New York – The mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, reported Thursday of the detection of two new infections by coronavirus in the city, a man in his 40s and an octogenarian, which raises the total number of Covid-19 cases to 13 in this state.
“There are two new cases of coronavirus confirmed in New York City,” De Blasio said in a tweet.
Neither of the two new cases traveled to risk areas nor has links with other individuals diagnosed with the virus in New York and both are in intensive care in a city hospital.RELATED
With these new cases, the total number of New Yorkers diagnosed with the virus in the city rises to four, while the rest are residents of Westchester County, located north of the city.
City health personnel are investigating who had close contact with these people and will ensure that they are adequately isolated and tested, the mayor said in a tweet.
There are two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New York City. One new patient is a man in his 40s, and one new patient is a woman in her 80s. Neither patient has a connection to travel nor any of the other local individuals diagnosed with COVID-19.
– Major Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) March 5, 2020
“We will see more cases like this as the transmission (of the virus) in the community becomes more common. We want New Yorkers to be prepared and vigilant, not alarmed,” de Blasio warned.
Likewise, the mayor said that in order to carry out the largest possible number of tests for the virus “we urgently need the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to increase our supply of equipment for Covid-19 tests.”
The neighboring state of New Jersey also reported its first case of the virus in Bergen County. This is a 32-year-old man who was held in solitary confinement at the Hackensack medical center last Tuesday and is in a stable state.
New Jersey health authorities await the results of tests performed by CDC laboratories to confirm the test performed by the hospital.
The spread of the virus continues throughout the country, where 161 cases and 11 deaths are recorded, according to a CNN calculation.
Worldwide, this disease has killed nearly 3,000 people, the vast majority in China, where the vast majority of the more than 90,000 cases also occurred.