The CORONA is not stopping. The deadly virus has led authorities in in New York to declare emergency in the city after the number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose to 89 and the nationwide death toll from the virus reached 19.
So far, more than half of all US states have reported cases of the coronavirus, which originated in China last year and causes the sometimes deadly respiratory illness COVID-19. The outbreak has totally changed the daily life with concerts and conferences canceled and universities telling students to stay home and take classes online.
Organizers of the Conservative Political Action Conference, a high-profile annual gathering that took place in Maryland last month, said one of their attendees had tested positive for the virus after exposure prior to the event. The person had no interactions with President Donald Trump or Vice President Mike Pence, who were in attendance, the American Conservative Union said in a statement.
The two latest deaths were in Washington’s King County, the hardest hit area in the United States after the virus spread among residents at a nursing facility in the Seattle suburb of Kirkland.
In New York, the number of confirmed cases rose by 13 on Saturday taking the total number of patients to 89 country-wide. Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a declaration of emergency in NY.