Latest coronavirus updates in New York: Saturday, November 21, 2020

Virus Outbreak New York
Posted at 11:53 AM, Nov 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-21 16:39:30-05

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.

4:30 p.m.
New York State daily indicators

  • 5,972 new cases
  • 207,907 tests conducted, a new state record in one day
  • The positivity rate was 2.87%
  • Total hospitalizations: 2,443
  • 34 COVID-19 deaths on Friday
  • The death toll since March rose to 26,326

11:45 a.m.
NYC daily indicators

  • 118 patients admitted to the hospital
  • 1,345 new cases
  • The 7-day average infection rate is 3.11%

"This weekend is critical to fighting back COVID-19," Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted. "Wear a mask. Avoid large gatherings. Get tested."

The latest official numbers:
As of Friday, there were 584,850 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 26,292 confirmed fatalities in New York, according to the Department of Health.

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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