Coronavirus – New York: One person has been tested for possibly having a coronavirus at at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan, according to the Health Department.
Many people are seen wearing surgical masks in New York communities as the NYC Department of Health reported the city’s first case of the virus on Saturday.
The Health Department said the 40-year-old patient had arrived NY from China and had “presented with fever and cough or shortness of breath without another common cause, like influenza and other cold viruses.”
The Community leaders are begging on the public to avoiding using coronavirus as reason to stigmatize Chinese Americans here in New York.
The first person in NYC has been identified for testing for the novel #coronavirus. This means they had recently traveled from China & presented with fever and cough or shortness of breath without another common cause, like influenza and other cold viruses, identified on testing.
— nycHealthy (@nycHealthy) February 1, 2020