One thousand people who came into contact with coronavirus NY lawyer are ordered to self-quarantine after he infected his wife, son, daughter and neighbor – while LA County declares state of emergency with six new cases and US death toll hits 11

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
By Paul Martin

The number of coronavirus cases in New York jumped to six on Wednesday after the wife, two children and neighbor of a Manhattan attorney tested positive
One thousand people who may have come into contact with the family have been ordered to self-quarantine
The attorney remains in intensive care at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. Health officials said the attorney has severe pneumonia that potentially put him in more danger than others
His family and neighbor, who drove him to the hospital, are self-quarantined in their respective homes
Those being asked to quarantine include members of their synagogue, two students at the son’s university, some students at the daughter’s Bronx high school, seven law firm employees and eight hospital staff
In total, 11 people have now died from the COVID-19 coronavirus across the country as the number of confirmed cases has soared to more than 150
Nine of the deaths have occurred in Washington state while California recorded its first death on Wednesday
Officials in Los Angeles County – which has about 10 million residents – also declared a health emergency on Wednesday after six new cases were confirmed in less than 48 hours, bringing the total in the city to seven

By EMILY CRANE and KEITH GRIFFITH
DAILYMAIL.COM
4 March 2020

One thousand people who may have come into contact with a New York attorney who infected his wife, two children and a neighbor with coronvirus have been ordered to self-quarantine as the US death toll rises to 11.

In total, 11 people have now died from the COVID-19 coronavirus across the country as the number of confirmed cases has soared to more than 150.

Nine of the deaths have occurred in Washington state while California recorded its first death on Wednesday.

Health officials in Los Angeles County – which has about 10 million residents – also declared a health emergency on Wednesday after six new cases were confirmed in less than 48 hours, bringing the total in the city to seven and raising the California state case figure to 35.

The New York cases rose to six on Wednesday after officials confirmed that the Manhattan attorney’s wife, 20-year-old son, 14-year-old daughter and neighbor had all tested positive for coronavirus.

The 50-year-old attorney, who lives in Westchester County and commutes to his midtown Manhattan law firm, had been confirmed as the state’s second case on Tuesday.

The attorney remains in intensive care at the New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. Health officials said the attorney has severe pneumonia that potentially put him in more danger than others from the disease.

His family remain quarantined in their home in New Rochelle. The neighbor, who initially drove the attorney to the hospital when he started suffering from coronavirus symptoms last Friday night, is also under self-quarantine at home.

Following the positive tests, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said about 1,000 people in Westchester County and New York City will be contacted by health professionals and asked to self-quarantine.

They include some 300 people from New Rochelle synagogue the infected family attends, two people at the son’s university, an unconfirmed number of students at the daughter’s school in the Bronx, seven employees and one intern at the Manhattan law firm and eight staffers at New York Presbyterian-Lawrence Hospital.

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