COVID-19 continues to rise in NYC: de Blasio

Nicholas Williams and Dave Goldiner, New York Daily News
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Coronavirus is continuing to spread in the city as cases rose again Saturday and the number of new hospitalizations jumped, Mayor de Blasio announced.

The city recorded 1,345 COVID-19 cases, up a bit from the previous day and new hospitalizations also rose to 118, up 15% in just a day.

The rolling seven-day average positive test rate was 3.11%, also up a hair and above the city’s self-proclaimed benchmark for closing city public schools.

“This weekend is critical to fighting back,” de Blasio tweeted.

The numbers are still far better in New York than most of the rest of the country, where the virus is spreading virtually out of control.

The daily caseload hit 198,000 Friday and rising while nearly 2,000 Americans died of coronavirus, soaring toward a dreadful record level. The situation is especially dire in the upper Midwest, where many states have taken few if any steps to control the spread.

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