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Coronavirus: 10 new COVID-19 cases bring NYC total to 46: De Blasio

Posted at 7:36 AM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-11 08:28:16-04

NEW YORK — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced 10 new cases of coronavirus in the city Wednesday on the PIX11 Morning News, bringing the city's total COVID-19 cases to 46.

The newly confirmed cases also bring the state total to 186.

"There's a lot more testing going on," de Blasio said when telling PIX11's Dan Mannarino the update. "We should recognize, the more and more testing we do, we're going to find more cases, but thank God we're getting to the truth because every time we find a case we can take the appropriate action to protect that individual and everybody else," he added.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Tuesday ordered a nearly two-week "containment area" for New Rochelle as the Westchester suburb is considered the “largest cluster in the United States,” of confirmed COVID-19 cases.

The mayor confirmed that Westchester cluster to be the only cluster they've identified in our area thus far.

When asked if he'd consider a similar "containment zone" for New York City of if the city is even prepared for it, de Blasio was quick to say, "We're nowhere near that at this point. There's no specific situation where we'd do that right now. We are preparing any number of scenarios, for all sorts of tough situations."

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There are over 116,000 confirmed cases worldwide, with over 4,000 deaths. Over 64,000 people infected with COVID-19 have recovered, according to the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering.