New York City reports 923 coronavirus cases, 10 deaths

New York City’s total number of coronavirus cases is up to 923 with 10 deaths as of Tuesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) said.

“The number’s gone up literally over a hundred cases in the course of the day. We’re at 923 cases at this hour tonight, 10 people who have passed away,” de Blasio said on MSNBC Tuesday evening. “It’s unbelievable how rapidly this crisis is growing right now.”

Asked by MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow whether the city was still considering a “shelter in place” order akin to that of San Francisco, the mayor responded, “This is something, as I said at a press conference today, that could only be done in conjunction with the state of New York. What I’m trying to say to people is, look at this movement we’re seeing. It’s tragic.”

“The idea of shelter in place has to be considered now, it has to be done between, in our case, the city and state working together, respecting the state’s role,” de Blasio added, saying his intent was to communicate that New Yorkers should “get ready for the possibility, because it’s not so distant an idea at this point.”

At a press conference earlier in the afternoon, de Blasio confirmed the city had recorded more than 800 cases and said a decision would be made on a shelter in place order in the next 48 hours.

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