On Saturday, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo declared a state of emergency in new York as the number of confirmed cases in the state has risen to 76, including 11 in new York, the last of which is the driver of a taxi service.
According to Mr. Cuomo, the Declaration of emergency will allow the state to accelerate the purchase of supplies and hiring of employees to assist local health departments that monitor thousands of patients in quarantine.
“Someone needs to knock on the door once a day“, — he said during the midday press briefing in the Capitol of the state, adding: “This is a time-consuming process.”
According to the Governor, the epicenter in new York continued to be to the North of the city, in Westchester County, where there were only 57. These cases were mostly, if not all, are associated with the cluster in Westchester, which first attracted the attention of the authorities after the resident of new Rochelle, a 50-year-old lawyer, has been confirmed as the second patient with coronavirus in new York.
But there were also signs of a more widespread, including a couple of cases in Saratoga County, just North of the state capital of Albany — the first confirmed cases outside the new York area.
It was not immediately clear whether the driver drives with a positive outcome in new York yellow taxi or in such services as Uber or Lyft. 33-year-old man on Tuesday became the Episcopal St. John in the area of far Rockaway in Queens and reported the appearance of flu symptoms. He went home and returned later when his symptoms worsened, the official said.