By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced today 11 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases–eight of the new cases are connected to the attorney from Westchester – the New Rochelle area. Two are in New York City and one in on Long Island.


This brings the state total to 22, most in Westchester County.

In response to the growing number of cases, the Governor activated the statewide Emergency Operation Center in Albany, as well as two Emergency Operations Center outposts in Westchester County: one in Hawthorne and one in New Rochelle.

Gov. Cuomo said, “What is going to happen is the number will continue to go up. It must because we are continuing to test more and more. The more you test, the higher number you will have. And as we are testing more, because that is a good thing, you will see the number going up.

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“I’m a little perturbed about the daily angst when the number comes out and the number is higher. Perturbed meaning, I’m perturbed that people get anxious every time the number goes up. The number has to go up if you continue to test. The number can’t go down right. We’re not going to detect fewer cases than yesterday”.