NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Two people in New York City are still awaiting results after being tested for coronavirus.
So far, three other patients have come back negative.READ MORE: Blackface Costume Controversy Hits N.J. Town Of Lakewood
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The third person under investigation for novel #coronavirus is NEGATIVE. 🎉 We are still waiting for results for the remaining two people under investigation. Check back for the latest: https://t.co/AKpJIDztv1 pic.twitter.com/EzkqCpHCnp
— nycHealthy (@nycHealthy) February 6, 2020
“New York City is on high alert and prepared to handle any confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said earlier this week. “My message to New Yorkers remains the same: if you have the travel history and are exhibiting symptoms, please see your health provider immediately.”
Meanwhile in China, the death toll continues to rise. Chinese officials say over 600 people have died.
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More than 30,000 cases have been confirmed.