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.

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788,264 NYC tested
195,452 NYC confirmed cases
21,216 NYC deaths
Borough May 23 confirmed cases Confirmed cases Deaths
Queens +199 59,963 6,129
Brooklyn +256 53,629 6,597
The Bronx +188 44,256 4,382
Manhattan +97 24,338 2,851
Staten Island +44 13,165 966
Unknown +1 101 291

NYC count: , NYC tests:

New York State 1,652,061 tested 361,515 cases 29,141 deaths
United States 13,784,786 tested 1,632,721 cases 97,424 deaths

NYS tests: , NYS count:
US tests: , US count:

Positive tests for COVID-19 per 1,000 residents by ZIP code as of May 24.

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The Bronx




Staten Island

Change over time

The number of new confirmed cases reported every day has slowed, even as New York ramps up its testing capabilities.

New cases and tests in NYC by day

  • New cases
  • New tests

Note: On May 10, the city reported 3,600 previously recorded cases. Current data will be incomplete until the following day and new cases may lag new tests.

NYC count: , NYC tests:

Sources: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and NYS coronavirus briefings

Cumulative confirmed cases in NYC

  • Cases

NYC count:

Source: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene


The city health department releases daily counts of confirmed deaths among people with a positive test for coronavirus, and probable deaths among people with “COVID-19” or equivalent listed on the death certificate. These figures likely undercount the full impact of the virus.

New coronavirus deaths in NYC by day

Confirmed deaths

Probable deaths

Note: Probable deaths are negative on days when the city health department reduced its estimate from the previous day.

Source: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene,

Cumulative NYC coronavirus deaths

  • Confirmed deaths
  • Probable deaths

Note: DOHMH started publishing probable deaths on April 13 with an initial count of 3,778.

Source: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene,

Who is getting sick

While both young and old people are getting the virus, fatalities have been higher among older patients. Nursing homes have been particularly vulnerable.

Age group Confirmed cases Ever hospitalized Deaths
0 to 17 5,290 458 13
18 to 44 71,503 7,815 777
45 to 64 70,995 17,331 4,659
65 to 74 24,334 11,411 5,068
75 and older 22,944 14,161 10,425
Unknown 386 2 274

NYC count:

Hospital capacity

THE CITY is also tracking hospital bed and intensive care unit availability in New York City, including efforts to increase capacity. The availability of beds fluctuates daily due to more beds coming online and patients leaving the hospital, either through discharge or death.

NYC coronavirus hospitalizations

  • ICU hospitalizations
  • Total hospitalizations

Sources: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene,

Capacity at permanent hospitals in NYC

All beds

ICU beds

Sources: Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office,