NY COVID latest: Tuesday, April 13, 2021


Mosque member Asie Late’s granddaughter Emma watches as a Northwell Health registered nurse inoculates her with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a pop up vaccination site inside the Albanian Islamic Cultural Center, Thursday, April 8, 2021, in the Staten Island borough of New York. (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.

COVID vaccine update

  • Total doses administered – 12,253,659
  • Total doses administered over past 24 hours – 219,846
  • Total doses administered over past 7 days – 1,590,537
  • Percent of New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 38.6%
  • Percent of New Yorkers fully vaccinated – 25.5% 

Update: New COVID cases, hospitalizations, deaths

  • Test results reported Monday – 128,912
  • Total positive – 5,029
  • One-day percent positive – 3.90%
  • Seven-day average percent positive – 3.16%
  • Patient hospitalization – 4,175
  • Number of COVID patients in ICUs – 869
  • Number of ICU patients with Intubation – 564
  • New COVID fatalities – 58
  • Total deaths – 41,257

Gov. Cuomo gives NY COVID updates

Farms and agriculture in NY

  • Marriage between producers and consumers in NYS
  • “Nourish NY” product: Purchase food we’re making and give it to NYers in need of food
  • Allocating additional $50 million to Nourish NY Program
  • 21 million pounds of food delivered, over 1 million families participated

Vaccines in NY

  • Sun River Health — starting mobile vaccine sites, bringing vaccination site
    • Mobile vaccine vehicles will drive to farm and agriculture sites to get people vaccinated
  • Johnson & Johnson vaccine: There is a pause in J&J inoculations due to blood clot reports. 
    • NY will use Pfizer and Moderna in the meantime.
    • 6 people in the country out of nearly 7 million who received the vaccine had blood clot effects.
    • Pause: Want to make sure all health care providers know if a person comes in with these symptoms, medication and treatment is different. 

Daily Indicators

  • NY positivity rate: 3.9%
  • NY COVID-19 hospitalizations: 4,000
    • ICU: 869
    • Intubated: 564
  • COVID-19 fatalities in NY: 58 (death toll: 41,256)

NYC Mayor de Blasio gives COVID updates

J&J vaccine pause

  • “We take this very seriously,” de Blasio said of the CDC and FDA recommendation to halt the use of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID vaccine amid reports of blood clots in some recipients.
  • “We are acting on that immediately,” the mayor said.
  • New York City-run facilities have been told to immediately stop administering Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccines.
  • Everyone who was scheduled to receive a J&J shot will get a new appointment with Pfizer or Moderna.
  • NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Dave Chokshi estimated about 4,000 Johnson & Johnson appointments per day will need to be rescheduled.
  • The city’s vaccination program for homebound seniors, which entirely relies on Johnson & Johnson shots, is suspended.
  • The city will not resume J&J vaccine appointments until they receive clearance from the federal government.
  • About 234,000 doses of the J&J vaccine have already been administered citywide.
  • To date, there are no reports of vaccine recipients with blood clots in New York City.
  • De Blasio said the pause is a set back, but added it’s also a sign that the government’s early warning system is working.
  • The mayor also noted that he and Commissioner Chokshi received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and they believe in its effectiveness.

Johnson & Johnson vaccine paused in NY

New York paused the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday, following a recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention amid reports of blood clots developing in some vaccine recipients.

CDC, FDA recommend pausing J&J vaccine appointments

U.S. officials called for a pause in the use of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after several reports of potentially dangerous blood clots in people who received the vaccine.

In a joint statement Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration said it was investigating clots in six women in the days after vaccination, in combination with reduced platelet counts.

Latest official numbers

As of Tuesday, there were 1,951,359 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020 and 41,257 lab-confirmed fatalities, according to the state Department of Health.

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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