NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City’s coronavirus indicators surpassed all their daily thresholds for the first time Friday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

“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.”

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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.

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Later Friday morning, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced indoor dining will shut down in New York City starting Monday due to rising hospitalization rates.

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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.”


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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