“City and state disease detectives are working closely to identify close contacts and the appropriate next steps,” de Blasio said.
Cuomo said the man apparently had an underlying respiratory illness, and he had no known travel history to China or other countries on the virus watch list.
A 39-year-old health care worker who traveled to Iran was the first confirmed case in New York, on Sunday. Officials said the woman has respiratory symptoms, but they are mild. Her husband, who is also a health care professional, is also being tested.
More than 92,000 cases of Covid-19 have occurred worldwide since the novel virus emerged in China. More than 3,100 people have died. The illness is characterized by fever and coughing and, in serious cases, shortness of breath or pneumonia.
Cuomo said two families in Buffalo that traveled to Italy are under quarantine and being tested for the virus.
The governor said more cases are expected as the outbreak spreads and testing ramps up.
Jonathan LaMantia of Crain’s contributed to this report.
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