Roommates, United States residents are being tested for the new coronavirus, which has reportedly caused thousands of people to become sick, and killed dozens! The most recent case is being looked at in Maryland. The virus broken out in China, and remains centered there, but health officials are concerned it will begin spreading to the United States.
According to CNN, 106 people are dead and more than 4,500 cases of the coronavirus have been reported in China, and the numbers just continue to increase. There are also reportedly at least five cases in the United States.
The coronavirus is a combination of large families of viruses that usually infect animals, but can sometimes evolve and spread to humans. Symptoms for people with coronavirus tend to include fever, coughing and shortness of breath, which can evolve into pneumonia.
– 4587 infected.
– 976 in serious condition.
– 106 dead.
– 60 treated and released.
– Some 60 million quarantined.
– Spread to 18 countries.
– Spreads faster than Spanish flu.
– Has spread in Germany.
Maybe it is time to stop all flights from China? 😑
— PeterSweden (@PeterSweden7) January 28, 2020
WOW. #HongKong leader Carrie Lam announces the suspension of the high-speed rail service and all cross-border ferry services between the city and mainland #China in a bid to stop the spread of #coronavirus.#2019_nCov #CoronavirusOutbreak #2019nCoV https://t.co/k06XrqIn0D
— Dr. Dena Grayson (@DrDenaGrayson) January 28, 2020
Chinese President Xi Jinping said the coronavirus epidemic is a “demon” that will not be allowed to remain in the country. Xi met with World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom in Beijing on Tuesday and had this to say:
“The Chinese people are engaging in a serious battle against the outbreak of the new coronavirus pneumonia. People’s lives and health are always the first priority for the Chinese government, and the prevention and control of the epidemic is the most important task at present, so I have been directing and deploying the works myself,” Xi said.
“I believe as long as we can strengthen our confidence, stand together, scientifically prevent and control the epidemic, and adopt precise measures, we will definitely defeat this epidemic.”