New York Coronavirus Patient Was in Iran Last Week

The first person to test positive for coronavirus in New York City arrived there following a visit to Iran last week, the New York Post reported on Monday.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the patient is a 39-year-old healthcare worker who attempted to avoid contaminating others by acting in a “textbook way.”

The woman was aware that she was a potential risk as she flew home from Iran, which has a high rate of coronavirus cases. Due to this concern, she did not take public transportation from the airport to her home to Manhattan, instead using a car service with her husband, who joined her on the trip to the Middle Eastern country.