NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York State Gov. Cuomo announced Sunday that the state’s multi-agency deployment is continuing to test for Legionella bacteria in the Bronx.
The State Mobile Command Center is open at Hostos Community College to lead the effort, and expanded outreach and testing efforts are taking place throughout the borough.
Saturday’s effort resulted in over 125 buildings being canvassed. On Sunday, state officials will focus on the impacted area and will canvass in Morrisania, Hunts Point, Mount Eden, Mott Haven and Highbridge, 1010 WINS’ Roger Stern reported.
“The city gave us another 60 sites that they want tested, so we’re working on that today,” Cuomo said.
The State’s Emergency Operations Centers in both New York City and Albany are also open and assisting with coordination efforts.
“I want New Yorkers to know that we are actively working to protect the public health,” Governor Cuomo said. “We are continuing our all-hands-on-deck approach, and people should rest assured that every precaution is being taken to keep these communities safe.”
At Saturday’s press conference, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the Legionnaires’ disease has been contained.