Officials confirm 11 new coronavirus cases in NY, now total 22

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Officials in New York confirmed Thursday that there are a total of 22 coronavirus cases in the state.

Mayor Bill DeBlasio Thursday morning announced that two more people had tested positive in New York City. Among those infected are a 50-year-old Westchester County man, his wife, kids and a neighbor.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo then announced shortly after that an additional 11 others had been infected with the virus.

At least 8 of the cases are connected to the Westchester County man who was diagnosed on Wednesday. 

Two other cases were diagnosed in New York City after a health care worker returned from Iran and began to experience symptoms of COVID-19.

Her and her husband are currently hospitalized, officials say. 

MORE: CDC Information about COVID-19 

Results are currently pending for the co-workers, classmates and hospital employees of the Westchester patient.

 

Mayor de Blasio says the city is investigating a teacher who has symptoms and is self-quarantined, but notes that no public-school students have any signs of coronavirus at this time.

SAR Academy in Riverdale, where the daughter of the lawyer affected goes, will remain closed this week.

At least 1 other patient tested positive for the virus and is hospitalized on Long Island.  

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