December 16th COVID-19 Update for NY-12

Dec 16, 2020

Dear Friend,


As our city, state, and country contends with a resurgence of COVID-19 and community spread, I want to update you and your loved ones with the most important information during this ever-changing pandemic landscape. I hope you find it helpful. If you have friends or family who would like to receive this weekly update, they can sign up here.


By the Numbers


Confirmed Cases: 73,646,022

Confirmed Deaths: 1,639,061

*data from Johns Hopkins


United States

Confirmed Cases: 16,716,777

Confirmed Deaths: 303,773

*data from Johns Hopkins


New York State

Confirmed Cases: 794,557

Confirmed Deaths: 35,831

Testing Positivity: 3.56%

*data from Johns Hopkins


New York City 

(Last 7 days)

Cases: 20,982

  • Confirmed Cases: 16,027
  • Probable Cases: 4,955

Hospitalizations: 1,368

Confirmed Deaths: 116

*data from NYC Health


New York City


To find the testing site closest to you, click here, text “COVID TEST” to 855-48, or call 212-COVID19 (212-268-4319).  Please note that due to the Winter Storm Watch, all community testing sites will be closed from 2PM today (Wednesday) until 12PM tomorrow (Thursday).


This Holiday Season - Stay Safe, Stay Home!

New York City is encouraging all New Yorkers to not travel during this holiday season.

With the number of new COVID-19 cases rising in NYC to rates we have not seen since April, we need everyone to do their part to help stop the spread.

If you must travel, please plan ahead and take all recommended safety precautions. More information is available here.

To stay connected with loved ones this season please consider virtual parties or small, distanced outdoor gatherings. Tips from NYC Health available here.



As you may have read or seen in news reports, COVID-19 vaccines have arrived in NYC and distribution to frontline healthcare workers has begun. More information on how the vaccine will be distributed is available here.


New York State


As a reminder, New York State has launched COVID Alert NY, an app to provide COVID-19 exposure alerts to help protect your community while maintaining your privacy. More information here.


Donate Blood

The State is strongly encouraging eligible and healthy New Yorkers to donate blood. During this crisis, we have seen severe blood shortages across NYS. Your donation could save a life. More information here.



The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for New York City and Long Island. We are expecting heavy snow with accumulation of 8 to 14 inches with wind gusts up to 45mph.

The Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 2 PM on Wednesday, December 16 to 1 PM on Thursday, December 17.

For more information, you can visit the National Weather Service website by clicking here.

Please take appropriate caution. Travel may be very difficult with hazardous conditions.


As always, your concerns still and always remain my top priority. Please do not hesitate to email me through my website.

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Carolyn B. Maloney
Member of Congress