The Coronavirus began in Wuhan, China and has since spread internationally. So far, there are two confirmed US cases, one in Seattle and one in Chicago. There are 26 confirmed deaths so far, but officials are worried this will skyrocket without proper treatment.
The threat of the new coronavirus from China appears to be growing globally, with the 2nd U.S. case confirmed today and cases confirmed in 8 countries https://t.co/CWDNMg6RZo by @lisettevoytko pic.twitter.com/rvj1DdnTBy— Forbes (@Forbes) January 24, 2020
The city at the center of the outbreak, Wuhan, is getting a new 1000 bed hospital to help them deal with the outbreak of the deadly virus. Following the same protocol that was followed during the SARS virus, the Chinese Government is fast tracking the construction of the hospital, hoping to have it operational by February 3rd.
Construction began on the night of January 23 for a new specialized hospital for #coronavirus patients in central China's #Wuhan City.— CGTN (@CGTNOfficial) January 24, 2020
The hospital is designed to have an area of 25,000 square meters with 1,000 beds and will be put into use by February 3 pic.twitter.com/ePQoxJnM0y
I don’t know about you, but I think I’m going to stock up on some supplies in case this gets bad.