NY COVID latest: Thursday, April 29, 2021

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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.

Cuomo shares NY COVID-19 updates

NY daily indicators

  • Statewide positivity: 1.8% – First time below 2% since Nov. 7, 2020, Cuomo said.
  • About 2,900 hospitalized with COVID – First day under 3,000 since Nov. 24.
    • 691 ICU patients
    • 425 intubated

Mayor de Blasio gives NYC COVID-19 update

NYC reopening in July

  • 100% reopening means fully reopening 
    • Restaurants, bars
    • Stores, shops, small business
    • Hair salons and barbershops
    • Gyms, fitness centers
    • Arenas and stadiums
    • Theaters, music halls, museums

Vaccines in NYC

  • 6,427,404 total doses administered

Mental health for all

  • Universal access to mental health support
  • Launching universal check-ins at vaccination sites (all city-sponsored vaccine sites)
  • Mayor’s Office of Community Mental Health
    • Delivering mental health for all by working across: schools, homeless shelters, family justice centers, clubhouses, etc.

Daily indicators

  • COVID Hospitalizations: 97 (53% positivity rate)
  • Hospitalization rate per 100,000, 7-day average (NYS): 2.10
  • New reported COVID-19 cases on 7-day average (including probable cases): 1,354
  • 7-day rolling average: 3.18%

De Blasio plans to ‘fully reopen’ NYC in July

“Our plan is to fully reopen New York City on July 1,” Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday morning on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.

“We are ready for stores to open, for businesses to open, offices, theaters – full strength,” the mayor said.

Walk-in shots begin at all NY mass vaccine sites

Beginning Thursday, all New York state-run mass vaccination sites will be open to eligible New Yorkers for walk-in vaccinations on a first come, first serve basis for all. The walk-in appointments are for first doses only, as second doses are scheduled automatically after getting the first shot.

All vaccine providers are also being encouraged to allow walk-in vaccinations for all eligible New Yorkers.

Latest official numbers

As of Thursday, there were 2,028,626 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020 and 41,948 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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