NEW YORK (WKBW) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state is now up to 105 and a state of emergency was declared Saturday.
With this order, the state will be able to help local health departments that are stressed by getting them all the tools they need to contain the virus spread.https://t.co/hXmOQVeaRT— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) March 7, 2020
Of the 105 confirmed cases, there remain no confirmed cases in Western New York. The location of the confirmed cases are outlined below by the governor.
There are steps all New Yorkers can take to prevent the spread of #Coronavirus:— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) March 8, 2020
-Wash hands frequently
-Stay at home if you feel sick
Private sector companies can help too:
-Allow nonessential employees to WFH
-Offer generous paid sick days
Friday, it was announced a testing protocol was put in place by the state.
In a Saturday press conference the governor addressed reports of those under quarantine who may not be following protocol as well as stores who may be price gouging.
Cuomo said those under quarantine who may not be following protocol are being disrespectful and if they do not comply there could be other measures taken.
In the case of stores that may be price gouging the governor said state and local police would begin investigating and those found in violation could lose their license. Anyone who believes a store may be price gouging can call (800) 697-1220 and credible cases will be referred to the Attorney General's office.
The governor also announced Saturday the state is not counting on the CDC for testing, the state has contracted six labs as testing partners:
Memorial Sloan Kettering
University of Rochester Medical Center
SUNY Upstate Medical University