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A Manhattan woman is New York State’s first confirmed case.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Sunday confirmed New York State’s first case of the coronavirus, saying that a woman contracted the virus while traveling in Iran and is now in New York isolated in her home.
“The patient has respiratory symptoms, but is not in serious condition and has been in a controlled situation since arriving to New York,” Mr. Cuomo said in a statement, offering no details on the woman’s whereabouts.
A New York state official said that the positive case was in Manhattan. The case is the 32nd tested from New York. All of the previous cases had tested negative.
No cases are currently outstanding. New York’s state lab was granted the ability to test for the virus on Saturday after an appeal from Mr. Cuomo.
“There is no reason for undue anxiety — the general risk remains low in New York,” the governor’s statement said. “We are diligently managing this situation and will continue to provide information as it becomes available.”
San Antonio patient tests positive after recovering from coronavirus illness
In San Antonio, Texas, a patient who appeared to recover from the coronavirus illness and had been released from a health care facility after having tested negative twice in more than 24 hours was placed back into isolation after a subsequent sample tested “weakly positive,” according to the C.D.C.
Health officials were tracing potential contacts the person had while outside the facility, even though it was not clear that the patient would have been able to transmit the virus.
In a statement, Mayor Ron Nirenberg called the situation “unacceptable” and said he would hold the C.D.C. responsible for allowing the patients to leave the facility.
Similar cases in other countries have raised questions about whether a relapse of the illness is possible. Experts have suggested that fragments of the virus can remain in the bloodstream and be picked up by sensitive tests even after a person’s immune system has destroyed the virus’s capability to infect anyone else. Testing errors could explain the test results.
Stocks in Asia rise while bond yields reach a new low.
Stocks rose in Asia on Monday morning as investors made bets that the world’s governments and central banks would step in to help a global economy slammed by the coronavirus outbreak.
But U.S. Treasury prices rose, driving yields lower, in a sign of growing worry in the financial world.
After opening lower, Japanese stocks rebounded, and the Nikkei 225 index was up about 1.4 percent. The rise came after the Bank of Japan, the country’s central bank, said it “will strive to provide ample liquidity and ensure stability in financial markets through appropriate market operations and asset purchases.” It did not announce any specific moves.
Hong Kong shares also rebounded and were trading about 0.9 percent higher. Shares in Shanghai, a market that often gets support from state-linked investment vehicles, was up 2.9 percent.
Futures markets indicated investors expect Wall Street and several European markets to open higher later on Monday.
Yields on the 10-year U.S. Treasury bond fell to 1.08 percent, edging closer to the psychologically important 1 percent threshold. The drop, driven by rising bond prices, suggests investors are still looking for safe places to park their money, as well as the expected move by the Federal Reserve.
The higher opening for stocks followed one of the worst weeks for global markets since the financial crisis, with several major indexes around the world falling more than 10 percent in just a few days — a stunning decline that came as investors grappled with the potential economic toll the outbreak could take.
Two health care workers in California test positive.
Two health care workers in the San Francisco Bay Area tested positive for the coronavirus after they were exposed to a patient now being treated for the virus at a hospital in Sacramento, the authorities said on Sunday.
The workers’ conditions were not immediately available, but public health officials in Alameda County and Solano County said in a news release that the workers were isolated in their homes.
The news came after new cases were reported in both Washington State and Rhode Island. Alex M. Azar II, the health and human services secretary, said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that the government planned a “radical expansion” in testing capacity.
Globally, the number of infections has risen to more than 88,000. China reported an additional 202 infections and 42 deaths from the virus, bringing its total number of confirmed infections to more than 80,000 and total of deaths from the virus to exceed 3,000.
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Reporting was contributed by Russell Goldman, Sheri Fink and Mitch Smith.