More than 100 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in New York City over the course of Tuesday, with officials expecting an exponential rise in the coming days.
There are currently at least 923 confirmed COVID-19 patients in the city, up from 814 reported cases earlier Tuesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on MSNBC.
“It’s unbelievable how rapidly this crisis is growing right now,” de Blasio said Tuesday night.
The mayor reiterated that residents should prepare for an unprecedented “shelter-in-place” order to contain the coronavirus. The mayor expects as many as 10,000 cases of the disease in the Big Apple by next week.