Latest coronavirus updates in New York: Friday, April 2, 2021

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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.

2 p.m.

Vaccines in New York

  • Total doses: 9,925,232
  • Total doses administered in the last 24 hours: 269,527
  • % of NYers with at least one dose: 31.8%
  • % of NYers with completed vaccines: 19.2%

12 p.m.

Mayor Bill de Blasio shared the latest data on COVID-19 in NYC.

Daily indicators

  • COVID Hospitalizations: 211
  • New reported COVID-19 cases on 7-day average (including probable cases): 3,483
  • 7-day rolling average: 6.72%

10 a.m.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo shared the latest on the state’s COVID-19 progress.

Daily Indicators

  • NY positivity rate: 3.02%
    • Tests results: 257,646
    • Total positive: 7,787
    • Total cases overall: 1,875,107
  • NY COVID-19 hospitalizations: 4,540
    • ICU: 913
    • Intubated: 565
  • COVID-19 fatalities in NY: 63
    • Total deaths: 40,635

Happening today

Starting Friday, New York arts and entertainment venues can reopen at 33% capacity, up to certain limits:

  • Venues will be able to host up to 100 people indoors and up to 200 people outdoors
    • With testing, up to 150 people indoors and up to 500 people outdoors
    • Social distancing and face coverings are required

Also on Friday, collegiate sports can bring fans back to the stands under strict state guidelines:

  • Large-scale college sports venues an host spectators at 10% capacity for indoor spaces, or 20% for outdoor venues
    • Recent negative COVID-19 tests or proof of vaccination required for attendees
  • Small-scale college sports venues can host spectators at two per player, or a social gathering limit of 100 people indoors, 200 people outdoors
    • With recent negative tests or proof of vaccination required, these can increase to 150 people indoors, 500 people outdoors

Latest official numbers

As of Friday, there were 1,875,107 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020 and 40,635 lab-confirmed fatalities, according to the state Department of Health.

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The New York state coronavirus hotline is 1-888-364-3065; information is also being posted here

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