NY COVID latest: Tuesday, June 8, 2021

People enjoy the sunny weather and a view of the Manhattan skyline from the Brooklyn waterfront

People enjoy the sunny weather and a view of the Manhattan skyline from the Brooklyn waterfront in New York City on March 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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 latest

Daily Indicators

  • NY positivity rate: 0.61%
    • Tests reported: 72,953
    • Tests positive: 442
    • Seven-day percent positivity: 0.51%
  • NY COVID-19 hospitalizations: 796
  • COVID-19 fatalities in NY: 14
    • Total deaths: 42,813
  • Total vaccine doses administered: 19,614,673
    • Percent of all NYers fully vaccinated: 47.5%
    • Percent of NYers (18+) fully vaccinated: 59.8%
    • Percent of NYers (18+) with at least one dose: 68.9%

Gov. Cuomo announces pop-up vaccination sites serving areas with lower vaccine rates

All vaccine sites will be open for walk-in appointments on a first come, first served basis.


  • Prospect Plaza Community Center — 1835 Sterling Place Brooklyn, NY
    • Open: Saturday, June 12
  • Challenge Charter Middle School — 12-79 Redfern Avenue Rockaway, NY
    • Open: Saturday, June 12
  • SAGE Crotona Senior Center — 1794 Prospect Avenue Bronx, NY
    • Open: Thursday, June 10


  • Coeyman’s Hollow Volunteer Fire House —  1290 NY-143 Coeyman’s Hollow, NY
    • Open: Thursday, June 10


  • Windsor Fire Department — 4 Academy Street Windsor, NY
    • Open: Saturday, June 12


  • Greater Harvest Baptist Church — 12 Driving Park Avenue Rochester, NY
    • Open: Friday, June 11


  • Assumption Church — 812 N Salina Street Syracuse, NY
    • Open: Wednesday, June 9


  • Northwest Community Center — 155 Lawn Avenue Buffalo, NY
    • Open: Friday, June 11


  • Smith Point County Park — 1 William Floyd Parkway Shirley, NY
    • Open: Friday, June 11
  • Roosevelt Library — 27 West Fulton Avenue Roosevelt, NY
    • Open: Thursday, June 10


  • Martin Luther King Multi-Purpose Center — 110 Bethune Blvd Spring Valley, NY
    • Open: Saturday, June 12

Mayor de Blasio gives NYC COVID-19 update

NYC reopening

  • Tourists return
    • Last weekend, NYC hotels were 71.9% occupied
    • This summer: Goal to get 80% occupancy

Vaccines in NYC

  • Total doses administered: 8,559,566
  • Youth vaccination week: 34,000 doses to New Yorkers ages 12-17 
  • Vaccination sites at the library:
  • Bronx: 
    • Bronx Library Center: June 9-12,  8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Allerton Library: June 16-18, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Francis Martin Library: June 23-26, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Soundview Library: June 23-26, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Edenwald Library: June 30-July 2, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Manhattan: 
    • Harlem Library: June 9-12, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Seward Park Library: June 16-18, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Staten Island:
    • Stapleton Library: June 9-12, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • New Dorp Library: June 16-18, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • St. George Library: June 23-26, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Getting guns off NYC streets

  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) partnering with NYPD to end the source of illegal guns in NYC
  • ATF agents embedded directly in the NYPD 
  • NYPD Intel Detectives in the ATF gun-tracing team are designated as federal agents
  • A seamless team-up to stop illegal guns

Daily indicators

  • COVID Hospitalizations: 81 (16% positivity rate)
  • Hospitalization rate per 100,000, 7-day average (NYS): 0.44
  • New reported COVID-19 cases on 7-day average (including probable cases): 217
  • 7-day rolling average: 0.71%

NYS mask guidance in schools

Students will still have to mask up in NY schools after the New York State Education Department walked back on comments from the NYS Department of Health about new guidelines for masks wearing.

NY lawmakers aim to increase penalties for fake COVID vaccine cards

Assembly lawmakers passed a bill on Thursday that would make it a felony to forge or possess fake immunization records, including COVID-19 vaccine cards.

NY vaccine lottery scratch-offs incentive extended

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday the state’s “Vax and Scratch” COVID-19 vaccine incentive program will be extended at 10 mass vaccination sites.

NYC school vaccination program opens, but faces challenges

The first of a series of on-campus vaccination sites opened in the Bronx on Friday, but the event ended up showing how challenging vaccinating 12- to 17-year-olds might be.

NY unveils first 10 college scholarship winners

Ten lucky students in New York received full college scholarships on Wednesday, simply for getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

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 Tuesday, there were 2,089,571 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020 and 42,813 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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