Mayor de Blasio confirms 2 more coronavirus cases in NY

Mayor de Blasio confirms 2 more coronavirus cases in NY, bringing total to 13

News 12 Staff

Mar 5, 2020, 2:04 PM

Updated 1,537 days ago


Mayor Bill de Blasio recently updated the count of positive coronavirus cases in New York state to 13.
He said on Twitter Thursday that two more people have tested positive in New York City.  He says the cases include a man in his 40s and a woman in her 80s. Neither patient has a connection to travel nor any of the other local individuals diagnosed with COVID-19.
Statewide, among those infected are a 50-year-old Westchester County man, his wife, kids and a neighbor.
They all tested positive for coronavirus Wednesday. Results are currently pending for their co-workers, classmates and hospital employees.
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.
Right now, there are 161 confirmed cases in the U.S. and there's been 11 deaths in the country – the most are in Washington State.
The number of cases worldwide has grown to more than 95,000 with at least 32,000 deaths.
The UN says nearly 300 million children are missing school because of the virus.
Today, the senate is set to pass an $8.3 billion emergency Coronavirus spending measure.
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