US has 60 coronavirus cases, including Diamond Princess patients: map

The US has confirmed 60 cases of the new coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China.

The virus causes a disease known as COVID-19, which has killed nearly 2,800 people and infected more than 81,000 others globally since December.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have confirmed cases in six states: Arizona, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Washington, and Wisconsin. Officials have recorded two cases of human-to-human transmission among family members.

Forty-two passengers who were quarantined on the Diamond Princess cruise ship were repatriated after disembarking the vessel, adding to the count in the US. Three people who were evacuated from Wuhan to the US also tested positive for the coronavirus.

For the latest case total, death toll, and travel information, see Business Insider’s live updates here.

 

The coronavirus family is a large group of viruses that typically affect the respiratory tract. Coronaviruses can lead to illnesses such as the common cold, pneumonia, and SARS. Patients with COVID-19 have reported symptoms like fevers, coughing, and difficulty breathing. A recent study from the Chinese Center for Disease Control found that around 80% of coronavirus cases in China have been mild.

Here’s everything we know about the cases in the US.

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