5 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in New York state

There are at least 1,000 people under self-quarantine.
1:58 | 03/05/20

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Transcript for 5 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in New York state
Whit Johnson joins us now and wait we heard about those. Thousand people self quarantine eight in New York are they getting tested. Lindsay we do expect that they will be tested at least many of them and there is absolutely a concern about this spreading even further when you think about it at least a couple of the people who were infected with corona virus then went on to infect their entire family is there are spouses their children's and even neighbors and people around them so this is what they're doing right now we know that at least eight employees at the first hospital where the patient was taken. Are being tested and now officials are coordinating here in new York presbyterian trying to see who else in the hospital may have been exposed by Governor Cuomo said again today. This is really just the beginning it's simple mathematics here he said expect dozens and dozens of more cases in the coming days. And we give us an update about this new situation on the West Coast and Dewey possibly have another infected ship. That is the big concern that Lindsay and it's a complicated situation because what happened here. At least two people who were on this cruise it went from San Francisco at a Mexico. Came back and tested positive this'll just a couple of weeks ago one of those patients as we mentioned earlier. Died as a result of the virus but part of the concern is. That ship the grand princess is still out to see in the Pacific off the California coast and there are people who were on the ship with the initial patients one of them. The Who died. We're still on that boat right now so they're turning the ship around they're bringing it back to San Francisco tomorrow but there's still a big question. About what will happen when that ship arrives we know that the CDC is working with princess but will passengers on board be taken to another quarantined for fourteen days like we saw with the diamond princess ship off the coast of Japan there are a lot of unknowns have a lot of questions -- our way Johnson for us again tonight thanks where.

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