Today Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency here in New York after the number of the coronavirus infections has almost doubled in 24 hours.

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"COVID-19 is a disease caused by new respiratory virus first identified in China and is now spreading worldwide. This disease can lead to fever, cough and shortness of breath." ~ Erie County, NY Department of Health

Currently, there are 76 reported cases of the coronavirus in our state, according to The Hill. Ten of those people are in the hospital. The number of reported infections has almost doubled, up from 44 on Friday, according to WGRZ. The state has requested hundreds of coronavirus tests. You can get the latest information from the CDC here.

"I would test as many people as you can test, because you want to know." ~ New York Governor Andrew Cuomo