CDC Confirmed 35 America Coronavirus Cases
US officials have now confirmed 35 America Coronavirus Cases, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Friday. These include 21 cases among repatriated individuals, as well as 14 US cases.
“We are keeping track of cases resulting from repatriation efforts separately because we don’t believe those numbers accurately represent the picture of what is happening in the community in the United States at this time,” Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, told reporters Friday.
U.S. health officials are planning for the COVID-19 coronavirus, which has killed at least 2,249 people and sickened more than 76,700 worldwide, to become a pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.
Messonnier announced the CDC is working with state and local health departments “to ready our public health workforce to respond to local causes and the possibility this outbreak could become a pandemic.” The CDC is collaborating with supply chain partners, hospitals, pharmacies, and manufacturers to understand what medical supplies are required, she stated.
“This will help CDC understand when we may need to take more aggressive measures to ensure that health-care workers on the front lines have access to the supplies that they need,” she said. “We are reviewing all of our pandemic materials and adapting them to COVID-19.”
The US confirmed Coronavirus cases
US officials have now confirmed 34 cases of a novel coronavirus in the country, according to an announcement Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
These include 21 cases among repatriated individuals, as well as 13 US cases.
“We are keeping track of cases resulting from repatriation efforts separately because we don’t believe those numbers accurately represent the picture of what is happening in the community in the United States at this time,” Dr. Nancy Messonnier, said reporters Friday.
The 21 repatriated include 18 former passengers of the Diamond Princess cruise ship that docked in Japan, plus three who had been previously evacuated from China. There are 10 additional passengers among the Diamond Princess evacuees who tested positive for the virus in Japan, and who Messonnier said will likely be added to the official US count once the Japanese test results have been adjudicated.
Which of the US States are faced with Coronavirus crisis
The 13 US cases include seven in California, one in Massachusetts, one in Washington state, one in Arizona, two in Illinois and one in Wisconsin. Among these cases, there are two instances of person-to-person transmission, one in Illinois and one in California.
The 13th America Coronavirus Cases was confirmed overnight in Humboldt County, California. County officials offered few details but said a close contact with symptoms was also undergoing testing, and both are self-isolating at home.
Messonnier said there are additional America Coronavirus Cases from the Diamond Princess group who remain hospitalized in Japan and are “seriously ill.”
Approximately all the Americans evacuated from Wuhan are no longer in quarantine. The ship passengers are quarantined at military bases and hospitals in California, Texas, and Nebraska. Additionally, anyone who has been in mainland China in the past two weeks is being asked to quarantine themselves when they return home and watch for symptoms of the illness — fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
As we said before. in California, health officials announced that amounts to 7,600 people, they are being asked to monitor their health, stay home and limit interactions with others as much as possible, the California Department of Public Health said Friday.