USA records over 500 coronavirus cases, Trump praises response as ‘great job’


Passengers "will not be released into the general public" but will either be moved to hospitals for treatment or to federal "isolation facilities" in California, Texas and Georgia, officials said yesterday. "Getting a handle on the crisis and containing the spread of the virus is by far the best way to address any effects on the economy".

The government planned to dock the Grand Princess cruise ship, with about 3,500 people on it, at an unused dock in Oakland, California, on Monday. "When I say protect, I mean right now, not wait until things get worse, say 'no large crowds, no long trips, and above all, don't get on a cruise ship.'" Fauci pointed out that numerous cases are showing signs of "community spread", meaning they couldn't be traced back to a single source and suggesting the outbreak is intensifying. While the seasonal flu has a death rate of about 0.1 percent, the World Health Organization has said that 3.4 percent of those confirmed to have contracted COVID-19 have died.

Epidemiologists say the initial containment effort may have slowed the arrival of the virus but accuse the White House of wasting time with a strategy concerned more with the political narrative than domestic readiness.

'Early on, there were some missteps with regard to the test and some technical aspects to it, ' Fauci said on NBC's Meet the Press.

Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus, seems particularly serious for older people and those with underlying medical problems like heart, lung or kidney disease.

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While praising his team's work to fight the virus, the president, who is seeking re-election in November, has repeatedly cited the relatively low number of people infected in the US. UU. "We'll get through this, but it's going to be a hard period". "I would prefer, because I like the numbers to be where they are".

The District of Columbia recorded its first case on Saturday. De Blasio said there were 20 confirmed cases there as of Monday afternoon. The previous season that number was estimated to be more than 61,000. If the seven private labs in New York State were approved, they could process an additional 1,000-2,000 tests per day, according to Howard Zucker, state health commissioner. "There are many other people out there telling what is happening and increasingly ... alarmed by the lack of preparation for what lies ahead".

President Donald Trump visited the CDC in Atlanta on Friday, where he defended his administration's handling of the outbreak and tried to reassure Americans the government had the virus under control.

White House advisers on Monday plan to present President Trump with a list of policy changes they hope could stem the economic fallout of the coronavirus, including paid sick leave and emergency help for small businesses, according to a senior administration official.

"We have a perfectly coordinated and fine tuned plan at the White House for our attack on CoronaVirus", Mr Trump tweeted.

"So this happened today. got to golf with the President!" the Washington Nationals pitcher wrote on Instagram Sunday, along with a photo of himself with Trump at his West Palm Beach golf club.