According to the real-time statistics of Johns Hopkins University in the United States, the number of confirmed cases of new crown pneumonia worldwide has reached 307104 as of 10:43 Beijing time on March 22.Among them, 26574 cases have been confirmed in the United States, more than 25496 cases in Spain, becoming the third country in the world after China and Italy. In addition, the cumulative number of deaths in the United States reached 307.
With the spread of the epidemic in the country, the first case has been confirmed among the prisoners in the federal prison system in the United States. A prisoner at the Brooklyn metropolitan detention center was positive for new coronavirus. Previously, two prison staff members have been diagnosed with new crown cases, one in Kansas and the other in Texas.
After two people in the U.S. House of representatives were confirmed, the U.S. central command also had a confirmed case, a Navy soldier who returned to the United States from overseas on the 15th. The soldier was then quarantined at home. Symptoms appeared on the 18th and tested positive on the 20th.
In order to prevent the further spread of the epidemic, the state governments are successively issuing "home order". As of Saturday, about a quarter of the U.S. population had been required to close shops and stay at home, Reuters reported.
After California, New York, Illinois and Connecticut, New Jersey issued a "home order" on the 21st, requiring about 9 million residents in the state to cancel unnecessary going out and close unnecessary commercial facilities indefinitely from 9:00 that night. This means that about 75 million of the 320 million people in the United States have faced "home order", accounting for 23.4%.
Novel coronavirus pneumonia has been declared by Trump on the 13 th. However, he said on the 20th that he did not consider issuing a nationwide "home order" from the federal government level, saying "some areas are not seriously affected".
As of 9:00 p.m. local time on the 21st, the data source of confirmed cases in American States: New York Times
At present, more than 40% of the confirmed cases in the United States come from New York State, which is also the first state in the United States with more than 10000 confirmed cases. Governor Cuomo said that as of Saturday morning local time, the number of confirmed cases in New York State had reached 10365, including 6211 cases in New York City.
Trump announced a "major disaster" in New York on the 20th. Como said the number of confirmed cases was more than 10000 because New York state used nearly twice as many tests as California. As of Saturday morning, the state had tested more than 45000 suspected cases.
Although the number of confirmed cases in China is the third in the world, the detection speed in the United States is still relatively backward. According to the latest data released on the official website of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as of the evening of the 20th, only 66371 samples had been tested by CDC laboratories and local public health laboratories.
Due to the large number of patients and insufficient detection ability, some regions can only adjust their strategies and do not encourage people without symptoms to test. Health officials in Los Angeles County, California, have even suggested that doctors give up testing suspected patients, and only when the positive test can play a role in changing the way of treatment, can they test patients, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.
In response to the low efficiency of domestic testing, the White House on Saturday promised to distribute 27 million test kits by the end of the month. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has also urgently approved the use of a new rapid detection kit that can detect new coronavirus in about 45 minutes.
In addition, in response to the economic impact of the epidemic, the US Congress is also discussing a $1 trillion stimulus package, including direct cash distribution to the American people. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said delegates from both parties have made important progress on the plan. McConnell is expected to vote on Monday, Reuters reported.