2019-nCoV

State of Emergency Declared in Washington State Over Coronavirus

Washington Governor Jay Inslee (D) declared a state of emergency on Saturday following the announcement of the first coronavirus-related death in his state and the nation. The governor directed all state agencies to use all resources necessary. He also authorized the use of National Guard troops.

Washington state Governor Jay Inslee takes questions during a press conference about the first confirmed U.S. case of a virus known as the 2019 novel coronavirus at the state Public Health Laboratories on January 21, 2020 in Shoreline, Washington. The patient diagnosed with the virus, also known as the Wuhan …

CDC: Coronavirus Health Risk to General American Public is Currently Low

Officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) told reporters on Monday the immediate coronavirus health risk to the general American public is low. This is due, in part, to the low number of confirmed domestic cases and that the virus has not yet spread to any people who have not recently returned from China.

View of St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates, Illinois on January 24, 2020 where a Chicago woman affected by the coronavirus is treated in isolation. - Officials announced the second confirmed case of coronavirus in the United States is a woman in the Chicago area. (Photo by Derek R. …

CHINA: Coronavirus Could Spread Two Weeks Before Symptoms Show

A Chinese health official reports the Wuhan novel coronavirus could be contagious for up to two weeks before a patient becomes symptomatic. This means people who are not yet showing symptoms of coronavirus-related illness could be spreading the virus to other contacts.

People wearing face masks attend to a child in a stroller as they ride a subway train in Beijing, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. The new virus accelerated its spread in China, and the U.S. Consulate in the epicenter of the outbreak, the central city of Wuhan, announced Sunday it will …

CORONAVIRUS: U.S. Orders Wuhan Consulate Staff to Leave City

The U.S. Department of State ordered employees of the Consulate in Wuhan, China, to evacuate from the city in wake of the spreading novel coronavirus. The order comes as Chinese authorities expand containment responses designed to slow or stop the rapidly spreading virus that has so far killed at least 41 people.

People wear masks on a street in Hong Kong, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 to celebrate the Lunar New Year which marks the Year of the Rat in the Chinese zodiac. Cutting off access to entire cities with millions of residents to stop a new virus outbreak is a step few …