Confirmed coronavirus cases double in New York

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ALBANY – The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in New York has reached 22, up from 11 reported on Wednesday.

The governor said there are 18 cases in Westchester County, three in New York City and one in Nassau County.

He has activated the statewide emergency operations center in Albany as well as two centers in Westchester – one in Hawthorne and one in New Rochelle.

“New Yorkers should focus on facts now fear as we confront this evolving situation, and the facts do not merit the level of anxiety we are seeing,” said Governor Andrew Cuomo. “The number of cases will increase because it’s math – the more you test, the more cases you have. We are testing more people, we are isolating anyone who may have come in contact with the virus, and we are getting people care if they need it.”