New York COVID-19 Data Tracking Report

April 11, 2021
COVID-19 GIS epidemiology communicable diseases

Published: March 17, 2020
Updated: April 11, 2021 at 12:22AM


New York State reported 59 new deaths from Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on April 09, 2021, bringing the cumulative total to 39,029 deaths. New York hospitals are currently treating 4,789 patients for COVID-19; 682 patients are on ventilators, and 999 are being treated in intensive care units.

The state reported 7,283 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, bringing the cumulative statewide total to 1,934,640. The county with the highest number of new COVID-19 cases was Kings (n = 979). Overall, Kings County also had the highest cumulative number of cases (n = 253,132). An additional 260,700 COVID-19 diagnostic tests were reported on April 09, 2021, bringing the cumulative number of diagnostic tests performed to 47,244,227 statewide. The county with the highest number of new diagnostic tests was Kings (n = 33,331). The county with the highest cumulative number of diagnostic tests performed was also Kings (n = 5,771,460). Among all of the diagnostic tests reported thus far, statewide, 4% tested positive.

One proxy measure of adherence to social distancing guidelines is population mobility. Lower levels of mobility in public locations, and higher levels in residential locations suggests greater adherence. Mobility data from Google location histories indicate that on December 31, 2020, compared to a baseline on February 15, 2020, people in New York State spent 22% less time in retail and recreational settings (e.g., restaurants, shopping centers, libraries), 13% more time in grocery and pharmacy settings (e.g., grocery stores, food warehouses, farmers markets, and pharmacies), 29% less time in parks (e.g., local parks, public beaches, plazas, and public gardens), 53% less time in transit stations (e.g., subway stations, bus stops, train stations), 51% less time in workplaces, and 16% more time in residential settings. Mobility data from Apple devices in New York City indicate that on April 09, 2021, New Yorkers were walking 4% more, driving 33% more, and riding transit 25% less, compared to baseline levels on January 13, 2020.

In addition to its impact on health and safety, COVID-19 has also disruptively impacted New York’s economy. The necessary implementation of social distancing has, directly and indirectly, caused many businesses to reduce or suspend operations. Open data reports that the statewide unemployment rate for February 2021 was 9.6%, an increase over the prior month’s unemployment rate of 9.4% in January 2021. New York State received 190,934 initial unemployment insurance claims in February 2021, a decrease from the 255,898 initial claims received during January 2021.

Summary Prepared By: Isaac H. Michaels, MPH
Data Sources: Health Data NY, The COVID Tracking Project, NYC Open Data, Google COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports, Apple, and Open Data NY (Unempolyment Rates and Unemployment Insurance Claims)

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New York State by County

COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing
Date: April 09, 2021

Map Prepared By: Isaac H. Michaels, MPH
COVID Data Source: Health Data NY

Test Positivity Rate = Positive Tests / Total Tests
Positive Rate = Positive Tests / Population * 1,000
Testing Rate = Total Tests / Population * 1,000

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New York City by ZIP Code

COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing
Date: April 09, 2021