Bitcoin (BTC) price has taken another dip below $8,000, dropping 5.11% to $7,728 after touching a daily high at $8,149. The pullback occurred shortly after the New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that a 1-mile containment area of New Rochelle, a suburb of New York City, would be quarantined for at least two weeks.

Cuomo also deployed the US National Guard to the area and all schools and public facilities will remain closed as the National Guard will assist with distributing food to those quarantined in their homes. Cuomo described the situation as a “matter of life and death.”

Traditional markets opened robustly before also dropping 4 to 5% but at the time of publishing both the S&P 500 and DOW are posting minimal 0.95% and 0.70% gains.

Crypto market daily price chart. Source: Coin360

Despite the presence of an inverse head and shoulders pattern on the hourly time frame, many Bitcoin traders anticipated that the price would reject at the $8,200 resistance, as evidenced by the high volume node on the volume profile visible range.

Generally, it seems investors remain wary of jumping back into the market given the severity of the recent correction and it now seems that former key supports will now act as formidable levels of resistance.

At the moment, Bitcoin needs to reclaim the $8,000 to $8,150 range before traders waiting along the sidelines show interest in the digital asset, although there are bound to be a number who opened long positions on yesterday’s drop to $7,629.

BTC USDT 4-hour chart. Source: TradingView

The 4-hour timeframe shows bulls buying at the $7,735 support and the moving average convergence divergence shows the MACD attempting to cross above the signal line and the histogram bars have shortened, drawing closer to 0.

The relative strength index has also risen from oversold territory and a high volume surge through $8,150 could see Bitcoin price rally to $8,500, an area traders are likely to short. In the event that $7,800 fails to hold as support, there is underlying support at $7,735, $7,500 and $7,375.

BTC USD weekly chart. Source: TradingView

On March 1 Cointelegraph contributor Scott Melker tweet the above chart and explained that:

“If price makes it to this red circle, I am buying everything not nailed down. I have been discussing this area in the Wolf Den for weeks. This would be a retest of that major descending resistance as support and a golden pocket retrace - or even a 70.5 OTE.”

BTC USD weekly chart. Source: TradingView

Melker revisited the thread today, updating the chart commenting that:

“I said that I would buy heavily here and my bids filled overnight. This was the entry I have been discussing for weeks - a golden pocket retrace, 70.5% OTE, and retest of the weekly descending channel. Going to set the stop tight and let it play out.”

Bitcoin daily price chart. Source: Coin360

As Bitcoin continues to recover from today’s mild pullback, many altcoins rallied from oversold conditions. Tezos (XTZ) bounced 8.18%, NEM 6.53% and Stellar (XLM) gained 4.59%.

The overall cryptocurrency market cap now stands at $224.5 billion and Bitcoin’s dominance rate is 63.8%.