US coronavirus cases cross 60,000, 827 dead: tracker
27 March, 2020, 00:41
An FDNY medical worker wears personal protective equipment outside a COVID-19 testing site at Elmhurst Hospital Center, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in NY.
The US is now just narrowly behind China and Italy at 80,021 cases, and has seen more than 1,000 deaths, 385 of them in New York State. In the US, more than 61,000 people have tested positive and over 890 have died of the disease. Spain's count of over 3,600 deaths is now second only to that of Italy, where more than 7,500 people have died from the virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The House of Representatives is expected to take up the measure on Friday.
Bad news from Bill Gates for the USA A new strain of Coronavirus, COVID 19 , is spreading around the world, causing deaths and major disruption to the global economy. He added that the time to act was in January, a few weeks after the viral outbreak began in China last December.
Italy, the eurozone's third-biggest economy and a major exporter of machinery, textiles and other goods, became perhaps the first Western developed nation to idle most of its industry, extending a shutdown on smaller, nonessential businesses to heavy manufacturers. The county, which encompasses Seattle, was where the first confirmed case of the virus occurred in the U.S. About 30 of the deaths in the county can be traced to a single nursing home. He added that experts expect the number to increase as critically ill patients who have been on ventilators for several days succumb to the virus. Washington state has reported 100 and New Jersey 44, respectively.