Wife of New Rochelle man who exposed dozens to COVID-19 prays for safety, health

The wife of a New Rochelle attorney who infected dozens of people with the coronavirus in Westchester released a public statement this weekend.

News 12 Staff

Mar 8, 2020, 9:35 PM

Updated 1,532 days ago

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The wife of a New Rochelle attorney who exposed dozens of people to the coronavirus in Westchester released a public statement this weekend.
In an eight-paragraph statement posted to Facebook, she says her family is praying and hoping for the safety and good health of everyone, adding, "I beg you all to stay calm and keep out of the hoopla. Be smart with good hygiene and know this too will pass."
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It comes as the number of cases in the Westchester County soared past 80. There were 105 confirmed cases in New York state as of Sunday, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Adina Lewis Garbuz wrote that her her husband, Lawrence Garbuz, "is a very caring hardworking person who constantly cares for his clients and those around him over himself. I think it is from this that he was run down and susceptible to the illness he acquired. So, I ask all of us who are running on the hamster wheel of life, particularly us New Yorkers, to learn from this and take a moment to take care of yourself."
She goes on to say that when she first learned that he had the coronavirus, she "immediately recognized there was going to be pandemonium all around us...We shuttered the windows, turned off the internet and together stayed strong and in good spirits."
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