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Latest coronavirus updates in New York: Monday, June 15, 2020

coronavirus Outbreak New York
Posted at 6:49 AM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 12:09:28-04

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 daily briefing. Watch below.

Breaking Updates:

  • On location, Cuomo announces the opening of a new bicycle and pedestrian path along the Gov. Mario Cuomo Bridge.
    • Bridge will be lit up in blue lights Monday night, which Gov. Cuomo said was his father's favorite color.

COVID-19 and reopening update:

  • Cuomo says New York is seeing the lowest amount of COVID-19 hospitalizations since pandemic began.
  • Some regions are entering Phase 3 this week
    • Phase 3 will now allow gatherings of up to 25 people, an update from previous Phase 3 description.

Police reform and protest updates:

  • Cuomo plans to sign new police reform laws this week:
    • Officers must report weapon discharge within 6 hours
    • Police departments and courts must track arrest data, including race and ethnicity
    • Requiring police officers to provide for the medical and mental health needs of any person under arrest or in custody who requires it

Latest official numbers:
As of Monday morning, there were 383,324 confirmed COVID-19 cases in New York, with the state's death toll now at 24,551.

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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