NY COVID latest: Monday, June 21, 2021

NEW YORK – Find the latest information on the COVID-19 pandemic in New York State and New York City, including data on positive cases and other indicators, as well as information from local officials.

First Olympic athlete tested positive for COVID, entry to Japan denied

A member of Uganda’s Olympic team has tested positive for COVID-19 and was denied entry to Japan for five weeks at the first detected infection among arriving athletes for the opening of the Games in Tokyo.

Fifteen months later, Radio City reopens with the premiere of the Dave Chappelle Tribeca Festival

Fifteen months after shuttering for the pandemic, New York’s Radio City Music Hall reopens opened its doors on Saturday for the Tribeca Festival premiere of a new Dave Chappelle documentary to a full, fully vaccinated audience.

NY shifts the vaccination campaign to the least vaccinated communities

New York plans downsize its mass vaccination centers Focus on communities where few New Yorkers are getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

Delta variant: what if I am vaccinated?

Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said earlier this week that she expected the Delta variant become the dominant coronavirus strain in the US later this year. The Delta variant, first discovered in India, has already established itself in Great Britain.

NYC sports venues, museums and more are welcoming fans again

New York’s sports comeback continues as Queens on Monday Citi Field welcomes the fans again with 100% capacity – without evidence of a vaccination or a negative COVID test – for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic.

Also on Monday, the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City returns on a seven-day schedule.

On Sunday the Foo Fighters played to one Sold out crowd at Madison Square Garden; the first concert at this legendary venue for the first time in over a year.

NY Removes Most COVID Restrictions After Hitting 70% Immunization Guideline

It was the moment many New Yorkers had been waiting for: Governor Andrew Cuomo officially resigned the End of most COVID-19 restrictions “with immediate effect” last Tuesday.

The announcement came a day after the state achieved its goal of getting at least one vaccine into its arms 70% of adult New Yorkers.

Vaccine giveaways

New York, New Jersey and several companies across the country are available Provide incentives for those who are vaccinated Includes free food, drinks and a scratch card that gives people the chance to win $ 5 million.

Latest official figures

As of Sunday, there were 2,094,412 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020 and 42,918 fatalities, according to the country.

COVID-19 Timeline: How the Novel Coronavirus Spread

Tips to protect yourself and others from coronavirus outbreaks

The New York State coronavirus hotline is 1-888-364-3065; Information is also posted here

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