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Third-Person Being Tested For Coronavirus In NYC

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Three people have been identified for testing for coronavirus in NYC after recent trips from mainland China, health officials revealed late Sunday.

Two more people in New York City have been hospitalized with viral signs. One patient has been admitted to Flushing Hospital Medical Center in Queens, and the other to New York-Presbyterian in Queens.

Samples from both patients have been sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for testing for coronavirus in NYC. Testing to determine whether this is a confirmed case of the novel coronavirus will take a minimum of 36-48 hours.

The first patient, under 40 years old, was admitted to Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan on Saturday and the other two, over 60 years old, were admitted to hospitals in Queens; one at Flushing Hospital and the other at New York-Presbyterian, health officials stated.

3 people have been identified for testing for coronavirus in NYC
The New York Times

While none of the cases are currently confirmed, being identified for testing means they had recently traveled from China and showed signs of a fever and cough or shortness of breath without another common cause, like influenza and other cold viruses, according to the Health Department.

Testing to determine whether this is a confirmed case of coronavirus will take a minimum of 36 to 48 hours and depends on CDC testing capacity. Experts have cautioned that cases under investigation should not be considered as possible to be confirmed.

New travel limitations

New travel limitations have been published for flights entering the United States. The Department of Homeland Security declared 11 airports, including Newark and JFK, will provide enhanced screenings for passengers who traveled in China within the last two weeks.

According to DHS, the majority of foreign nationals who traveled in China within two weeks of their arrival will be refused entry. Exceptions will likely be made to the immediate family of U.S. citizens, permanent residents and flight crew, the agency told Sunday.

3 people have been identified for testing for coronavirus in NYC
New York Post

There are more than 14,000 confirmed cases of Outbreak Of Coronavirus around the world and at least 300 people have died.

CDC suggests about Coronavirus

For those who feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, and traveled to Hubei province China within 14 days of symptom onset, the CDC suggests:

  • Seek medical care right away. Before going to a doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about recent travel and symptoms.
  • Avoid contact with others.
  • Do not travel while sick.
  • Cover mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

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