NY Lawyer Who Visited Miami Confirmed With Coronavirus

Law.com reports this morning

An undisclosed New York attorney who recently traveled to Miami is hospitalized near home after being diagnosed with Covid-19.

A Westchester County lawyer who works at a small Midtown Manhattan firm has been hospitalized with the new coronavirus, New York state’s second known case of the virus, authorities said Tuesday.

The 50-year-old attorney from New Rochelle traveled last month to Miami but has not been to any countries, such as China or Italy, that have been hit hard by Covid-19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

“Our information is the gentleman had an underlying respiratory illness, and he is ill and he is hospitalized,” the governor said.

Demetre Daskalakis, New York City’s deputy commissioner of disease control in the health department, said the attorney became ill Feb. 22, was admitted to Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville Feb. 27 and transferred to Columbia Presbyterian on March 2. His trip to Miami was in early February.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said the attorney had respiratory issues off and on for the last month, but they became “much more severe in the last few days.” His condition was listed as serious.

“There are seven people who work at the firm who have been identified by the Department of Health as worthy of follow-up,” the mayor said. “That testing will proceed. Others who did not have that direct contact have been given broad precautions and guidance.”

Source:  https://www.law.com/dailybusinessreview/2020/03/03/lawyer-is-the-2nd-new-yorker-confirmed-with-coronavirus-diagnosis-report-392-83957/