New York’s second coronavirus case, a 50-year-old male attorney, infected 9 others, including family and friends.
New York City confirmed its second case of coronavirus on Tuesday: a 50-year-old married father of four who lives in Westchester County, about 20 miles north of New York City. His wife, son, and daughter are all infected, along with the man’s neighbor, his friend, his friend’s wife, and three of their four children.
The rest of the family and the neighbor are not hospitalized, Cuomo said on Wednesday.
That brings the total number of coronavirus cases in New York to 11.
The man first became ill on Feb. 22, and was admitted to the NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville on Feb. 27. On Monday, he was transferred to NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center in Manhattan so that he could receive a higher level of care, city officials said. He is in serious condition, according to the officials. On Wednesday he’s reportedly listed in critical condition.
The man had recently returned to New York from a trip to Miami before he was diagnosed, representing the first apparent case of community spread of the coronavirus in New York. He had not traveled to China and didn’t knowingly interact with anyone who was infected with the coronavirus.
Following the positive tests, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said about 1,000 people in Westchester County and New York City will be contacted by health professionals and asked to self-quarantine.
They include some 300 people from New Rochelle synagogue the infected family attends, two people at the son’s university, an unconfirmed number of students at the daughter’s school in the Bronx, seven employees and one intern at the Manhattan law firm and eight staffers at New York Presbyterian-Lawrence Hospital.