The infected person then visited a local mall, ate at the food court and spent a few hours among other people, potentially exposing the public to the virus, Nirenberg said. "This should include a third consecutive negative test to create a more highly reliable system for determining that a previously-positive person is clear of the virus".
The United States' two biggest cities reported 10 more coronavirus cases on Wednesday, as lawmakers in Congress reached a deal to provide more than Dollars 8 billion to fight the outbreak. LA County is also increasing testing capacity and has received test kits from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, she added. All of the newly infected individuals in LA were exposed to COVID-19 through close contact, health officials said.
An emergency authorization will make more respirators available for U.S. health care workers during the coronavirus outbreak, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. In their test guide, the CDC recognizes that defining close contact is hard. Cases have also been detected in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin.
Tedros said he understood why people were rushing to stock up. Early reports had pegged the death rate at 2.3 percent , while a study of the virus's spread in China published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine had it even lower, at just 1.4%.
Alberto Moscoso , a spokesman for the Florida Health Department, said the older woman had been traveling with her 22-year-old sister, a resident of California. "She has been in isolation since this this was all identified; and this was something that was contemplated", said DeSantis. Those labeled positive are the cases from Hillsborough and Manatee.
The patients had a travel history from Italy and the United Arab Emirates, respectively, the statement said. While one of the cases has been reported from the national capital, the other has been reported from Dubai. Health Minister Etela Rajender was holding a meeting with top officials of the health department to review the situation. Vardhan said around 1,086 people who returned from Iran in recent times have been recommended for community surveillance.