New York Overview
When New York reports no data, several days of data, or unusual data (such as decreases in values that should increase), our volunteers note it here on the date the anomaly occurred. We also note here changes in our own methodology that affect the data.
New York City reports Deaths (probable) from COVID-19 that New York State does not include in its data reporting. Because we collect state data, not city or county data, these New York City probable deaths from COVID-19 are not included in our dataset. The total number of deaths from COVID-19 for New York State reported by the CDC is significantly larger than the total number of deaths from COVID-19 reported by New York State.
New York State has not reported new Ever hospitalized data since June 2, 2020.
As of November 23, 2020, New York's
totalTestResults are drawn from our
totalTestEncountersViral field instead of calculated via positive+negative.
The Recovered data point we report for New York reflects the number of lab-confirmed COVID-19 patients discharged from the hospital and therefore does not represent the total number of people who have recovered from COVID-19, since many people with COVID are never hospitalized.
Negative test results reported in our API and CSVs are calculated by subtracting Confirmed cases from Total PCR tests (people).
As of June 1, 2020, New York City reported 5740 more deaths (probable and confirmed) than New York State reports for NYC. Due to an exclusion of probable COVID-19 deaths in the state's data, New York City and New York State report substantially diverging death counts. We use the data from the state, so our dataset excludes these probable COVID-19 deaths.