into arenas, stadiums and other spaces, according to Cuomo. Read more here for the full details.

Latest official numbers

As of Monday, there were 2,085,190 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020 and 42,715 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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