NY COVID latest: Saturday, June 12, 2021


A signs announcing they are hiring hangs in the window of a restaurant in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan in New York, Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Some restaurants in New York City are starting to hire employees now that they can increase their indoor dining to 75% of capacity starting May 7. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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 COVID numbers

  • New positive COVID tests: 533 (0.38% of tests reported yesterday)
    • 7-day average state positivity rate: 0.44% – has declined for 68 consecutive days
  • COVID hospitalizations: 681
  • 11 new COVID deaths


  • New York statewide vaccination rate is 69.5% – just 0.5% shy of 70% needed to lift all restrictions
  • Total COVD vaccine doses given: 20,016,043
    • Over the past 24 hours: 104,457
    • Over the past 7 days: 608,238

Empire State Building vaccine site

This weekend you could get the COVID-19 shot high above New York in one of the city’s most iconic skyscrapers.

A new vaccination site at the Empire State Building’s observatory opened Friday and runs until Sunday.

Another new vaccine site opened Friday at the College of Staten Island, running until June 17.

Pop-up vaccine sites at city libraries

The New York Public Library has teamed with New York City to host mobile vaccination pop-ups. See the full list of locations and dates below.

  • Bronx: 
    • Bronx Library Center: June 9-12,  8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Allerton Library: June 16-18, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Francis Martin Library: June 23-26, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Soundview Library: June 23-26, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Edenwald Library: June 30-July 2, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Manhattan: 
    • Harlem Library: June 9-12, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Seward Park Library: June 16-18, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Staten Island:
    • Stapleton Library: June 9-12, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • New Dorp Library: June 16-18, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • St. George Library: June 23-26, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

NYS mask guidance in schools

Students will still have to mask up in NY schools after the New York State Education Department walked back on comments from the NYS Department of Health about new guidelines for masks wearing.

NY vaccine lottery scratch-offs incentive extended

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last Saturday the state’s “Vax and Scratch” COVID-19 vaccine incentive program will be extended at 10 mass vaccination sites.

NY unveils first 10 college scholarship winners

Ten lucky students in New York received full college scholarships on Wednesday, simply for getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

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 Friday, there were 2,091,043 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020 and 42,844 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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