Panic Buying Hits New York After Manhattan Woman Contracts Coronavirus

New Yorkers were in full panic mode on as they rushed to supermarkets and left shelves bear of food and medical supplies after the news that a woman from Manhattan had become the the state’s first victim of the disease.

As The Daily Mail reports:

Panic buying has hit New York with anxious shoppers clearing supermarket shelves as they stock up on food and medical supplies after a woman became the state’s first confirmed coronavirus case.

People started stockpiling items from stores over the weekend as authorities confirmed on Sunday that a healthcare worker in her 30s had been diagnosed with coronavirus.

The number of cases across the U.S. soared to 89 over the weekend with two confirmed death from the virus.

The two coronavirus-related deaths were confirmed in Washington state and included a resident at the Life Care Center nursing home and a patient at the EvergreenHealth hospital.

In addition a nursing home in Washington State was the site of the US’s second death from the virus, spurring fears of contamination at the facility and beyond.

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