First Coronavirus Death in New York – 82-year-old Woman Dies in NYC
UPDATE: Sunday (3/15/2020) 2:00 p.m.
It appears New York's first Coronavirus death came earlier that state officials thought. Updating the situation on Sunday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said a Rockland County man who passed away mid-week had been infected with the Coronavirus. He said health officials did not learn that man was infected until sometime on Saturday.
His briefing also included news that a third person has now died from the virus in New York - a 79-year-old woman whom the Governor also said had 'multiple major underlying issues.'
New York State saw it's first COVID-19 related death on Saturday.
Multiple outlets are reporting that an 82-year-old woman succumbed to the virus in a New York City hospital. The woman also suffered from advanced emphysema, officials say.
As of Saturday afternoon, authorities said cases of the fast-spreading Coronavirus in the state had exceeded 500. This week, officials in Herkimer County confirmed one positive test. Health officials in Tomkins and Tioga counties have also reported their first confirmed cases of the virus.
As of this posting, Oneida County has yet to see its first positive test for Coronavirus.