Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday provided more details on New York City’s 13 coronavirus patients and their conditions.
The new details came as the mayor said cases in the Big Apple could hit 100 within two to three weeks.
The city’s first five cases included a Manhattan man in his 40s, a Brooklyn woman in her 80s and a 39-year-old health-care worker who returned from a trip to Iran and is recovering in her Manhattan apartment.
There was also the Westchester lawyer who worked in Midtown — identified by sources as Lawrence Garbuz, 50 — and a 51-year-old Upper West Side father with a “direct nexus,” to him.
- That man’s wife, 47, and his 11-year-old daughter tested positive for COVID-19, officials said on Saturday. None have preexisting conditions and all are doing well, de Blasio said. The man’s two other daughters, ages 8 and 10, tested negative. They’re all being isolated at home.
- Two women from Brooklyn, whose diagnoses were also announced Saturday, are 66 and 71 and don’t have preexisting conditions. They returned from a cruise to Egypt on Feb. 20 and isolated themselves at home when they began to experience symptoms.
- The man from Brooklyn who was hospitalized in serious condition after returning from a trip to Italy is 39, with preexisting conditions. He came back March 2 and symptoms began to manifest the next day. He had one close contact, a business associate, who tested negative.
- The Manhattan man who tested positive after having lunch with an infected person on a recent trip to Chile is 58-years-old and in isolation at home after being discharged from a hospital.
Meanwhile, the 33-year-old Uber driver, who was not licensed by the city Taxi and Limousine Commission and drove on Long Island, is still in serious condition at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway. He has an underlying respiratory issue.
His family members — including his wife, three kids, father in law, brother in law and sister in law — are all in isolation and don’t have symptoms.
Forty-one staffers at the hospital are all also in isolation.
The mayor said he’d provide more details on the most recent case, a person in The Bronx who tested positive overnight, at a later date.
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