CDC Reports First U.S. Human-to-Human Coronavirus Transmission: Latest Updates

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The Center for Disease Control has announced the first human-to-human transmission of the coronavirus in the United States. 

This raises the tally of confirmed cases of the coronavirus to six in the U.S. 

The latest victim is the spouse of the 60-year-old woman who was diagnosed with the virus in Chicago, Illinois last week. 

After the news broke, the major indices were falling. 

So, let's take a step back and look at the global impact of the coronavirus. 

Globally, there have been over 8,200 confirmed cases of the coronavirus. This means that there have now been more confirmed cases of the coronavirus than there were during the SARS outbreak back in 2003. 

There have been around 170 fatalities from the virus. 

Earlier Thursday, there were reports that a Carnival cruise ship with 6,000 onboard was being quarantined due to a possible onboard case of the virus. 

Carnival’s Italian unit said that a 54-year-old woman from Macau is currently in isolation onboard its Costa Smeralda cruise ship in the port of Civitavecchia, near Rome, according to Bloomberg News.

Watch the video above for more on the latest news about the coronavirus. 

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