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Second Coronavirus Case Confirmed in New York State - Governor

Sputnik News

15:37 GMT 03.03.2020

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US state of New York has recorded its second case of the novel coronavirus in a patient who did not travel to any of the most affected areas, Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a press conference on Tuesday.

"We have a case in Westchester, a 50-year-old gentleman who did not travel to any of the places that are on the quote on quote' watch list, did travel to Miami, but that is not a place that we have known that there's any cluster of coronavirus. And he has tested positive. Lives in Westchester works in Manhattan, has been with his family in Westchester."

Cuomo said state health authorities were going through the process of tracking down the man's possible connections to test whether others may have been infected.

The day before, Washington state officials confirmed that a total of four individuals had died

after having been infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus, bringing the total of virus-related deaths in the state to six.

The coronavirus has so far killed more than 3,100 people globally and infected nearly 91,000 others. While the US death toll itself was marginal, it has raised fears on what might happen if the virus becomes a pandemic within the country, just like in China.


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