New York will begin contracting private labs to increase testing capacity for the novel coronavirus as officials work to contain an outbreak largely concentrated in a Westchester County suburb. In a press conference on Wednesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said testing efforts at a federal level are not enough to satisfy the state’s needs.CORONAVIRUS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW“New York state has decided to use 28 private labs in the state to increase testing,” Cuomo said, while announcing that there are now 212 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region, including 48 in New York City. “New York can no longer rely on the CDC or FDA, but some of these state labs still need FDA-approved protocols.”The news comes a day after Cuomo announced a one-mile “containment zone” in New Rochelle that will shut down for two weeks beginning on Thursday. He said the National Guard will help sanitize the area and that “large gathering facilities” within the zone will be shut down as officials work to stifle the spread of coronavirus.CORONAVIRUS BECOMES PANDEMIC: WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE CLASSIFICATIONSome businesses within the zone will remain open, and those who live within the one-mile radius will be allowed to come and


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