Coronavirus in New York City

Since March 2020, THE CITY has been tracking COVID-19 in New York City. As the course of the virus — and the city’s response to it — have changed, so has what this database covers. Read more about how it’s changed over time.

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647 3% patients hospitalized with COVID
56.7% nyc residents with an additional booster


COVID-19 hospitalizations show the caseload faced by hospitals and indicate the number of serious cases of COVID being treated in intensive care units, or ICUs.

Some people hospitalized with COVID were initially admitted for other reasons. Starting in January 2022, New York began reporting the number of people admitted due to COVID or complications of COVID, shown as "admitted for COVID" below.

COVID hospital patients by ICU status

  • ICU
  • Total hospitalized

COVID hospital patients by reason for admission

  • Admitted for COVID
  • Admitted for other


Deaths in NYC by date of death

  • Confirmed and probable deaths
  • Incomplete


Subway ridership fell by more than 90% during the start of the pandemic. Three years later, it has yet to reach pre-pandemic levels, though it has gotten closer.


New York City's population was 8.3 million as of 2019, the year city health officials use for their measurements.

7,575,319 NYC residents vaccinated with at least one dose
6,771,533 NYC residents vaccinated with both primary doses
4,723,271 NYC residents received an additional booster shot

Hospitalizations by vaccination status

7-day averages as of

Hospitalizations per 100k vaccinated people 0.4
Hospitalizations per 100k unvaccinated people 4.9

History of Cases (Until August 2023)

This data shows the historical rise and fall of COVID-19 cases officially documented by the city. Cases were reported to the city are not tracked here, so this is an undercount of total cases.

As of September 2023, New York State no longer tracks data on day-to-day COVID-19 cases.

Also, given lack of testing, health experts no longer consider the number of Covid tests, or test positivity rate, as accurate data points in tracking the virus.

Cases by day in NYC, March 2020 to August 2023

Totals by Region

Borough Cases Deaths
Brooklyn 926,931 14,313
Queens 879,664 13,550
Manhattan 599,377 6,232
The Bronx 520,477 8,574
Staten Island 214,153 2,767
Cases Deaths Vaccinated
New York City 3,140,602 45,436 7,575,319
New York State 6,794,738 77,157 18,427,712
United States 103,804,263 1,123,836 270,227,181

Additional reporting and development by Ann Choi, Josefa Velasquez, Sujin Shin, Yoav Gonen and Will Welch.