New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (Bill de Blasio) Mayor and public health officials said Thursday that Covid-19 infections across the five boroughs continue to increase, which is “very worrying”.
de Blasio said that based on a 7-day average, the city’s positive test rate reached 1.92%, the highest number in a few weeks, and the indicator’s first “meaningful leap” since it started tracking the indicator in September. The one-day rate is even higher, at 2.7%.
The city has reported 532 new coronavirus cases. This number has been hovering near the city’s 550 threshold for epidemic control, which was broken earlier this week. Although the previous peak was driven by an outbreak confined to certain areas of Brooklyn and Queens, officials now say that new cases across the city are increasing.
Public health consultant Jay Varma said: “We did see slow and steady growth in many parts of the city.”
If the 7-day average test positive rate reaches 3%, the city plans to shut down its school system, which has resumed normal operation and started operation. The mayor called for the indoor dining rate to be closed, if it reaches 2%, although the final decision will be made by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
“Growth worries me. And we cannot allow this number to continue to grow. We really have to work harder.” “This is a dangerous time and we have to take it very seriously.”
Of the new cases, travel accounts for approximately 10%-7% domestically, 3% internationally-and others are attributed to workplaces and indoor gatherings.
De Blasio once again urged New Yorkers to avoid traveling to visit their families during the upcoming holidays.
He said: “Unless absolutely necessary, people really shouldn’t travel on holidays, because unfortunately, almost all other places are worse at fighting the coronavirus.” “If you go elsewhere, take them back. The chance is high.”
He also warned that the city will spin off illegal Halloween parties this weekend.
Communities in southern Brooklyn are still subject to the state’s closure order, requiring insignificant businesses and schools to close and limiting the chapel to only ten people. After housing prices in Queens fell, most of these restrictions have been lifted.
Now, the cluster area accounts for some of the growth that the city has seen, but not all.
de Blasio said: “These clusters are a serious, serious problem, these restrictions are absolutely necessary, otherwise things will become out of control.” “If we do not act quickly, then the second wave may have matured. Up.”
So far, the hospitalization rate has not risen much. In the data reported Thursday, the hospital admitted 81 symptomatic patients, 27% of whom were positive.
Vama pointed out that European cities have re-imposed blockades and warned that if the situation continues to deteriorate, New York may follow suit.
He said: “It is important for us to take all these individual measures, such as avoiding parties, wearing masks, and keeping our distance. This is very important.”