Gov. Cuomo confirms 5 new cases of coronavirus connected to New Rochelle case

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday that five more people have tested positive for the coronavirus stemming from an attorney from New Rochelle.

He says a friend of the 50-year-old attorney, his wife, two sons and a daughter have the virus. Another daughter tested negative.

The total number of cases in New York is now 11. Gov. Cuomo made the announcement during his third news conference of the day.

Earlier, the governor announced that the attorney from New Rochelle is “now in stable condition and is improving.” He had been hospitalized in serious condition at a Manhattan hospital just a day earlier. The attorney’s wife, two children and a neighbor who also have the virus are being quarantined at home.

The Yeshiva University has confirmed one of its students, the attorney’s son, was diagnosed with coronavirus. The school canceled all classes at the Wilf Campus in Washington Heights on Wednesday.

Gov. Cuomo says the 39-year-old woman, the first case in New York, is recovering at her home.

The attorney works at the firm Lewish and Garbuz. Gov. Cuomo says workers at the law firm are being tested for the virus. So far, no one has come back positive.

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