New York State Coronavirus Guide
Welcome to the New York State 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-2019) guide. This page has the latest information on coronavirus in New York State, updated hourly. See below for interactive tables, charts and maps illustrating the current status of COVID-19 in New York. The primary sources include the New York State Government and Department of Health, the New York City Government and Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the World Health Organization (WHO). Please feel free to reach out with any questions, suggestions, or additions to [email protected]
Hospitalizations and Discharges
Confirmed Cases by County
Summary of Resources
New York State
New York City
- NYC Government Coronavirus COVID-2019 Homepage
- NYC Department of Education Coronavirus COVID-2019 Homepage
- NYC Government Twitter Account
- School Closings in NY and NJ via New York Times
- CDC Coronavirus COVID-2019 Homepage
- Johns Hopkins Global Map
- WHO Coronavirus COVID-2019 Homepage
- Our World in Data Coronavirus COVID-2019 Homepage
Frequently Asked Questions
Source: New York City Department of Health
What is coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that can cause either mild illness, such as a cold, or can make people sick with pneumonia.
What is 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Recently, a novel (new) coronavirus was detected. A "novel coronavirus" is a strain that has not been previously seen in humans. The disease, called COVID-19, can be spread from person to person. New York is seeing “community transmission,” meaning the source of the infection is unknown.
There are no specific vaccines or treatments available for this novel coronavirus, or any other coronavirus. However, medication and vaccine research is underway.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Symptoms of COVID-19 can include fever, cough or shortness of breath. An infection can result in death, but that is a rare outcome. Most people with COVID-19 will have mild symptoms. People who are at most risk for severe illness are those who have health conditions including:
- Chronic lung disease
- Heart disease
- A weakened immune system
As of April 2020, the Health Department recommends the following precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19:
- Stay home if you are sick. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or sleeve when sneezing or coughing — do not use your hands.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Do not touch your face with unwashed hands.
- Do not shake hands. Instead, wave or elbow bump.
- If you have family or friends who are elderly, have compromised immune systems or chronic respiratory or coronary issues, do not visit them if you feel sick. Stay home and keep your loved ones safe.
- Consider telecommuting, biking or walking to work if possible.
- Consider staggering working hours. For example, instead of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., change some work hours to 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or disinfecting wipes.
- Get your flu shot. Although the flu shot will not protect you from COVID-19, it will help prevent the flu which has similar symptoms to this coronavirus.
Health Care and Testing
If you are experiencing fever, cough or shortness of breath and traveled to an area where COVID-19 is spreading, or you have had close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, call your health care provider. Your provider will work with the Health Department to determine if you need testing.
If you need help finding a health care provider, call 311.
If you recently returned to New York from China, Iran, South Korea, Italy or Japan and you do not have symptoms, the Health Department requires that you home self-monitor. You must stay home from work or school for 14 days since the day you left one of these countries.