On the 26th of February, 2020, according to Centre for Disease Control and Prevention said A new case of coronavirus has been confirmed in California, "in a person who reportedly did not have associated travel record or interaction to another known patient with COVID-19,"
With the source still unknown, this could present an example of someone being infected of the virus in which the source of the infection remains unknown and also with no travel history to where the virus poses a great danger.
The number of infected persons with the virus has risen to 15 in the united states. These cases are detected through thorough surveillance. Also, a number of 47 cases have been recorded among Americans that were admitted into the US from China.
As of Saturday, February 29th, 2020, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that the number of infected people had risen to 66 people in the US. Also, The Washington State Department of Health (USA) announced that on Saturday, February 29, the country recorded her first death from COVID-19. This was reported by ABC News and The Daily Beast.
President Donald Trump later said, we are talking about a woman over 50 years old, who had previously been classified as a “patient with high-risk factors”. Four more people infected with coronavirus are in serious condition, he added.
The WHO said, Since the outburst of the virus, this is the first time more cases of COVID-19 have been reported outside of China than from China. The first study participant is an American who caught the disease while on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship and is being treated at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC).
During a news briefing in the U.S, Dr. Nancy Messonnier, the director of CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases said, with the alarming rate of reports of the spread of the virus globally, there are high probabilities that there is going to be a community spread. The CDC is proposing that drastic measures are taken to ensure that the risk of exposure and infection is lessened; by sensitizing people on the necessary things to do. Also, schools can employ the use of technology to ensure that education is not missing out. It is also advisable that any social or mass gathering is suspended.
According to the CDC, it is recorded that as of February 26, 2020, there is a confirmation of 60 cases of the coronavirus already, inclusive of 45 cases of U.S citizens who were admitted into the country from Wuhan or the Diamond Princess cruise ship.
If there seems to be any form of display of symptoms of the coronavirus which include; coughing, fever and difficulty in breathing, they will definitely be quarantined.
A huge number of Americans that were withdrawn from Wuhan or the Diamond Princess cruise ship were also deposited in necessary quarantine at various U.S military bases.
With the rate at which the coronavirus is spreading, it is advisable to ensure that safety and sanitization are kept. You must ensure that you avoid close contact with sick persons refrain from touching your mouth, eyes, nose, sanitizing and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces, staying at home when you're water, washing your hands with soap and water often for at least 20secs, especially after visiting the toilets and bathrooms, this will help you to stay clean from being infected. Preventing yourself from the virus will reduce the panic and also help you go on with your daily life without having to worry too much about the virus.
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