As of March 18, the United States recorded 6,135 cases of infection, the largest number of infected – in the states of New York, Washington and California.
Coronavirus is recorded in all 50 US states, West Virginia was the last region to be confirmed infected, CNN reported.
West Virginia Governor Jim Justice March 17 Announces Coronavirus Test one of the patients turned out to be positive. He did not give details, he only said that he was a resident of the eastern part of the state.
As of March 18, according to CNN, in the United States 6135 cases of infection were recorded, 112 people died.
The largest number of cases in the state of New York – more than 1600 cases, in second place Washington – more than 1000, in the third – California with nearly 600 cases.
NBC News Channel citing state and local officials said the number real cases of infection can be significantly higher, because the country had problems with testing.
March 17 The White House advised Americans to avoid crowding, and senior citizens encouraged to stay home. In some states, governors have quarantined banning public gatherings and closing bars and restaurants.
Health officials say the US has reached a tipping point: if citizens do not seriously follow the recommendations, then the country may face a situation that has developed in Italy, where the number of infected has exceeded 30 thousand, CNN notes.
Last week, US President Donald Trump declared a state of emergency in the country. He said that to combat the spread of coronavirus will allocate $ 50 billion
An outbreak of coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in China. March 11 World Health Organization announced the spread of coronavirus pandemic. According to WHO data, on March 17, 184,975 people were infected with coronavirus in more than 150 countries, 7,529 people died. The largest number of cases in China, Italy and Iran.