NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There was news Wednesday about cats both big and small testing positive for the coronavirus in New York.Political Consultant: New York State's Impeachment Of Gov. Cuomo 'Could Get Very Ugly'
Earlier this month, a tiger at the zoo was confirmed to have a case of COVID-19 and was believed to have caught the virus from a human handler.
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The zoo says four other tigers and three African lions in the facility contracted the virus and are now recovering.
Also on Wednesday, scientists confirmed the first two positive cases of the coronavirus in pets in the United States.READ MORE: Exclusive Video: Good Samaritans Rescue Wheelchair-Bound Man Who Somehow Fell On Union Square Subway Tracks
Two pet cats living in different parts of New York State tested positive.
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Both are expected to recover.MORE NEWS: Broadway Returns After Nearly 17-Month Shutdown With 1st Performances Of 'Pass Over'
So far, there is no evidence that animals can transmit the virus back to humans.