By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
The number of coronavirus disease 2019 infections have risen to six in New York with additional cases being reported today. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the cases were out of Westchester County, which include four family members and a neighbor.
In Westchester, a fifty year old attorney tested positive, along with his wife, his 20 year old son and 14-year-old daughter. In addition, neighbor who drove him to the hospital also tested positive.
The 20-year-old undergrad lived on campus at Yeshiva University in Manhattan and the sister attends the SAR Academy and High School in the Bronx.
These cases follow a 39-year-old health care worker who arrived from Iran and tested positive earlier this week.
Gov. Cuomo said he spoke to the head of Yeshiva University who said the school would be closed today. The SAR school is also closed for today.
He also announced they’re going to recall SUNY and CUNY students from study abroad programs in five countries – China, Italy, Japan, Iran, South Korea. The students will come back on a chartered plane which will land at Stewart Airport – they will then be quarantined for 14 days in dormitory settings.
Other testing performed on patients from Buffalo, Oneida and Suffolk came back negative.
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