By Washington Examiner. Mayor Bill de Blasio painted a terrifying picture of New York City’s battle against the spread of the coronavirus.
The city has faced one of the worst outbreaks of COVID-19 in the United States. During an interview on MSNBC on Tuesday night, de Blasio seemed surprised by the illness’s effect on the city.
“I’m really sorry to tell you this cause the number has gone up literally over 100 cases in the course of the day. We’re at 923 cases at this hour tonight with 10 people who have passed away,” de Blasio reported. “In the city alone.”
He continued, “It’s unbelievable how rapidly this crisis is growing right now.”
On Tuesday morning, the city had 644 cases, showing a daylong jump of 279 cases. This rapid increase may also be affected by the increased availability of coronavirus tests in the city. (Read more from “NYC Added 279 Coronavirus Cases in One Day” HERE)
Younger Adults Make Up Big Portion of Coronavirus Hospitalizations in U.S.
By New York Times. American adults of all ages — not just those in their 70s, 80s and 90s — are being seriously sickened by the coronavirus, according to a report on nearly 2,500 of the first recorded cases in the United States.
The report, issued Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found that — as in other countries — the oldest patients had the greatest likelihood of dying and of being hospitalized. But of the 508 patients known to have been hospitalized, 38 percent were notably younger — between 20 and 54. And nearly half of the 121 patients who were admitted to intensive care units were adults under 65, the C.D.C. reported.
“I think everyone should be paying attention to this,” said Stephen S. Morse, a professor of epidemiology at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. “It’s not just going to be the elderly. There will be people age 20 and up. They do have to be careful, even if they think that they’re young and healthy.” (Read more from “Younger Adults Make up Big Portion of Coronavirus Hospitalizations in U.S.” HERE)