Newest coronavirus updates in New York: Sunday, February 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.

NYC vaccine shortage
Delays in shipping brought New York’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts to a “standstill” on Saturday, a mayor’s office spokesman said. According to the spokesman, the city had fewer than 1,000 first cans and fewer than 110,834 second cans left.

Cuomo, Newsom see stars darkened by virus problems
At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, two Democratic governors at the other end of the country were hailed as heroes for leading a crisis. Now they are leaders on the ropes. Continue reading.

New York is slowing the spread of viruses
Hospital admissions are declining and the number of New Yorkers who tested positive for COVID-19 has fallen to the lowest level since before Thanksgiving. Continue reading.

More community-based vaccination sites are popping up in NY
New York added more community-based COVID-19 vaccination centers this week as the number of cases and hospitalizations continued to decline. Continue reading.

NY PopsUp Initiative for the Performing Arts
A new initiative to revitalize New York’s performing arts industry kicked off in Manhattan on Saturday. Continue reading.

The latest official numbers:
As of Saturday, there have been 1,572,175 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 37,776 confirmed deaths since March, according to the Ministry of Health.

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

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