COVID-19 pandemic in the United States
This article needs to be updated. (May 2021)
|COVID-19 pandemic in the United States|
|First outbreak||Wuhan, Hubei, China|
|Index case||Chicago, Illinois (earliest known arrival)|
Everett, Washington (first case report)
|Arrival date||January 13, 2020|
(1 year, 10 months and 1 week ago)
Deaths[change | change source]
Trump response[change | change source]
The Trump administration made a public health emergency on January 31, then on February 2nd he began to end the entry of most foreign nationals who had recently traveled to China. People have said that the country's response to the pandemic was slow in regards to testing and medical response.
Warnings[change | change source]
National emergency[change | change source]
A national emergency was declared on March 13. In early March, the Food and Drug Administration began allowing public health agencies and private companies to create and carry out tests. The Trump administration waited until mid-March to start purchasing large amounts of medical equipment.
On March 16, the White House announced that they were against any gatherings of more than ten people. Since March 19, 2020, the U.S. Department of State has said all U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel.
State and local responses[change | change source]
Many numbers of infections and deaths have happened in nursing homes, long-term care facilities, prisons, and other detention centers, meatpacking plants, churches, and larger cities such as New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Seattle.
Prisons[change | change source]
In July 2020, scientists from Johns Hopkins University told people that deaths from COVID-19 in United States prisons were much higher than the average for the whole country. There were about 3251 sick prisoners and 39 deaths out of every 100,000 prisoners. The national average was about 587 sick United States residents and 29 deaths for every 100,000 United States residents.
References[change | change source]
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Given the population of the U.S. (about 327 million) ...
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