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 New York State Department of Health, the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“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. “Vaccinated” counts the number of people who have received at least one vaccine dose.

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1,051,637 NYC confirmed cases
34,043 NYC deaths
5,724,478 NYC residents vaccinated
68.7% Share of NYC residents vaccinated
Borough September 19 confirmed cases Confirmed cases Deaths
Brooklyn +443 312,312 10,717
Queens +320 299,317 10,139
The Bronx +167 194,025 6,686
Manhattan +232 161,006 4,600
Staten Island +107 84,977 1,901
Area Cases Deaths Vaccinated Tests
New York City 1,051,637 34,043 5,724,478 30,838,129
New York State 2,377,102 54,927 13,640,700 68,454,972
United States 42,255,382 675,885 212,035,328 559,322,853

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

NYS Department of Health: (NYC cases and tests), (NY tests)

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

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

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. All people 12 and older are currently eligible.

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,


COVID-19 hospitalizations show the caseload faced by hospitals and indicate the number of serious cases of COVID-19, independent of test rates.

Patients currently hospitalized for COVID-19 in NYC

  • Total hospitalized
  • ICU hospitalizations

Source: NYS Department of Health,