Healthy Life Article
- As of March 3, in addition to the 48 cases from repatriated people from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan, there have been 60 new cases of COVID-19 across 12 states.
- Nine people have died.
- Experts say people don’t need to panic but should prepare in case they’re quarantined at home for 14 days.
Just a week ago, the first “community spread” of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) was detected in the United States: a woman in Northern California who hadn’t been exposed to anyone known to have the virus.
Before her diagnosis, people in the United States were only thought to be at risk for COVID-19 if they had recently traveled to a high-risk area abroad or been exposed to someone who was sick.
But the woman in California hadn’t traveled internationally, nor had she been in contact with anyone with the infection.
This suggests that person-to-person transmission may
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