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Latest coronavirus updates in New York: Thursday, July 9, 2020

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Posted at 6:17 AM, Jul 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-09 11:18:54-04

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.

10 a.m.
Mayor Bill de Blasio will held his daily briefing on COVID-19 and New York City's reopening. Watch below.

Keeping New York's seniors cool:

  • City has installed 34,294 air conditioning units for low-income seniors.
    • 24,133 in private homes
    • 10,161 in NYCHA properties

Beat the Heat plan for summer

  • 130 cooling and misting locations in most heat-burdened communities
  • 145 cooling centers with social distancing guidelines
  • 300 hydrants opened with spray caps
  • 650 spray showers in City Parks open now
  • 14 "Cool Streets" expanded cooling options
  • Find a cooling element or center near you: NYC.gov/parks/CoolItNYC or at NYC.gov/BeatTheHeat

New COVID-19 testing sites

  • Red Hook, Brooklyn - 151 Bay Street - Opening July 10
  • Manhattan (mobile testing van) - locations announced soon - Starting July 13
  • Co-Op City, the Bronx - 105 Drieser Loop - Opening July 22
  • Find a testing site near you by texting "COVID TEST" to 855-48

$10M funding for community groups to fight COVID

  • H+H and DOHMH request for proposals for 20+ community based organizations to promote and educate neighbors to get tested and engage with contact tracing.
  • Focus on hardest-hit communities
  • Grants ranging from $50,000 to $750,000

Hyper-local COVID-19 response

  • New hyper-local approach to prevent spread of COVID-19
  • City will focus resources and support services into neighborhoods where data shows low testing rates and a high percentage of positive tests.
  • Launching first in zip code 10457 - Tremont area of the Bronx at these testing sites:
    • St. Simon Stock Church - 2191 Valentine Avenue
    • H+H Community Health Center - 4006 Third Avenue
    • St. Barnabas Hospital - 4422 Third Avenue
    • BronxCare Testing Site - 1650 Grand Concourse
  • Results will inform future work in other neighborhoods
  • Test at least 2,500 people in zip code over next two weeks, then connect those who test positive with services
  • On-site Resource Navigators to immediately connect people with services, including hotel rooms if needed

Daily COVID numbers

  • Hospital admissions: 69
  • H+H ICU patients: 289
  • Percent of NYC residents who tested positive: 2%

Latest official numbers:
As of Thursday morning, a total of 398,929 people had tested positive for COVID-19 in New York, with the state's death toll at 24,944.

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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