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New York man who recently traveled to Miami tests positive for coronavirus

A second confirmed case of coronavirus in New York could be a community spread case, which means the patient didn’t travel to any of the countries where the spread is ongoing, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Tuesday morning.

The Westchester County man in his 50s did recently travel to Miami, Cuomo said. Authorities haven’t confirmed any coronavirus cases in Miami-Dade County.

The newly diagnosed coronavirus patient in New York works as an attorney in Manhattan and lives in New Rochelle. And like the newly diagnosed coronavirus patient in Florida’s Manatee County, he had not traveled to China, South Korea, Iran or Italy.

The case of the newly diagnosed patient in Florida’s Hillsborough County was linked to a recent trip to Italy. Authorities in Florida reported on Tuesday there is a third case of coronavirus.

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez said he spoke to Gov. Ron DeSantis and Scott A. Rivkees, Florida’s Surgeon General, and both advised him there was no need to cancel major events.

“That could change,” Gimenez said, adding that large public events do concern him.

As of Tuesday evening, the Ultra Music Festival, which attracted about 170,000 people to Miami last year, and Calle Ocho, a festival with about a million people in Little Havana, had not been canceled. The Miami-Dade County Youth Fair will also be held.


About the Authors:

Glenna Milberg joined Local 10 News in September 1999 to report on South Florida's top stories and community issues. She also serves as co-host on Local 10's public affairs broadcast, "This Week in South Florida."

The Emmy Award-winning journalist joined the Local 10 News team in 2013. She wrote for the Miami Herald for more than 9 years and won a Green Eyeshade Award.