More than 700 cases have been confirmed in the United States, and Mr. Trump’s new White House butler has been quarantined

 Meadows attends the conservative political action conference on Feb. 28

Meadows attends the conservative political action conference on Feb. 28

At a time when the U.S. stock market experienced a historic plunge on Monday, the new crown pneumonia epidemic is spreading even more unscrupulously in this country.

As of 19:00 local time on March 9th, 36 states, and Washington, D.C. nations have confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia, with a cumulative total of at least 704 cases and a total of 26 deaths.

CNN’s data show that there were at least 100 more confirmed cases on Monday than on Sunday. Tragedies continue in the Life Care Center Kirkland in Kirkland, Washington.

On the same day on Monday, three more elderly people died of new pneumonia infections, bringing the total number of deaths in this nursing home to 26 in two weeks, accounting for 21% of the total number before the outbreak. At least 13 of these 26 people were diagnosed, and 19 had symptoms closely related to neocoronary pneumonia.

At present, 54 elderly people have been rushed to local hospitals because of critical conditions. For 55 elderly people still trapped in nursing homes, the situation is also very dangerous. On the 9th, another 31 elderly people were diagnosed with new coronary pneumonia, and the rest are still waiting for test results.

89 Curtis Luterman‘s 89-year-old mother is currently in a nursing home. He told the Los Angeles Times: “I don’t complain about the staff here, but I complain about the response of government officials. If the CDC’s response to such a small care facility is so bad, imagine if it happened in Los Angeles What would happen to a large nursing home in downtown or New York. “

What’s more worrying is that local health agencies did not provide enough kits to nursing home workers until Monday. Reuter reports that at least 65 employees are currently experiencing symptoms of new crown pneumonia, but they do not understand why there is no kit. Nursing home spokesman Tim Killian told reporters: “We need more kits to test employees, and we have been asking various government agencies who provide us with testing tools.”

 The elderly from the Life Care Center Kirkland was taken to a local hospital

The elderly from the Life Care Center Kirkland was taken to a local hospital.

In addition to Kirkland veterans, the health of senior Trump administration officials is also of concern. On Monday, Trump’s newly appointed White House Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows, announced that he had begun quarantine after having been in close contact with patients with new crown pneumonia.

Medoc‘s office said in a statement: “Medos has been notified this weekend that he may have contacted (conservative political action meetings) confirmed patients 12 days ago.”

“Because of great caution, Meadows was tested negative. Although he did not show any symptoms, he will stay at home until the end of the quarantine on the doctor’s standard recommendation.”

As US President Trump has interacted with close contacts of confirmed patients, whether he has been tested for new coronary pneumonia has also become a question for reporters. In response, the White House said on Monday: “The President has not been tested for New Coronary Pneumonia because he has neither been in close contact with any known confirmed patient for a long period of time nor had any symptoms. President Trump is in very good health and His doctor will continue to closely monitor his condition. “

As the epidemic spread to all walks of life, the first federal agency in the United States to request a home office appeared. Out of caution, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a notice asking headquarters employees to stop working and switch to the home office.

SEC said in an email to employees that an employee was treated for respiratory symptoms on Monday morning and was told by a doctor that he might be infected with new coronary pneumonia. The email states that the employee has been on sick leave at home since Thursday: “As far as we know, the employee has been asymptomatic while in the building.”

SEC is one of the major regulatory agencies of the US federal government on financial markets, with more than 4,000 employees nationwide.

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