NY COVID latest: Wednesday, June 30, 2021

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People are maskless as they walk along Grand Army Plaza, Tuesday, June 15, 2021, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Gov. Andrew 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/Mary Altaffer)

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 – 80,310
  • Total positive – 345
  • One-day percent positive – 0.43%
  • Seven-day average percent positive – 0.40%
  • Patient hospitalization – 364 
  • Patients in ICU – 91 
  • Patients in ICU with intubation – 47 
  • New COVID fatalities – 5
  • Total Deaths – 42,972

COVID vaccine latest in NY

  • Total vaccine doses administered – 21,143,431
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past 24 hours – 54,621
  • Total vaccine doses administered over past seven days – 440,613
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose – 69.4%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series – 63.8%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 72.0%
  • Percent of New Yorkers ages 18 and older with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 65.2%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose – 57.7%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series – 52.7%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with at least one vaccine dose (CDC) – 59.9%
  • Percent of all New Yorkers with completed vaccine series (CDC) – 53.9%

Mayor de Blasio announces 2022 Budget agreement

  • $98.7 billion investment
  • $2.8 billion has been added to the city’s reserves, including first-time ever “Rainy Day Fund”
  • Goal is to bring economy, tourism back
  • Bringing kids back to school in September, close COVID achievement gap and work on academic and emotional needs of children
    • Push on literacy, including pilot program where two teachers will be put into classrooms of schools with high-need
  • Public safety = Recovery
    • Investments in grassroots solutions in gun violence
    • “We need a recovery for all of us,” the mayor said.
  • City Council Speaker Corey Johnson: For the first time ever, every school will receive 100% of funding 
    • Ensure every school will have a social worker
    • Investing in smaller class sizes
    • New literacy program
    • “These are critical steps in helping our young people recover from the past 16 months,” Johnson said. 
  • Johnson: Reversed cuts that occurred last year (Ex: parks, sanitation services)
  • $2.8 million LGBTQ curriculum package, investing $5 million in LGBTQ community services and $4.2 million in trans equity initiatives
  • Councilmember Mark Treyger: 500 new social workers,$27 million for literacy curriculum, $6 million for every NYC high school, $5 million for mental health continuum to call experts rather than 911. 
  • NYPD budget seems to have increased this year: Part of the increase is for IT needs. We worked on overtime. Couldn’t fully reduce it, but it’s been substantially decreased.

States hesitant to adopt digital COVID vaccine verification

Customers wanting to wine, dine and unwind to live music at the City Winery’s flagship restaurant in New York must show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination to get in. But that’s not required at most other dining establishments in the city. And it’s not necessary at other City Winery sites around the U.S.

If City Winery tried doing such a thing at its places in Atlanta and Nashville, “we would have no business, because so many people are basically against it,” said CEO Michael Dorf.

Child tax credit opt-out: When is the deadline?

According to the IRS, some people may want to unenroll if they “expect the amount of tax you owe to be greater than your expected refund when you file your 2021 tax return.” Because the payments are being paid in advance, “every dollar you receive will reduce the amount of Child Tax Credit you will claim on your 2021 tax return.”

Is fear of needles keeping you from COVID vaccine?

An average healthy person will get at least 165 needle sticks over a lifetime, based on routine vaccinations and tests, according to Harvard Health. But could the fear of needles keep you from getting vaccinated against COVID-19, which has claimed more than 603,000 lives in the United States?

NYC expands at-home COVID vaccination program to all eligible residents

New York City residents ages 12 and older can now sign up for appointments to get vaccinated in the comfort of their home at no cost.

NY ends 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.

New monument honoring essential workers to open in NYC on Labor Day

A new monument honoring essential workers will open in New York City. The new Circle of Heroes Monument to Essential Workers will open on Labor Day at Battery Park City in Lower Manhattan.

NY COVID State of Emergency ends

New York’s COVID-19 State of Emergency, issued more than 15 months ago when the virus first overwhelmed the state, came to an end on Thursday.

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 2,097,560 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020 and 42,972 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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