Latest coronavirus updates in New York: Friday, October 16, 2020

Virus Outbreak New York
Posted at 5:45 AM, Oct 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-16 13:21:29-04

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.

Daily indicators

  • Statewide positivity rate: 1.25%
  • Positive testing rate in “hot spot” areas: 4.84%
  • Positivity without red zones: 1.14%
  • 10 new COVID-related fatalities (Death toll: 25,628)
  • Patient hospitalizations: 918
  • ICU admissions: 200, intubations: 97

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The latest official numbers:
As of Friday, there were 481,107 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 25,628 confirmed fatalities in New York, according to the Department of Health.

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