NYC Mayor: Over Half of All New Yorkers Will Get Coronavirus
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio believes over 50 percent of New York will get coronavirus.
“It’s a fair bet to say that half of all New Yorkers and maybe more than half will end up contracting this disease,” de Blasio said during a press briefing on Wednesday, according to the New York Post.
New York City Health Commissioner, Dr. Oxiris Barbot agreed with de Blasio.
"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," Barbot said.
de Blasio did note about 80 percent of New Yorkers with coronavirus only have mild symptoms. On Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo noted about 80 percent of confirmed cases in the state resolve, while about 15 percent need hospitalization. On Saturday, Cuomo said 40 to 80 percent of the population is going to get infected.