Latest coronavirus updates in New York: Tuesday, July 7, 2020

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Posted at 4:59 AM, Jul 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-07 11:13:59-04

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 held his daily briefing. click here to watch.

Reopening child care

  • NYC Board of Health to vote on allowing 3,000 child care centers to reopen on 7/13
  • State requirements:
    • No more than 15 children per room, social distancing
    • Face coverings for staff and children
    • Daily health screenings
    • Frequent cleaning and disinfecting
    • Limited sharing if items including toys
    • DOHMH will inspect programs to verify compliance

Broadband for NYCHA and low-income communities

  • $157M investment for high-speed internet including $87M redirected from NYPD budget
  • Reach 600,000 underserved New Yorkers, including 200,000 in NYCHA
    • New, lower-cost $15/month internet service
    • Work with M/WBEs, nonprofits to invest in low-income communities
    • Train and employ 100+ adults, youth
  • New State legislation to let NYC change private internet utilities to use City streets and use revenue to pay for service in low-income neighborhoods.

Get Tested! Day of action

  • Goal: 150,000 New Yorkers tested in a week
  • Flyering, social media emails, and hardest-hit neighborhoods

Daily indicators

  • COVID hospitalizations: 58
  • H+H ICUs: 295
  • Percentage tested positive: 2%

Latest official numbers:
As of Tuesday morning, a total of 397,649 people had tested positive for COVID-19 in New York, with the state's death toll at 24,913.

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