Category: COVID Newsletters

Update: COVID-19 Weekly News Archive

Weekly COVID newsletter (2/25)

Friends, It’s Thursday, February 25, 2021. Welcome to my weekly COVID-19 newsletter. Here are the bullets for NYC according to nonprofit news site TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker, the New York State COVID testing dashboard, and the NYC Dept. of Health: Manhattan:
  • 101,955 cumulative confirmed cases (+4,078 from last week)
  • 3,852 cumulative deaths (+68 since last week)
  • 2.8% seven-day positivity average (the same as reported here last week)
NYC:… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (2/18)

Friends, It’s Thursday, February 18, 2021. Welcome to my weekly COVID-19 newsletter. Here are the bullets for NYC according to nonprofit news site TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker, the New York State COVID testing dashboard, and the NYC Dept. of Health: Manhattan:
  • 97,877 cumulative confirmed cases (+4,242 from last week)
  • 3,784 cumulative deaths (+91 since last week)
  • 2.8% seven-day positivity average (down from 3.1% last week)
NYC:
  • 668,341
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Weekly newsletter (2/11)

Friends, It’s Thursday, February 11, 2021. Welcome to my weekly COVID-19 newsletter. Here are the bullets for NYC according to nonprofit news site TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker, the New York State COVID testing dashboard, and the NYC Dept. of Health: Manhattan:
  • 93,635 cumulative confirmed cases (+4,636 from last week)
  • 3,693 cumulative deaths (+81 since last week)
  • 3.1% seven-day positivity average (down from 3.3% last week)
NYC:
  • 640,017
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Weekly newsletter (2/4)

Friends, It’s Thursday, February 4, 2021. Welcome to my weekly COVID-19 newsletter. Here are the bullets for NYC according to nonprofit news site TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker, the New York State COVID testing dashboard, and the NYC Dept. of Health: Manhattan:
  • 88,999 cumulative confirmed cases (+5,065 from last week)
  • 3,612 cumulative deaths (+77 since last week)
  • 3.3% seven-day positivity average (down from 3.4% last week)
NYC:
  • 610,346
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Weekly COVID newsletter (1/28)

Friends, It’s Thursday, January 28, 2021. Welcome to my weekly COVID-19 newsletter. These statistics have been psychologically numbing for a while now. But it’s worth noting that January has been America’s deadliest month of the pandemic so far– over 83,000 deaths. And the British variant (known as B117) “may be associated with a higher degree of mortality” according to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson last week. Britain’s preliminary data suggests… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (1/21)

Friends, It’s Thursday, January 21, 2021 (1/21/21 is a palindrome!). Welcome to my weekly COVID-19 newsletter. Manhattan has had 78,163 cumulative confirmed cases and 3,456 deaths (5,810 more cases and 47 more deaths since last week). The city as a whole has had 537,601 total cases and 26,249 total deaths (42,328 more cases and 508 more deaths since last week), according to nonprofit news site TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker.… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (1/14)

Friends, It’s Thursday, January 14, 2021. Welcome to my weekly COVID-19 newsletter. The United States has hit a grim milestone. The past two days have each seen more than 4,000 COVID deaths, an all-time high. Manhattan has had 72,353 cumulative confirmed cases and 3,409 deaths (5,983 more cases and 42 more deaths since last week). The city as a whole has had 495,273 total cases and 25,741 total deaths… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (1/7)

Friends, It’s Thursday, January 7, 2021. Welcome to my weekly COVID-19 newsletter. Manhattan has had 66,370 cumulative confirmed cases and 3,367 deaths (5,165 more cases and 44 more deaths since last week). The city as a whole has had 454,133 total cases and 25,362 total deaths (38,776 more cases and 307 more deaths since last week), according to nonprofit news site TheCity.nyc’s COVID-19 tracker. Experts say seven-day averages… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (12/31)

Friends, Last Saturday, the day after Christmas, the United States reached a grim milestone: 1 in 1,000 Americans have died from COVID-19. (The Census Bureau estimates the U.S. population at around 330,750,000. Saturday afternoon, deaths from COVID-19 reached 331,116, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. COVID-19 infections in the U.S. reached 18.7 million.) In our neck of the woods, Manhattan has had 61,205 cumulative confirmed cases and 3,323 deaths… Read more

Weekly COVID newsletter (12/21)

Friends, The winter solstice occurred at 5:02 am today (12/21). Daylight hours will begin to lengthen, minute by minute, until the summer solstice in June. But the statistics on the pandemic are only getting darker. Great Britain has fallen to a particularly contagious strain of the virus, and their Prime Minister has imposed a strict lockdown; other EU countries have restricted flights from Great Britain. (Gov. Cuomo announced that British… Read more

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