New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
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As fear over the new coronavirus in New York spreads faster than the outbreak, people have started to steal face masks and other medical equipment from local hospitals, Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters Friday.
“Not just people taking a couple or three, I mean just actual thefts of those products,” Cuomo said at a press conference from the state capital in Albany. “I’ve asked the state police to do an investigation, look at places that are selling masks, medical equipment, protective wear, feeding the anxiety.”
Cuomo announced 11 new cases in the state overnight, bringing the total to 33 — tripling over the previous 48 hours.
“The number will continue to go up because it’s mathematics,” Cuomo said, trying to tamp down anxieties over the growing outbreak in the state. “The more you test, the more you will find.” There are roughly 2,700 people in New York City under ‘precautionary quarantine’ with more than 1,000 others…