De Blasio says new rise in NYC coronavirus cases is concerning

De Blasio says new rise in NYC coronavirus cases is concerning
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New York City Mayor Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioMacy's will still hold Thanksgiving Day Parade amid pandemic The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC - COVID-19 fears surround Thanksgiving holiday New York City to add COVID-19 checkpoints at bridges, crossings MORE (D) said on Tuesday that the seven-day average of new coronavirus cases in the city was “cause for concern.”

The city has reported 605 new cases on average over the last seven days, and the daily number of people admitted to the hospital with the coronavirus is at 83.

“We are watching that very carefully. Some of that again is because of a lot more testing, but it's still cause for concern," de Blasio told CNN.

De Blasio expressed dismay at the 0.38 percent of people diagnosed with the coronavirus across the city, calling this number “clearly aberrant.”

"We've seen that from time to time when surprisingly low number of test results have come in for the day. That can vary by day, that number will change and go upwards as more test results come in,” said de Blasio.

New York Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoFor Thanksgiving, the Supreme Court upholds religious liberty Cardinal Dolan hails Supreme Court decision on churches, COVID-19 Cuomo blames new conservative majority for high court's COVID-19 decision MORE (D) announced Saturday that visitors to the state of New York must test negative for the virus at least three days before their arrival. 

Cases of coronavirus are spiking across the United States as well as several countries in Europe. France, Germany and the United Kingdom announced second national lockdowns last week while Italy has introduced multiple new mandates hoping to avoid another lockdown.