Two cats in New York are first pets known to have coronavirus in the US

A veterinarian tests an Egyptian cat for the coronavirus, a requirement for travel, at a clinic in Cairo, Egypt on March 29.

(CNN)Two cats in New York have been infected with the novel coronavirus, federal officials announced Wednesday. Both had mild respiratory symptoms and are expected to make a full recovery.

"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.