NY COVID latest: Thursday, August 5, 2021

NY COVID latest: Thursday, August 5, 2021

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, and information from local officials.

Moderna says vaccine 93% effective after 6 months

In a new report, Moderna on Thursday said that its COVID vaccine showed to have 93% efficacy six months after the second shot.

NYC will require vaccination proof for indoor dining, gyms

New York City will soon require proof of COVID-19 vaccinations for anyone who wants to dine indoors at a restaurant, see a performance or go to the gym, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Aug. 3. It is the first big city in the U.S. to impose such restrictions. The new requirement will be phased in over several weeks in August and September.


Latest official numbers

As of Wednesday, there have been 2,144,333 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 2020 and 43,105 fatalities, according to data from the state.

COVID-19 timeline: How novel coronavirus spread

Tips to protect yourself and others amid coronavirus outbreaks

The New York state coronavirus hotline is 1-888-364-3065; information is also being posted here

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