NY COVID latest: Thursday, May 13, 2021

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Union Square Park in Manhattan with people in masks milling about

People enjoy lunch hour in Union Square on Friday, March 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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 shares NY COVID-19 updates

Vaccines in NY update

  • 17,166,220 total doses given statewide in NY
    • 9,771,045 people have at least one dose – 60.9% of all 18+
    • 8,053,696 people are fully vaccinated – 50.4% of all 18+
  • 1,112 people got the vaccine at the new MTA hub vaccination sites on Wednesday, the first day of the pilot program, Cuomo said

Daily indicators

  • Overall statewide positivity rate: 1.08% – lowest since Oct. 10
  • Statewide COVID hospitalizations: 1,852 (-76) – lowest since Nov. 14
    • ICU patients: 433 (-30) – lowest since Nov. 17
    • Intubated: 258 (-12) – lowest since Nov. 22
  • Daily COVID deaths: 22

NY reopening updates

  • Metro-North Penn Station Access project resuming
    • Will add four new Metro-North stations in the Bronx, along the Hell Gate Line
      • Co-Op City, Morris Park, Parkchester and Hunts Point
    • New and improved Metro-North rail service to and from the new Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station
    • Will offer faster travel options between the Bronx and Penn Station in Manhattan
    • $1.58 billion dedicated to build it
    • Federal government has signed off on the plan
    • Expected to be completed by 2025

Mayor de Blasio gives NYC COVID-19 update

Vaccines in NYC

  • Total doses administered: 7,277,505
  • Pfizer vaccine authorized for 12-15 year olds
  • Incentives: Shake Shack — get a free voucher for a burger/sandwich if you get your shot at an NYC mobile vaccine clinic or get free fries with a burger/sandwich if you show proof of vaccination

Reopening in NYC

  • Gov. Ball and Global Citizen Live returns to NYC
  • If you got your vaccine, you have the chance to get free tickets.

Streets Week in NYC

  • Delivering New York: Smark Truck Management Plan
    • Safety:
    • Safety improvements along 70 priority truck corridors
    • New vision aids technology
    • Efficacy:
    • Expand Off-hour/overnight deliveries
    • Expand neighborhood loading zones
    • Sustainability:
    • Make cargo bike pilot program permanent + expand
  • Queens Boulevard
    • Completing major Vision Zero project
    • Construction starting in July
    • Completion date: November

Daily indicators

  • COVID Hospitalizations: 92 (26% positivity rate)
  • Hospitalization rate per 100,000, 7-day average (NYS): 1.19
  • New reported COVID-19 cases on 7-day average (including probable cases): 693
  • 7-day rolling average: 1.81%

NY, NJ children 12+ to begin getting Pfizer vaccine

Children ages 12 to 15 in New York and New Jersey are expected to begin getting the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday after a CDC advisory panel gave their approval Wednesday afternoon.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave the go ahead for the vaccine us in children after his task force looked over the data Wednesday.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said the state will allow kids to be vaccinated upon CDC final approval, which is expected Thursday.

Latest official numbers

As of Thursday, there were 2,063,465 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020 and 42,389 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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