On 20 January, the total number of corona infections in the US increased to 25 million. Just a year ago on 20 January 2020, the virus was confirmed in the first patient in the country. The man returned home from Wuhan, China. When he fell ill, he arrived at a clinic in Seattle for treatment. This is where the epidemic started in America.
Announcing the entry of the virus in America, the officers had asked people to remain alert. However, he believed that people would not be threatened by it. After this, the number of patients gradually started to record in America. This country became number one in the most patient and most deaths. This figure increased with each day. Currently, the US accounts for 25% of the world’s patients. The new variant of Corona is feared to be a big threat here.
Genome sequencing revealed the danger
The man who returned from Wuhan was a resident of Snohomish County, Washington. This marked the beginning of isolating the infected and tracing the contacts. After this, reports of other people from China also started coming positive. Genomic sequencing showed that the new branch of the virus has taken root in the eastern part of the US.
Seattle became an epicenter of the virus by the end of February. Genomic sequencing itself revealed that the first patient, now 36 years old, was part of the branch of the virus that spread throughout the area. Looking at timing and genetic variation, researchers believed that the virus could be spread by an unknown person.
There were only 45 cases in the first five weeks.
In the US, 45 cases of the corona were reported in the first five weeks. There was not a single death till now. At the same time, more than 74 lakh cases have been found in the country in the last five weeks. During this time more than one lakh people lost their lives. In the last 24 hours, 1,84,237 new cases and 4,357 deaths have been recorded here.
It was the second-worst day in terms of deaths. On this day, the new US President Joe Biden took over the country’s power and promised to deal with Corona better.
Trump also became Corona positive
US President Donald Trump also did not escape Corona. His wife Melania was also found positive. Trump was constantly traveling because of the election. His report came 13 days before the second presidential debate. Despite this, he continued to make fun of mask-wearers. Initially, they kept calling the coronavirus the minor flu. Later it also became an election issue.
America records for Corona
Most patient – 2.5 crores
Highest deaths – 4.15 lakhs
Highest Recovery – 14.97 Lakh
State with the highest case – California (3 million)
Highest Case County – Los Angeles (10.38 Lakh)
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