NY COVID latest: Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Coronavirus
Andrew Cuomo

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks about the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions during a news conference at One World Trade in New York, Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Cuomo said Tuesday that 70% of adults in New York have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, a threshold he said the state would celebrate by easing many of its remaining social distancing rules and shooting off fireworks. (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.

Update: New COVID cases, hospitalizations, deaths

  • Test results reported – 100,477 
  • Total positive – 349  
  • One-day percent positive – 0.35%  
  • Seven-day average percent positive – 0.40%  
  • Patient hospitalization – 628 
  • COVID patients in ICU – 158
  • Patients in ICU with intubation – 90
  • New COVID fatalities – 9  
  • Total deaths – 42,891 

Vaccine latest in New York

  • Total vaccine doses administered – 20,296,035
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 83,989
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past seven days – 579,738
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 67.7%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 60.9%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 70.2%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 61.9%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 56.1%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 49.9%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 58.1%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 50.6%

Mayor de Blasio gives NYC COVID-19 update

Vaccines in NYC

  • Total doses administered: 8,831, 882
  • New contest prize: $2,500
    • Get shot at a city-run site
    • 10 winners a week through July 

Counterfeit Temporary Plates

  • NYPD and DOT partnering to stop and solve crimes
  • Police Commissioner Dermot Shea: We have a strategy coming together. 
    • We’ve seen a clear connection with this to violence sometimes. 
  • Strategy will be put in place 

Returning to shelters

  • Temporary hotel shelters saved lives by stopping spread of COVID
  • Goal: Provide best support and services
  • Put people on path to permanent housing
  • Needed: State authorization

Daily indicators

  • COVID Hospitalizations: 69 (13% positivity rate)
  • Hospitalization rate per 100,000, 7-day average (NYS): 0.45
  • New reported COVID-19 cases on 7-day average (including probable cases): 188
  • 7-day rolling average: 0.57%

NY lifts most COVID restrictions after hitting 70% vaccination benchmark

It was the moment many New Yorkers had been waiting for: Gov. Andrew Cuomo officially announced the end of most COVID-19 restrictions “effective immediately” on Tuesday.

The announcement came one day after the state hit its goal of getting at least one vaccine shot in the arms of 70% of adult New Yorkers.

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 Wednesday, there were 2,093,328 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020 and 42,891 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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