Two dozen new cases of coronavirus were reported in the US over the weekend. According to CNN the total number of novel coronavirus cases in the United States jumped by two dozen over the weekend, as the first two deaths from the outbreak were confirmed.
New cases of the virus were announced in Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington state, New York and Florida on Sunday, bringing the US total to 89 as of Monday morning, up from 65 on Friday night. The new cases prompted emergency declarations in at least two states and sparked new warnings.
Florida and Washington state issue emergency declarations Those cases involve a Hillsborough County resident who tested positive and has a history of travel to Italy. The other is an adult in Manatee County who also tested positive but had no history of travel outside the US, a statement from the Florida Department of Health said.
Both Florida residents were in self-isolation as of Sunday night and will remain isolated until they are cleared by health officials, the statement said. An emergency proclamation also was issued in Washington state, where both US deaths from the virus occurred.
Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency after the first death was confirmed Saturday in King County.
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