The governor's office says with travelers expected to return to the U.S. following Lunar New Year celebrations in China, the New York State Department of Health is working with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to post informational signage at all four Port Authority worldwide airports as well as MTA subways and busses.
A press release from the Department quotes State epidimiologist Dr. Zach Moore as stating the "patient remains in good health". The patient came in with mild respiratory symptoms, but is now in good condition.
The DHHS will update the public as soon as the CDC results are available.
The Maricopa County Department of Public Health and the Arizona state health agency "are now investigating to identify any close contacts that may have been exposed while the person was infectious", a statement read. The person was taken directly to the hospital from RDU for assessment and care using the appropriate infection prevention measures.
Guidance from the CDC advises that people who have had casual contact with the patient are at "minimal risk" for developing infection.
The agency said it is now working to identify anyone who might have come into close contact with the person and is monitoring for possible coronavirus symptoms.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday the total number of New Yorkers that have undergone testing for novel coronavirus is now up to seven. The North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health is preparing to implement the CDC-developed test to detect novel coronavirus once it is distributed to state public health laboratories.
Doctors can arrange tests for people with signs of infection and recent trips to affected areas or contact with an infected person through local or state health authorities.
No cases of the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in North Carolina. The latter case was someone with ties to Arizona State University who did not live in school housing, state health officials said.
So far, there are only two confirmed cases in the United States.
At this time of year, respiratory illnesses in people in North Carolina are most likely due to infection with the flu or viruses that cause the common cold.