Coronavirus cases and fatalities in New York
A regularly-updated map of confirmed COVID-19 cases, borough by borough.
The number is based on confirmed diagnostic tests. It is very likely that the true number of COVID-19 cases is higher as many cases are asymptomatic.
New COVID-19 cases and fatalities per day in New York
This is a good indicator of “flattening the curve” — when there is a steady decreasing trend, it is an indicator that the spread of the disease is slowing down.
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Cases, updates, and charts on the coronavirus crisis for each US state and territory. Just follow the links below.
Coronavirus in New York
Recent Guidance and Tools
New Yorkers must stay home as much as possible. If you have mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19, isolate yourself at home immediately. After three to four days, if you still feel sick, contact your health care provider.
If you have any of the following symptoms, go to an emergency room or call 911:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to stay awake
- Blue lips or face
This is not a complete list. If you are concerned you may be experiencing a medical emergency, contact your provider immediately or call 911.
People who do not show symptoms may still be able to spread COVID-19. A face covering can help prevent you from spreading COVID-19 to other people, so you should wear one whenever you leave the home.
Social Distancing Rules
An order from the Governor requires every New Yorker to stay at home from work, unless they are an essential worker. All non-essential businesses that are normally open to the public must remain closed. Bars and restaurants may provide takeout. All non-essential gatherings of any size for any reason are banned.
The police may issue fines to anyone they see in public not following these rules.
Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that can cause illnesses ranging from mild diseases, such as a cold, to more serious illnesses, such as pneumonia. Recently, a new coronavirus was detected that had not been previously seen in humans. The disease, called COVID-19, can be spread from person to person.
There is widespread community transmission of COVID-19 in New York City, meaning the sources of new infections are unknown. Everyone in New York City should act as if they have been exposed to COVID-19. That means you should monitor your health closely and stay home. Only go out for essential supplies and services, such as groceries or urgent medical care.
- If you are a health care provider, see our Information for Providers page.
- If you are being harassed due to your race, nation of origin or other identities, call 311 or file a complaint online.
- If a loved one of yours has passed away, please review the City’s funeral and burial guidance before making plans and arrangements.
- If you have symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19, have come into contact with someone who may have COVID-19 or are currently in quarantine, update the City on your status.
What You Need to Know
- Schools and nonessential businesses will stay closed through May 15th.
- Governor Cuomo issued executive orders 202.17 and 202.18 requiring all people in New York to wear masks or face coverings in public, including when taking public or private transportation or riding in for-hire vehicles.
- Governor Cuomo announced a partnership with the federal government to double testing capacity in New York State.
- The State Department of Health has begun to conduct statewide antibody testing. Find more information and FAQs.
- Governor Cuomo and Mayor Bloomberg announced a nation-leading COVID-19 contact tracing program being done in coordination with Connecticut and New Jersey.
- Governor Cuomo announces financial and administrative relief for all New York State hospitals.
- Elective outpatient treatment can resume in counties and hospitals without significant risk of COVID-19 surge starting next week.
- New Yorkers without health insurance can apply through NY State of Health through May 15, 2020; must apply within 60 days of losing coverage.
- New Yorkers can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling.
- Testing is free for all eligible New Yorkers as ordered by a health care provider.
- Your local health department is your community contact for COVID-19 concerns.
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