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Tue Mar 3, 2020, 12:34 PM

Second coronavirus case confirmed in New York state, U.S. cases top 100

Source: Reuters

WORLD NEWS MARCH 3, 2020 / 9:47 AM / UPDATED 18 MINUTES AGO

Maria Caspani
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - A man who lives in a New York suburb and works in Manhattan tested positive for the novel coronavirus, bringing the total confirmed cases in the state to two, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday.

The 50-year-old man had an underlying respiratory illness and is hospitalized, Cuomo said at a news conference. He added that the patient had not traveled to countries considered the epicenter of the outbreak but had visited Miami recently.

Cuomo disclosed the second case after an Orthodox Jewish school in New York City canceled classes on Tuesday to allow for precautionary measures after a suspected case of coronavirus turned up within its community.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa/second-coronavirus-case-confirmed-in-new-york-state-u-s-cases-top-100-idUSKBN20Q201?il=0

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