New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio reviewed the city’s three indicators for tracking Covid-19 progress, saying “overall trends” with regards to hospitalizations, ICU and positive test confirmation continue to be good — however the most recent results are “not what we’re looking for.”
Here's how the numbers for May 10 and May 11 compare...
- The daily number of people admitted to hospitals for Covid-19 is up from 51 to 78 – that number is “a hell of a lot better” than what it was weeks ago but “we still need to see it go down,” de Blasio said.
- The daily number of people admitted to ICU’s is up “by a small amount” to 561 from 550, but again, that's “higher” than the city needs it to be, he said.
- The daily percentage of people who tested positive for Covid-19 is down to 13% city wide, from 14%. “That’s the good news today," he said.
“Let’s double down on the things that are working so we can have more of the good days and start to string them together and move towards the first steps in our restart,” de Blasio added.