New York COVID-19 Data Tracking Report

July 4, 2020
COVID-19 GIS epidemiology communicable diseases

Published: March 17, 2020
Updated: July 04, 2020 at 01:43PM


New York State reported 8 new deaths from Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on July 03, 2020, bringing the cumulative total to 24,885 deaths. New York hospitals are currently treating 857 patients for COVID-19; 125 patients are on ventilators, and 188 are being treated in intensive care units. Cumulatively, 89,995 patients have been hospitalized, and 70,794 have recovered.

The state reported 726 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, bringing the cumulative statewide total to 396,598. The county with the highest number of new COVID-19 cases was Kings (n = 121). Overall, Queens County had the highest cumulative number of cases (n = 65,800). An additional 62,403 COVID-19 diagnostic tests were reported on July 03, 2020, bringing the cumulative number of diagnostic tests performed to 4,170,388 statewide. The county with the highest number of new diagnostic tests was Kings (n = 7,506). The county with the highest cumulative number of diagnostic tests performed was also Kings (n = 550,970). Among all of the diagnostic tests reported thus far, statewide, 10% tested positive.

Social distancing, a non-pharmaceutical intervention whereby people maintain at least six feet of physical distance between one another, is foundational in New York State’s strategy for suppressing COVID-19 transmission. In New York City, New Yorkers are encouraged to contact 311 to report social distancing violations. On July 03, 2020, New York City 311 received 126 social distancing calls: 13 from the Bronx, 27 from Brooklyn, 49 from Manhattan, 32 from Queens, and 5 from Staten Island.

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 June 27, 2020, compared to a baseline on February 15, 2020, people in New York State spent 34% less time in retail and recreational settings (e.g., restaurants, shopping centers, libraries), 4% less time in grocery and pharmacy settings (e.g., grocery stores, food warehouses, farmers markets, and pharmacies), 48% more time in parks (e.g., local parks, public beaches, plazas, and public gardens), 40% less time in transit stations (e.g., subway stations, bus stops, train stations), 19% less time in workplaces, and 6% more time in residential settings. Mobility data from Apple devices in New York City indicate that on July 02, 2020, New Yorkers were walking 24% less, driving 35% more, and riding transit 56% 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 May 2020 was 11.3%, an increase over the prior month’s unemployment rate of 9.3% in May 2020. New York State received 554,862 initial unemployment insurance claims in May 2020, a decrease from the 1,136,925 initial claims received during April 2020.

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 City by ZIP Code

Cumulative COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing
Date: July 03, 2020

Map Prepared By: Isaac H. Michaels, MPH
COVID Data Source: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Hospital 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 State by County

Cumulative COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing
Date: July 03, 2020