The first case of corona virus in New York City was confirmed on Sunday to be a woman in her late 30s who recently traveled to Iran, a state official said.
Governor Cuomo released a statement on Sunday night announcing the first case in the state. A source told media that the woman lives in Manhattan.
The patient, a woman in her late 30s, contracted the virus while traveling abroad in Iran, and is currently isolated in her home,” Cuomo said in the statement.
Despite the state’s first case of the deadly virus, Cuomo insisted, There is no cause for surprise this was expected.
As of late Sunday, there were 76 confirmed cases and 2 deaths from corona virus, known as COVID-19, across the US.
Corona Virus first report in Wuhan city of China last year December 2019 and spread across the globe nearly 60 countries.
mean while New York City officials are urging folks not to panic over the first confirmed case of the corona virus in the state on Sunday.
Shortly after the Big Apple case was announced, Mayor Bill de Blasio released a statement saying authorities are “fully prepared to respond” to the development.
“From the beginning, we have said it was a matter of when, not if there would be a positive case of corona virus in New York,” the mayor said.
“Our health authorities have been in a state of high alert for weeks, and are fully prepared to respond,” the statement said. “We will continue to ensure New Yorkers have the facts and resources they need to protect themselves.”
New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson tweeted that “this is no cause to panic.”
The council will hold a hearing on Thursday to find out how the Big Apple is prepared for the outbreak, Johnson said.
Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday evening announced the first case of the deadly virus in the state a woman in her late 30s who recently traveled to Iran.
She is being isolated and monitored at home in Manhattan.
The patient isn’t sick enough to be hospitalized, according to the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
City health officials have identified close contacts of the woman who may have been exposed “and will take appropriate measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot said in a statement.
The Health Department didn’t say how many people the patient was in contact with.
“Despite this development, New Yorkers remain at low risk for contracting COVID-19,” Barbot said.
“As we confront this emerging outbreak, we need to separate facts from fear, and guard against stigma and panic.”
Nine people have tested negative for the virus in the Big Apple, with one test still pending as of Sunday night.