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Latest coronavirus updates in New York: Monday, June 22, 2020

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Posted at 9:47 AM, Jun 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-22 11:02:30-04

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 a.m.
Gov. Cuomo gave updates on New York's reopening:

  • Mid-Hudson Valley region cleared to enter Phase 3 tomorrow (Tuesday)
  • Long Island on track to enter Phase 3 on Wednesday
  • Less than 1% of Sunday's COVID-19 tests across the state were positive
  • New York reported just 10 COVID-19 fatalities Sunday, the lowest daily death toll since March 21.
  • Mayor confirms 552 additional coronavirus cases bring statewide total to 3,88,488, with the new cases spread across 38 counties

10 a.m.
Mayor Bill de Blasio held his daily briefing as New York City enters Phase 2. Watch in full below.

Queens chokehold arrest updates:

  • Mayor de Blasio calls the incident "disturbing" and commends Commissioner Dermot Shea on taking fast action to suspend officer involved.
  • De Blasio also praises fellow officer who stepped in and stopped the officer from continuing the apparent chokehold.
  • Mayor said he and community leaders are concerned about the increase in shootings and will take it into consideration when figuring out budget for NYPD.

Uptick in shootings across the city:

  • Mayor says NYPD starting "Summer All Out" program with hundreds more officers in precincts and commands experience gun violence.
  • Increased car and foot patrols planned in these areas.
  • Mayor's Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety (MAP) is working – No increase in gun violence near MAP sites last week.
  • $10 million in new Crisis Management System (CMS) funding will help add staff this summer, expand to all 20 precincts with highest gun violence
  • CMS and NYPD trying to prevent retaliation and increase coverage in areas with uptick in gun violence.

Roosevelt statue removal at Museum of Natural History

  • De Blasio said the statue has messaging that is "not acceptable in this day and age, and should have never been acceptable."
  • Mayor supports the museum's decision to remove the statue.

Phase 2 and reopening updates:

  • City distributing four million face coverings; first two million already provided for businesses.
  • Mayor says 3,192 applications submitted since Friday for New York City restaurants to create outdoor dining spaces.
  • On Thursday, subway ridership was up 29% from just two weeks earlier, while bus ridership was up 22%, Staten Island Ferry ridership up 31%.
  • Traffic into Manhattan was up 24% Thursday on East River Bridges, while up 10% on Harlem River Bridges, compared to two weeks earlier.

COVID-19 daily indicators:

  • Suspected cases in hospital admissions: 56
  • H+H ICU patients: 326
  • Percent of NYC residents who tested positive: 2%

NYC test and trace program updates:

  • Total new and presumed cases in past three weeks: 7,584
    • Total cases with phone accurate numbers: 6,420 (85%)
    • Total number of cases reached by phone: 6,248 (97% of those with numbers)
    • Cases that gave contacts: 2,808 (74% of completed interviews)
  • Total contacts generated so far: 6,672
    • Total contacts with accurate phone numbers: 5,133 (77%)
    • Total number of contacts reached: 4,554 (89%)
    • Symptomatic contacts becoming COVID-19 cases: 652 (22%)
    • Cases or contacts actively monitoring or previously monitored: 6,395
    • Resource Navigator referrals: 2,065
    • Arrived at hotel: 63

6 a.m.
New York City officially enters Phase 2 or its reopening Monday. Get all the details of what it means here.

Latest official numbers:
As of Monday morning, a total of 387,936 people had tested positive for COVID-19 in New York, with the state's death toll at 24,725.

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