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Latest coronavirus updates in New York: Wednesday, July 1, 2020

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Posted at 6:43 AM, Jul 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-01 12:44:26-04

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.

11:30 a.m.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave a live update on New York's reopening. Watch in full below.

Breaking Updates:

  • Gov. Cuomo says 35 other states are seeing COVID cases rising and it is concerning to him.
  • Cuomo says "the buck stops on President Trump's desk" and he "denied the reality of the virus."
  • The governor demands the president come clean, admit the threat of the virus and lead to mobilize citizens.

New York reopening updates:

  • New York numbers across the state are "great," Cuomo says.
  • New York has 879 total current coronavirus hospitalizations.
  • New York saw 11 virus-related fatalities Tuesday.
  • New York just reached four million COVID-19 tests at over 750 testing sites across the state.
    • NY is now doing more tests per capita than any nation on the globe, Cuomo says.
  • Beginning today, we are expanding our testing criteria statewide to all New Yorkers.
    • If you go to a test site run by the state, there is never any charge for your test.
  • Capital region enters Phase 4 today.

New York City reopening updates:

  • The governor says compliance with mask-wearing and social distancing is slipping.
  • Government compliance enforcement is not sufficient, Cuomo says.
    • State will create its own enforcement department to supplement local enforcement.
  • Reopening of indoor dining postponed in New York City for Phase 3, Cuomo says.
    • Will remain postponed until facts change and it is safe and prudent.

10 a.m.
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio held his daily briefing after the city passed a budget, including cuts to the NYPD. Watch in video below.

Reopening in NYC

  • Other parts of the country made decisions based on data.
  • “We cannot go ahead at this point in time” to reopen indoor dining. Read more.
  • Outdoor dining to be expanded.
  • Beaches reopen today. Read more

Public swimming pools

  • Three pools to open on July 24: (Mullaly in the Bronx, Liberty in Astoria and Wagner in Manhattan)
  • 12 more pools on August 1
    • Bronx: Crotona, Haffen
    • Queens: Astoria, Fisher
    • Staten Island: Lyon, Tottenville
    • Manhattan: Hamilton Fish, Jackie Robinson, Marcus Garvey
    • Brooklyn: Sunset Park, Besty Head, Kosciuszko

Investing in youth

  • SYEP Summer Bridge: 35,000 participants in career readiness and learning activities
  • Summer camp: 81,000 slots
  • Work, learn, grow: 2,000 school-year jobs for high-need youth

Daily indicators

  • COVID hospitalizations: 61
  • H+H ICUs: 293
  • Percentage who are positive: 2%

6 a.m.
New York City beaches open for swimming Wednesday ahead of Fourth of July weekend, a month after state beaches opened. Read more here.

Latest official numbers:
As of Wednesday morning, a total of 393,454 people had tested positive for COVID-19 in New York, with the state's death toll at 24,855.

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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