Coronavirus Spreading in the U.S.

Kylie Garcia

A new virus known as the “Coronavirus” is causing a stir in the United States. The deadly new virus is spreading like wildfire with more than 24,000 cases and at least 492 deaths worldwide. The coronavirus was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. The Pentagon said very early Wednesday that two more chartered flights evacuating about 350 Americans from China were scheduled to land in Southern California Wednesday. The first flight brought 195 Americans to an Air Force Base there last week. Chinese officials have agreed to let American experts into the country as part of a World Health Organization team in the coming days as more and more cases are being confirmed in the U.S. There were 11 cases confirmed in the U.S. as of Tuesday, including six in California, one in Washington, one in Arizona, two in Illinois and one in Massachusetts. More than 80 other Americans are being tested for the virus. The U.S. Government declared a public health emergency last week and prohibited foreign nationals from entering the country within two weeks of visiting China, unless they are family members of U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The State Department has warned Americans against all travel to China. As the virus is spreading more and more people are being more cautious.