NY COVID latest: Thursday, June 17, 2021


FILE – In this Sept. 30, 2020, file photo, customers have lunch at Katz’s Delicatessen in New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, that indoor dining can resume at 25 % capacity on Friday, Feb. 12, two days before the Valentine’s Day opening he had announced earlier, so restaurants can take advantage of the Valentine’s Day weekend. Indoor restaurant service in New York City has been prohibited since Dec. 14, 2020, when COVID-19 cases started surging. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

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.

Gov. Cuomo gives NY COVID-19 update

Daily Indicators

  • NY positivity rate: 0.39%
    • Tests reported: 119,272
    • Tests positive: 418
  • NY COVID-19 hospitalizations: 580
    • ICU: 149
    • Ventilators: 86
  • COVID-19 fatalities in NY: 5 (Death toll: 42,896) 
  • Vaccine doses administered: 20,372,195
    • Percent of NYers (18+) with at least one vaccine dose (per CDC): 70.4%
    • Percent of NYers (18+) with completed vaccine series (per CDC): 62.3%

Mayor de Blasio gives NYC COVID-19 update

Vaccines in NYC

  • Total doses administered: 8,885,457


  • Juneteenth Economic Justice Plan: Building Generational Wealth
    • Universal NYC Baby Bonds
      • Expanding baby bonds to all school districts
      • Universal NYC Scholarship accounts for every public school kid next school year.
    • CUNY Scholarship Fund
      • Providing 2,800 four-year scholarships for Black and low-income students
    • Brooklyn Recovery Corps at Medgar Evers College
      • Giving over 200 students paid internships, work experience and career prep

Brooklyn Bridge

  • Monday night: Closing left lane of Manhattan-bound side of Brooklyn Bridge
  • Coming this fall: protected bike lanes

Daily indicators

  • COVID Hospitalizations: 68 (8% positivity rate)
  • Hospitalization rate per 100,000, 7-day average (NYS): 0.42
  • New reported COVID-19 cases on 7-day average (including probable cases): 186
  • 7-day rolling average: 0.57%

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.

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 Thursday, there were 2,093,366 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020 and 42,896 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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