NEW YORK — Coronavirus cases increased in New York City by more than 500 patients, according to new numbers from Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Wednesday morning, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said there were 1,339 COVID-19 cases in New York City. By Tuesday evening, de Blasio said there were 1,871.
De Blasio’s new numbers also show one additional death due to the virus, with a total of 11 compared to the earlier figure of 10.
The total number of cases worldwide has surpassed 200,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.
De Blasio warned earlier in the week that a shelter-in-place order was possible in New York City amid the rising number of cases of coronavirus in the five boroughs.
Cuomo said it was off the table. He clarified Wednesday that a shelter-in-place would have to be done on a widespread scale.
“It can’t just be New York City,” Cuomo said.
“You close down all businesses when you do shelter-in-place,” he added. “I would never shut down food, transportation, essential services.”