COVID-19: Data

Public Health Milestones

New York City is closely monitoring key public health indicators to track COVID-19 in our city.

Recent updates to the milestones include:

  • Lowering the threshold for positive test results from 15% to 5% to provide an early warning system
  • Adjusting the COVID-19-like-illness indicator to distinguish flu patients from COVID-19 patients
  • Removing the Health + Hospitals Critical Care indicator because it no longer has utility at this stage in the pandemic

These updates will allow our public health response to accurately read what is happening in our communities.

The NYC Health Department will continue to report additional data on our other data webpages, including the number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in NYC.

Due to delays in reporting, which can take as long as a week, recent data are incomplete.