There are now 22 coronavirus cases confirmed across New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced in an update on Thursday.
Since Wednesday an additional 11 cases were identified. Eight of those cases were connected to the lawyer in Westchester. The Governor said that the other three new cases are in New York City and Long Island. Those three individuals are hospitalized at this time.
“What is going to happen is the number will continue to go up,” he said. “It must because we’re continuing to test more-and-more. The more you test the higher number you will have. We’re testing more because that’s a good thing.”
He admitted that testing comes with challenges, but that this system is the best way forward for state and local officials.
Governor Cuomo said the state is doing the best it can to trace back through those who may have been infected, or possibly came into contact with an infected person.
Two people in Wayne County are quarantined as a precaution, according to health officials.