ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — It’s been exactly one year since New York state had its first confirmed COVID-19 case.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the announcement in the evening on Sunday, March 1, 2020:
At that point in time, only about a dozen New Yorkers had been tested for the virus.
When New York had its first confirmed case, there were 65 cases across nine states nationwide and two confirmed deaths in Washington state.
Albany County’s first confirmed coronavirus case occurred 11 days after the state’s first official case, on March 12, 2020. The first case was a student at University at Albany.