New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said that, as of Monday, hospitalizations for coronavirus are down, but both positive cases and ICU admissions are up.
Here's how he spelled it out in a news conference:
- At least 326 people were admitted to hospitals on Monday for Covid-19, down from 383 the day before.
- At least 850 people were in NYC Health + Hospitals ICU units for suspected Covid-19, up from 835 the day before. NYC Health + Hospitals is made up of 11 facilities and says it's the “largest public health care system in the United States."
- Citywide, the percentage of people tested who are positive for Covid-19 59.6%, up from 58.1% the day before. At Public Health Lab, it's 84%, up 78.4% the day before.