(DNAINFO) Leslie Albrecht — The number of New Yorkers with the potentially deadly West Nile virus has grown to 10, health officials confirmed Friday.
The city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene quietly updated its online tally of West Nile cases to list four cases in Brooklyn, four in Queens and two in Staten Island.
On Thursday, the chart showed only three cases citywide. A week ago, it listed just one.
“[W]e sent out a press release for the first West Nile virus case of the season,” DOHMH spokeswoman Veronica Lewin said Friday in an email. “Other cases are posted on our website. We can’t get more specific than borough.”
DOHMH posted the new cases online two days after the city sprayed sections of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island with pesticide to kill mosquitoes carrying the virus.