NYC Mayor Warns of New CDC Report that Links Increase in COVID-19 Cases to Eating Out

NYC Mayor Warns of New CDC Report that Links Increase in COVID-19 Cases to Eating Out

A new CDC report links a higher risk of positive COVID-19 test results with eating out at a restaurant. Out of uncertainty, Mayor Bill de Blasio warned New Yorkers of the importance of complying with the new dining regulations.

In states where restrictions were loosened, people who tested positive for the virus were twice as likely to have eaten out two weeks prior to getting sick.

However, the CDC did not distinguish between indoor and outdoor dining and said dining out wasn't a stand-alone risk factor for the report's results.

The CDC also acknowledged that many of the patients assessed live in states that opened up earlier than New York, and out of 314 evaluated, most were likely to have been in contact with a COVID-19 infected person.

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