“That’s a second wave,” the mayor said. “We have to fight it back to save lives, and we have to fight it back to start our recovery.”
De Blasio said hospital admissions climbed to 205, above the 200 threshold.
“We’ve been holding the line up until now, but this is a sign that the hospitalization issue is becoming a bigger challenge,” he said.
The mayor said the latest rate is 2.48%, surpassing the 2% mark. He called the trend “worrisome.”
“If the governor announces restrictions, I support him 100%, because we have to protect against the worst,” he said.
De Blasio also said the number of new cases — 2559 — is “way too high.”
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The citywide positivity rate on a seven-day average is 5.35%, above the 5% threshold.
“This is a sign… of how deep this crisis is right now, how much work we have to do to fight back the coronavirus,” said the mayor.
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