NY COVID latest: Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Street sign about covid urges motorists to follow social distancing rules

A flashing sign near the Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn urges motorists to avoid gatherings, reduce crowding and to wash hands on March 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, 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 shares NY COVID-19 data

Daily Indicators

  • NY positivity rate: 3.37%
    • Test reported: 116,483
    • Total positive: 3,922
    • Cumulative total: 1,993,190
  • NY COVID-19 hospitalizations: 3,873
    • ICU: 823
    • Intubated: 504 
  • COVID-19 fatalities in NY: 45
    • Death toll: 41,575
  • Vaccines in NY: 13,582,969 total administered
    • 42.1% of NYers received at least one dose
    • 28.8% have completed their vaccine series

Mayor de Blasio gives NYC COVID-19 update

Vaccines in NYC

  • Doses administered: 5,843,222
  • Appointments available citywide
  • Walk-in appointments for those 50 and older. 
  • Rockaways vaccination sites
    • April 29: Large capacity site at Beach 39th Street
    • April 22-APril 25: NYCHA Ocean Bay Apartments
    • April 22-APril 24: Challenge Charter Middle School

Climate change in NYC

  • Securing hydropower for NYC
    • Establishing a formal commitment with the state to connect to large-scale renewable energy
    • Clean energy directly linked to a fair recovery
    • Power NYC government with 100% renewables by 2025

Cure violence program

  • 116th precinct re-created (Southeast Queens)
  • “It’s been a long time coming to this point,” Selvena Brooks-Powers
  • Neighborhood policing and bringing the community together
  • Overall crime is down 11% year to date compared to last year.
  • Safe Summer NYC
    • Will deter gun violence with real consequences for picking up a firearm and create disincentives to turning to a life of crime by providing real, positive alternatives for young people. 
    • Cooperation between the community, cops and courts drives the vision.
    • Will have the right police presence in key areas.
  • Investing in neighborhoods
    • Double Cure Violence workforce from 300 to 325 to 650 and expand to at least 31 sites
    • Double Summer Youth employment slots from 800 to 2,000, both during the summer and throughout the year
    • Launch Operation Safe Parks and Gang-Free Zones to provide safe, protected places for people to congregate
    • Host Saturday Night Light games at 100 sites
    • Refurbish 15 basketball courts at NYCHA developments 
  • Cops in targeted areas
    • Precise police presence to prevent gun violence
    • Focus on the 100 blocks with the highest rates of gun violence
  • Courts: Coordinate across the Justice System
    • Unveil NYC Joint Force to End Gun Violence

Daily indicators

  • COVID Hospitalizations: 161 (52% positivity rate)
  • Hospitalization rate per 100,000, 7-day average (NYS): 2.65
  • New reported COVID-19 cases on 7-day average (including probable cases): 2,233
  • 7-day rolling average: 4.67%

Latest official numbers

As of Tuesday, there were 1,993,190 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020 and 41,575 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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