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 on COVID-19 and reopening. Watch below.
- Some good news: Total COVID-19 hospitalizations, intubations and new cases hospitalized all down again Tuesday.
- 154 new COVID-19 cases walking into the hospital is an all-time low.
- New York reports 58 new COVID-19 fatalities.
- Western New York enters Phase II today (Tuesday).
- Capital Region enters Phase II tomorrow (Wednesday).
- NYC still on track to begin Phase 1 on Monday, June 8.
New York protest and civil unrest
- Cuomo says protesters are rightly outraged over George Floyd and other instances of police brutality.
- Protests have been, by and large, peaceful.
- Cuomo speaks on the need for a specific “justice” agenda once again.
- On the other side, there is criminal activity and looting, which demean George Floyd’s murder and take away from the message of the protests, the governor says.
- These criminals are exploiting the opportunity and they must be stopped immediately.
- New York City was looted Monday, Cuomo says. Businesses in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan were destroyed.
- Police must protect the community and property, but "they did not do that in NYC last night," the governor says.
- Cuomo says he is “disappointed and outraged” that the NYPD were unable to stop looting and destruction Monday night.
- “The police in New York City were not effective in doing their job,” Cuomo says.
- Cuomo says the National Guard and state police are on standby to help with unrest in NYC if needed.
- The governor asks protesters going out Tuesday to be calm and peaceful so police can focus on those who are looting and causing destruction.
- Despite saying Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NYPD did not do their jobs Monday, he believes it would create a more chaotic situation to override the mayor and send in the National Guard.
- Cuomo says he believes the NYPD can manage the unrest in NYC, they just have to be given the direction and support to do it.
- We’re not in a position at this point to offer National Guard assistance to anywhere outside of New York, the governor says.
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio holds his daily briefing after another night of destruction following peaceful protests. Watch in video below.
- “People are going to say things that are really unhelpful."
- “We can fight back, and we will fight back.”
- During the day, there were overwhelmingly peaceful protests.
- Asking leaders of communities to step forward and create peace. “Own your community. Do not let outsiders attack your community.”
- 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew extended through Sunday, June 7 Read More.
- Commissioner Shea: Thank you for what you do each and every day.
- “We are aware that this is a larger story than just New York.”
- “Everyone should be off the street by 8 p.m.”
- Police officers who are holding the city together need your support, and they need leaders to step up.
- National Guard should not be brought here. We have 36,000 police officers. They are the best to deal with the situation.
Latest official numbers:
As of Tuesday morning, there were 371,711 confirmed COVID-19 cases in New York, with the death toll rising to 23,959.
The New York state coronavirus hotline is 1-888-364-3065; information is also being posted here