Last week, Erie County health officials said it would be only a matter of time before the novel coronavirus would be in Erie County and now, the first case in New York State has been confirmed.

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According to WIVB, Governor Andrew Cuomo has confirmed that the first case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been detected in New York State.

The patient is described as a "woman in her late thirties" and contacted the virus while traveling abroad in Iran. She is experiencing respiratory symptoms but not in serious condition and has been in a controlled situation since arriving back in New York State.

Here's the full press release from Governor Cuomo.

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