Coronavirus

The coronavirus in New York, by the numbers

New York is once again experiencing a high volume of coronavirus infections as it attempts to increase its vaccination rates. Here’s a look at key COVID-19 figures in the state.

A COVID-19 vaccine is administered at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst in Queens.

A COVID-19 vaccine is administered at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst in Queens. Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office

As COVID-19 vaccination rates increased and COVID-19 cases began to decrease across New York, the need for a daily update on the state’s positive case numbers, hospitalizations and deaths started to feel unnecessary earlier this year. 

However, as COVID-19 infections begin to increase again and omicron, a new coronavirus variant, continues to spread, keeping track of the state’s coronavirus numbers feels pertinent once again. 

The state and city government are continuing to provide data that can help put the past, present and future of the pandemic in context. We’re aggregating some key numbers here, with the caveat that state data on both COVID-19 cases and vaccinations has been called into question, both under the administration of former Gov. Andrew Cuomo and under Gov. Kathy Hochul.

These numbers were last updated on Jan. 21.

New York state

64,120 – The number of New York residents who have died after testing positive for the coronavirus, as reported to the CDC on Jan. 20. There were 154  deaths on Jan. 20.

28,296– Number of positive tests for the coronavirus reported on Jan. 19. There were 22,312, 23,375 and 30,631 positive tests on the three previous days.

11,016 – The number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus, as reported on Jan. 20. At the height of the first wave on April 12, 2020, there were 18,825 people hospitalized with COVID-19.

1,548 – The number of patients in intensive care units, as reported on Jan. 20.  At the height of the first wave on April 13, 2020, there were 5,225 people in intensive care units.

16,081,294 – Total number of people who’ve received at least one coronavirus vaccine dose in New York state, as reported on Jan. 20.

14,242,581 – Total number of people who’ve received two doses in New York state, as reported on Jan. 20.

New York City

25,936 – Number of confirmed coronavirus deaths of New York City residents according to the state, as reported on Jan. 20. The state’s figure includes only deaths that occur in health care facilities such as hospitals and nursing homes. The city reported 31,968 confirmed deaths and 5,396 probable deaths (where there was no positive test, but symptoms were consistent with COVID-19) as of Jan. 21. City data has a three-day lag.

10,862The seven-day average of daily positive tests reported on Jan. 21, according to the city.

6,980,024 – Total number of New York City residents who’ve received at least one coronavirus vaccine dose in New York City, as reported on Jan. 21.

6,185,146 – Total number of New York City residents who’ve received two doses in New York City, as reported on Jan. 21.

Elsewhere

858,909The number of deaths from the coronavirus across the United States, as of Jan. 21, according to the CDC.

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