NY COVID latest: Wednesday, June 23, 2021


FILE – In this Sept. 30, 2020, file photo, customers have lunch at Katz’s Delicatessen in New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, that indoor dining can resume at 25 % capacity on Friday, Feb. 12, two days before the Valentine’s Day opening he had announced earlier, so restaurants can take advantage of the Valentine’s Day weekend. Indoor restaurant service in New York City has been prohibited since Dec. 14, 2020, when COVID-19 cases started surging. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, 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.

NY ending alcohol to-go and delivery

New York restaurants and bars will no longer be allowed to sell alcohol through takeout or delivery orders, the State Liquor Authority announced Wednesday.

Update: New COVID cases, hospitalizations, deaths in NY

  • Test results reported – 90,350
  • Total positive – 310
  • One-day percent positive – 0.34%
  • Seven-day average percent positive – 0.36%
  • Patient hospitalization – 474
  • Patients in ICU – 104 
  • Patients in ICU with intubation – 60 
  • New COVID fatalities – 6
  • Total Deaths – 42,942

NY COVID vaccine latest

  • Total vaccine doses administered – 20,702,818
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 52,526
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past seven days – 406,783
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 68.6%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 62.2%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 71.2%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 63.5%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 56.9%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 51.2%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 59.1%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 52.3%

NY COVID State of Emergency to end

New York’s COVID-19 State of Emergency, issued more than 15 months ago when the virus first overwhelmed the state, will finally come to an end Thursday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday.

Gov. Cuomo shares NY COVID updates

NY state of emergency to end

New NY monument honoring essential workers

  • New York state building the new “Circle of Heroes Monument to Essential Workers”
    • Monument will be completed by Labor Day 2021
    • Circular path and display surrounded by 19 maple trees, representing the 19 groups of essential workers
    • An eternal flame will be at the center of the circle, honoring the memory of all who gave their lives to protect and serve during the pandemic
    • Located in New York City’s Battery Park City, as chose by a commission of labor leaders representing all essential workers
    • Location of monument will be renamed “Essential Workers’ Park”
    • “It will have an atmosphere of peace and contemplation, where people can come and remember those who were lost,” Cuomo said.

Child care scholarships for essential workers

  • Starting today, New York state is providing $25 million in child care scholarships to essential workers, extending support for working families as CARES Act scholarships end.

Cuomo signs ‘safe staffing bill’ into law

Mayor de Blasio gives NYC COVID-19 update

Primary day elections

  • 944,197 total voters
  • 853,434 in-person voters
  • 90,763 absentee ballots (with more to be returned) 

Vaccines in NYC

  • 9,046,573 total doses
  • Expanding in-home vaccinations for all eligible New Yorkers
  • Visit nyc.gov/homevaccine

Daily indicators

  • COVID Hospitalizations: 74 (16% positivity rate)
  • Hospitalization rate per 100,000, 7-day average (NYS): 0.31
  • New reported COVID-19 cases on 7-day average (including probable cases): 171
  • 7-day rolling average: 0.54%

1st Olympic athlete tests positive for COVID, barred entry to Japan

A member of Uganda’s Olympic team has tested positive for COVID-19 and was barred entry into Japan, in the first detected infection among arriving athletes for the Tokyo Games opening in five weeks.

15 months later, Radio City reopens with Dave Chappelle Tribeca Festival premiere

Fifteen months after shuttering for the pandemic, New York’s Radio City Music Hall reopened its doors Saturday for the Tribeca Festival premiere of a new Dave Chappelle documentary for a full-capacity, fully-vaccinated audience.

NY to shift vaccine push to least vaccinated communities

New York plans to downscale its mass vaccination sites to focus on communities where the fewest New Yorkers are getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

Delta variant: What if I’m vaccinated?

Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said earlier this week that she expects the delta variant to become the dominant coronavirus strain in the United States later this year. The delta variant, first detected in India, has already become dominant in Britain.

NYC sports venues, museums and more welcome fans back

New York’s sports comeback continued Monday as Queens’ Citi Field welcomes fans back at 100% capacity — with no proof of vaccination or negative COVID test needed — for the first time since the pandemic began.

Also on Monday, New York City’s Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum returned to a seven-day-a-week schedule.

On Sunday, the Foo Fighters played to a sold-out crowd at Madison Square Garden; the first concert at the iconic venue for the first time in over a year.

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” just over a week ago.

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 2,095,233 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020 and 42,942 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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