Newest coronavirus updates in New York: Tuesday, February 23, 2021

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NEW YORK – Find the latest information on the COVID-19 pandemic in New York State and New York City, including data on positive cases and other indicators, as well as information from local officials.

10 am
Mayor Bill de Blasio shares an update on COVID-19 in NYC. Watch the video below or click here.

Vaccines and Recreation in NYC

  • 1,547,983 administered doses
  • 10,000 free hotel rooms for NYers who need to self-isolate
  • Stick to the Core Four:
    • Stay home when you are sick
    • Stay six feet apart
    • Wear face covering
    • Wash your hands
  • Get tested

Challenges in Asian American Churches

  • The Asian-American community was hit hard even before the COVID-19 hit NYC.
  • There is no place for hatred here.
  • NYPD is focused on finding someone to commit a hate crime.
  • Online anti-discrimination toolkit at nyc.gov/StopAsianHate
  • Congressman Grace Meng: Since this pandemic began, our Asian-American community has basically suffered and fought two viruses before COVID-19 even hit NY.
  • Stewart Loo, NYPD Task Force on Asian Hate Crimes
  • Jo-Ann Yoo of the Asian American Federation: We speak for those who cannot be heard in such rooms. Since the pandemic hit us, the American Aisan community has been hit by the second pandemic of racism. I encourage people to report their attacks. We must make community safety a priority.

Happened today:
The Barclays Center and Madison Square Garden are among the stadiums and arenas in New York opening with limited capacity and hosting fans for the first time in almost a year. Continue reading.

The latest official numbers:
As of Monday, there have been 1,584,931 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 37,941 confirmed deaths since March, according to the Ministry of Health.

COVID-19 Timeline: How Novel Coronaviruses Spread

Tips to keep yourself and others safe from coronavirus outbreaks

The New York State coronavirus hotline is 1-888-364-3065; Information is also published here

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