Latest coronavirus updates in New York: Friday, June 19, 2020

Virus Outbreak New York City
Posted at 5:08 AM, Jun 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-19 14:29:30-04

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.

11:30 a.m.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo held his last daily briefing. Watch in video below.

  • New York’s daily indicators show numbers going down. “We went from worst to first.”
  • In this crisis, we worked together, we were one.
  • NY must lead the way in police reform and building back the economy.

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


  • City to make Juneteenth an official City and school holiday. Read more.
  • City is engaging its municipal labor unions to implement the change next year across all public schools, uniformed agences and City workers
  • NYC Public Schools encouraging all teachers to honor Juneteenth in virtual classrooms

Racial Justice and Reconciliation Commission

  • Establish definitive historical record of racial discrimination in NYC
  • Provide New Yorkers a platform to give voice to their experiences
  • Promote social learning, policy action
  • Tear down barriers to true racial equality

Black Lives Matter murals

  • Five street murals across NYC
    • Centre Street, Manhattan
    • Richmond Terrace, Staten Island
    • Joralemon Street, Brooklyn
    • 153rd Street, Queens
    • Morris Avenue, Bronx

Daily indicators

  • COVID hospitalizations: 60
  • H+H ICU admissions: 315
  • Percentage tested who are positive: 2%

7:15 a.m.
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul spoke to PIX11 Morning News about what rules and regulations are in place as New York City enters Phase 2 on Monday. Watch in video below.

Lt. Gov Hochul discusses Phase 2 rules

Latest official numbers:
As of Friday morning, a total of 385,760 people had tested positive for COVID-19 in New York, with the state's death toll at 24,661.

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