Latest coronavirus updates in New York: Friday, August 7, 2020

Bill de Blasio
Virus Outbreak New York
Posted at 7:10 AM, Aug 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-07 11:06:51-04

NEW YORK — Below you will find the most up-to-date information on coronavirus news impacting New York. You can find additional resources and coverage on our coronavirus page.

10 a.m.
Mayor Bill de Blasio held his daily briefing. Watch in video below.

Isaias damage

  • Con Edison has a lack of clarity in moving forward.
  • Power continues to be restored
  • Worst wind damage since Sandy.
  • NYC is calling on state to issue emergency declaration
  • Over 1,000 city, state and national personnel to clear trees and debris

COVID-19 Take Care Initiative

  • Program helps make sure New Yorkers are cared for while under quarantine.
  • Starting next week, city can deliver Take Care packages to help people safely separate.

Daily indicators

  • COVID hospitalizations: 79
  • H+H ICU admissions: 302
  • Percentage tested positive: 1%


  • Schools: There’s been a lot of close collaboration between city and state on reopening.
  • Decision for full-remote learning in NYC: It’s tough for parents, but they’re also realists. Info will be discussed on Monday once results are tabulated.
  • Getting internet and devices to kids in need: They were asked to create remote learning for over a million kids, and they did it. Over 300,000 devices were distributed in weeks. If anyone needs a device, call 3-1-1

The latest numbers:
As of Thursday afternoon there were 418,928 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus and 25,185 deaths in New York

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