Second case of Coronavirus confirmed in New York State

Posted at 9:19 AM, Mar 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-03 14:31:52-05

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a man north of New York City is hospitalized with the COVID-19 virus, the second confirmed case in New York.

Cuomo told Long Island radio station 103.9 that the unidentified man from Westchester County commuted to work in the Manhattan and lives in a home with school-age children.

Cuomo said the man apparently had an underlying respiratory illness and no known travel history to China or other countries on the virus watch list.

Additionally, Cuomo confirmed that two families from Buffalo who traveled to Italy are being tested for the Coronavirus.

SUNY Schools are contemplating having students who are traveling abroad come home. A final decision will likely be made by the end of the day Tuesday.

The governor said more cases are expected as the outbreak spreads and testing ramps up.

WKBW contributed information to this AP Report.