U.S. Coronavirus Cases Top 13,000

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS coronavirus 2 or SARS-CoV-2), a virus closely related to the SARS virus. The disease was discovered and named during the 2019–20 coronavirus outbreak. The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic is a pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei, China in December 2019. 


  • Symptoms: Initial flu-like symptoms, such as fever, coughing, breathing difficulties, fatigue, and myalgia

  • Incubation period: 1-14 days 

  • Mode of transmission: Human-to-human transmission via respiratory droplets 

  • Prevention tips: Avoiding close contact with sick individuals; frequently washing hands with soap and water; not touching the eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands; and practicing good respiratory hygiene 


National Emergency

- US President Donald Trump has declared a national state of emergency. This frees up to $40 billion in federal funds to help local authorities.

- Trump also says he will "most likely" get tested for the coronavirus.

- Mainland China recorded 11 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Friday (13 March), the country's National Health Commission said on Saturday, up from eight cases a day earlier. The number of new infections in epicentre Hubei fell for a ninth straight day.

- South Korea reported more recoveries from the coronavirus than new infections on Saturday for the second day in a row, as a downward trend in daily cases raised hopes that Asia's biggest epidemic outside China may be slowing.

- Argentina announced its second coronavirus-related death on Friday as Ecuador reported its first, taking the total death toll in Latin America to five.

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Global Scope of the infection and fatalities

Give customers a The coronavirus pandemic has sickened more than 143,700 people, according to official counts. As of Saturday morning, at least 5,417 people have died, including 2,228 outside of mainland China. As the map below shows, infected people have been detected in at least 123 countries.  reason to do business with you.

While the outbreak is a serious public health concern, most people who contract the coronavirus do not become seriously ill, and only a small percentage require intensive care. Older people and those with existing health conditions, like heart or lung disease, are at higher risk.

More than half of those who have been infected have recovered.


The number of known coronavirus cases in the United States continues to grow quickly. As of Saturday morning, there have been at least 2,170 cases of coronavirus confirmed by lab tests and 48 deaths, according to a New York Times database.


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House passes COVID 19 aid package. what does it mean?


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi


WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives passed a coronavirus aid package in a bipartisan vote early Saturday, after Democrats and the Trump administration reached a deal that includes free testing, paid emergency leave and other resources intended to help stem the crisis and stabilize financial markets.

The vote, which concluded after 12:30 a.m., was 363-40-1. That sets up a Senate vote that could happen early next week.

President Donald Trump had tweeted that Democrats and Republicans should vote yes on the measure, and that he was looking forward to signing it.

 “We are proud to have reached an agreement with the Administration to resolve outstanding challenges, and now will soon pass the Families First Coronavirus Response Act," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Friday. 

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