ALBANY - There are now 18 confirmed coronavirus cases in Westchester County, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said today. The total statewide is up to 22.
Cuomo said Westchester has eight new confirmed coronavirus cases in addition to the initial 10. There are now 18 confirmed cases in Westchester, three in New York City and one on Long Island, the governor said.
All the new Westchester cases are people connected to the New Rochelle lawyer who was the first in Westchester to come down with the coronavirus. One worker from Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville, where the lawyer was treated initially, tested positive for coronavirus.
Cuomo said the lawyer is getting better.
Cuomo's statement corrected earlier totals from Westchester County.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced two new New York City cases Thursday morning, saying a man in his 40s and a woman in her 80s both tested positive.
"Neither patient has a connection to travel nor any of the other local individuals diagnosed with COVID-19," he wrote on Twitter.
He said both are hospitalized and in the intensive care unit.
"City disease detectives are tracing close contacts of both individuals and will ensure they are appropriately isolated and tested immediately," he wrote.
"We are going to see more cases like this as community transmission becomes more common. We want New Yorkers to be prepared and vigilant, not alarmed."
That brings the total in the city to three positive cases.
The first case in the state was announced Sunday, a 39-year-old health care worker from Manhattan who had recently traveled to Iran.
On Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the number of cases in Westchester reached 10 when the wife and two children of the first Westchester man who contracted the virus also tested positive, as well as a neighbor who drove the father to the hospital.
Later Wednesday, Cuomo said another family of five tested positive after a friend of the first man came in contact with him.
In the first case in Westchester, the New Rochelle man practices law in Manhattan for and his wife, who also tested positive, works for the firm.