A member of U.S. Vice President Pence’s office was confirmed to be infected with the new coronavirus. Pence said on Saturday that he and his wife would be tested for the new crown virus. There were more than 20,000 confirmed cases in the United States, reaching 20,243, and 278 deaths.
Pence spokesperson Miller issued a statement saying a member of Pence’s office was diagnosed with the new crown virus. The statement pointed out that neither Trump nor Pence had close contact with him and is currently tracking his contact history according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines.
Burns told a White House press conference that White House physicians assessed that he had no contact with the confirmed member and did not need to be tested. However, he believes that as a vice president and responsible for the White House New Crown Pneumonia Task Force, testing is necessary, so he and his wife Karen will be tested later on Saturday.
The new crown virus epidemic is spreading rapidly throughout the United States. According to the latest data released by Johns Hopkins University in the United States, the number of confirmed cases in the United States has exceeded 20,000, reaching 20,043, with 278 deaths. New York State has the largest number of confirmed cases, with more than 3,000 newly diagnosed, with a cumulative total of 10,365 and 56 deaths; 1,524 in Washington State have been diagnosed, and 83 have died; 1,267 have been diagnosed in California, and 24 have died.
The governor of New York has ordered entertainment facilities across the state to be closed, industries that are not essential to life are temporarily closed, and all employees must stay at home to avoid going out. The Governor of New York has ordered one million N95 masks to be delivered to New York City for use by medical personnel.
In addition, there is a shortage of viral testing agents. The New York City Department of Health requires doctors to stop performing virus testing on all patients who have symptoms unless the patient is seriously ill and must be admitted to the hospital for treatment.