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Governor Cuomo: there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in New York

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Posted at 12:57 PM, Feb 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-04 12:58:31-05

ALBANY, N.Y. (WKBW) — Governor Andrew Cuomo says there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in New York State.

The governor made the announcement Tuesday. According to the governor's office, samples from 17 New Yorkers were sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for testing. Eleven samples came back negative, while six samples are pending.

"Even though there are no confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in New York State, we continue to take every precaution necessary to ensure the health and safety of all New Yorkers," Governor Cuomo said. "While the risk to New Yorkers is still low, we urge everyone to remain vigilant, stay informed, follow the recommended steps to protect themselves and their families, and call our coronavirus hotline if you still have questions or concerns."

A hotline has been set up for residents who have questions regarding the virus. You can call the hotline at 1-888-364-3065.

Symptoms of the coronavirus include:

  • Cough
  • Sore Throat
  • Fever

Health officials say the best defense against the coronavirus and other respiratory viruses is to wash your hands often with soap, avoid touching your eyes and mouth with unwashed hands and avoid contact with people who are sick.