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

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

News 12 Staff

Mar 5, 2020, 1:20 PM

Updated 1,510 days ago

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