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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 1784-1791

Current perspective on pandemic of COVID-19 in the United States

1 Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Vincent Hospital, Massachusetts, United States of America
2 President Academy of Family Physicians of India, President WONCA - World Organization of Family Doctors South Asia Region, Mahagun Mascot, Crossing Republic Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Kamal Kant Sahu
Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Vincent Hospital, 123 Summer Street Worcester, Massachusetts - 01608
United States of America
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_424_20

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Currently, the world is facing its 3rd coronavirus outbreak of the 21st century, which has turned to a pandemic recently. Starting on December 2019, coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei province, China. As of 31st March, 2020, more than 900,000 COVID-19 cases have been reported across the globe involving more than 200 countries. The first case of the United States (US) was confirmed on 20th January, 2020 in a 35-year-old male who had a travel history to Wuhan, China, before returning to the U.S. Since then, the SARS-CoV-2 virus has spread to all the 50 states of US, with more cases being reported every day. New York, New Jersey, Michigan, and California are the worst-hit states. As COVID-19 is growing, every day has been marked by novel developments and updates. We hereby talk about how the U.S. is leading the multiagency effort to fight against this pandemic and the steps that have been taken so far.

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