President Impeached announced on Twitter Wednesday morning that he would be holding a press conference to give an update on the deadly coronavirus outbreak.
I will be having a News Conference at the White House, on this subject, today at 6:00 P.M. CDC representatives, and others, will be there. Thank you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 26, 2020
For a summary of the outbreak that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, and has spread to 37 locations including the U.S., @ CDC.gov.
The CDC is providing on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays updates to the total cases in the U.S., as of Wednesdays update there are still 14 confirmed cases with 445 people in total tested for the disease.
They do note that the provided table of the confirmed U.S. cases and total people tested does not include people who returned to the U.S., via State Department-chartered flights.
The Washington Post live update thread is reporting that a new case of the virus has been confirmed in the U.S., with, “several other countries also confirming new cases and deaths.”
As they explain for the third straight day the Dow Jones industrial average had a mixed day gaining roughly 300 points shortly after opening only to close about 124 points down.
The CDC is warning American’s that the spread of COVID-19 aka the cornoavirus is likely, and that precaution should be take to prevent the spread, so far, the disease has not spread to the community.
There is currently no reported community spread of #COVID19 in the US. People should follow everyday measures to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, such as staying home when sick and washing hands with soap and water. Stay informed; visit https://t.co/1ifchVyxUM.— CDC (@CDCgov) February 25, 2020
For What It’s Worth:
The Washington Post.
Note: While President Impeached said the presser starts at six eastern, ever live feed and article I’ve found says it’s really 6:30 eastern.