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Increase in confirmed coronavirus cases in US

By: Lydia L. Kim, Digital Content Editor

Over the weekend, there was an increase in the amount of confirmed coronavirus cases to hit the United States; currently, there are five confirmed cases.

Additionally, there has been an increase in both the amount of diagnosed patients in China and those who have been killed by the virus; currently, there are at least 2,800 cases in China, and at least 82 deaths. There has also been confirmed cases in France, Nepal, Cambodia, Singapore, Vietnam, Taiwan, and Canada, as well as South Korea and Japan.

The CDC urges individuals to maintain proper hand hygiene, be mindful of people presenting symptoms, and to avoid public situations if you are ill.

The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of the American Nurses Association, the Editorial Advisory Board members, or the Publisher, Editors and staff of American Nurse Journal. This has not been peer reviewed.

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