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This is the covid19relay homepage for the United States. Below is a basic summary of the state of COVID-19 in the United States. As of March 22, much more complete information can be found at "2020 coronavirus pandemic in the United States" on Wikipedia, and Category:2020 coronavirus pandemic in the United States by state has a colorful map of the U.S. with links to all 50 states.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Covid-19 was first confirmed to have spread to the United States in January 2020. Cases have been confirmed in all 50 U.S. states and several territories.[1] As of March 22, the U.S. has the second highest number of active cases in the world (26,382), only after Italy (42,681).[2] The first known case of COVID-19 in the U.S. was confirmed on January 20, 2020, in a 35-year-old man who had returned from Wuhan, China five days earlier.[3] The government first began testing persons for the virus infection in February, but soon after, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that the test kits were defective and gave inaccurate readings, thus rendering them useless.[4]

The CDC warned that widespread transmission may force large numbers of people to seek hospitalization and other healthcare, which may overload healthcare systems.[5] As of March 22, some states (such as California) have imposed shelter-in-place restrictions, but the federal government hasn't imposed further restrictions, but has advised against any gathering of more than 10 people.[6]

The 2020 coronavirus pandemic in the United States article has much more information.

Dashboards[edit | edit source]

Regional information[edit | edit source]

Over on Wikipedia: Category:2020 coronavirus pandemic in the United States by state has a colorful map of the U.S. with links to all 50 states.

Pacific[edit | edit source]

This is information about states in the Pacific Time Zone:

Mountain[edit | edit source]

Central[edit | edit source]

Eastern[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Cite web|url=https://www.samoanews.com/regional/huge-crisis-coronavirus-fears-knock-back-pacific-tourism%7Ctitle='Huge crisis': Coronavirus fears knock back Pacific tourism|date=2020-03-13|website=www.samoanews.com|language=en|access-date=2020-03-16}}
  2. Cite web|url=https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries%7Ctitle=Coronavirus Update (Live): 318,379 Cases and 13,671 Deaths from COVID-19 Virus Outbreak - Worldometer|website=www.worldometers.info|language=en|access-date=2020-03-22}}
  3. cite journal|vauthors=Holshue ML, DeBolt C, Lindquist S, Lofy KH, et al|title=First Case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the United States|journal=N. Engl. J. Med.|volume=382|issue=10|pages=929–936|date=March 2020|pmid=32004427|doi=10.1056/NEJMoa2001191}}
  4. cite newspaper|url=https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/12/health/coronavirus-test-kits-cdc.html%7Ctitle=Coronavirus Test Kits Sent to States Are Flawed, C.D.C. Says|newspaper=The New York Times|date=February 12, 2020|accessdate=March 16, 2020|first=Denise|last=Grady}}
  5. cite web|url=https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html%7Ctitle=Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Summary|last=CDC|publisher=CDC|accessdate=March 7, 2020|date=March 7, 2020}}
  6. cite news|last1=Liptak|first1=Kevin|title=White House advises public to avoid groups of more than 10, asks people to stay away from bars and restaurants|url=https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/16/politics/white-house-guidelines-coronavirus/index.html%7Caccessdate=March 18, 2020|work=CNN|date=March 16, 2020}}