NY COVID latest: Thursday, May 6, 2021

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Signage urging social distancing is seen in Prospect Park in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Wednesday, April 8, 2020.

Signage urging social distancing is seen in Prospect Park in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

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 update

Daily Indicators

  • NY positivity rate: 1.27%
    • Tests reported: 203,644
    • Tests positive: 2,585
  • NY COVID-19 hospitalizations: 2,335
  • COVID-19 fatalities in NY: 23

Mayor de Blasio gives NYC COVID-19 update

Crime in NYC

  • April saw an increase in crime
    • NYPD Chief of Patrol Juanita Holmes: 
    • Expanded community solution programs
    • Relaunching cease fire (decreasing violence without increasing arrests)

Vaccines in NYC

  • Total doses: 6,809,451 
    • Almost 75% of the goal of 5 million vaccinated in June
  • Looking to offer mobile vaccine sites for tourists (J&J vaccine)
  • Need the state to allow the city to vaccinate tourists

Daily indicators

  • COVID Hospitalizations: 121 (35% positivity rate)
  • Hospitalization rate per 100,000, 7-day average (NYS): 1.51
  • New reported COVID-19 cases on 7-day average (including probable cases): 1,030
  • 7-day rolling average: 2.52%

Broadway tickets on sale for September reopenings

Broadway tickets are set to go on sale Thursday for the first shows in over a year when theaters reopen their doors to theatergoers in September. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the Broadway reopening details on Wednesday, saying shows will be sold at full capacity.

Latest official numbers

As of Thursday, there were 2,048,489 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020 and 42,185 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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