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Coronavirus in USA

An outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) began from Wuhan, an Eastern city of China, which is spreading very rapidly in all over the world. Now this disease has been detected in more than 203 countries, including USA.

In USA, the first case of COVID-19 was reported on January 20, 2020. On March 17, first 100 deaths have been reported. According to worldometers report, currently there are around 1,237,761 coronavirus cases found in USA in which 200,669 has recovered, and 72,275 has dead.

In a news conference, President Donald Trump identified that New York, Washington, and California are the major countries in America suffering from this virus. He has issued a Major Disaster Declaration for New York, Washington, and California. New York is on the top in the list, where more than 67 thousand corona positive cases confirmed.

According to WHO report, there are no specific treatments or vaccines for coronavirus currently. Globally, more than 3,741,276 cases of this COVID-19 have been reported across all continent excepts Antarctica. To be safe from this virus, schools, colleges, social gatherings need to be restricted until the vaccine is available.

As we all knowns very well that - "Preventions are better than cure."

Wherefrom COVID-19 has been started?

An outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) began from Wuhan, an Eastern city of China. On December 31, 2019, China reported a cluster of cases in Huanan Seafood Wholesale market in Wuhan city. Chinese Health Organization confirmed this cluster as Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) on January 7, 2020.

At this time, this virus has been spread in many countries. As of March 26, more than 4 lacs corona cases had been reported worldwide till March 26, now this figure has crossed 8 lacs corona cases. In this earlier month, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic.

How America infected with COVID-19?

In USA, the first case of coronavirus had been identified in Washington on January 20. A young man returned from Wuhan, China tested positive with this deadly disease Corona. He disclosed that he had returned from China on January 15 with his family after visiting Wuhan city.

At first, it was mostly found in those who travelled outside the United States. As coronavirus spreads through person to person across the country. Initially, no strict action was taken by the US government. Therefore, the number of corona cases increased in America in a few weeks.

In last few weeks everything has changed and conditions became bad to worst. As the testing expanded, the corona infected cases confirmed in dozens and then by thousands.

There are more than 1,237,761 cases till 6 May in USA. New York, a North-eastern city of America, has the highest number of coronavirus cases. A WHO spokeswoman told to CNN that the USA still has time to stop for becoming a new epicenter of coronavirus.

What are the USA health officials doing to fight with COVID-19?

On March 16, the white house declared Stay Home. The white house also recommended the citizens of America to work from home, avoid unnecessary travel, don't go out if not too much necessary. Approximate 1,247,433 patients have been recovered till now suffering with this virus.

Earlier this month WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic. The USA president Donald Trump declared a national emergency. They also released up to $50 billion funds to help the states suffering with this virus. The USA president Trump has signed a bill to ensure paid leave benefits to Americans.

The Vice President of USA Mike Pence told the reporters that more than 2,50,000 Americans have been tested for coronavirus. But still, there is less availability of coronavirus tests within US borders.

Those who is infected with corona virus are quarantine for 14 days so that this virus will not spread in others.

Impact on America

There are around 1,237,761 coronavirus cases found in USA in which 200,669 has recovered, and 72,275 has dead till 6 May. One day before this number was 54941. Ten thousand new cases reported in a single day, on March 25, which is a large number. A severe outbreak result in hundreds or thousands of deaths of Americans, which could also harm to economy.

Though the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths is still increasing in USA. A WHO spokeswoman told to CNN that United State still has time to stop for becoming a new epicenter of coronavirus.

Below are some parameters discussed which can affect due to coronavirus:

  • There will be a great loss to American citizens due to this virus.
  • A severe outbreak result in hundreds or thousands of deaths of Americans, which could also harm to economy.
  • Americans may also have a recession, which will affect them financially.
  • Many families will lose their family members due to this coronavirus.

What says worldometers?

According to the worldometers report, the United States of America (USA) is the Second country, which has the highest number of coronavirus cases after Italy. Below is a list of 50 countries, which have the highest number of corona cases in the world till 6 May.

Top 50 Coronavirus (Covid-19) Infected Countries LIVE Update

Country Total Cases Total Deaths Total Recovery
USA USA 1,237,761 72,275 200,669
Spain Spain 250,561 25,613 154,718
Italy Italy 213,013 29,315 85,231
UK UK 194,990 29,427 N/A
France France 170,551 25,531 52,736
Germany Germany 167,007 6,993 137,400
Russia Russia 165,929 1,537 21,327
Turkey Turkey 129,491 3,520 73,285
Brazil Brazil 115,953 7,958 48,221
Iran Iran 99,970 6,340 80,475
China China 82,883 4,633 77,911
Canada Canada 62,046 4,043 26,993
Peru Peru 51,189 1,444 15,413
Belgium Belgium 50,509 8,016 12,441
India India 49,436 1,695 14,183
Netherlands Netherlands 41,087 5,168 N/A
Ecuador Ecuador 31,881 1,569 3,433
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 30,251 200 5,431
Flag Switzerland 30,009 1,795 25,400
Mexico Mexico 26,025 2,507 16,810
Portugal Portugal 25,702 1,074 1,743
Sweden Sweden 23,216 2,854 4,074
Pakistan Pakistan 22,550 526 6,217
Chile Chile 22,016 275 10,710
Ireland Ireland 21,983 1,339 13,386
Singapore Singapore 20,198 18 1,519
Belarus Belarus 18,350 107 3,771
Qatar Qatar 17,142 12 1,924
Israel Israel 16,314 238 10,527
Austria Austria 15,650 606 13,462
Japan Japan 15,253 556 4,496
UAE UAE 15,192 146 3,153
Poland Poland 14,647 723 4,655
Romania Romania 13,837 854 5,454
Ukraine Ukraine 13,184 327 2,097
Indonesia Indonesia 12,071 872 2,197
Bangladesh Bangladesh 10,929 183 1,403
S. Korea S. Korea 10,806 255 9,333
Philippines Philippines 10,004 658 1,506
Denmark Denmark 9,938 503 7,296
Serbia Serbia 9,677 200 1,723
Colombia Colombia 8,613 378 2,013
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 8,480 354 1,905
Norway Norway 7,955 215 32
Czechia Czechia 7,896 257 4,006
South Africa South Africa 7,572 148 2,746
Egypt Egypt 7,201 452 1,730
Panama Panama 7,523 210 823
Australia Australia 6,875 97 5,975
Malaysia Malaysia 6,383 106 4,567
Total: 3,741,276 258,511 1,247,433

This worldometers report states that the number of corona cases is increasing day to days, which need to control. On 27 March, the USA surpassed Italy and China with more than 85000 corona cases and take the first place in the world for coronavirus infected cases.

How this virus spreads?

This virus spreads person to person through droplets of saliva or discharge from nose when an infected person sneezes or coughs. Older people (over 60 years old) and those who have medical problems like respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or cancer have more chances to develop serious illness.

Some common symptoms include -

  • Fever
  • Dry Cough
  • Tiredness
  • Sore throat

To protect yourself from this infection, maintain social-distancing, avoid going to crowded places, wash your hand with an alcohol-based sanitizer, and also use face mask. Elderly people and those who compromise with their immune systems have a high risk of infection and death.

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