Even though here in WNY there have been 0 incidents of the Coronavirus; the World Health Organization is classifying the worldwide outbreak of the new coronavirus crisis as a pandemic.

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Channel 2 has the story;

173 confirmed cases of coronavirus in NYS, that's up from 31 cases from Monday..   Again none reported/confirmed in Western New York

As part of the response, the governor announced New York State is now producing their own hand sanitizer.

"The majority of the patients are around the City of New Rochelle, which is located in Westchester County."

The total break down in these parts:

Westchester County: 108
NYC: 36
Nassau County: 19
Rockland: 6
Saratoga: 2
Suffolk: 1
Ulster: 1

Lastly, speaking in Geneva today, the World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghegreyesus

 said the spread of COVID-19 had reached the level of a pandemic, noting there are now more than 118,000 cases in 114 countries and 4,291 deaths.