China reports the most coronavirus deaths in one day as total surpasses 1,000; US confirms 13th caseChina reported its highest daily coronavirus death toll Tuesday, the 103 additional fatalities pushing the total past 1,000 and providing a somber warning that the epidemic was accelerating.
All but two of the 1,018 deaths attributed to the outbreak that emerged in December have taken place in mainland China. The virus is continuing to spread into other countries, with almost 500 of the 43,138 now confirmed cases elsewhere.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week reported the 13th case in the U.S.The 103 deaths broke the daily record set one day earlier, when 97 deaths were reported. A team from the World Health Organization arrived in China this week to lay the groundwork for a larger international team that will aid the Chinese effort while learning traits of the outbreak that could aid global efforts, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.
13th US case confirmedThe CDC confirmed the 13th coronavirus case Monday. The case, detected in California, involved a patient under a federal quarantine order at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar near San Diego after recently returning from Wuhan, China.
Wuhan and Hubei province are where the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by the virus was discovered in December 2019.The CDC said it was conducting a thorough contact investigation of the person who has tested positive to determine whether friends, relatives or others are should be deemed high-risk.About 800 Americans evacuated from Wuhan remain under quarantine.
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