1,000 Quarantined after New York Family’s COVID-19 Diagnosis

Posted on March 4, 2020 12:57 pm

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Health officials seeking to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in New York state focused Wednesday on a suburban community where four members of the same family and a neighbor have been diagnosed with the virus, ordering new testing and putting about 1,000 people in self-quarantine.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo detailed the procedures after meeting with local officials in Westchester County, north of New York City, where test results came back positive for the wife, two children and neighbor of a lawyer hospitalized with the disease. The new results brought the number of confirmed cases in the state to six.

Cuomo said people who’ve