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Stay up to date with the latest news on the coronavirus and COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. We'll post regular updates from NPR and regional news from the WRVO newsroom. You can also find updates on our live blog.

Coronavirus in New York: Latest briefings and information

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The WRVO newsroom will use this space to provide updated numbers and the latest briefings from officials about the coronavirus and COVID-19 in New York. 

New York cases by the numbers, according to the New York State Health Department:

  • Confirmed cases of COVID-19: 2,485,111 (as of October 16 at 2:00 p.m.)
  • COVID-19 related deaths: 57,288

All New Yorkers ages 12 and up are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Click here to find a vaccine appointment. 

As of September 24, 2021, eligible New Yorkers can receive a COVID-19 booster dose. Find out if you are eligible for a COVID-19 booster shot and make an appointment.

New York has launched a "report card" that keeps track of the number of positive tests in school districts across the state. Find your school district here.

The State University of New York has launched a dashboard to keep track of COVID-19 at the system's 64 campuses. Get the latest numbers here. 

All of our coverage of the coronavirus outbreak from WRVO and NPR can be found here.

If you think you have the coronavirus, or have questions about the disease, please call your healthcare provider, or call the Novel Coronavirus Hotline at 1-888-364-3065

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have provided a list of answers to frequently asked questions about the coronavirus. Here are the latest numbers on the outbreak in the United States.

Latest Briefings

Gov. Kathy Hochul (last update & announcement held October 19)

Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon (last briefing held October 8)