Number Of Coronavirus Cases Rises Above 100 In New York

Albany, N.Y. - In just a matter of days, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases has crossed the century mark in New York State.

Officials say there are now 105 people who are being treated for the illness. Most of the cases are downstate, but the creep upstate is beginning. Cases of the virus were confirmed over the weekend in Saratoga County and Ulster County.

Governor Cuomo is urging the federal government to allow all state-approved private labs to handle coronavirus testing. There are so far six labs that are approved to test, including one at SUNY Upstate. He also wants New Yorkers to remain calm and says a lot of effort is going into keeping the disease from spreading.

Cuomo also gave a stern warning to businesses. He says that the State will suspend licenses for businesses that are caught price gouging products like hand sanitizer.

There are around four thousand people across New York in quarantine as a precaution, that includes 2,700 in New York City.

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