Latest coronavirus updates in New York: Sunday, October 18, 2020


NEW YORK – Below you will find the most up-to-date information on news of the coronavirus impacting New York. You can find additional resources and coverage on our coronavirus page.11:30 am
Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to provide an update on the state’s response to COVID-19.


  • The governor announced a plan to fight COVID-19 this fall and winter: Read more.
  • Theaters outside of New York City and not located in the cluster areas may reopen under new capacity limits on October 23. Cinemas will be limited to 25% capacity with a maximum of 50 people per screen. Read more.

The latest official issues:
As of Friday, there were 481,107 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 25,628 confirmed deaths in New York City, according to the Department of Health.

COVID-19 timeline: How the novel coronavirus is spread

Tips to protect yourself and others from coronavirus outbreaks

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


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