The number of coronavirus cases in New York State spiked to 33 on Friday after an additional 11 people tested positive — all connected to a single New Rochelle lawyer, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced.
Of the new cases, eight are in Westchester and two are in Rockland County — all people with ties to Lawrence Garbuz, 50, the midtown lawyer who was confirmed to have the flu-like illness this week.
One of the new patients is in the Big Apple, a Manhattan man in his 50s, also with ties to Garbuz, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Friday morning.
He and his wife are under mandatory quarantine, state officials said.
Of the 33 cases, five have been hospitalized, with the governor saying all of their conditions are improving.
“The number has to go up because we’re testing people,” Cuomo said. “We have to find people. We have to contain it.”
They include Garbuz, who is hospitalized in stable condition at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
Across the state, 4,000 people are being isolated as a precaution, including 2,700 in the Big Apple and 1,000 in Westchester.
There are 44 people are under mandatory quarantine, including nine in the Big Apple, up from just two on Thursday, husband-and-wife health care workers from Manhattan.
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