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2020 coronavirus pandemic in the United States


2020 coronavirus pandemic in the United States

The ongoing worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a new infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was first confirmed to have spread to the United States in January 2020. Cases have been confirmed in all fifty U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and all inhabited U.S. territories except American Samoa.[5] As of AprilĀ 6, 2020, the U.S. has the most confirmed active cases in the world and ranks third in the number of total deaths from the virus.[6] The first known case of COVID-19 in the U.S. was confirmed on January 20, 2020, in a 35-year-old returnee from Wuhan, China, five days earlier.[2] The White House Coronavirus Task Force was established on January 29.[7] Two days later, the Trump administration declared a public health emergency and announced restrictions on travelers arriving from China.[8] On February 26, the first case in the U.S. in a person with "no known exposure to the virus through travel or close contact with a known in

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