NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene: 2 additional people being tested for coronavirus

The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene says a second and third person in New York City have been identified for testing for the novel coronavirus.

It says both individuals, who are currently hospitalized, had recently been in mainland China.

The department says both people are over 60 and had a fever, cough or shortness of breath.

The first person is hospitalized at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. The second person is hospitalized a New York-Presbyterian Queens.

Both are said to be in stable condition.

The department says testing to determine whether these are confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus will take a minimum of 36-48 hours and depends on CDC testing capacity.

 

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