Surgeon General outlines critical next 2 weeks
ABC News – Over 362,000 people around the world have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus — and officials say the pandemic is accelerating.
In the U.S., there are more than 40,000 diagnosed cases of the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, known officially as COVID-19, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.
The disease spans every state as well as Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico, forcing millions of Americans to stay home in an effort to contain the disease.
At least 479 have died in the U.S and more than 15,400 people have died across the globe.
Today’s biggest developments:
– The pandemic is ‘accelerating,’ WHO director-general says
– Diagnosed cases soar to over 20,000 in New York
– Amy Klobuchar’s husband tests positive for coronavirus
– Spain reports 462 deaths in past 24 hours