The governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, reported this Sunday that the first case of coronavirus or COVID-19 has been detected in this state, a woman who had been in Iran and whose condition is not serious.
“Tonight we learned of the first positive case of coronavirus in the state of New York. The patient, a woman in her thirties, contracted the virus while traveling abroad in Iran, and is currently isolated in her home. The patient has respiratory symptoms, but it is not in serious condition and has been in a controlled situation since its arrival in New York, “Cuomo said in a statement.
Cuomo has said that this situation is not a surprise because it was expected to happen sooner or later and recalled that last week he asked the state Assembly to approve an emergency management authorization of $ 40 million to address the situation.
“There is no reason for undue anxiety: the overall risk remains low in New York. We are diligently handling this situation and will continue to provide information as it becomes available,” Coumo said.
Just today, the Department of Health of the nearby State of Rhode Island reported its first case of coronavirus in the region, which has been confirmed by local authorities and is pending ratification by the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention. UU. (CDC).
According to local authorities, the infected Rhode Island, who is around 40, traveled to Italy in mid-February, and is being treated at a hospital in the area.
The cases of Rhode Island and New York join another confirmation this Saturday in the state of Illinois, which is the third in that region.
As in the case of Rhode Island, the infection must still be confirmed by the CDC, as marked by the protocol established in the USA.
The latest figures from the CDC would indicate that there are already 23 infected with the coronavirus in the United States, while this Saturday the first fatality was reported in the state of Washington.