The governor of New York on Saturday declared a state of emergency after the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus rose to 76. 

Andrew Cuomo announced the decision after the number of detected cases in the state doubled in the last 24 hours.

While the number of cases in New York has increased to 76, COVID-19 has been detected in a total of 377 people in the country so far.

The death toll of the disease increased to 17 after two more people died in Florida, with a new strain of the coronavirus detected in 21 people on

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