NYC Health Officials Prepare For Possible Coronavirus Outbreak As U.S. Cases Rise

1/29/2020
A.D.M
7:10 A.m.



 New York City health officials are bracing for the coronavirus outbreak to reach the five boroughs.
Five cases have been confirmed in the United States, and dozens are still being tested nationwide, including three in New York and one in New Jersey.
All of the confirmed patients recently arrived from China, where 106 people have died.
“There is no cure at this moment. So really emphasizing to New Yorkers: it’s probably here already. That’s the sad reality,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said in an interview.
However, New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot says, “The current risk to New Yorkers is low and our preparedness is high.”

So, when a new coronavirus began spreading in Wuhan, China, New York officials took notice.
In China, the virus has killed more than 100 people and sickened more than 4,500. In affected areas, Chinese officials have closed schools, curtailed bus travel and canceled public gatherings, hoping to prevent the virus from spreading.
Cases of the new coronavirus have also been reported in the United States, including in California, Washington State, Arizona and Chicago. All of those patients had recently traveled to China, The Times reported.
In New York, “it’s inevitable that we will have someone who is positive with coronavirus,” the city’s health commissioner, Dr. Oxiris Barbot, told my colleagues on Sunday.
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