NY COVID latest: Saturday, June 5, 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.

NY lawmakers aim to increase penalties for fake COVID vaccine cards

Assembly lawmakers passed a bill on Thursday that would make it a felony to forge or possess fake immunization records, including COVID-19 vaccine cards.

NY COVID vaccine latest

  • Total vaccine doses administered – 19,407,805
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 91,711
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past seven days – 516,039
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 66.1%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 58.1%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 68.4%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 59.0%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 54.4%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 46.8%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 56.3%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 47.5%

Update: New COVID cases, hospitalizations, deaths

  • Test results reported – 140,741 
  • Total positive – 761 
  • One-day percent positive – 0.54%
  • Seven-day average percent positive – 0.54%
  • COVID patient hospitalization – 868
  • Patients in ICU – 217
  • Patients in ICU with intubation – 121
  • New COVID fatalities – 14
  • Total deaths – 42,775

Belmont Stakes draws thousands to Triple Crown finale

Thousands of horse racing fans headed to Belmont Park on Long Island Saturday for the annual Belmont Stakes. About 11,000 spectators were expected to fill the stands this year after last year’s races ran without any fans present due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

NY vaccine lottery scratch-offs incentive extended

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

NYC school vaccination program opens, but faces challenges

The first of a series of on-campus vaccination sites opened in the Bronx on Friday, but the event ended up showing how challenging vaccinating 12- to 17-year-olds might be.

NYS drops mask requirement at schools

In a letter to the CDC on Friday, state officials said they’d issue a new policy that would not require students or staff to wear masks at schools unless the CDC specifically recommends otherwise by Monday. However, New York City officials said their mask policy won’t change.

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 Saturday, there were 2,088,117 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020 and 42,775 fatalities, according to data from the state.

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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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