New York City Confirmed Its First Coronavirus Patient, New York City’s first case of coronavirus was reported by the New York Times Sunday evening.
New York City Confirmed Its First Coronavirus Patient?
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New York City’s subway and bus system could limit or stagger service, according to the New York Times, and transit workers have posted thousands of signs throughout the system encouraging riders to wash hands and avoid close contact with sick people.
1.5 million masks have been distributed to healthcare workers, with New York City mayor Bill de Blasio saying 300,000 more masks are needed from the federal government, among other protective gear.
Also in New York City: 1,200 hospital beds are available for coronavirus patients, while plans for possible quarantines at hotels, hospitals and homes are being made.
San Francisco preemptively declared a state of emergency Tuesday, which will free up funding from state and federal governments that will reimburse its preparedness efforts.
San Francisco’s declaration allows it to direct city employees to focus on coronavirus response, including public health nurses, social workers and case managers.
Big number: $40 million. That’s how much money New York state has set aside for coronavirus efforts. New York governor Andrew Cuomo said the funds will be used to hire additional staff, procure equipment and other resources to combat coronavirus, according to NBC’s New York affiliate.
New York City Confirmed Its First Coronavirus Patient