New York City student is showing signs of coronavirus and is quarantined at home after his lawyer father tested positive for the disease

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
By Paul Martin

The state’s second case of coronavirus has been confirmed in a man who lives in Westchester County
The man, 50, worked in Midtown Manhattan as a lawyer but has not recently traveled to coronavirus hot spots
He has been hospitalized since being diagnosed, and suffers from an underlying respiratory illness
The man’s son is an undergrad student at the Yeshiva University in the city and is also showing symptoms
Four schools have been closed as a result of Tuesday’s case, two in the Bronx and two in Westchester
The man’s second son is a student at SAR Academy High School, an orthodox Jewish in the Bronx, but he is not showing symptoms

3 March 2020

A New York City student whose father tested positive for the coronavirus, becoming the state’s second confirmed case, is showing symptoms of the disease as the whole family is placed into quarantine.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo confirmed a 50-year-old lawyer who works in Manhattan and lives upstate had tested positive Tuesday, a day after a 39-year-old woman who had traveled to Iran was confirmed to be the first case.

The man is said to have an underlying respiratory condition, and is in a serious condition. When he was first diagnosed, he was was initially taken to New York-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville before being transferred to a hospital in Manhattan.

Authorities began an intense search on Tuesday to find anybody who the man and his family may have been in contact with as concerns grow for the doctors and nurses who treated him before he was identified with the illness.

His son, a student at Yeshiva University on 185th St, is also displaying symptoms of the virus and has been placed into isolation in the family’s Westchester home alongside the man’s wife and their other son. They are all being tested.

A second student at the university has placed themselves into self-isolation as a precaution because of their contact with the patient’s law firm, which is believed to be located near Grand Central.

The man is reportedly a regular worshiper at Young Israel synagogue in New Rochelle which has since been ordered to halt all services immediately by Westchester County Health Commissioner Dr. Sherlita Amler.

It is thought he attended services there on February 22 and a funeral and bat mitzvah the the temple on February 23.

The man’s travel does not include trips to China, and he has not visited any other areas with links to the outbreak, however he has recently traveled to Miami. There are two confirmed cases in the state of Florida, but none in Miami.

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