The first confirmed coronavirus patient in New Jersey has spoken out about his experience of contracting the virus.
James Cai, a 32-year-old physician’s assistant, who was the first patient to test positive for the virus in the state, spoke to CBS2’s Hazel Sanchez about how rapidly he had fallen ill after contracting Covid-19.
“Every day is getting worse,” he said in a video from the hospital.
“It happened so quick,” he told the local station.
CBSNewYork reported that the man, who works in both Manhattan and Fort Lee, New Jersey, became sick after attending a medical conference at a Times Square hotel last weekend.
“A lot of people say it’s OK, don’t wear masks, I don’t believe that.”
“If you wear a mask, then you must know how to use it and dispose of it properly.”