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NYC Current COVID-19 Trends

New York City Weekly COVID-19 Data

Last Updated: March 7, 2024

This table shows summary data for the last seven days.

Outcomes by Zip Code

These data show hospitalization and death rates over the last 28 days of available data. To accommodate standard reporting delays, hospitalization and death data are published at a 14-day lag.

Update: COVID-19 Percent Positivity No Longer Available

Because the federal public health emergency for COVID-19 has ended, labs are no longer required to report negative SARS-CoV-2 test results. Multiple labs have stopped reporting these results, so we are no longer able to accurately calculate percent positivity and testing rates for COVID-19.

New York State Wastewater Surveillance Network

The NYS Wastewater Surveillance Network is a collaboration between Syracuse University, SUNY-ESF, University at Buffalo - SUNY, Stony Brook University, Upstate Medical University, NYS Department of Health, and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. This website is where all the wastewater surveillance data collected by participating counties is reported. You can view data in the interactive map and graphs below for all current and past participants.

New York City Wastewater COVID-19 Surveillance

Last Updated:February 20, 2024 | Most Recent Sampling Date: February 6, 2024

New York City Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Sites

Last Updated: February 20, 2024 | Most Recent Sampling Date: February 6, 2024

Sewershed Borough(s) Estimated Population Detection Level Gene Copies (% change, past 2 weeks)
Newtown Creek Brooklyn; Manhattan 1,197,476 High (75-100%)

72% ↓

Wards Island Bronx; Manhattan 1,197,129 High (25-50%) 36% ↑
Owls Head Brooklyn 825,096 High (75-100%) 61% ↓
Bowery Bay Queens 824,156 High (75-100%) 4% ↓
Jamaica Queens 798,883 High (75-100%) 52% ↓

Hunt's Point

Bronx 769,120 High (75-100%)

81% ↑

Coney Island Brooklyn 710,768 High (50-75%) 34% ↓
North River Manhattan 655,795 High (50-75%) 56% ↓
Tallman Island Queens 444,823 High (75-100%) 25% ↓
26th Ward Brooklyn 295,778 High (50-75%) 48% ↓
Oakwood Beach Staten Island 266,371 High (50-75%) 62% ↓
Red Hook Brooklyn 251,164 High (75-100%) 49% ↑
Port Richmond Staten Island 210,680 High (50-75%) 11% ↓
Rockaway Queens 131,254 High (50-75%) 10% ↓
Note: NYC data and method changes

Quantification methods for SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA changed in March 2023.Real-time reverse transcription quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) was used for SARS-CoV-2 N1 gene copy determinations for samples collected August 31, 2020-March 7, 2023. Starting with samples collected in March,2023, digital reverse transcription quantitative polymerase chain reaction (dPCR) has been used. Due to differences in methodology, dPCR viral load values are higher than RT-qPCR values. Therefore, increases in viral load between March 7th, 2023, and March 12, 2023 are due in part to changes in methods. Previously, we displayed the raw data for dPCR starting in May 2023, however, due to the change , levels in NYC appeared much higher than they actually were. To address this, we have temporarily adjusted NYC’s data to make it comparable to older data using a linear adjustment that translates the dPCR data to levels comparable to RT-qPCR data. These new levels are now displayed and present estimates for SARS-CoV-2 levels found in wastewater.

NYC Circulating COVID-19 Variants

NYC COVID-19 Variant Data
Last updated: February 3, 2024

JN.1 Variant

The JN.1 variant has been detected in New York City. JN.1 is closely related to BA.2.86, which has been spreading in New York City since August 2023.

According to the CDC, existing vaccines, tests and treatments still work well against JN.1. When cases rise and some new variants emerge, precautions are increasingly important, especially for New Yorkers who are older or have underlying health conditions. Masking, testing and staying home when sick can reduce the spread of COVID-19. Antibodies from vaccination and immunity from prior infections can also make us less likely to get sick. Antiviral medicines like Paxlovid can treat infection.

Everyone should continue to stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations, get tested if they have symptoms or have been exposed, and wear a high-quality mask when they are sick, following an exposure or when COVID-19 levels increase.


Spread of Variants in NYC

These charts show the percent and number of tested cases each week over the past three months that have the most common variants in New York City, including delta and omicron.

Circulating Variants in NYC
  • JN.1: 97%
  • BA.2.86: 2%
  • HV.1: 1%
  • XBB*: 1%
Variant Testing

These charts show the percent of NYC's confirmed COVID-19 cases that have been tested for virus variants and reported to the Health Department over the past three months, and the total number tested each week.

Last Updated: February 3, 2024