12 U.S. states declare state of emergency over Wuhan coronavirus
Topics: U.S. EMERGENCY WUHAN CORONAVIRUS
On Feb. 29, the U.S. reported the first death from the novel coronavirus in the country, in Washington state.
On March 2, the governor of Washington state declared a state of emergency. In total, 23 people have died from the virus statewide.
The current death toll nationwide is 28 and more than 800 people are infected across the U.S.
Since then, California, Maryland, Utah, Kentucky, New York, Oregon, Florida and New Jersey have all declared states of emergency.
Two deaths each have been reported from the virus in California and Florida while New Jersey has reported one death.
The latest states to declare emergencies are North Carolina, Colorado and Massachusetts. ■