FDNY member at Brooklyn firehouse tests positive for coronavirus

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An FDNY firefighter who works at a Brooklyn firehouse has tested positive for coronavirus.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the firefighter worked Sunday-Tuesday of this week, went home with symptoms Tuesday and tested positive. Thirty-one members of the firehouse who had contact with him are now quarantined. The firehouse is now operational again.

 
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The number of cases in New York City is now at least 183, with 30 people hospitalized, including 18 in the ICU. De Blasio says 80% of the hospitalized cases are patients over 50 with pre-existing medical conditions.

Meanwhile, earlier today New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the first death from coronavirus in the state, an 82-year-old woman with underlying respiratory illness. She was treated at a New York City hospital.

On Friday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that New York will be ramping up testing. 

The New York State hotline is staffed 24/7 at 888-364-3065.

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