Seven New Yorkers have undergone testing for coronavirus, no confirmed cases

Posted at 4:01 PM, Jan 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-26 16:01:07-05

NEW YORK (WKBW) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday the total number of New Yorkers that have undergone testing for novel coronavirus is now up to seven.

It was announced Friday four New Yorkers were being investigated for novel coronavirus, three more were added over the weekend.

New York State officials stress there has been no confirmed case in the state and three of the seven cases that have undergone testing by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been proven negative.

Four of the seven individuals remain in isolation as their cases are tested.

"While the experts still believe the risk of catching this novel coronavirus is currently low in New York, I want all New Yorkers to know we are prepared and continue to take all necessary steps to keep people informed and safe," said Governor Cuomo. "I have directed the Department of Health and other state agencies to continue working closely with the CDC, the World Health Organization, our local and federal government partners, and New York's healthcare providers to ensure we stay ahead of this situation."

The governor's office says with travelers expected to return to the US following Lunar New Year celebrations in China, the New York State Department of Health is working with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to post informational signage at all four Port Authority international airports as well as MTA subways and busses.

Information about the novel coronavirus is available here.