“There is no reason for undue anxiety—the general risk remains low in New York,” Cuomo said.

“There is no reason for undue anxiety—the general risk remains low in New York,” Cuomo said.

New York has confirmed its “first positive case of novel coronavirusor COVID-19,” according to Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday.
In a statement, Cuomo said the patient is a woman in her late thirties who had contracted the virus while traveling abroad in Iran.
“She is currently isolated in her home. The patient has respiratory symptoms, but is not in serious condition and has been in a controlled situation since arriving to New York,” the governor said.
The positive test was “confirmed by New York’s Wadsworth Lab in Albany, underscoring the importance of the ability for our state to ensure efficient and rapid turnaround, and is exactly why I advocated for the approval from Vice President Mike Pence that New York was granted just yesterday,” Cuomo added.
Despite the news, Cuomo urged citizens to remain calm and reminded the public that the positive test was expected. “There is no reason for undue anxietythe general risk remains low in New York. We are diligently managing this situation and will continue to provide information as it becomes available,” he said.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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