NY COVID latest: Sunday, May 9, 2021

New York City residents wearing masks enjoy spring weather

People wearing masks to protect against COVID-19 in New York City enjoy spring weather on April 28, 2021. (Credit: Darren McQuade/PIX11)

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.

What COVID-era travel changes are likely here to stay?

Over the course of the last year, we’ve seen myriad of changes in the travel industry, from in-flight meal service adjustments to the outright banning of travel to certain regions, and everything in between. Even as the vaccine rollout continues in the U.S. and around the world, the travel experience you knew in 2019 won’t be the travel experience you encounter in 2021.

Update: New COVID cases, hospitalizations, deaths in NY

  • Test results reported Saturday – 171,287
  • Total positive – 2,269
  • One-day percent positive – 1.32%
  • Seven-day average percent positive – 1.45%
  • Patient hospitalization – 2,024 
  • Number of COVID patients in ICU – 511
  • Number of ICU patients with Intubation – 317
  • New COVID deaths – 35Total deaths – 42,279

Pop-up COVID-19 vaccine site opens for NYC tourists

Tourists can now visit New York City and return home vaccinated against COVID-19.

Cash incentives could convince hesitant Americans to get vaccinated: Study

In a survey conducted by the University of California, Los Angeles, more than 75,000 unvaccinated people were interviewed, and about one-third of them said a cash payment of as much as $100 would make them more likely to get the COVID-19 shot.

NYC still storing COVID victims in refrigerated trucks

New York City is still using refrigerated trucks to store bodies of COVID victims, more than a year after they were first set up as temporary morgues as deaths surged at at the height of the pandemic.

Latest official numbers

As of Sunday, there were 2,056,323 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020 and 42,279 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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