Cats test positive for COVID-19

Two house cats have tested positive for COVID-19, in the city of New York, according to federal officials. This is the first time a pet has tested positive for the virus in the USA.

The animals are from different parts of the State, the presented mild sumptoms but are expected to make a full recovery.

Officials believe that one of the cats caught the virus from his owner, who was positive for COVID-19. They also believe the other cat was infected by an asymptomatic or mildly ill household member or through contact with a neighbor.