The number of coronavirus cases in New York rose to 105 on Sunday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.
The new cases are as follows:
The largest concentration of cases, 82, is in suburban Westchester County north of New York City. There are 12 cases in New York City, 2 upstate in Saratoga County, and a handful of others on Long Island and in Rockland and Ulster counties.
Cuomo called on the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to allow private laboratories to do testing to greatly expand the number of tests that can be done.
“The more positives you identify, the more you can isolate people and stop the spread,” Cuomo said.
The Westchester outbreak has been traced to the Young Israel of New Rochelle where the congregation was asked to self-quarantine after a 50-year-old man in the community was hospitalized with the illness. A growing number of friends and relatives of the patient have tested positive.
Cuomo said nursing homes near the Young Israel of New Rochelle synagogue will suspend outside visitors as a precaution. Several schools in Westchester and neighboring Rockland County were closed over the weekend for deep cleaning.
Cuomo declared a state of emergency on Saturday to clear the way for more testing, purchases of more supplies and hiring of workers to help monitor self-quarantined patients. Cuomo said expanded testing by qualified professionals could detect additional cases faster so they can be put in isolation to limit the disease’s spread.
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