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Friday, February 28, 2020

New Update on Corona Virus- Also Known as COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is responding to the current outbreak of CoronaVirus also known as COVID-19 that was first detected in Wuhan City, province of Hubei in China. The virus is said to have spread internationally throughout 50 countries across the world. The name of the virus is known as “SARS-Cov-2” and its disease is named COVID-19. 
On the 30th of January 2020, the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee of World Health Organization declared the outbreak of the virus a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern”. While on the 31st of January 2020, the Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II announced that a public health emergency for the United States to aid the country’s healthcare community in responding to COVID-19. 
There is a rapid increase of fear regarding the COVID-19 across the world, but most specifically, California, USA- with a report of 8,400 people after the first possible case of direct contact with infected people of unknown origin. 
New cases have been confirmed in at least 10 countries as of Friday, the 28th of February, 2020, including, New Zealand, Netherlands and Nigeria. Furthermore, there is a significant rise in death cases of COVID-19 ranging with an estimate of 2,850 worldwide. 
Approximately 84, 000 people worldwide have been infected with the deadly virus known as COVID-19 within 50 different countries; including 4000 cases outside of China according to the John Hopkins University report.