The coronavirus now has 82,000 cases, with around 2,800 deaths worldwide.
In the U.S., President Trump put VIce President Mike Pence in charge of the coronavirus response.
President Trump has expressed confidence that the U.S. will be able to handle the coronavirus, despite warnings from CDC and other health officials about a possible pandemic.
So far, there are 60 cases of the virus in the U.S.
Late Wednesday, it was announced that the first “community spread” case of the coronavirus had been confirmed in California. The patient who tested positive for the virus has no travel connections to the impacted regions.
Let’s take a look at the coronavirus worldwide.
South Korea announced 505 new cases on Thursday, bringing its total to 1,700 cases.
The U.S. State Department issued a level 3 travel advisory for South Korea.
Iran has 245 confirmed cases, and 26 deaths.
China announced 433 new cases, and 29 new deaths. This is another consecutive fall in the cases.
Japan has told schools to close through the spring break from March 2 to possibly April.
Japan has also had its first case of reinfection in the country -- a woman has tested positive for the virus a second time.
Japan has over 800 confirmed cases. 700 of the cases, however, are located on a quarantined cruise ship.
And Kuwait has 43 confirmed cases.
Italy has the largest number of cases of the outbreak outside of Asia. Several European countries announced new cases that could be traced to Italy.
Nearly 50 countries around the world have announced cases of coronavirus.
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