New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York Mayor Invoice DeBlasio discuss during a news conference on the very first confirmed case of COVID-19 in New York, on March 2, 2020 in New York Metropolis.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo verified 5 new COVID-19 situations in the point out Wednesday — hrs just after he claimed that a spouse and children in Westchester was contaminated with the virus, bringing the state’s overall to 11.

The situations all stem from a Westchester attorney who worked in Manhattan and is in important condition in New York Presbyterian Medical center, Cuomo stated.

His relatives is sick and he contaminated a close friend of his who then handed it on to his wife, two sons and a daughter, Cuomo claimed.

“We have an epidemic caused by coronavirus, but we have a pandemic that is prompted by anxiety,” Cuomo claimed at a press meeting earlier Wednesday. “There are going to be a lot of, quite a few individuals who examination constructive.”

Very last 7 days, the CDC stepped up its get in touch with for the community to start planning for a attainable pandemic outbreak in the U.S., mentioning faculties and organizations may perhaps require to near.

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