US federal authorities has confirmed the first cases of Coronavirus infection found among pets. Two pet cats in New York test positive for Coronavirus.
“These are the first pets in the United States to test positive,” the US Department of Agriculture said Wednesday in a joint statement with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“The cats live in two separate areas of New York state. Both had mild respiratory illness and are expected to make a full recovery. No individuals in the household were confirmed to be ill with COVID-19,” the CDC said. The cats are expected to make full recovery soon.
There are some cases appears in the world, that a pet get infected. Pets mostly get infected when they are in contact with infected person. As of now there’s no theory available which can prove pets or animals can become a carrier to spread Coronavirus to humans.
As of Now USA has 717,361 active cases and reported 47,681 total deaths. New York has registered 212,321 active cases and death toll stands at 20,354.