The number of coronavirus deaths in the U.S. rise to nine on Wednesday, according to health officials. All of the deaths occurred in Washington state. Here you can get the details about the latest corona-virus news. The pressure on countries to respond forcefully to the spread of the coronavirus grew on Tuesday, with the United States announcing an emergency interest rate cut — signaling concern that business across the globe will slow as the number of cases and deaths increase.
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Around 40 people have been reported dead in the last 24 hours due to coronavirus in countries outside of China, more than the 31 new deaths reported in mainland China in the same period. This is the first time since the virus started spreading that deaths in China didn’t outnumber those in the rest of the world. In total, at least 3,100 people have died, including nine in Washington state.
What is happening now in the United States may be the beginning of what is happening abroad,” said Dr. Nancy Messonnier of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, noting that in China, where the outbreak began more than two months ago, older and sicker people are about twice as likely to become seriously ill as those who are younger and healthier. Most cases have been mild.
The nursing home outbreak apparently seeded the first case in North Carolina, authorities said. A Wake County resident who had visited the Washington state nursing home tested positive but is in isolation at home and is doing well, according to the North Carolina governor’s office.
The Federal Reserve on Tuesday announced the biggest interest-rate cut in over a decade to stave off any disruption to the American economy. And President Donald Trump has asked Congress for $2.5 billion to combat the virus — a figure that could triple.