Authorities confirmed new coronavirus infestations around the world on Tuesday. The disease has continued to spread in Europe, where new infections have been detected in countries such as Italy and Spain. For example, Austria, Switzerland and Croatia reported the first coronavirus infections. The video above explains the increased risk of coronavirus infection.
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As the Chinese epidemic spread around the world, worries about coronavirus infections have increasingly raised their heads, including behind the Atlantic Ocean in the United States. On Tuesday, the US CDC declared it was only a matter of time before coronavirus infections begin to spread in the United States.
The city of San Francisco is home to over 800,000 people.
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The threat was immediately taken seriously, especially on San Francisco's west coast, where Mayor London Breed declared a state of emergency in the city. So far, no first infection of the coronavirus has been identified in San Francisco, but declaring an emergency will help authorities prepare for the possible spread of the disease.
The announcement of the state of emergency in San Francisco was reported by CNN and the San Francisco Chronicle.
"We need to allocate resources to make sure we are prepared," Breed argued in San Francisco because of the coronavirus threat.
By Tuesday, a total of three people had been treated in hospitals in San Francisco for coronavirus infection. However, all of them came from outside San Francisco and were sent to the city for hospitalization.
"Given the amount of travel between San Francisco and mainland China, and how the virus has spread to other countries, we are likely to see cases of infection in San Francisco," said Grant Colfax, director of the city health agency.
Last week, an emergency was declared in the US for the same reason in Santa Clara County. To date, 57 coronavirus infections have been confirmed in the United States.
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