First American Dies of Coronavirus

The first American death from Coronavirus was announced this week. The lady in her fifties was reported to be a medically high risk individual.

The President addressed a news conference. Where he updated the media on the situation saying: there are still four people very ill, but 15 are on the way to recovery or have recovered. However the President warned more cases are expected.

The President announced greater travel restrictions to south east Asia, Iran and Italy. He also did not rule out tighter border controls along the Mexican border.

Coronavirus continues to spread globally with Italy and Iran being particularly hard hit outside of China. Little is still known about the virus. But it appears that for 3 out of every 4 cases the patient will have mild to moderate flu like symptoms. However there are those people for whom the virus requires hospital treatment. Those at greatest risk of death are the elderly, the very young, and those with pre-existing medical conditions.

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