A Thousand People Put Into Coronavirus Quarantine in New York

A little over a thousand people have been in contact with or involved with the new coronavirus cases in the state of New York. They have all now been placed in voluntary quarantine.

The number of people diagnosed with the coronavirus in New York has risen from six to eleven cases. They are all linked to the same coronavirus case, a lawyer from the northern parts of the state. 

The newly infected patients are members of the same family, including the wife of a man who took the 50-year-old lawyer to the hospital, and four children, all residents of New Rochelle, in Westchester County, according to the governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo.

The family is related to the Torah Academy, a New Rochelle synagogue that has been closed until at least March 8. There the authorities have requested confinement to some 300 people.

The lawyer was the second case reported in the state of New York, after which his wife, who works at the same law firm in Manhattan, showed positive as well as his 20-year-old son and 14-year-old daughter. A friend who took him to the hospital, and was in a closed space with him, was also infected.

The first case was that of a 39-year-old woman, who works in the health field, and is in voluntary isolation in her home. “There will be hundreds (of cases) in the Westchester condo,” the governor warned.

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Henric Sundlof