First case of coronavirus confirmed in New York City, Cuomo says

The Apple has been Corona’d – NYC will truly be a test of our rapid-response efficiency and capability to respond to an ‘epidemic’ in this country. YOU CANNOT SHUT DOWN NYC – IMPOSSIBLE! This case in NYC will prove to be undetainable by standard detainment processes and procedures in place today. Llllet’s get ready to Rumbllllllllllllle!


Published: Mar 1, 2020 9:35 p.m. ET
Woman in her 30s had traveled to Iran; ‘This was expected,’ governor says


The first case of coronavirus in New York City was confirmed on Sunday to be a woman in her late 30s who recently traveled to Iran, a state official said.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo released a statement on Sunday night announcing the first case in the state. A source told The Post that the woman lives in Manhattan.

“The patient, a woman in her late 30s, contracted the virus while traveling abroad in Iran, and is currently isolated in her home,” Cuomo said in the statement.

Despite the state’s first case of the deadly virus, Cuomo insisted, “There is no cause for surprise — this was expected.”

“As I said from the beginning, it was a matter of when, not if there would be a positive case of novel coronavirus in New York.”

As of late Sunday, there were 76 confirmed cases of coronavirus, known as COVID-19, across the U.S.

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