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12 U.S. states declare state of emergency over Wuhan coronavirus

Christian Fernsby |
At least 12 U.S. states have declared states of emergency so far over the coronavirus outbreak as global cases exceed 110,000.

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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.