NY COVID latest: Wednesday, May 5, 2021

New Jersey teen gets COVID vaccine in West New York

Keidy Ventura, 17, receives her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in West New York, New Jersey on April 19, 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 update

Reopening updates

  • Broadway tickets will go on sale tomorrow (Thursday, May 6)
    • Seating will be at 100% capacity
    • Shows will open on Sept. 14
  • Baseball reopening updates – starting May 19
    • Vaccinated fans can sit in sections with normal capacity and seating, with masks. Children under 16 can accompany adults.
    • Unvaccinated fans will be in sections with 33% capacity and 6-foot distanced seating.
    • Yankees and Mets have teamed with Department of Health to offer onsite vaccine shots at their stadiums on game days.
      • Those who get the vaccine at Yankee Stadium or Citi Field will receive a voucher for a free ticket to a future game.
      • These shots will be the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, so it’s one shot and done.

Daily indicators

  • Statewide positivity: 1.49% – lowest since Oct. 28
    • 7-day average positivity: 1.71%
  • Statewide COVID hospitalizations: 2,458 (-115) – lowest since Nov. 21
    • ICU patients: 610 (-15) – lowest since Nov. 24
    • Intubated: 379 (-2) – lowest since Dec. 2
  • Statewide COVID deaths: 31


  • 16,071,778 total doses given in NY
    • 9,421,044 first doses – 58.8% of ages 18+ in state
    • 7,255,525 fully vaccinated – 45.6% of ages 18+ in state

Mayor de Blasio shares NYC COVID-19 update

Crash Victim RIghts and Safety Act

  • Albany needs to take action
  • Aggressive action against reckless driving
  • Supports the families of crash victims
  • Multiple Vision Zero reforms:
    • Traffic Crash Victim Bill of Rights
    • Sammy’s Law to lower speed limits
    • Blood-Alcohol Concentration lowered to .05
    • Remove dangerous driving “Rule of Two”
    • 24/7 speed safety cameras
    • Safe passage for cyclists
    • DMV pre-licensing course

Vaccines in NYC

  • Total doses administered: 6,737,641
  • City-run sites offer walk-ins
  • Go to NYC.gov/VaccineFinder or call 1-877-VAX-4NYC
  • 100,000 doses administered at Citi Field

Recovery for All: Fighting gun violence

  • Expanding violence interrupters in southeast Queens 
    • Expanding to 105th Precinct (Laurelton, Rosedale, Springfield Gardens)
  • Investing in King of Kings and 100 Suits for 100 Men organizations to assist
  • $1.1 million in investments

Daily indicators

  • COVID Hospitalizations: 121 (37% positivity rate)
  • Hospitalization rate per 100,000, 7-day average (NYS): 1.61
  • New reported COVID-19 cases on 7-day average (including probable cases): 1,083
  • 7-day rolling average: 2.61%

Latest official numbers

As of Wednesday, there were 2,045,904 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020 and 42,161 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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