Despite US President Donald Trump’s claim that coronavirus was under control, the deadly virus continues to infect people across America. In an unprecedented development, the number of infections on March 7 rose by 100 in just 24 hours taking the nationwide toll to 335. Meanwhile, the number of dead rose to 17 causing a nationwide panic.
Florida reported its first two deaths on March 7. The Florida Department of Health reportedly said that the two patients who died were in their 70s and had travelled overseas. One of them was a man with underlying health issues in Santa Rosa County, in Florida's Panhandle. This comes as the western state of Hawaii reported its first infected case on March 6. According to reports, the patient is a resident who recently travelled to Mexico on a cruise ship. Looking at the number of reported cases, it is apparent that the West Coast is bearing the brunt of the virus in the US.
Meanwhile, northwestern state Washington has reported the most number of cases. According to media reports, 80 people have been infected and 14 have died due to the viral outbreak. This comes as 70 people are undergoing treatment in California and one has died as new cases continue to emerge in the countries' third-largest state.
This comes as New York state governor Andrew Cuomo reportedly said on March 7 that the number of coronavirus cases in the state has jumped to 44 in the last 48 hours. Cuomo reportedly said that the number will continue to grow up. Cuomo used Twitter to revise the state’s case count from 33 released earlier Friday to 44. According to the reports, the state reported 11 cases on Wednesday evening, 22 on Thursday, 33 Friday afternoon and 44 Friday evening which is a fourfold increase within just 48 hours.