NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio Warns Half of NYC Could Contract Coronavirus

It seems every day there are new cases being reported in New York, as it is now the area of the country with the most reported cases of the novel Coronavirus, with a current number close to 40,000. And with the most carriers of the virus being without symptoms for up to two weeks, more and more cases will be reported over the course of the coming weeks.

According to the New York Post, the city's hospital system is already nearing its breaking point after 18,000 cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the NYC, with nearly 200 people dying from it. New York hospitals are feeling the effects of the pandemic worse than other parts of the country, even the world, as supplies and staff are running low. And with some disobeying the current shelter-in-place, NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio fears that the worse is still yet to come.

"It’s a fair bet to say that half of all New Yorkers and maybe more than half will end up contracting this disease," said de Blasio during a press briefing this week. He warns that if New Yorkers aren't more careful, this could be a consequence of the virus. DeBlasio's Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot, fears the same, and thinks that it could be even worse by the fall. “We think 50 percent by the end of this epidemic, this pandemic, so by the time September rolls around likely 50 percent, but it could also be much higher,” Dr. Barbot said. She also there are currently “tens of thousands of New Yorkers” who’ve already contracted COVID-19 or been exposed to the contagious virus.

With that in mind, please stay home y'all. It's gonna get worse before it gets better, but we need to do our parts to help contain first.

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