NEW YORK — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced 11 additional confirmed cases of coronavirus, bringing the total of confirmed coronavirus cases to 22 in New York State.
Of the new cases, eight of them are in Westchester County. Cuomo says the cases are mild or no symptoms. The governor says these eight new cases are connected to the 50-year-old man in Westchester County who was confirmed to have coronavirus earlier this week.
Two of the cases are in NYC. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the two newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed in individuals with no connection to other people with the disease.
He says the new patients have not traveled to a region where there is an outbreak of the new coronavirus.
The two new patients are a man in his 40s and a woman in her 80s. They are both hospitalized in intensive care.
One person in Nassau County, a 42-year-old man is also confirmed with coronavirus. He is currently hospitalized.
On Wednesday, officials announced a cluster of cases connected with a lawyer hospitalized with the disease.
The immediate family of the 50-year-old Westchester man who tested positive last week for COVID-19, also tested positive.
The man's wife, 20-year-old son, his 14-year-old daughter, and a neighbor who drove him to the hospital all tested positive for COVID-19. The Westchester man is currently in stable condition at the hospital.
Wednesday afternoon, Cuomo held another news conference to announce that a friend who interacted with the Westchester County man also has a confirmed case of coronavirus. That man's wife, two sons and a daughter tested positive. A second daughter tested negative.
At this time, there are no confirmed reports of coronavirus in Western New York.