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Cuomo: 4 being tested for coronavirus in New York

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(WBNG) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo's Office says the New York Department of Health has four people under investigation for the coronavirus.

The governor's office says one person tested negative for the coronavirus and the other three are pending.

The investigation in New York follows two confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the country. One in Washington State and the other in Chicago.

Governor Cuomo is asking individuals to be vigilant but says the risk for New Yorkers contracting the coronavirus is "low."

"As we learn about the first confirmed cases of this novel coronavirus in the United States and potentially in New York, I want to assure New Yorkers that we are prepared," Governor Cuomo said.

"We are undertaking a wide-reaching and rigorous effort with all stakeholders, including healthcare providers, airports and federal health officials, to put in place the appropriate precautions to keep New Yorkers safe," he added.

The New York State Department of Health says a runny nose, headache, cough, sore throat, fever and a "general feeling of being unwell" are symptoms of the coronavirus.

12 News spoke with local health officials to check in with how they are preparing should the virus reach the Southern Tier. To read hat article, click here.

WBNG Staff

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