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Latest coronavirus updates in New York: Thursday, December 31, 2020


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.
#New #York #City #Mayor #Bill de #Blasio held a briefing with the latest on COVID-19. #Watch here or in video below.

#Breaking updates:

  • #Mayor announces that #March 14, 2021 will be a citywide “day of remembrance.”
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COVID-19 vaccination updates:

  • #Mayor de #Blasio vows to administer 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses in #New #York #City by the end of #January.
    • 88,000 #New #Yorkers have been vaccinated so far, as of #Thursday.
    • #City planning to launch new COVID vaccine-focused hubs
      • #Set up in school gymnasiums and other sites
      • #First sites will open in coming weeks and will administer 45,000 doses per week
    • #Vaccines will be offered at some #Test & #Trace site in addition to testing
    • #Scale up the capacity of local organizations that can help administer vaccines
      • “#This will be like our flu campaign in overdrive,” NYC #Health #Commissioner #Dr. #Dave #Chokshi said.
      • #Chokshi said NYC needs a clear, accurate plan from the federal government for how many vaccine doses we can expect and when
  • #Who gets the vaccine matters, de #Blasio said
    • #Vaccines will not go to wealthy first
    • #Current priority is still high-risk health care workers, as well as nursing home residents and staff

The latest official numbers:
#As of #Wednesday, there were 957,412 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since #March and 29,905 confirmed fatalities, according to the state #Department of #Health.

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

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