Saturday, March 14, 2020

Late Saturday Afternoon Orleans County Declared State of Emergency

As of 4:40 pm 3-14-20

New York State has now reported two deaths from the new coronavirus. Governor Andrew Cuomo said Saturday the first patient was an 82-year-old woman with emphysema who died at a hospital in New York City. She was hospitalized on March 3 and died Friday. 

The Wall Street Journal and NBC said the second death was a patient from Rockland County who died on March 12. The Rockland County Medical Examiner said Saturday that person tested positive for the virus. More than 500 New Yorkers have been diagnosed so far with COVID-19, the new illness that has sickened people around the globe. 

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