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CDC testing 10th individual in NY for possible coronavirus

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Posted at 11:43 AM, Jan 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-28 11:48:07-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A tenth individual in New York is being tested for the novel coronavirus.

Governor Andrew Cuomo issued the update Tuesday, saying the state has sent samples for 10 individuals to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Seven of those tests were returned negative and three more are still pending. There are no confirmed cases of the virus in New York at this time.

"While we continue to closely monitor the spread of this novel coronavirus, I have directed our Department of Health to continue communicating with and providing updates to our local communities, healthcare providers, colleges, universities and New York companies with locations or business interests in China," Governor Cuomo said. "My message to New Yorkers is: take this coronavirus seriously, take proper precautions, stay informed, but also feel confident that our Health Department and this administration are prepared and ready."

More information on the coronavirus is available on the state's website.