In the United States, more than 83,000 people have tested positive for COVID-19, edging out Italy, which has reported the most deaths, and China, where the virus was first detected in December in the metropolis of Wuhan (Source: AFP)
All 50 states in the US have reported cases of COVID-19 to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The main causes of these cases include; tourists visiting the country and close contacts to a known case.
On 16th March 2020, the White House announced a program called “15 Days to Slow the Spread,” which is a nationwide effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 through the implementation of social distancing at all levels of society. Older people and people with severe chronic conditions have been asked to take special precautions because they likely are at higher risk of developing serious COVID-19 illness.
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The US has recorded 1,178 deaths, while the global death toll stood at 23,293. With more than 25,000 positive tests and 210 deaths, New York has become the epicentre of coronavirus cases in the United States, but in recent days, the numbers in Louisiana, New Jersey and several other states also have been increasing.
More than 40% of US states have been ordered to stay at home; most of the states are under a stay-at-home order till further notice.
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