Coronavirus cases linked to sick NY man jumps to 11

A Westchester public school district has closed in order to disinfect buildings, while about 1,000 people have been ordered to self-quarantine.
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Good evening and it's great to have you with us here on a Wednesday night. And we begin tonight with the race to cob tan the coronavirus coast to coast. In Los Angeles, a state of emergency. In New York City tonight, about 1,000 people are now under self-quarantine. All possibly coming in contact or linked to one man who is hospitalized in critical but stable condition tonight. His wife, two children and a neighbor all testing positive. One of his children, a college student, classes canceled there. In Los Angeles, that state of emergency. Six new cases there, including an airport worker doing medical screenings at L.A.X. The death toll in the U.S. Rising to at least 11 tonight. The first death from California, a passenger on a cruise ship during a round trip voyage from San Francisco. ABC's whit Johnson leading us off with the efforts to contain the virus here in New York and across the country. Reporter: Tonight, a scramble to contain the spread of the coronavis in New York. About 1,000 people ordered to self-quarantine. All possibly connected to one patient in this hospital. That is another one, two, three, four, five people and again, all off this one there are going to be hundreds in westchester. Reporter: That 50-year-old father now hospitalized in Manhattan in critical but stable condition. His wife, two kids, a neighbor who drove him to the hospital and another family connected to his law firm testing positive, too. The number of cases jumping to 11. A local public school district now closing to disinfect the buildings. In California tonight, health officials say this grand princess cruise ship is likely linked to the state's first death from the coronavirus. And a second infection. An elderly patient, possibly exposed while traveling from San Francisco to Mexico. The CDC now investigating a "Small cluster of cases of covid-19" in northern California traced back to that ship. Princess cruises now urging any passengers who may have been exposed to stay in their rooms. "Until you have been contacted and cleared by our medical staff." That ship now turning around, heading back to port in San Francisco tomorrow. The CDC working with princess to determine the next steps. In Los Angeles county, a local emergency after six new cases there, including an airport medical worker at L.A.X. Who was screening for the virus. Across the country, the numbers climbing. At least 155 cases and 11 deaths. Outside of Seattle, new modular homes for a temporary quarantine village. And today, another victim from this Kirkland nursing home in Washington state. Families desperate for answers, worried about their elderly relatives. They're not answering the phones. The lines are busy. We've all been emailing. All the families are really worried, not knowing if our loved ones are even alive, if they have the virus. Reporter: Teddy Tyler's mother was rushed to the hospital from facility last week. I just keep telling her I love her and -- I hope she can hear me. Reporter: In Washington today, the president meeting about the virus, talking about the changes in behavior for all of us in the wake of the outbreak. I haven't touched my face in in weeks. I miss it. And so let's get to whit Johnson, he joins us now from outside the hospital where that New York patient has now been transferred to. And we know from your reporting that that patient is in strit call but stable continue tonight. And they are investigating who may have come in contact with him, but who may have treated him in these steps along the Reporter: David, we know at least employees from the first hospital where that patient was taken are now being tested for the coronavirus, and now officials here at New York presbyterian are investigainvestigating, as well, to see if anyone else needs to be tested. Governor Cuomo today warning that this is just the beginning and to expect dozens and dozens of more cases. David? The governor reiterate what he's been saying for days now. Whit Johnson, thank you. And late today, the CDC now

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