Latest coronavirus updates in New York: Wednesday, June 3, 2020

coronavirus Outbreak New York
Posted at 6:34 AM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 13:52:49-04

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.
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio gives his daily briefing after another night of protests amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch in video below.


  • We saw peaceful protests during the day. Some tense moments, but overall peaceful.
  • We saw some acts where people tried to attack property across different boroughs, but the NYPD addressed it rapidly.
  • We need to begin looking at the future — reopening the city.
  • Any officer under investigation will not be present during protest.
  • Commissioner Shea: We do everything we can to keep the peace.
  • NYPD and youth-policing: Idea is proactive preventative positive. That’s the future of policing in NYC.
  • For people calling to defund the police: That is not the way. Have a police force strong enough to do public safety plus build the community is necessary.
  • Sketch of looters in coming days: Many come from outside. Plus there are an organized group of criminals who are looting. “They will be dealt with.” People who are looting tend to be from NYC, Shea said.
  • Impact of looting in NYC: The NYPD used every tool they can. Up until Sunday night, there were no instances of looting. We acted on information the city had.
  • For small businesses impacted by looting: We’re going to find a way to help all of them.

Reopening NYC

  • Continue to practice social distancing
  • Five days to get read for Phase 1
  • Mass transit: Ridership went down, but more people are going to come back.

A safer MTA

  • Increase rush-hour service for Phase 1
  • Hand sanitizers in stations
  • Mandatory and available face coverings
  • City will work with MTA to promote social distancing.
  • Limit capacity on subway cars and buses, in stations
  • Crucial that every other seat be blocked off.

Test and Trace corps.

  • NYC expands testing criteria to all New Yorkers. Read more.
  • Visit to find a location near you.
  • If you receive a call from NYC Test + Trace, answer.

Key indicators

  • COVID hospital admissions: 39 (under 200 threshold)
  • H+H ICUs: 355 (under 375 threshold)
  • Percentage of people tested who are positive: 4% (under 15% threshold)

Latest official numbers:
As of Wednesday morning, there were 373,040 confirmed COVID-19 cases in New York, with the death toll rising to 24,023.

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