Andrew Cuomo Governor of New York City (NYC) has no report about new types of coronavirus infections. He said this at a press conference on Tuesday.
Hundreds of people died every day from coronavirus infections, the NYC state governor Andrew Cuomo said. A mutated form of fatal has been identified in the UK. The US is frustrated by its transmission.
New types of coronavirus infections have may spread to other countries as well. However, such infections have not yet been identified in the United States.
Health experts, including Anthony Fawcett, the top infectious disease specialist in the United States, fear the new strain of Covid-19 may have already crossed the Atlantic.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has voiced similar concerns.
At the press conference, Andrew Cuomo said, “We also want to know if this new type of coronavirus has caused any infection in New York. But so far we do not have any information about it.
The governor said a high-level lab test was needed to identify the newly converted virus. “Hospitals that have such lab facilities will be assisted in testing for virus detection,” he said.
It is important to know the presence of the newly mutated virus, said, Governor Kumo. He said anyone found infected would be taken in isolation. Measures will be taken to control the infection by contact tracing.
Following the introduction of a new type of Covid-19 in the United Kingdom, various countries are taking precautionary measures, including travel bans.
British Airways, Delta Air and Virgin Atlantic flights from the UK to New York have made it mandatory for all passengers to have negative Covid-19 test results.