NY COVID latest: Thursday, June 24, 2021


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 COVID-19 NY update

Daily Indicators

  • NY positivity rate: 0.30%
    • Tests reported: 113,108
    • Tests positive: 343
  • NY COVID-19 hospitalizations: 442
    • ICU: 103
    • Ventilators: 60
  • COVID-19 fatalities in NY: 5
    • Death toll: 42,947
  • Vaccines: Total doses: 20,759,365
    • CDC 18+ with one vaccine dose: 62.4%
    • CDC 18+ fully vaccinated: 63.7%

Mayor de Blasio gives NYC COVID-19 update

Vaccines in NYC

  • 9,075,382 total doses
  • COVID-19 in NYC
  • Beginning midnight, NY lifts state of emergency

Gun violence

  • Pres. Biden put forward a plan to tackle gun violence nationwide
    • Stem the flow of firearms and hold rogue firearms dealers accountable for violating federal laws.
    • Expand summer programing, employment opportunities  and support for teens and young adults
  • Changing reform in NYC
    • NYPD Kids First – Putting our kids’ safety first
      • School safety programs like SASS (Sister Assisting Sisters to Succeed)
      • Mentoring and career prep like Law Enforcement Explorers
      • Cops and kids programs like National Night Out
      • Expanding the role of NYPD Youth Coordination Officers

Daily indicators

  • COVID Hospitalizations: 78 (16% positivity rate)
  • Hospitalization rate per 100,000, 7-day average (NYS): 0.31
  • New reported COVID-19 cases on 7-day average (including probable cases): 175
  • 7-day rolling average: 0.53%

NY ending alcohol to-go and delivery

New York restaurants and bars will no longer be allowed to sell alcohol through takeout or delivery orders, the State Liquor Authority announced Wednesday.

NY COVID State of Emergency to end

New York’s COVID-19 State of Emergency, issued more than 15 months ago when the virus first overwhelmed the state, will finally come to an end Thursday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday.

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.

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 venues, museums and more welcome fans back

New York’s sports comeback continued Monday as Queens’ Citi Field welcomes fans back at 100% capacity — with no proof of vaccination or negative COVID test needed — for the first time since the pandemic began.

Also on Monday, New York City’s Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum returned to a seven-day-a-week schedule.

On Sunday, the Foo Fighters played to a sold-out crowd at Madison Square Garden; the first concert at the iconic venue for the first time in over a year.

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” just over a week ago.

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 2,095,576 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020 and 42,947 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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