Statement From Mayor De Blasio On New Coronavirus Case In New York City as of the morning of Wednesday, March 4, 2020

“Three family members of the Westchester resident who was diagnosed yesterday with the Coronavirus have tested positive for the Coronavirus. A female child attends SAR Academy and High School in the Bronx. A male child attends Yeshiva University in Manhattan and has not been on campus since February 27. Both children and their mother, who also tested positive, remain in home isolation in Westchester.”

“Yeshiva University is working closely with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to take every necessary precaution to ensure the safety of students and the community. City disease detectives are on campus to identify close contacts of the student and connect those individuals to testing immediately. As of this morning, two contacts have transferred to Bellevue hospital for testing. We will continue working closely with our State partners to ensure we are doing everything we can to keep New Yorkers safe.”

In addition to the above details, it was reported later on this day (March 4, 2020) that the case of the initial patient mentioned above resulted in the infection of his neighbor and four member of his own family…thus bringing the total to 9 individuals infected with Covid-19 as pertaining to this individual situation.