NY COVID latest: Saturday, June 26, 2021

Coronavirus

A woman walks past the Walter Kerr Theatre, Thursday, May 6, 2021, in New York where Hadestown was showing before the coronavirus pandemic forced its closing a year ago. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced that Broadway theaters can reopen Sept. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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 Friday – 97,020
  • Total positive – 385
  • One-day percent positive – 0.40%
  • Seven-day average percent positive – 0.36%
  • Patient hospitalization – 371
  • COVID patients in ICU – 92
  • Patients in ICU with intubation – 45
  • New COVID fatalities – 5
  • Total deaths – 42,957

NY COVID vaccine latest

  • Total vaccine doses administered – 20,945,467
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 117,760
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past seven days – 431,340
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 69.0%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 63.1%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 71.6%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 64.1%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 57.3%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 52.1%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 59.4%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 52.8%

Child tax credit opt-out: When is the deadline?

According to the IRS, some people may want to unenroll if they “expect the amount of tax you owe to be greater than your expected refund when you file your 2021 tax return.” Because the payments are being paid in advance, “every dollar you receive will reduce the amount of Child Tax Credit you will claim on your 2021 tax return.”

Is fear of needles keeping you from COVID vaccine?

An average healthy person will get at least 165 needle sticks over a lifetime, based on routine vaccinations and tests, according to Harvard Health. But could the fear of needles keep you from getting vaccinated against COVID-19, which has claimed more than 603,000 lives in the United States?

NYC expands at-home COVID vaccination program to all eligible residents

New York City residents ages 12 and older can now sign up for appointments to get vaccinated in the comfort of their home at no cost.

NY ends alcohol to-go and delivery

New York restaurants and bars will no longer be allowed to sell alcohol through takeout or delivery orders, the State Liquor Authority announced Wednesday.

New monument honoring essential workers to open in NYC on Labor Day

A new monument honoring essential workers will open in New York City. The new Circle of Heroes Monument to Essential Workers will open on Labor Day at Battery Park City in Lower Manhattan.

NY COVID State of Emergency ends

New York’s COVID-19 State of Emergency, issued more than 15 months ago when the virus first overwhelmed the state, came to an end on Thursday.

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 Saturday, there were 2,096,304 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020 and 42,957 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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