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coronavirus have now been identified in all 50 US states and more than 140 deaths in the country have been linked to the disease. Their death is known, all of the three last week, comes as the number of diagnoses has soared into the thousands as the virus has spread and as testing has grown significantly. On Wednesday morning, more than 1,000 new cases were announced in New York State.
On Thursday morning, at least 8317 people in each state, plus Washington, DC, and three US territories, has tested positive for coronavirus, according to the New York Times database, and at least 147 patients with the virus have died.
As the United States scrambled to understand the scope of increasing public health crisis, life in many countries has stalled: Schools and businesses were closed. Parties, meetings and sporting events have been canceled. Inside, residents have been ordered to stay inside.
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As the death toll exceeded 140 on Wednesday, the danger that it poses a coronavirus – especially for older people and people with health problems – became clearer.
At least 35 of the deaths are connected to a single treatment center in Washington, and other residents – in Kansas, South Carolina and at least two other centers in Washington – also died.
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Several hundred new cases now being identified every day, including more than 1,300 on Tuesday. The rate of diagnosis is expected to accelerate as the spread of viruses and testing becomes more widely available. More public and private laboratories have started to run tests for the coronavirus in recent days, increasing the capacity to identify new patients after weeks of delays and shortages of test kits.
Outbreaks looks very different today than it did just a few weeks ago. In early March, 70 cases have been reported in the United States, most of them associated with traveling abroad. Since then, new cases have been poured by the hundreds and thousands, including more than 2,500 between early Tuesday and noon Wednesday. The virus is now spreading in parts of the country which have not been identified recently 10 days ago, including Louisiana, which now has at least 257 known cases.
The New York Times is engaged in a comprehensive effort to track the details of each case was confirmed in the United States, collects information from federal, state and local around the clock. The figures in this article is being updated several times a day based on the latest information we gathered journalists from all over the country.
The number of patients treated in the United States remains a fraction of those with the virus abroad, where thousands of people were killed and tens of thousands have been infected.
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As about 100 new patients every day has been identified recently in Washington State, officials there have rushed to impose restrictions on public meetings and slow the transmission rate.
With hospitals stretched thin, officials in King County, which includes Seattle, announced the acquisition of a motel to be used as an isolation area. They also bought a “tent fully self-contained, with a floor and hot” to hold more people with the disease. And with more than 60 deaths reported in the state, officials banned gathering of more than 50 people and ordered the closure of theaters, fitness clubs and bars.
“We are at a critical moment in this crisis,” King County Executive Dow Constantine, said in a statement. He added: … “Go to work if you must, but squat if you can Snooze anything you can treat the next two weeks as a period of self-quarantine, to protect yourself and the life and health of your loved ones and the entire community. ”
Washington not only West Coast state to be hit hard. The spread of the virus community have been reported in many parts of California, where local officials were among the first to cancel the big meeting, and in Oregon, where several cases have been linked to a home for veterans. Most patients are first on the West Coast are traveling in China or are passengers two cruise ships where outbreaks appear. But as the virus has circulated widely within countries, and as the number of diagnOS has increased from a few dozen to hundreds, officials were unable to determine how most of the latest patient became ill.
As more US patients diagnosed with no history of overseas travel, it became clear that people are exposed to in schools, offices and medical facilities. Among the recent cases: A man in southwest Missouri who have traveled to other parts of the country, and three people in Nevada who have contact with patients prior coronavirus.
Since announcing their first cases of coronavirus on 1 March, health officials in New York State had raced to contain the spread of the virus as the number of confirmed diagnosis has surged past 2,300.
Many early cases there was traced to a man from Westchester County who attended a public meeting before knowing he coronavirus. The National Guard has been deployed in New Rochelle, the center of the outbreak.
In addition to Westchester County, patients are being treated in several New York City boroughs, Long Island and in more than a dozen other countries. Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, warned that the intensive care unit will be full and requested the President Trump for sending the Army Corps of Engineers for retrofit university dormitories and other buildings to house their patients. Both Mr. Cuomo and Mr. Trump accused the other of not doing enough to control the virus.
“It’s only a matter of time before bed ICU of our country to fill.” Write Mr. Cuomo Monday on Twitter.
Since the first coronavirus death in the United States reported on Feb. 29 in King County, Washington., Which includes Seattle, officials there continue announces fatal case of the disease.
Tuesday, 35 deaths have been tied to the Life Care Center treatment facility in Kirkland, Wash., Where dozens of residents, staff members and visitors who are sick. Many of the cases involve elderly people with other health problems that make them susceptible to coronavirus. Cases have also been reported in other nursing facilities in the Seattle area.
Among people in the United States who have died of coronavirus, almost all are in their 70s, 80s or 90s. The youngest known death was a man in his 40s.
While the majority of deaths associated with the coronavirus has been in Washington, more and more countries have reported a fatal case in the last few days. In New York, seven deaths have been announced since Saturday. In Indiana, the country’s first fatality was made public on Monday. And in South Carolina, a resident of a long term care facility died shortly after being diagnosed, associated coronavirus-the first death in the country.
“This is an example of the importance of taking precautions to protect those at high risk, such as the elderly and people with serious health conditions underlying it,” said Dr. Brannon Traxler from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
Forty-three Americans who spend time on the cruise ship Diamond Princess, in which the virus spread among the passengers and crew as it docked in Japan, and then treated in the United States, receiving treatment at a hospital in California, Texas, Nebraska, Utah and Washington State.
Some residents of Maryland, Iowa, Texas and Virginia who contracted the virus positive in the Egyptian Nile cruise, officials said state and local. And at least 21 people traveling on foot Grand Princess cruise from San Francisco in February had tested positive in the United States.
At least 21 patients over coronavirus sail in the next Grand Princess cruise that arrived in California last week. Others on board were not sent to quarantine tested positive on a military base. By this week, passengers have started to be sent back to self-quarantine, including 29 people from Wisconsin who arrived there on Sunday.
“We are delighted to finally have our people back home in Wisconsin,” the state’s governor, Tony Evers, said in a statement. “These people have been through a terrible experience full of uncertainty and fear.”
The data is based on reports by the states and counties at the time of publication. local government may revise the figure reported as they get new information.
Reporting was contributed by Jordan Allen, Jeff Arnold, Mike Baker, Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs, Maddie Burakoff, Christopher Calabrese, Robert Chiarito, Matt Craig, John Eligon, Matt Furber, Jake Holland, Jon Huang, Patricia Mazzei, Miles McKinley, Sarah Mervosh, Andrea Michelson, Steven Moity, Sean Plambeck, Thomas Rivas, Alex Schwartz, Anjali Singhvi and Jeremy White.
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