NY COVID latest: Monday, June 14, 2021

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 hits milestone 70% vaccination rate

New York hit its 70% COVID vaccination rate benchmark Monday afternoon, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo previously said “virtually all” COVID restrictions would be lifted when 70% of New York adults received at least one vaccine dose.

CDC data updated to reflect the 70% vaccination rate just hours after Cuomo said the state was at 69.9%.

Full coverage: New York hits 70% vaccination rate, CDC says; state to lift ‘virtually all’ COVID restrictions

Gov. Cuomo gives NY COVID briefing

Daily Indicators

  • NY positivity rate: 0.52%
  • NY COVID-19 hospitalizations: 617
  • COVID-19 fatalities in NY: 7
  • Vaccinations: 20,099,155
    • Fully vaccinated: 9,808,073
    • Vaccination rate: 69.9% (NY adults with at least one vaccine dose)

Vaccines in NY

  • Target: Low vaccination areas
  • Of all 1,755 zip codes in NYS, the bottom 10% are below 38.8% vaccination rate
  • Also focus on: the youth (12-17)
  • NYS partnering with 6 upstate transit agencies
    • If you get a vaccine, you’ll get a free seven-day transit pass.

COVID-19 in NY

  • $2.2 billion in food assistance issued to 2.5 million families with children
  • Summer in NYS
    • 2021 State Fair – Opening Aug. 20 – Sept. 6
    • Opening at 100% occupancy
    • Most popular buildings open and most vendors returning

Mayor de Blasio gives NYC COVID-19 update

Vaccines in NYC

  • Total doses: 8,769,536
  • This week’s weekly contest: 
    • 15 staycation packages from AKA Hotels, Carlyle Hotel, Conrad Hotel, Dream Hotels, Equinox, the Dominick and Sheraton
  • NYC vaccine referral bonus
    • Working with community organizations to turn out their neighbors
    • Every referral who gets their shot, the group gets $100
    • Friend will also be eligible for vaccine contest and incentives
    • Groups can sign up at vax4nyc.nyc.gov starting Wednesday

NYC reopening

  • The first parade upon reopening would be one to celebrate front-line workers
    • Ticker-tape parade up Canyon of Heroes
    • Hometown Heroes Parade – Wednesday, July 7

Daily indicators

  • COVID Hospitalizations: 50 (10% positivity rate)
  • Hospitalization rate per 100,000, 7-day average (NYS): 0.43
  • New reported COVID-19 cases on 7-day average (including probable cases): 193
  • 7-day rolling average: 0.59%

More vaccines, more fans at Citi Field

The Mets significantly increased capacity at Citi Field to nearly 34,000 seats, or nearly 80% of full capacity. About 90% of the available seats at Friday’s game against the San Diego Padres are reserved for fully vaccinated fans.

New York is on the verge of eliminating the pandemic restrictions. Last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced any remaining restrictions will be lifted once 70% of all adult New Yorkers have received their first dose.

Pop-up vaccine sites at city libraries

The New York Public Library has teamed with New York City to host mobile vaccination pop-ups. See the full list of locations and dates below.

  • Bronx: 
    • Bronx Library Center: June 9-12,  8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Allerton Library: June 16-18, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Francis Martin Library: June 23-26, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Soundview Library: June 23-26, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Edenwald Library: June 30-July 2, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Manhattan: 
    • Harlem Library: June 9-12, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Seward Park Library: June 16-18, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Staten Island:
    • Stapleton Library: June 9-12, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • New Dorp Library: June 16-18, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • St. George Library: June 23-26, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

NYS mask guidance in schools

Students will still have to mask up in NY schools after the New York State Education Department walked back on comments from the NYS Department of Health about new guidelines for masks wearing.

NY unveils first 10 college scholarship winners

Ten lucky students in New York received full college scholarships on Wednesday, simply for getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

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 Monday there were 2,091,959 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020 and 42,871 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