“This case number’s going up and that’s a concern,” de Blasio said.
114 people were admitted to city hospitals for suspected cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, compared to 105 the same day last week. The percentage of people testing positive has also risen from 1.39% to 1.54% in the last week.
“We’re going to have to really buckle down to push that number back down,” de Blasio said.
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Governor Andrew Cuomo believes that the state’s micro-cluster strategy seems to be working, but warned in a statement that “the surge in cases around the country and the globe is a stark reminder that the pandemic is far from over.”
Meanwhile, in New Jersey on Wednesday, nearly 2,500 new cases of COVID-19 were reported, the highest number the Garden State has seen since May.
Earlier this week in a virtual conference call, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy advised against traveling for the holidays.