Shomporko Desk: New York COVID-19 cases have doubled every three days in a state that has 25,600 cases and 210 deaths. New York state has gained more and more COVID-19 infected patients staggering hospitals at the U.S. epicentre of the COVID-19 epidemic. In a statement, California said it could be facing the next major wave of the disease. In New York City, healthcare workers and officials tried to find hospital beds for the surging number of COVID-19 patients as the statewide death toll rose to 210, with more than 25,600 confirmed cases in the state.
The White House advised anyone who has visited or left New York state to isolate themselves. At a late-afternoon press conference.
U.S. President Donald Trump declared this an emergency for New York and Washington state, the nation’s first hot spot and accounting for at least 117 deaths.
Foreign ministers representing seven major first-world nations failed to agree on a joint statement Wednesday after the Trump administration insisted on referring to the COVID-19 epidemic as the “Wuhan virus”. “It’s not racist at all,” Trump said last week. “It comes from China — that’s why. It comes from China. I want to be accurate.”
Other nations in the group of world powers rejected the term because they viewed it as needlessly divisive at a time when international cooperation is required to slow the global pandemic and deal with the scarcity of resources for the general public and medical supplies, officials said.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has brushed off criticism of his use of the term, saying it’s important to point out that the virus came from the Chinese city of Wuhan and that China’s government had a special responsibility to warn the world about its dangers.