U.S. Coronavirus fatalities now surpass China’s
U.S. Coronavirus deaths hit 3,900 on Wednesday morning, surpassing China’s Coronavirus fatalities.
Fox News reports that New York — the U.S. epicenter — has more than 1,700 fatalities as of Wednesday morning. Fox News also finds that “Michigan, Illinois, Louisiana and Massachusetts have started to become emerging hotspots for the virus. Michigan now has 7,615 cases after 1,117 infections and 75 deaths were recorded in a single day. Over 259 people in the state have died from the virus.”
In response to the quick spread of the virus, many states are issuing stay at home orders, closing all non-essential businesses. Some states, including New York, DC and Maryland, are handing out fines, even jail time, to those breaking these orders.
To better understand the specific orders for your area, check with your local government’s official website.
On Tuesday, President Trump shared The White House’s updated official Coronavirus guidelines. This 30-day campaign now encourages Americans to avoid gathering in groups of more than 10 people as well as any non-essential travel. The guidelines also restrict visits to retirement, nursing or long-term care facilities.
More information can be found here.
The President will be holding another Coronavirus Task Force press briefing tonight at 5:00 p.m. ET. Tune in for more updated information about the Coronavirus.