The first case of COVID-19 in the U.S. state of New York during the pandemic was confirmed on March 1, 2020.
On March 3, a second case was confirmed, a lawyer in his 50s who lived in New Rochelle, Westchester County.
On March 4, the number of cases in New York State increased to 11 as nine people linked to the lawyer tested positive.
On March 5, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio said that coronavirus fears should not keep New Yorkers off the subway, riding from Fulton Street to High Street in a public press attempt to demonstrate the subway’s safety.
On March 6, eleven new cases were reported, bringing the state caseload to 33.
On March 7, Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency in New York after 89 cases had been confirmed in the state, 70 of them in Westchester County, 12 in New York City and 7 elsewhere.
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