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.
1st Olympic athlete tests positive for COVID, barred entry to Japan
A member of Uganda’s Olympic team has tested positive for COVID-19 and was barred entry into Japan, in the first detected infection among arriving athletes for the Tokyo Games opening in five weeks.
15 months later, Radio City reopens with Dave Chappelle Tribeca Festival premiere
Fifteen months after shuttering for the pandemic, New York’s Radio City Music Hall reopened its doors Saturday for the Tribeca Festival premiere of a new Dave Chappelle documentary for a full-capacity, fully-vaccinated audience.
Update: New COVID cases, hospitalizations, deaths
As of Sunday:
- Test results reported Saturday – 88,294
- Total positive – 258
- One-day percent positive – 0.29%
- Seven-day average percent positive – 0.39%
- Patient hospitalization – 491
- COVID patients in ICU – 118
- Patients in ICU with intubation – 72
- New COVID fatalities – 4
- Total deaths – 42,918
COVID vaccine latest in New York
As of Sunday:
- Total vaccine doses administered – 20,574,625
- Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 60,498
- Total vaccine doses administered over past seven days – 512,754
- Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 68.3%
- Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 61.8%
- Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 70.9%
- Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 63.0%
- Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 56.6%
- Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 50.8%
- Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 58.8%
- Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 51.8%
NY to shift vaccine push to least vaccinated communities
New York plans to downscale its mass vaccination sites to focus on communities where the fewest New Yorkers are getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
Delta variant: What if I’m vaccinated?
Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said earlier this week that she expects the delta variant to become the dominant coronavirus strain in the United States later this year. The delta variant, first detected in India, has already become dominant in Britain.
NYC sports, music venues welcome fans back at full capacity
New York’s sports comeback started Friday at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. The stadium opened at 100% capacity — with no proof of vaccination or negative COVID test needed — for the first time since the pandemic began.
On Sunday, the Foo Fighters will play to a sold-out crowd at Madison Square Garden; the first concert at the iconic venue for the first time in over a year.
Come Monday, Citi Field will host a Mets doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves with the ballpark open at full capacity.
NY lifts most COVID restrictions after hitting 70% vaccination benchmark
It was the moment many New Yorkers had been waiting for: Gov. Andrew Cuomo officially announced the end of most COVID-19 restrictions “effective immediately” on Tuesday.
The announcement came one day after the state hit its goal of getting at least one vaccine shot in the arms of 70% of adult New Yorkers.
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 Sunday, there were 2,094,412 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020 and 42,918 fatalities, according to data from the state.
The New York state coronavirus hotline is 1-888-364-3065; information is also being posted hereG