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NY Declares State of Emergency Amid 76 Virus Cases

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By    |   Saturday, 07 March 2020 01:21 PM

Joining Washington and California, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency over coronavirus, having reported 76 confirmed cases Saturday.

Gov. Cuomo tweeted:

"I am declaring a State of Emergency for New York amid an outbreak of #Coronavirus. We will continue to provide updates to New Yorkers. For more information on #COVID19, visit: https://health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/"

He also tweeted a breakdown of New York's 76 cases:

"UPDATE: We have learned of new confirmed cases of #Coronavirus in NYS bringing the total number of cases to 76.

  • 57 cases in Westchester County
  • 11 cases in NYC
  • 4 cases in Nassau County
  • 2 cases in Rockland County
  • 2 cases in Saratoga County"

"There's no doubt that massive quarantine is the best way to slow the spread," Cuomo said at a news conference Saturday.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has authorized New York to conduct outside testing labs, but Cuomo delivered an addition call for the CDC to "exponentially increase the number of tests you can do."

"We now need the CDC to authorize automatic testing," Cuomo said.

Also, Cuomo said, "price gouging continues to be a problem."

"Not only is it disrespectful, it is illegal, and you will be caught," he added.

More than 300 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the U.S, with at least 17 deaths, according to The New York Times database.

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