A student at Yeshiva University whose father is infected by the coronavirus has become the third New York resident to be diagnosed with the illness, according to the school.
But New York State officials said Wednesday morning that the number of infected residents quickly doubled to six, when the rest of the attorney's family tested positive for the disease.
"We have unfortunately received news this morning that our student has tested positive for COVID-19," Yeshiva said Wednesday in a statement. "Our thoughts are with him and his family as well as all those affected."
The statement continued: "We are taking every precaution by canceling all classes on Wilf Campus in Washington Heights. This includes all in-person graduate courses on that campus as well as the boys' high school."
The student's father is a 50-year-old attorney who runs a law firm located across from Grand Central Terminal, reports the New York Post.
Governor Andrew Cuomo said the attorney, who also has an underlying respiratory disease, is the only one of the COVID-19-infected people who is hospitalized.
A third coronavirus patient, a 39-year-old healthcare worker, has self-isolated at her Manhattan home after arriving from Iran last week.
Governor Cuomo has urged state residents to self-quarantine immediately if they show flu-like symptoms.
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