Updates: Coronavirus in the United States to March 27
As of March 27, 2020 at 02:54 GMT, there have been 85,489 confirmed cases
and 1,297 deaths due to coronavirus COVID-19 in the United States.
Pointing to the way the coronavirus has spread in other countries, Dr. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, said that the US can still expect more cases and deaths, primarily among older and vulnerable people.
“We have not yet reached our peak,” Fauci said at a White House briefing Saturday.
With the threat of further spread on the horizon, local governments have encouraged residents to stay home and practice social distancing. States such as California, New York, and Washington state have banned large gatherings.
Schools across the country have closed, worship services have been canceled and recreational and entertainment events are at a near-halt, bringing dramatic changes to the everyday lives of Americans.
And the restrictions and closures keep coming.
(Source: CDC - 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the U.S.)