Coronavirus – Covid-19: US may become next centre of the virus, says WHO

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The US death toll for the pandemic soared past 1,000, with 68,000 confirmed infections. The country has the third-highest number of infections globally behind China and Italy. About half are in New York state. Story by Monte Francis.

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In This Story: Covid-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

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