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U.S. Confirms Second Death from Coronavirus

2 Mar 2020 02:20 PM

Washington state health officials said late Sunday that a resident of the nursing home died of the coronavirus, while the Governor of New York confirmed the state's first positive case, and on Sunday evening, Florida declared a public health emergency, confirming the existence of its first two cases.  

Trump administration officials on Sunday allayed fears that the global recession was looming, arguing that the public and the media were overreacting and said stocks would rise again because the U.S. economy was essentially strong.

The total number of confirmed cases in the United States is more than 75 with two deaths, both in Washington State. Globally, there were more than 87,000 cases and nearly 3,000 deaths in 60 countries, according to the World Health Organization.

Stock markets fell last week, with the global stock index recording its biggest weekly decline since the 2008 financial crisis, wiping out more than $5 trillion in equity value worldwide.

Trump said Sunday that travelers to the United States from countries at high risk of contracting THE Coronavirus will be screened before boarding and on arrival, without specifying countries.


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