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.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo held his daily briefing. Watch in full below:
- New York hospitals will be allowed to accept visitors at their discretion.
- Must follow state guidelines, including time-limited visits, visitors to wear PPE and be subjected to symptom and temperature checks.
- Beginning Friday, New York group homes certified by the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities may begin visitations
- They must notify the state and follow state guidelines
- Visitors must wear masks and be subject to temperature and symptom checks
- U.S. Open will be held as planned in Queens from August 31 to September 13, but without fans
- USTA will take extraordinary precautions to protect players and staff, including robust testing, additional cleaning, extra locker room space and dedicated housing and transportation.
Reopening and COVID-19 updates:
- Lowest number of virus hospitaliztions since we started
- New York again reports 25 new coronavirus fatalities, the lowest number of daily deaths since pandemic began. Also, we have reached a new low for three-day fatality average.
- New York has tested over 3 million, Cuomo says.
- Capital Region will enter Phase 3 of reopening tomorrow (Wednesday).
New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative:
- Reform local public safety function
- Deadline in Ne wyork is April 1, 2021, meaning 289 days for localities to pass legislation and local authorities to go through reform process
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio held his daily coronavirus briefing. Watch in video below.
NYPD and police reform
- Mayor: “Change can happen.”
- "I believe in change because I've seen it with my own eyes," de Blasio said.
- Shifting funding from NYPD to youth services
NYPD body-worn cameras
- Effective immediately, all audio and video must be released within 30 days when:
- Officer discharged firearm that hits or could hit someone
- Discharges stun gun in a way that results in death or bodily harm
- Use of force by officer results in death or great bodily harm
- Footage will be released to public online
- Civilian involved and family will have notice prior to release and access to video first
COVID-19 in NYC
- Conducting over 20,000 tests per day.
- Test and trace corps: Uses database research, direct outreach to doctors’ offices to track down cases and contacts without phone numbers
- Community outreach to connect with cases and contacts that are unresponsive to phone calls
- $4 million awarded this week to community-based organizations to promote “Hit Accept” campaign
- COVID Hospitalizations: 52
- H+H ICU admissions: 334
- Percentage tested who are positive: 2%
Latest official numbers:
As of Tuesday morning, a total of 383,944 people had tested positive for COVID-19 in New York, with the state's death toll at 24,579.
The New York state coronavirus hotline is 1-888-364-3065; information is also being posted here