New Video Uploaded: New York Coronavirus Positivity Rates ‘Stabilizing’, Says De Blasio
New York Coronavirus Positivity Rates ‘Stabilize’, Says De Blasio
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told a press conference on Wednesday that areas of the city where there was a peak in coronavirus cases had experienced some ‘stabilization’ due to restrictions implemented during the week last.
And what we’re seeing – we’ll look at the indicators in a moment – but we do see, luckily, some stabilization, certainly in the city. Overall, some are stabilizing in the communities that have been most affected. So far, the overall picture is stable and that’s good news. We obviously need to see more progress in the areas of greatest concern. We have to keep an eye on the other neighborhoods, the surrounding areas. Make sure the situation is contained. But what we’re seeing overall, in terms of city metrics, suggests we’re making progress. And I said it, this is a decisive week, really decisive. We must prevent a second wave from hitting New York. And we have the power to do it. It is really important to wear this mask regularly. If you are going to work. If you go to a store, if you are in a place with people that you don’t live with, wear this mask. It makes a huge difference – it’s the simplest tool. It has made such a difference to the city. Especially with the onset of colder weather, more activity indoors, that people cannot let go of – we need to keep this mask at the heart of our strategy. That plus social distancing and testing will be the key to stopping this threat of a second wave and moving us forward.
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