Coronavirus in New York City

Tracking the spread of the pandemic

THE CITY is tracking the spread of confirmed COVID-19 infections and fatalities in New York City, based on information provided by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the governor’s office, The COVID Tracking Project and the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

“Deaths” include test-confirmed cases as well as those with “COVID-19” or equivalent listed on the death certificate. “Tests” counts the number of individuals tested per day.

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566,421 NYC confirmed cases
26,648 NYC deaths
398,294 NYC residents vaccinated
4.8% Share of NYC residents vaccinated
Borough January 24 confirmed cases Confirmed cases Deaths
Queens +1,591 165,810 7,996
Brooklyn +1,595 161,964 8,230
The Bronx +1,180 108,995 5,351
Manhattan +916 82,398 3,512
Staten Island +413 47,254 1,410
Unknown +0 0 149

NYC cases and tests: NYS Department of Health,

NYC deaths and vaccinations: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, (deaths), (vaccinations)

Area Cases Deaths Vaccinated Tests
New York City 566,421 26,648 398,294 13,157,793
New York State 1,347,667 42,535 1,172,921 30,543,012
United States 25,235,095 420,439 18,502,131 249,206,651

NYS and US tests: The COVID Tracking Project, (NYS), (US)

NYS and US cases and deaths: Johns Hopkins University, (NYS), (US)

NYS and US vaccinations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (NYS), (US)

Positive test rate

The positive test rate, in combination with other data, is the primary measure the city and state use to target resources and restrictions. The state's "micro-cluster" zones are based on the positivity rate reaching certain thresholds for 10 or more days. While the state calculates the positivity rate differently from the city and at a more detailed level than ZIP codes, the city ZIP code data gives a sense of where positive test rates have been high and remain high.

Tracking over time

Since the city saw its first positive coronavirus test on March 1, the number of tests, new cases, deaths and hospitalizations has varied over time, influenced by city and state government measures as well as precautions taken by New Yorkers. See the most recent numbers below or select a time range.


New York City receives an allocation of vaccines from the state based on population. Vaccines can only be administered to the priority groups defined by the state.

Share of NYC residents who have been vaccinated

Source: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene,

Cases and tests

While no one number can reflect the current spread of COVID-19, a combination of the number of people getting tested and the rate of positive tests can indicate how the spread is changing.

Cases and tests by day in NYC

  • Cases
  • Tests

Source: NYS Department of Health,

Share of tests with positive results

  • Positive rate

Source: NYS Department of Health,

Daily tests per 1,000 people in NYC

Source: NYS Department of Health,

Daily cases per 100,000 people in NYC

Source: NYS Department of Health,


THE CITY has launched MISSING THEM, an ongoing collaborative effort to publicly memorialize every New Yorker killed by COVID-19. If you know someone who died as a result of confirmed or suspected coronavirus infection, share their story here, leave us a voicemail at (646) 494-1095 or text "remember" to 73224.

New confirmed deaths in NYC by date of death

  • Confirmed deaths

Source: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene,


Hospital bed and intensive care unit availability fluctuates daily due to more beds coming online and patients leaving the hospital, either through discharge or death.

Patients currently hospitalized for COVID-19 in NYC

  • Total hospitalized
  • ICU hospitalizations

Source: NYS Department of Health,

Capacity at NYC hospitals

All beds

ICU beds

Source: Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office,