NY COVID latest: Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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A health care worker makes the shape of a heart with her hands behind a window at Jacobi Medical Center on April 17, 2020 in the Bronx, New York. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

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.

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New York COVID vaccine latest

As of Tuesday, 16,938,242 total doses have been administered statewide and 7,885,856 New York residents 18 and older were fully vaccinated — 49.4% of the state’s 18+ population.

Update: New COVID cases, hospitalizations, deaths in NY

  • Statewide one-day positivity rate – 1.52%
  • Test results reported on Monday – 99,656
  • Total positive tests on Monday – 1,516
  • Statewide hospitalizations – 2,026
  • COVID patients in ICUs – 491 — lowest since Nov. 20
  • COVID patients with intubation – 290 — lowest since Nov. 25
  • New COVID fatalities – 32

Free rides to vaccine sites

From May 24 to July 4, Uber and Lyft will offer anyone free rides to and from vaccination sites across New York as part of a federal program that the state is participating in, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

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Mayor de Blasio shares NYC and COVID updates

Vaccine updates

  • 7,152,660 total vaccine doses administered so far in New York City
  • City will soon offer free two-week membership to CitiBike when you get vaccinated
  • A new drive-through vaccination site will open at Citi Field in Queens this Thursday, May 13

COVID daily indicators

  • Suspected COVID hospitalizations: 83
    • Percent of which tested positive: 29%
  • Hospitalization rate, 7-day average: 1.25 for every 100,000 people
  • Reported COVID cases, 7-day average: 774
  • NYC positivity rate, 7-day average: 1.95%

Streets Week! updates:

New protected bike lanes

  • NYC Committing to over 30 miles of new bike lanes by end of 2021
    • Total of 133 miles of bike lanes created under Mayor Bill de Blasio so far

Five new Bike boulevards coming to NYC

  • Brooklyn: 21st Street in South Slope
  • Manhattan: University Place in Greenwich Village
  • Queens: 39th Street in Sunnyside
  • The Bronx: Jackson Avenue in Mott Haven
  • Staten Island: Netherland Avenue

New and improved NYC busways, bus lanes

  • 28 miles of new and improved busways and bus lanes in 2021
    • Will serve 951,000 riders daily
  • New busway:
    • Archer Avenue, Queens
  • Complete busways:
    • Jamaica Avenue, Queens
    • Fifth Avenue, Manhattan
  • New bus lanes:
    • Manhattan
      • Battery Place
      • Avenue A and Avenue D
    • The Bronx
      • University Avenue
      • Story Avenue
      • Gun Hill Road
    • Improvements will serve 175K daily riders

Watch Mayor de Blasio’s full Tuesday briefing below:

Latest official numbers

As of Tuesday, there were 2,059,419 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020 and 42,339 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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