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School COVID response database

Date New positive cases Share of cases - Staff Share of cases - Students
05/16 3365 27% 73%
05/17 2091 26% 74%
05/18 1818 26% 74%
05/19 1577 26% 74%
05/20 1323 25% 75%
05/21 - - -
05/22 616 24% 76%
05/23 2711 30% 70%

Please note: New case information is publicly posted on the DOE’s website.
* = holiday;    = weekend

Citywide positivity rate

New York City has recorded the following positivity rate over seven days according to the state measure:

Date Positivity Rate
05/17 5.2%
05/18 5.4%
05/19 6.5%
05/20 6.4%
05/21 6.3%
05/22 6.3%
05/23 6.3%

The state calculates its positivity rate using these criteria:

  • Positive test is counted on the day the test result is received
  • Antigen and PCR tests are both counted
  • All negative tests by the same person are counted when a person tests negative multiple times in a seven-day period
  • Positive test is counted only once if the person tests positive multiple times in a seven-day period

New York State posts positivity rates on its dashboard. Select New York City for region to see the most recent seven-day average.